Upcoming Dances

Community Contra Dances, English Country Dances and related events (see prices and venues information below):

Contra Dances

  • Sat Apr 1, 2017 7:30 PMFirst Saturday Contra with William Watson and UnLeashed!
  • Wed Apr 5, 2017 7:30 PMJoyride Contra Dance with Kelsey Hartman
  • Sat Apr 8, 2017 4:30 PMFamily Dance
  • Sat Apr 8, 2017 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra: Tarka Ayers & The Lads of Mt. Tabor
  • Thu Apr 13, 2017Special contra dance with Maivish and Erik Weberg PH 7:30
  • Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Michael Karcher / Countercurrent
  • Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:30 PMThird Saturday Contra: Karen Marshall calling; music by The BFD
  • Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:30 PMFourth Saturday dance a Fulton is canceled—replaced with Raindance Sunday night open dance
  • Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:00 PMRaindance Sunday Night Open Dance
  • Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:30 PM5th Saturday Contra: Open Mike w/ Open Band
  • Fri May 12, 2017 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Laurel Thomas / Kate Powers & David Rivers
  • Sat May 13, 2017 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra: Rich Goss & Full Moon
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English Country Dances

  • Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:30 PMECD @ BWT: Nan Evans w/ Damsel and Fred Nussbaum
  • Fri Apr 7, 2017 7:30 PMECD @ BWT: Ric Goldman w/ Lisa Scott, Laura Kuhlman, George Penk
  • Sun Apr 9, 2017 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - David Macemon with Betsy Branch, Lisa Scott
  • Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:30 PMECD @ BWT: David Macemon w/ Richard Scher/piano, Lori Shaffer/violin, Erik Weberg/flute
  • Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:30 PMECD @ BWT: Erik Weberg w/ Campaign for Reel Time
  • Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:30 PMECD @ BWT: Cynthia Stenger w/ Marjorie Millner, Jon Neff, Sean Nolan, Julie Schmidt
  • Sun May 14, 2017 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - Erik Weberg with Betsy Branch, Lisa Scott, Bill Tomczak
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Special Dances & Events

  • Fri Apr 21, 2017Portland Raindance Weekend
  • Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:00 PMRaindance Sunday Night Open Dance
  • Fri May 5, 2017Salem Folklore's 31st Annual Westwind Weekend
  • Sat May 13, 2017 1:30 PMSing-Along & International Family Dance
  • Fri Sep 1, 2017Northwest Passage Dance Camp
  • Sat Nov 4, 2017Portland English Country Dance Ball - registration req'd, click for details
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To see the complete PCDC two-month dance schedule, check out the current issue of Footnotes, the PCDC newsletter or go to the calendar.

Please be aware of PCDC’s Safe Dancing Policy.

Admission Prices

Regular PCDC dances

2nd Sunday Advance English dances 3:00-5:00 pm $10 – suggested donation
All Friday 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 Wednesday Contra Dance, Newberg $8, $7 CCC members & seniors, $5 students, under 12 free
3rd Friday Contra Dance, Hillsboro $8, $7 seniors, $5 students
3rd Saturday Contra Dance $8, $6 seniors and students

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


ARS A Renaissance School Dance Hall
Advanced English country dancing
every 2nd Sunday afternoon
Dance 3:00–5:00 pm
0234 SW Bancroft St, Portland, OR 97239 (map)
From the North of the I5 (Marquam) Bridge: head South on I-5. Take exit 299A to merge onto OR 43/ SW Hood the Barbur Blvd.  Turn right onto SW Lane St. Turn left at 1st cross street onto SW Kelly Ave.  Turn right onto SW Bancroft St and look for the school on the left.
From the South: head North on I-5. Take the exit 298 turn left onto SW Corbett Ave. Turn left onto SW Bancroft St and look for the school on the right.
GPS users: many GPS and map systems ignore a leading 0. If yours does, specify “SW Corbett Ave & SW Bancroft St, Portland OR.” When you get there, go down the hill and the school is on the right.
No street shoes permitted beyond the entrance.
BWT Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
English country dancing
every Friday evening
Dance 7:30–10:30 pm
8936 SW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 (map)
From the North: head South on I-5. Take the Barbur Blvd. exit, Number 296A, and turn left onto Barbur. Travel 0.7 of a mile past Fred Meyer. Turn left onto SW Spring Garden Street. Travel 0.3 of a mile and turn right onto 17th Avenue. Look for the dance hall on the left 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 and merge onto Taylors Ferry. Travel 0.8 of a mile and turn left on 17th Avenue. Look for the dance hall on the right near the top of the hill.
No street shoes permitted on the dance floor.
CCC Chehalem Cultural Center
Contra dancing on 3rd Wednesdays
Beginner’s session 7:00–7:30pm
Dance 7:30–10:00pm
415 E. Sheridan St, 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
HDG Hazel Dell Grange
Contra dancing on 2nd Fridays
Beginner’s session 7:30–8:00pm
Dance 8:00–11:00pm
7509 Northeast Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver, WA (map)
NH Norse Hall 111 NE 11th Street, Portland OR 97232 (map)
OFH Odd Fellows Hall
Contra dancing on 3rd Fridays
Beginner’s session 7:00-7:30pm
Dance 7:30-10pm
267 East Main (upstairs), Hillsboro, OR 97123 (map)
PH Polish Hall
Contra dancing on 1st Wednesdays
Dance 7:30–10pm
3916 N Interstate Ave, Portland OR (map)