Contra and English Dances in Portland, Oregon

January Event Caller Music
18  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Nan Evans George Penk, Sean Nolan, Fred Nussbaum and Heather Pinney
19  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Woody Lane The BFD
25  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Laura Hatch Damsel
26  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Janet Grove The Euphemists

February Event Caller Music
1  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Ric Goldman Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott
2  (Sat) First Saturday Contra Dance at FCC Noah Grunzweig UnLeashed!
6  (We) 1st Wednesday Contra Dance at PH
7:30-10pm; no lesson.
Laurel Thomas Joyride
8  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Cynthia Stenger Damsel
8  (Fri) Contra in the Couve at HDG Rich Goss Dan, Fran and Heather
9  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC Laurel Thomas Coriolis
10  (Sun) English Country Dance Workshop at RS David Macemon Leslie Hirsch, Bill Tomczak and Lisa Scott
15  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Erik Weberg Ellen Hansen, Leslie Hirsch and Lisa Scott
16  (Sat) Portland Third Saturday Contra at FCC Susan Michael Jigsaw
22  (Fri) PCDC English Country Dance at BWT Bob Fraley George Penk, Laura Kuhlman and Heather Pinney
23  (Sat) PCDC Contra Dance at FCC William Watson Countercurrent

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.