Spring Day in Norway

Spring Springar Spree APRIL 12-14, 2024

In Person (No Zoom)


Please join us for all or part of our Spring Springar Spree weekend. It runs Friday evening through the final party on Sunday (which ends at 4:30 PM). Each day’s sessions are at different locations. All music is live and this year's featured couple dance, the Hallingspringar, will be taught by knowledgeable friends from the Hallingdal region. Beginners and first-timers welcome. No partners needed. Everyone is welcome!

Spree Brochure

For all information, click our Spree Brochure to print the full program, which includes more about our pricing, teachers, locations, and more. Note: All money collected for the Spree and from our MAND monthly dances goes towards having this annual event.


Registration is Open!

Pre-registration is required but payment can be made when you arrive. We would like all attendees, whether part-time or full-time, to pre-register. Please register individually. Complete the short online Registration Form and then click Submit.


Friday, 4/12 (Loretta and Tony's)
7:00 to 11:00 PM

Saturday, 4/13 (Blum Ballroom)
10:00 AM: Doors open
10:30 - 12:20 PM: First class session
12:30 - 2:00 PM: Lunch (see Lunch Note for Sat.)
2:00 - 4:30 PM: Second class session
5:00 - 7:00 PM: Dinner (on your own)
7:00 - 10:30 PM: Dance party
10:30 - 11:00 PM: Cleanup

Sunday, 4/14 (Sonia's)
10:30 - 4:30 PM

Lunch Note for Sat.: You can eat out (we will provide a list of places when you arrive) or bring lunch. There will be no potluck. If you decide to bring lunch, keep it simple. You will not be able to cook or use the microwave in the kitchen.


You can find the pricing details for attending full-time and part-time in the Springar Spree Brochure. Use the short online Registration Form to make your selections. 


Friday, 4/12: Dance Introduction & Party

Home of Loretta Kelley and Tony La Greca, Takoma Park, MD. Parking available on the streets nearby.

Saturday, 4/13: Dance Classes, Lunch, & Party

Ballroom Blum: The all-day Hallingspringar dance classes will be located in a beautiful ballroom in Adelphi, MD. It has a 25 x 50 foot sprung wood floor with skylights, and is climate controlled. Accessible by ramp for load in.

About Parking: This ballroom is located in a residential area at the end of a cul-de-sac. Nearby street parking is available but limited. Be prepared to park a block or more from the residence. Carpooling is highly recommended.

Sunday, 4/14: Dance Review, Potluck, & Party 

Home of Sonia White, Kensington, MD. Street parking available.


Casual comfortable dance attire for both men and women for the daytime workshops. Costumes for the evening party are encouraged but not required. Dance shoes that have leather soles for easy turning and low modest or wide heels work best for Scandinavian couple dancing (think either Scandinavian shoes or other dance shoes such as Capezio or Bloch). Tennis shoes, sandals, and high heels do not work. (Note: Tennis shoes can work if you have sneaker socks, which slip over the front of the shoes for easier turning. If you don't have sneaker socks, you cut up an old pair of socks and slip them on instead.)

Coffee, tea, and water will be made available on Saturday, but you can bring personal water bottles and mugs for all locations; and bring extra t-shirts if needed. 


There are three nearby airports:

If you plan to fly AND you want to stay with a local host dancer in their home, let us know if you need to be picked up at the airport. We may be able to coordinate with the host family to pick you up (and return). If you are flying in and plan to stay at a hotel, then we are assuming that you are handling your own plans.


You have the option to stay in a nearby hotel or with local host dancers in their homes. Please indicate your preference by clicking Housing on the online Registration Form. Our housing coordinator will assist with matching you with local dancers.


CONTRIBUTIONS OF FOOD TO SHARE at all Spree events are appreciated! If you contribute, please label your item(s), such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, and/or list the ingredients on a card. Locals, please bring a little more food than usual so the out-of-towners don't need to, if you can.


With COVID, RSV, and the Flu still circulating, please be mindful of your fellow dancers. If you are ill, or think you are ill, please stay home. If you have been exposed to COVID, or think you might have been exposed, please test before coming. Masks not required.