Grieg Lodge Leikarringen is based in Portland, Oregon, USA. Founded in 1934, it is the first and oldest Scandinavian
dance group in the area. Leikarringen literally means "play circle" and refers to a circle of dancers. It has
come to mean a dance group that performs Norwegian dances.
Our leikarringen practices dances from all the nordic countries. We are a learning and demonstration group and
have danced at the Portland Scandinavian Midsummer's Fest, Grieg Lodge's May 17th festivities, ScanFair and the Oregon State
Fair. Our group is made up of a variety of levels of dancers, and the more advanced dancers help the beginners
learn the various steps.
No experience is required. We accept ages 3 and up, and parents are encouraged to come dance with their children.
We dance for fun and to continue the traditions of the Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American culture. For those who
wish to, the group does dance demonstrations two to four times a year.