Haningemusikanterna and Dragspelares Riksförbund arranged the folk music & dance event "Haningestämman" 2008. For this purpose, the entire Quality Hotel Winn was hired.
I was earlier in that week hit by a muscle rupture while being out jogging. As three days had passed since, I felt it was time for some recovering exercise, and for this purpose there is probably nothing better than dance!
The stage activities started on Saturday at 1 p.m. . For those interested, a Christmas dinner table was also available for a reasonable price.
The dance began at six with modern dance in a smaller room, with music played by Örjans. They played nice and varied dance music, for example jive, bugg and foxtrot.
The dance floor in the smaller dance room was rather good. Fortunately there were not so many dancing there at the same time, so the smaller area still allowed for some active dancing.
After a couple of boogie- and rock tunes we however got quite warm, and became aware of that the ventilation in that room was somewhat poor.
When the dance started at the major floor with Russindalens Spelmän playing, we moved to that room. Some danced .gillesdans there, but it was still enough with space for those preferring to dance freely.
The dance floor was however a bit rough, despite that it was a wooden floor. This made us rather warm when dancing there, too.
One of the highlights for the evening occurred when we returned to the modern dance floor and the orchestra Led Zeppelins 2. They played rock'n roll as well as foxtrot, ballads and - which surprised us - and one nice polska.
The orchestra also enjoyed the audience with amusing comments in between the melodies.
We will remember this orchestra with pleasure, and hope to get an opportunity to dance to them again.
We returned to the large floor when Bröderna Lindqvist, and later Knapphändigt, started playing.
Knapphändigt played without two of their members this evening, but played despite this nice gammaldans music. It is always nice to visit a dance with them playing.
After a short re-visit to the modern floor where modern dance and gammaldans music altered, my calf had got a proper doze of recovery exercise. When we left we felt very satisfied with the evening.
The video as link: http://dansglad.se/videor/081207_haningestamman.wmv
[ Dances 2007-2008 ]