Alix Cordray

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Alix Cordray

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Alix Cordray is an American who has been living in Oslo, Norway, since around 1987. Alix has been very active in promoting Norwegian music and dance in the Oslo area. She has also made many trips back to the United States where she has taught at numerous workshops.

She leads Springar'n, a music and dance group from the Follo district south of Oslo (on the eastern side of Oslo fjord). The group stimulates interest in and the use of four main types of traditional Norwegian dance: gammeldans (old-time dance such as the waltz, reinlender, masurka, and polka), bygdedanser (dances of the 1600s such as springar, gangar, rudl, pols, and halling), rekkedanser (longways dances), and turog sangdanser (figure dances and song dances), and promotes interest in traditional folk music and bunads (folk costumes).

Dances Alix taught include Alixs Barnemasurka, Allemannsmars, Åttetur fra Asker, Barnereinlender, Dobbel Reinlender, Eikerril, Familievals - Familiereinlender, Fandango (Frå Ostlandet), Finnskogspols, Halling, Hansens Msurka, Jeg Gikk Meg Ut i Lunden Grønn, Jig Circle, Klappdans frå Henning, Kørsdans, Kromletrø, Krossadans med Seks, Krossadans med Tre/ni, Linerender, Lottistårdshei, Nord-norsk Masurka, Oppdalsril, Over the Border Schottis, Pols, Rørospols, Reinlender (Frå Vestlandet), Rødals Reinlender, Sandsvaerril, Sekskorsedans, Snuspolka, Song of Norway (Ro Jjorden Hei Huskom i Hei, Opp i Hallingdal), Skrupolka, Sørlandsspringar, Springpolka etter Arnesen, Stabberinglender, Stegvals, Stigaren, Stjernetur, Stopparen, Stordans, Strekkbukse Polka, Tele ved Kleng Spelemann's Grav, Telespringar - Telegangar, Tremmansril, Tretur fra Hordaland, Tridans fra Meråker, Tuluttooq, Tyrolervals, Vals Mixer, Vassdragspolka, and Wienerkryss frå Hardanger.