Photo by Nina Lyytinen; Finland

Nordic Dancers of Washington, D.C. have resumed in-person sessions! 

The season stared in September after Labor Day and runs through late May, usually before Memorial Day;

they meet Wednesday nights at 7:30 at Highland View Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland

To verify the meeting room and to check on any possible changes due to conditions relating to COVID, call 301-864-1596 or send a message to

Come any Wednesday and learn traditional dances of Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Music is provided by fiddler, Paul Carlson.

Proof of vaccination and good-quality masks are required.

For more information, click here for the website


Newcomers are welcome; no prior dance experience is necessary!

Quick list of upcoming events

FFNCC at a Glance


Events organized by Friends of FFNCC

To see events by other organizations,

click here to open Events by Friends of FFNCC page.


  • Founded in 1959 

  • Non-profit organization 

  • 250 members

  • Maintains Finnish & Finnish-American traditions   

  • Promotes Finnish culture

  • Organizes cultural & social activities  

  • Advances knowledge about Finland 

  • Provides grants & scholarships to individuals and not-for-profit entities of the Washington DC metropolitan area for presentations, projects, and performances that promote Finnish and Finnish-American culture

Event: FFNCC - Fishing, Picnic, and Games Event   

When:  Sunday, October 2, Noon – 3 PM 

Location: Lake Fairfax Park in Reston in Picnic Area 2

               The entrance is from Baron Cameron Avenue. There is no entrance fee to the Park.

               Picnic Area 2 can be found by driving past the amusement park on the right and continuing another 100 yards.

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Finlandia Foundation National Capital Chapter organizes a fishing and picnic party in the lovely surroundings of Lake Fairfax Park in Reston.


There will be fishing (under 16-year-olds do not need a fishing license) on the beach of the lake. If you have fishing gear, bring it along, but we will also have some rods and lures available for children. We will also play the Finnish Mölkky game, and you will have a chance to meet other Finns, Finnish Americans, and friends of Finland  


Please bring your own lunch basket and drinks. We will reserve some sausages and mustard for everybody, and the grill will be hot all the time. 

RSVP by the end of the day on Friday, September 30 by emailing to