Dance at Polketten

The fine old Polketten dance floor is in Liseberg’s harbour area. Many of Sweden’s top dance bands have played modern and traditional Nordic dance music here. Got two left feet? No problem, popular dance courses in jive and salsa are also offered at Polketten.

Handy to know

Dance your heart out

You could say that Polketten dates back to 1925, but that was on a completely different dance floor near what was then Lillköping. A folk dance group was based there and its traditional Nordic dances were soon a big hit. The following year, Liseberg built Polketten as a venue specifically for traditional Nordic dances. Originally the dance floor had no roof, but was decorated all around with birch twigs.

Right from the start Polketten was a popular success, and has remained so ever since. In those days a dance token cost SEK 0.10 and each dance lasted three minutes. The popular Spelmanspojkarna, who played dance music every evening of the week, even used an hourglass to time the length of each tune.

Here you find Polketten

You can find Polketten here, click on the map for more information and to explore different areas.