Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

December Event Caller Music
1  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Rich Goss UnLeashed!
5  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Deb Comly Joyride
7  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger George Penk, Erik Weberg and Heather Pinney
8  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Abigail Hobart The Nettles
9  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS Erik Weberg Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak and Lisa Scott
14  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon Damsel
14  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG David Kaynor Hands4
15  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Lindsey Dono Jigsaw
21  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Sean Nolan, Jon Neff, Alan Rutherford and Lanny Martin
22  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Rich Goss Keith Moe, Gordy Euler and Carl Thor
28  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman George Penk, Maya Hoffman and Heather Pinney
29 (Sat) * * * PCDC New Year's Eve-Eve-Eve Dance at Norse Hall * * *
Callers: Deb Comly and Michael Karcher; Music: Countercurrent and Joyride
Sliding scale $10-$25; includes admission to waltz and blues dances

Admission Prices

Regular PCDC dances

All English dances and the
2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday
contra dances
Sliding scale $6-$15

Other Portland-area Contra Dances

1st Wednesday Joyride Dance $8, $6 students
1st Saturday Contra Dance Sliding scale $6-$15
2nd Friday Dance in the Couve $7, $5 students and
children under 12
3rd Saturday Contra Dance Sliding scale $6-$15

Dance Times

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


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.