Welcome to NTNUI Swing and Folk dance! You can find information about our courses in Norwegian swing and folk dance below.
Beginners courses in swing starting at the beginning of each semester, that will be held every sunday for twelve weeks. See Facebook for startup date and place.
Advanced courses in swing are held every Wednesday through the semester. This course is for dancers who have danced Norwegian swing for more that a year.
Courses in Folk Dance We do not arrange folk dance courses at the moment, however, BUL Nidaros have courses in their facilities in Søndre gate 22B, downtown, every other Wednesday. As NTNUI member you have access to some of these courses for free.
Every sunday there is social dancing (swing) in “Sal 3” at Idrettsbygget Gløshaugen from 07:15 PM to 9:00 PM. This will continue after the twelve weeks with courses till the end of the semester, though the location may change.
What language will be used during instructions?
Answer: The instructions will be held in Norwegian, due to the large number of Norwegian participants . But if you’re having trouble understanding something, do not be afraid to ask a question in English.
In addition, if you’re having trouble following the instructions because of language, most instructors will be happy to help after instructions (during social dancing). Whether you require explaination or demonstration.
Do I need a partner in order to participate?
Answer: No. We’ll constantly change partners during the instructions, so everyone gets to dance as much as possible with as many as possible.
I wish to stick to a specific partner. Is this allowed?
Answer: If you and your partner really wish to only dance with each other, we’ll allow it. But we recommend that you follow our arrangment where you constantly change partners. This is better socially and will make you a better dancer.
What is the price for attending?
Answer: We charge no fee. The only requirement is that you’re a member of NTNUI. Since the lessons are held inside the SiT training centre, you also need to have access to the building, either through a membership or by purchasing a day ticket.
What clothes are recommended?
Answer: When dancing you’ll be relatively close to other persons, and you will be sweating. Thus it is important that you use clean clothes that cover your shoulders, reducing the chance of bothering your partner by smelling bad. Most people use clean workout clothes.
As for girls that wish to dance in skirts or dresses, we highly recommend that you use shorts/tights/pantyhoses to cover underneath. Otherwise you might end up showing more than you intended.
What kind of shoes are recommended?
Answer: Many simply uses normal gym shoes, but it is recommended that you use shoes that are smooth underneath. If you’re planning on dancing alot, then you should get special dance shoes were the soles are made specifically for dancing. This will reduce the chance of injuring your knee and will make it easier to rotate.
You can buy dance shoes at Tinkabelle AS DANCEWEAR or on the internet.
Any unanswered questions may be directed to any instructor, or you may send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org