The adult and children folk dance teams from the Thule Lodge, Vasa Order of America, have been a popular performing group in the Jamestown area for many years. They have played a major role in preserving Scandinavian Folk dancing as they pass the traditions on from one generation to another.
One of their special performances is the Ox Dance, a mock fight between two gentlemen over the love of a girl. The fun they have in performing their dances is demonstrated in their style.
Svenska Spelmän has a unique sound of gammeldans music. Their performance focuses on the traditional waltz, polka, schottis, hambo, snoa and ganglot.
The group consists of Kathy Petersen on the fiddle and nyckelharpa, Cheryl Ritch on the fiddle, Tom Gestwicki on the mandolin/guitar/banjo/vocal and Don Sandy on the accordion.
All members are from Chautauqua County.
Table clothes, pillows, runners, tote bags, aprons, placemats, and many imported items such as copper and wooden items.