Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

February Event Caller Music
28  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Ellen Hansen, Laura Kuhlman, Jon Neff and Sue Songer
29  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Open mic with
Laurel Thomas
Open band with Dave Hamlin and Lanny Martin

March Event Caller Music
  4  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Sue Hulsether Joyride
6  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon Brooke Bubna, Sean Nolan and Marjorie Millner
  7  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC William Watson UnLeashed!
  8  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS Ric Goldman Some Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Lisa Scott)
13  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger Elke Baker and Lisa Scott
13  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Martin Prowell Cascade Crossing
14  (Sat) Megaband Contra Dance at PSU Erik Weberg Portland Megaband
15  (Sun) Portland Roadhouse Contra Dance 11am - 9pm             8 bands, 9 callers            Sliding scale $10-$25
20  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Ellen Hansen and Rich Scher
21  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC TBA TBA
27  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman Laura Kuhlman, Jon Neff and Friends
28  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Isaac Banner Merriwether (Clyde Curley, Mike Haberman, Kris Parker and Sam Vogt)

April Event Caller Music
  1  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Susan Petrick Joyride
  3  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Nan Evans Ellen Hansen, Leslie Hirsch, Fred Nussbaum and Lisa Scott
  4  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC TBA The Stage Crew (Lori Shaffer, Sue Songer and Lanny Martin)
10  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon The Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott)
10  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Eric Curl Coriolis
11  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Ric Goldman The Electrodes (Joe Bowbeer, Joe Michaels and Marcy Kubbs)
12  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS Erik Weberg Some Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Lisa Scott)
17  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman Lisa Zweben, Laura Kuhlman, Jon Neff and Rich Scher
18  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC TBA TBA
24  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Brooke Friendly Austen City Lights (Brooke Bubna, Laura Kuhlman, Alan Rutherford and Carl Thor)
25  (Sat) No dance at Fulton this week on account of Portland Raindance (registration required).
29 (Sun) Post-Raindance at NH
Sliding scale $10-$25
Free to Raindance registrants
Cis Hinkle
Gaye Fifer
Riptide
Drive Train

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.