Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

November Event Caller Music
  1  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Erica Lieber, Sean Nolan and Carl Thor
  2  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at MAC Rich Goss UnLeashed!
  6  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Lynn Ackerson Joyride
  8  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger The Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott)
  8  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Deb Comly The Euphemists (Alan Snyder, Norman Farrell, Kaye Blesener,
Jerry Nelson and Dave Goldman)
  9  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Deb Comly Jigsaw (Dan Compton, George Penk and Heather Pinney)
10  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS Mary Devlin The Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott)
15  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon Austen City Lights (Brooke Bubna, Laura Kuhlman, Alan Rutherford and Carl Thor)
16  (Sat) No dance at Fulton this week on account of Dance-a-Rama (registration required).
17 (Sun) Bonus Dance at NH   (open to all)
Sliding scale $10-$20
Free to Dance-A-Rama participants
George Marshall
Lisa Greenleaf
Wild Asparagus
The Faux Paws
22  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldmand Ellen Hansen, Beverly Stafford and Sue Songer
23  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC William Watson Bandwidth (Keith Moe, Gordy Euler and Carl Thor)
29  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Mary Devlin Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott
30  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Open mic with
Noah Grunzweig
Sue Songer, Lanny Martin and Gordy Euler

December Event Caller Music
  4  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Noah Grunzweig Joyride
  6  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger Leslie Hirsch, Ellen Hansen and Carl Thor
  7  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Woody Lane Lori Shaffer, Lanny Martin and Jon Neff
  8  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS David Macemon Leslie Hirsch, Bill Tomczak and Mark Douglass
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 Sean Nolan, Alan Rutherford and TBA
27  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Erik Weberg Hands4

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.