Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

April Event Caller Music
26  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman Leslie Hirsch, Ellen Hansen and Lisa Scott
27  (Sat) No dance at Fulton this week on account of Portland Raindance (registration required).
29 (Sun) Raindance Sunday Night at NH
(open to all)
Sliding scale $10-$25
Free to Raindance registrants
George Marshall
Will Mentor
Wild Asparagus
Tidal Wave

May Event Caller Music
1 (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Carol Piening Joyride
3  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg, Ron Dan and Lisa Scott
4  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Isaac Banner The Stage Crew (Lori Shaffer, Sue Songer and Lanny Martin)
10  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon Community Band led by Laura Kuhlman and Lisa Scott
10  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Laurel Thomas Cascade Crossing
11  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Noah Grunzweig Meriweather (Clyde Curley, Sam Vogt and Mike Haberman)
12  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS Ric Goldman The Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott)
17  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Ellen Hansen, Laura Kuhlman and Richard Scher
18  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Erik Weberg The BFD (Betsy Branch, Fran Slefer and Dan Compton)
24  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Laura Hatch TBA and Lanny Martin
25 (Sat) No contra dance at Fulton this week. Everyone's at Folklife.
31  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman Damsel (Lori Shaffer, Sarah Goss and Sue Songer)

June Event Caller Music
1  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Laurel Thomaas Hands4
5  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Susie Kendig Joyride
7  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon Sean Nolan, Jon Neff and Carl Thor
7  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Andrea Nettleton Contra Sutra
8  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Gordy Euler Phoenix (Corey Jacobs, Nora Smith and Christopher Jacoby)
9  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS David Macemon The Fine Companions Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Lisa Scott)
14  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Laura Hatch Laura Kuhlman, Jon Neff and Lanny Martin
15  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Lynn Ackerson Jigsaw (Dan Compton, George Penk and Heather Pinney)
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
TBA
Open band with Dan Compton and George Penk

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.