Scandimoot offers one of the best opportunities you will find in the UK to learn tunes and dances from Scandinavian teachers. Each year we pick exceptional music and dance teachers from Norway and Sweden to come to this small, intimate event in Yorkshire. With such intensive work the standard of both your music and your dancing rapidly improves.


*Scandimoot 2018*

will take place between Friday May 4th and Monday May 7th

in Clapham & Settle, North Yorkshire

Watch this space for more information as the arrangements progress.

We'll also be posting updates on FaceBook.


Artists for Scandimoot 2018

Ditte Andersson (nyckelharpa & violin)

Ida Meidell Blylod (violin)

Anna Rheingans (violin)

Peter Westerlund (violin for the dance course)

Leif & Margareta Virtanen (dance tutors)

Andrew Parr will be running two dance workshops for beginners on Sat and Sun

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!Bookings for Scandimoot 2018 are NOT open yet!
We plan to commence bookings in early Feb.

We now have a dedicated Scandimoot bank account, so please make cheques payable to 'Scandimoot'.

We can also provide bank details for you to be able to pay by direct online bank transfer.
Please contact Pat for details:
tel: +44 (0)1721 722539

Download the booking form from the link in the DOWNLOADS section.
Please complete a separate booking form for each person and post all booking forms and cheques to:
Phil Keen, 112 Aldrens Lane, Lancaster, LA1 2DT

you can alternatively scan the completed form(s) and email to:

NB: If you are paying direct into our bank account then we still need your booking forms!



** Please note, the 'Festival Ticket' covers ALL of the weekend's events including the evenings **

Support for Scandimoot


In 2018 we received financial support from:

  • Local Giving - matched funding for many generous donations
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For further information

email Pat:

tel: +44 (0)1721 722539

or see our Facebook page


Download accommodation list
SM2018 outline prog.pdf
Download the Scandimoot programme

General notes about teaching

Dance:   No previous experience of Scandinavian dance and no partner is needed but you do need to have had some dancing experience and be able to learn, by looking, listening and feeling - whichever works best for you.  The workshops  are progressive and not normally appropriate for anyone to drop in to.  There is usually one 'main' dance studied and other 'smaller' (ie quicker to learn dances).  You should aim to bring two pairs of shoes, one with a smooth sole and another a bit less smooth.  If you are new to polska, there will also be two workshops in beginner's polska (useful for the evening dances).

Music:  Teaching will generally be by ear although notation may be available in newcomers' groups. Audio and video recordings and notation will be made available after the weekend. The tutors will rotate between the groups.

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Venues & Accommodation

The main venue for the 2018 festival will again be Clapham village, 1.5 miles west of Austwick, a small but bustling village with pubs, cafés, pretty walks, and everywhere mentioned is within a few minutes’ walk.

The Friday and Saturday evening meals, all breakfasts, the Friday evening introduction, Saturday evening dance and all the dance workshops are at Clapham Village Hall.

The Sunday evening public concert will be held at Victoria Hall, Settle

All music workshops are at Ingleborough Hall. This is a few minutes’ walk - across a bridge and along the stream - from the dance hall, and has gorgeous grounds.

NB: as in 2017, the main evening concert will be held on Sunday in Settle.



Many people book their own, but please remember to do so in good time.

Please see the downloadable attachment for a full list.  We have already reserved the Brook House B&B for our visiting artistes.


Bunk Barns.  


Camping within Clapham

  • camping field next to Clapham Bunk with washing facilities and loo in adjacent car park and shower facilities at Ingleborough Hall;

    tap in field, self catering in village hall. This will cost £3.50 per night and will need to be booked through Scandimoot.

Campers with transport

There are a number of campsites, the nearest being:


Guest Houses and Hotels


There will be very reasonably priced meals available throughout the weekend, and we hope many people will choose to eat communally.


The nearest stations are Clapham (via Lancaster) and Settle (via Leeds).

We can arrange pick-ups from both these stations and there is also the possibility of lifts to or from Lancaster in the event of poor connections to Clapham or Settle.

For further information email Pat: • tel: +44 (0)1721 722539  or see our Facebook page