Scandia Camp Mendocino
Mikael, Susanne, and Oscar Björck

Mikael Björck has been dancing since he was 16 years old. He received his Big Silver medal, "Stort Silver," in 1989 when he was 22 years old.

He has been teaching Swedish dances since the middle of the 1980s, in Sweden as well as in other countries. Mikael has been a dance leader for several Swedish dance groups over the years (Ljusdals Folkdanslag, Högs Gille and Smedjebackens Folkdanslag) and is currently one of the dance leaders in Hörkens Bygdedansare.

Mikael loves to "play" with dances and incorporate common steps into new choreographies. He feels that one of the most important things to remember when dancing is having fun. In his teaching he emphasizes how to move your body and bodyweight to make dancing easier and smoother.

Susanne Björck has been dancing since the middle of the 1970s, and started teaching Swedish dances, almost at the same time. In 1991 she received her “Big Silver” medal at the annual polska medal testing. She is the current chairperson of Hörkens Bygdedansare, and has been a teacher for the group for many years. She has also taught internationally, including in France and the Netherlands. Susanne likes to teach the participants how to use their body in the best possible way in every dance and to listen to the nuances in the music to better connect the music and dance to each other.

Oscar Björck says he has been dancing since before he was born (he is the son of dancers Mikael and Susanne Björck), “or at least since I was 8 years old!”

Together with his mother, Oskar taught his first dance course in France. In 2015 he was awarded the “Big Silver” medal at the annual polska medal testing. Since 2019, Oscar has been one of the dance leaders in Hörkens Bygdedansare. Oscar loves to see and feel the happiness of people dancing. He enjoys playing around with different steps to the same music and the same steps to different music, just to make the brain and body work more in unison.

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