As an active musician I play music mostly for dancing, but I also teach in shorter courses for Swedish folk music with focus on nyckelharpa. When I teach tunes I always tell the story about the people who played them, something which feels natural for me as a historical guide.
A lot of the traditional music is made for dancing, and my pupils often have to move and dance during workshops.
All teaching is done by ear, without sheet-music. Video- and sound-recoding devices allow the participants to take the material with them after the lesson.