Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

August Event Caller Music
23  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Nan Evans The Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott)
24  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Rich Goss Campaign for Reel Time (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Mark Douglass)
30  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Laura Hatch George Penk, Ronn Dann, Sean Nolan and Heather Pinney
31  (Sat) No dance at Fulton this week on account of Northwest Passage (registration required).

September Event Caller Music
  4 (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Adina Gordon Joyride
  6  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Andrea Nettleton Erica Liebert, Erik Weberg and Rich Scher
  7  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Gordy Euler UnLeashed!
13  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman Damsel (Lori Shaffer, Sarah Goss and Sue Songer)
13  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Carol Piening Thyme Travelers
14  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Janet Grove Golden (Jesse Ball, Everest Whitman, Audrey Knuth)
20  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Laura Hatch Austen City Lights (Brooke Bubna, Laura Kuhlman, Alan Rutherford and Carl Thor)
21  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC TBA TBA
27  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon Leslie Hirsch, Linda Danielson and Lisa Scott
28  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Woody Lane Treehouse (Bo Leyden, Sharon Ame, Ben Young, Rachel Young and Kevin Craven)

October Event Caller Music
  2  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Jeremy Korr Joyride
  4  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Community Band
  5  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC TBA The Stage Crew (Lori Shaffer, Sue Songer and Lanny Martin)
11  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg and LIsa Scott
11  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Gordy Euler Hands4
12  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Suzanne Giradot Riffraff (Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, Dante Polk and River Scheuerell)
13  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS TBA TBA
18  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott
19  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC TBA TBA
25  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at FCC
(Note special location)
Ric Goldman George Penk, Laura Kuhlman and Heather Pinney
26  (Sat) * * * PCDC English Country Ball at Oaks Park Dance Pavillion   (Registration required) * * *
26  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Laurel Thomas TBA

Admission Prices

Regular PCDC dances

All English dances and the
2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday
contra dances
$9 - Non-members
$7 - Members
$6 - Students and Seniors
$1 off on contra dances
before 7:30
PCDC Family Dance $6 per adult, $5 per child,
$20 maximum per family

Other Portland-area Contra Dances

1st Wednesday Joyride Dance $7, $6 students
1st Saturday Contra Dance $8, $6 students
2nd Friday Dance in the Couve $7, $5 students and
children under 12
3rd Saturday Contra Dance $8, $6 seniors and students

Dance Times

Unless otherwise listed, English dances are 7:30-10:30pm; Contra dances are 8-11pm with a beginner lesson at 7:30pm.

Venues

BWT Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall

English country dancing every Friday evening
7:30–10:30 pm

8936 SW 17th, Portland, OR 97219 (map)

From the North, head South on I-5. Take the Barbur Blvd. exit, Number 296A, and turn right. Turn right onto SW Spring Garden Street. Turn right onto 17th Avenue and look for the dance hall near the top of the hill.

From the South, head North on I-5. Take the Taylors Ferry exit, number 295, and keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Taylors Ferry, turn left on 17th Avenue and look for the dance hall near the top of the hill.

No street shoes permitted on the dance floor.

CCC Chehalem Cultural Center

Lesson at 7pm; dance 7:30-10pm

415 East Sheridan Street, Newberg, OR 97132 (map)
FCC Fulton Community Center

Contra dancing every Saturday evening
Beginner's session    7:30–8:00pm
Dance                            8:00–11:00pm

68 SW Miles Street, Portland, OR 97219 (map)

Off of Barbur, at the traffic light just East of Terwilliger

Must wear shoes in this venue

HDG Hazel Dell Grange 7509 Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver, WA (map)
OPDP Oaks Park Dance Pavillion 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland OR (map)
PH Polish Hall

Contra dancing on the First Wednesday
7:30–10 pm

3916 N Interstate Ave, Portland OR (map)
RS A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences 0234 SW Bancroft Street, Portland OR (map)

No street shoes permitted anywhere in the building.
Bring dance shoes or warm socks.