Nils Fredland is a highly-regarded, Internationally-traveling dance caller, song leader, and trombonist.

Nils is a gifted teacher, and uses his skills to build community through shared experience; with expertise and heart, he creates a safe and positive space for people to connect through music and dance.

Nils travels across North America to teach and perform over 150 days a year; his calendar of gigs shows his dedication, commitment, and belief in the power of music and dance as a vehicle for social change. Nils has been a touring artist for over fifteen years, and has earned the loyalty and respect of the many thousands of people that he has worked to serve.

Nils Fredland makes dance, music, and song accessible and available to everyone. to discuss the possibilities.

Find out more about Nils’s offerings:

Dance Calling – Song Leading – Trombone


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And the adventure continues. First day of school at Upper Valley Waldorf for the Fredlands (August - 1st grade; Simon - Nursery; Amy - teaching 6th grade; Nils - subbing for the absent FRENCH teacher, which was totally hilarious and I'm very glad I don't have to do it tomorrow...).

Off the road until Saturday, when I head to Chatham, NY for the delightful CoCo Contra with the Russet Trio. Then Sunday...Sunday...Sunday: all day at the New World Festival in Randolph, VT; then hightailing it down I91 to call the Milkman Shift at the Brattleboro Dawn Dance (from 3:30 am to 7 am!) with my friends in Sassafras Stomp.

See you on the road. Au revoir mes amis! #fbfeed
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Marilyn Cameron ProctorWish I had been a fly on the wall in your classroom!2 days ago   ·  2
Meg DedolphI would have enjoyed that French class....2 days ago   ·  1
Cindy RuryI subbed a Jr High French class once...videos saved the day!2 days ago

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Exciting news, friends and fans...I've just been named the incoming Artistic Director for Revels North! A fantastic organization that supports and showcases traditional dance, music, song, and story, with long-standing traditions developed over a 40-year history, and an openness to creativity and excitement about the future. I'm so happy to step forward and serve my local arts community in this role.

(And if you happen to be in New England, buy your tickets to the Christmas Revels in Hanover, NH now...they're going fast.)
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Leslie Sullivan SachsWhat a good fit for you & Revels! Congratulations.2 weeks ago
Mary StoweCongratulations!! What fun for all!2 weeks ago
Jacqui AnnCongratulations! Sounds like a perfect match!2 weeks ago
Kristin Gustafsoncongratulations, that's wonderful!2 weeks ago
Lynn UngarThat's wonderful! This year will be my 10th performing with the California Revels.2 weeks ago
Allison Aldrich SmithCongratulations, Nils- you will be fantastic, and they are lucky to have you!2 weeks ago   ·  1
Leela GraceCool!2 weeks ago
Emily AddisonWooohooo!!!!2 weeks ago
Nancy BallantyneThis sounds like a wonderful fit !2 weeks ago
Catherine Lenoxthey are very lucky to have you!1 week ago
Sue HulsetherCongrats, Nils!1 week ago

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Last night, for the fourth time in about 10 years, I had the great pleasure of calling square dances for the Freshman Outdoor Program leaders at Harvard University. Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski joined me to provide AMAZING old-time tunes for 2-1/2 hours of some of the most energetic, hilarious, at times frightening and dangerous, very sweaty, very LOUD, square dancing I have every witnessed. I loved every minute. Total joy from all sides. Whoa.

FOP! Thank you for having me. Let's do it again next year. #fbfeed
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Caroline LoweHarvard First-year Outdoor Program y'all did it again! Way to be amazing and spread joy :)2 weeks ago
Paul Coz TeplitzNils, we love you! Come back next year!!2 weeks ago   ·  1

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