Cultural Activities

FRIDAY 19:00 > Registration opens at the city hall of Mariehamn
  19:00 - 02:00 Dance Party - Live bands & Swing DJs + Café
    On stage - Band Battle 21:00
    Red Beans & Rice Jazz Band vs.
    Hornsgatan Ramblers with Mimi Terris
SATURDAY 12:00 - 12:15 Flash mob*
  12:30 - 13:30 Mariehamn history tour*
  12:30 - 13:30 Åland Islands presentation*
  13:00 - 14:30 Balboa on Ice*
  15:00 - 16:00 SWING TALKS at Mariehamn library
  16:00 - 16:30 Workshop with Mimi and Carl (Full booked)
  18:00 - 19:00 Tap taster*
  20:00 - 02:00 Dance Party - Live band & Swing DJs + Café
    On stage - 22:00
    Gentlemen & Gangsters with Mimi Terris
SUNDAY 11:00 - 12:00 Body river yoga taster*
  12:00 - 13:30 Brunch in the city hall of Mariehamn*
  13:00 - 18:00 Dance Party - Swing DJs + Café
  20:00 - 23.30 After party and dinner at Umbra (drop in from 18.30)

*Endast för deltagare med festivalpass / Scandinavian Shuffle full weekend pass only!

Visit the Scandinavian Shuffle - Mariehamn 2013 Google Map for an overview of venues, hotels and ferry terminals.

FLASH MOB, Saturday 12.00 - 12.15

The Flash Mob took place in Sittkoff Gallerian in the city center of Mariehamn.

Filmed by Pia Fredriksson

MARIEHAMN - Guided historical tour, Saturday 12.30 - 13.30

Mariehamn was a city in transformation during the 1920's and 1930's, thanks to shipping, the economic changes and the newly gained autonomy. Join us on a walk through the city and learn more about the architecture and the stories of the past!

Guide: Art historian Mia Åkerfelt
Time: 9th of February, at 12.30, for about one hour. Remember to dress warmly!
Visiting address: Mariehamns stadshus, Torggatan 17

ÅLAND ISLANDS - Presentation, Saturday 12.30 - 13.30

Join us for an exciting presentation of the Islands of Peace with Barbro Sundback - legislative assembly politician for over 30 years, involved in the Åland Island Peace Institute and Emmaus; two important activities in the non-profit sector on Åland.

Barbro Sundback will make a presentation in English at the Legislative Assembly and tell us the history of Åland, and what makes the islands unique. You will also be able to ask questions.
Visiting address: Strandgatan 37.

BALBOA ON ICE, Saturday 13.00 - 14.30

Winter sports, swingmusic, pastry and hot chocolate on the ice of the cove Slemmern.
500m north east of Mariehamn Library.

Filmed by Stan Yen

SWING TALKS, Saturday 15.00 - 16.00

After the success at Windjammers Ball 2011 SWING TALKS is back!
An open jam and discussion about playing swing music, as a musician and
as a DJ, for Balboa dancers - and how to set up the sound for swing!
Mariehamn Library, address Strandgatan 29.

WORKSHOP with Mimi Terris & Carl Turesson Bernehed, Saturday 16.00 - 17.30
Cost: 25 euros (20 euros for members in ABF-Åland)
Only 10 spots, register by emailing info(at)

TAP TASTER, Saturday 18.00 - 19.00

Join Saku Päivärinta - Balboa and Tap dancer from Helsinki, for a tap taster class. You will learn different rhythms, techniques and short routines. No tap shoes? No worries, just bring your regular dancing shoes and start hoofing!

BODY RIVER YOGA TASTER, Sunday 11.00 - 12.00

Welcome to an hour of Body River Yoga with Sofia Mörn - professional yoga instructor. Body River Yoga is a very allowing type of yoga - although it is based on classic indian yoga forms, it is more about accepting yourself as you are, finding balance, and enjoyment of your body. This mindset will make you attain a higher level of stretching in a natural way. Both for men and women and excellent to combine with dancing - or any other activity.

The taster class starts one hour before the Sunday Brunch in city hall. We provide yoga mats, however, the number of mats are limited. If possible please bring your own.

ÅLAND MARITIME MUSEUM, All weekend 11.00 - 16.00

Åland Maritime Museum
offers a 40% discount on the entrance fee for all Scandinavian Shuffle participants!
Visiting address: Hamngatan 2.













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