Svenska Folkdansens Vänner

Svenska Folkdansens Vänner – SFV – (Swedish Folkdance Friends) is a non-profit society with the aim to maintain and spread the Swedish folk culture in the fields of folk dance, music, singing and traditional costumes.

Artur Hazelius, the well-known founder of Skansen’s open air museum in Stockholm, was one of the founding fathers of the society in 1893 together with some enthusiastic friends. Thus, SFV has become one of the oldest folk dance societies in Sweden. Today the society has about 400 members and is honored by having King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia as their first members of honor.

About ten years ago the society needed a new web site and I got the task. The site consists of two parts, one public part and one password protected part for the members.

In the public part there is information about the society and its activities, current calendar and contact information. The main purpose is to tell about the society and to attract new members. There are also the options to order books and CD records via e-mail.

In the member part there is the current internal calendar, member registry and e-mail list, information about current activities, a large picture gallery, the society’s member magazine since 2005 in PDF format plus a number of other documents of interest to the members. There are also functions for adminstration of the dance exercises, to enroll to current activities and to book the cottage.

The site is built using frames and is mainly developed using conventional HTTP coding with additional PHP and MySQL. During the years it has grown and new sections have been added, but the basic structure remains.

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Click here to study the site.

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