Welcome to NTNUI Swing and Folk dance! Here you will find information
about our courses in Norwegian swing and folk dance.
Beginners' courses start up on the 28th of January, and will be held
every sunday until the end of the semester.
Swing: 06:30 PM, in the aerobic hall at Gløshaugen treningssenter.
Advanced courses in swing will start up on the 31st of January, and and
will be held every wedensday until the end of the semester. This course
is for dancers who have danced Norwegian swing for more that a year.
Swing: 08:00 PM, in the basement hall at Gløshaugen treningssenter.
Courses in Folk Dance will be held in BUL Nidaros' facilities in Søndre
gate 22B downtown every other Wednesday. All folk dance classes will be
announced on our Facebook page.
In addition, every sunday there is social dancing in the Armfeldt hall
at Gløshaugen treningssenter from 08:15 PM to 10:00 PM.
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
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 Aalberg Skoservice (Fjærgata 3, 7042
Trondheim) or on the internet.