Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

October Event Caller Music
11  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger Lori Shaffer, Jon Neff, Sean Nolan and Rich Scher
11  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Gordy Euler Hands4
12  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Suzanne Giradot Riffraff (Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, Dante Polk and River Scheuerell)
13  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS David Macemon Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott
18  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT David Macemon Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott
19  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Carol Piening The BFD (Betsy Branch, Fran Slefer and Dan Compton)
25  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at FCC
(Note special location)
Ric Goldman George Penk, Laura Kuhlman and Heather Pinney
26  (Sat) * * * PCDC English Country Ball at Oaks Park Dance Pavillion   (Registration required) * * *
26  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at MAC Laurel Thomas George Penk and Heather Pinney

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.


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)
OPDP Oaks Park Dance Pavillion 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland OR (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.