Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

June Event Caller Music
21  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman The Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott)
22  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Laura Me Smith The Hat Band (Carol Ann Ledbetter, Syd Newell and Jon Neff)
28  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Ellen Hansen, Sean Nolan, Alan Rutherford and Carl Thor
29  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Open mic with
William Watson
Open band with Dan Compton and George Penk

July Event Caller Music
5  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott
6  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC
Gender-Free Calling
Rich Goss Eileen Nicholson and Chuck Abell
12  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman TBA and Rich Scher
12  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Susan Michaels The Electrodes
13  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Ric Goldman Calluna (Jesse Ball and Cedar Stanistreet)
19  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Nan Evans George Penk, Laura Kuhlman and Heather Pinney
20  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC TBA TBA
26  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Mary Devlin Damsel (Lori Shaffer, Sarah Goss and Sue Songer)
27  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance and Picnic at FCC Rich Goss Full Moon (Gordy Euler, Dave Hamlin, Fran Slefer and Janet Goulston)

August Event Caller Music
2  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger TBA
3  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Open mic led by
Rich Goss
Open Band led by
Dave Hamlin and Lanny Martin
9  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg TBA
9  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Lindsey Dono George Penk and Heather Pinney
10  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Lindsey Dono Contra Quartet (Jesse Partidge, Steve Cifka, Julie Bennett and Jay Finkelstein)
16  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT TBA TBA
17  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC TBA TBA
23  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT TBA TBA
23  (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 TBA TBA
31  (Sat) No dance at Fulton this week on account of Northwest Passage (registration required).

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)
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.