Børnemusik: Volume 1


Children's dances for the Scandinavian Festival in Junction City, Oregon. Arrangements by Alice Blankenship and Michael Anderson, performed by Høstedans: Alice Blankenship Violin, Michael Anderson Clarinet, RuthAnne Fraley Accordion, and Sean Peterson, Bass. Recorded at the Shedd Institute, Eugene, OR, June 2020.

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Shoemaker's Dance

Alice Blankenship/Høstedans

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This children's dance from Denmark portrays a Shoemaker, creating a pair of leather shoes. With tapping fists, stamping feet and turning in circles, very young children learn good coordination in this fun dance.

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Børnemusik, Volume 1


Arranged in the iconic "folk-classical" style reminiscent of Gunnar Hahn/Gordon Tracie's landmark recording of 1968, with a touch of original color. These are cherished dances for the youngest dancers, and all those young at heart!

Høstedans T-shirts for sale!

Men's, Women's, Children, Babies, and XL, XXL sizes

T-shirts feature the artwork of Alice Blankenship's Violin students, Aurora, Sigi, and Mariam. The Høstedans logo reminds us of Yggdrasil, the medieval Nordic tree of life, surrounded by the Norwegian art of rosemaling. The compass rose locates us in the Pacific Northwest.

Childrens $15

Adults $20

Plus sizes $25

Photographs by Brittany Buhler photography