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Sandnes Folkedanslag ble stiftet i august 1981. I den første tiden holdt vi til på Vatne. Nå setter vi hverandre stevne i bydelshuset på Austrått hver tirsdag kl. 19:30.

Vi er et aktivt folkedanslag med om lag 60 aktive medlemmer og noen få passive.

Sandnes Folkedanslag har som formål å ivareta og videreføre norsk folkedanstradisjon og legger vekt på tradisjonen fra vårt eget område av landet.
Laget skal bidra til samarbeid mellom lag med tilsvarende målsetting både nasjonalt og internasjonalt.

Danseprogrammet vårt er bygget opp på disse tradisjonene.

In English: About Sandnes Folkedanslag

Sandnes Folkedanslag was founded in August 1981 which means that we can celebrate our 38 birthday in 2019. The group is located in Sandnes, a city on the southwest coast of Norway.
The main purpose of Sandnes Folkedanslag is to use Norwegian folk dance traditions and emphasize on the folk dance traditions from our own area of ​​the country.

In addition to dance accompanied by an instrument, we also dance where all dancers are singing. We call this ‘songdans’ and is performed without any instrument.

Dancing is primarily a visual performance and our traditional costumes, called ‘bunad’, are therefore an important part of the performance. Every district in Norway has at least one original costume, so our country has a large variety of costumes.

It is a tradition to wear the costume from the region of your birth, not the region where you live. It is therefore quite a mix from many districts outside Rogaland among the members of the team.

The team has about 60 active members aged 62 – 80 years and is rather active with weekly training. Every second year we travel to an international festival. In August 2019 we visited Romania and the festival “Golden Fish” in Tulcea.

Normally we are using one musician playing the Norwegian variant of fiddle called Hardingfele.
The Hardingfele has 8 strings, not 4 like an ordinary fiddle.

In addition we also use accordion orchestra.