Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

September Event Caller Music
14  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Damsel (Lori Shaffer, Sarah Goss and Sue Songer)
14  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Tarka Ayres George & Heather
15  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Jesse Partridge The BFD (Betsy Branch, Fran Slefer and Dan Compton)
21  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger Ellen Hansen, Leslie Hirsch and Lisa Scott
22  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Carol Piening Red Crow (Susan Burke, Howie Meltzer, Chuck Piske and Joe Michaels)
28  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Nan Evans Jon Neff, Fred Nussbaum and Carl Thor
29  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Open mic with
Gordy Euler
Open band with Lori Prime and Carl Thor

October Event Caller Music
3  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Rich Goss Joyride
5  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Laura Hatch The Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott)
6  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Erik Weberg UnLeashed!
12  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Sean Nolan, Jon Neff and Lisa Scott
12  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Gordy Euler The Euphemists (Alan Snyder, Paula Hamlin, Kaye Blesener,
Jerry Nelson and Dave Goldman)
13  (Sat) PCDC Family Dance at FCC
4:30–6:30pm
TBA TBA
13  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Woody Lane The Organic Family Band (Jacob Raitzyk, Mechael Raitzyk, Rebekah Geller and Judith Geller)
14  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS David Macemon Erik Weberg, Bill Tomcak and Lisa Scott
19  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Nan Evans Damsel (Lori Shaffer, Sarah Goss and Sue Songer)
20  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Noah Grunzweig Jigsaw (Dan Compton, George Penk and Heather Pinney)
26  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Bob Fraley George Penk, Laura Kuhlman and Heather Pinney
27  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Suzanne Giradot Full Moon (Gordy Euler, Dave Hamlin, Fran Slefer and Janet Goulston)

Admission Prices

Regular PCDC dances

English dances



2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday
contra dances
$10 - Non-members
$8 - Members
$7 - Students and Seniors

Sliding scale: $6-$15
PCDC Family Dance $6 per adult, $5 per child,
$20 maximum per family

Other Portland-area Contra Dances

1st Wednesday Joyride Dance $8, $7 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.

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.