Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

December Event Caller Music
13  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Nan Evans Damsel (Lori Shaffer, Sarah Goss and Sue Songer)
13  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Rich Goss Dan, Fran & Heather
14  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Gordy Euler Countercurrent (Brian Lindsay and Alex Sturbaum)
20  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman Ellen Hansen, Sarah Goss, Jon Neff and Carl Thor
21  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Isaac Banner Jigsaw (Dan Compton, George Penk and Heather Pinney)
26  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Erica Liebert, Sean Nolan, Alan Rutherford and Marjorie Millner
27  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Erik Weberg Hands4
31  (Tue) NEW! Actual NYE Contra Dance at FCC
8:00 pm - 12:15 am.    $10 - $20.
Deb Comly Joyride

January Event Caller Music
  3  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon TBA
  4  (Sat)            * * * PCDC New Year's Eve Dance at Norse Hall * * *            Callers: Laurel Thomas and Frannie Marr
           Music: Campaign for Reel Time (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Mark Douglass) and
           Last Pass (Alex Sturbaum, River Scheuerell and Sam Vogt)
           Sliding scale, $10 - $25; includes admission to waltz and blues dances
10  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg TBA
10  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Isaac Banner The End Effects
11  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Caarol Piening UnLeashed!
12  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS David Macemon Some Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Lisa Scott)
17  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger TBA
18  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC TBA TBA
24  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon TBA
25  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC William Watson The Euphemists (Alan Snyder, Norman Farrell, Kaye Blesener,
Jerry Nelson and Dave Goldman)
31  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger TBA

February Event Caller Music
  1  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Michael Karcher The Stage Crew (Lori Shaffer, Sue Songer and Lanny Martin)
  5  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Susan Michaels Joyride
  7  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Orly Krasner TBA
  8  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Rich Goss The Nettles
  9  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS Orly Krasner The Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott)
14  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman TBA
14  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG TBA TBA
15  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Erik Weberg The BFD (Betsy Branch, Fran Slefer and Dan Compton)
21  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Laura Hatch TBA
22  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Gwen Rousseau Improper (Sean Bolton, Melissa Coffey, Nick Leininger and Julie Bennett)
28  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT TBA TBA
29  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Open mic with
Laurel Thomas
Open band with Dave Hamlin and Lanny Martin

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.

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.