Upcoming Dances

Community Contra Dances, English Country Dances and related events (venues at the bottom):

Contra Dances

  • Sat Oct 1, 2016A caller with a band
  • Wed Oct 5, 2016 7:30 PMJoyride Contra Dance with Woody Lane
  • Sat Oct 8, 2016 4:30 PMFamily Dance
  • Sat Oct 8, 2016 7:30 PMTECHNO CONTRA with Buddy System and Lindsey Dono
  • Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Marlin Prowell / Hands4
  • Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:30 PMThird Saturday Contra: Carol Piening with The BFD
  • Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:00 PMNewberg 3rd Wednesday Contra Dance with George Penk & Heather Pinney
  • Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:30 PMRich Goss calling with music by Talisman
  • Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:30 PMLaura Me Smith with Wild Hair
  • Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:30 PM5th Saturday Contra: Open Band / Open Mike
  • Wed Nov 2, 2016 7:30 PMJoyride Contra Dance with Susan Petrick
  • Sat Nov 5, 2016A Caller with a Band
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English Country Dances

  • Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:30 PMECD at BWT; Elinor Preston w/ Heather Pinney, George Penk, Laura Kuhlman
  • Sat Oct 1, 2016 2:00 PMPortland ECD Ball workshop - Cynthia Stenger w/ Fine Companions
  • Fri Oct 7, 2016 7:30 PMECD at BWT; Bob Green (MO) with Carl Thor, Leslie Hirsch, Alan Rutherford, Laura Kuhlman
  • Sun Oct 9, 2016 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - David Macemon with Bill Tomczak, Mark Douglass, Leslie Hirsch
  • Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:30 PMECD at BWT; David Macemon w/ Richard Scher, Lori Shaffer, Sara Goss
  • Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:00 PMPortland ECD Ball workshop - Ric Goldman w/ Fine Companions
  • Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:30 PMECD at BWT; Elinor Preston w/ Lanny Martin, Jon Neff
  • Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:00 PMPortland ECD Ball workshop - David Macemon w/ Fine Companions
  • Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:30 PMECD at BWT; Cynthia Stenger w/ Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg
  • Fri Nov 4, 2016 7:30 PMPre-Ball Dance - Ric Goldman w/ George Penk, Heather Pinney, Laura Kuhlman
  • Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:30 PMECD at BWT; Mary Devlin w/ Richard Scher, Jon Neff, Sean Nolan
  • Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - Ric Goldman with Bill Tomczak, Betsy Branch, Lisa Scott
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Special Dances & Events

  • Sat Oct 8, 2016 7:30 PMTECHNO CONTRA with Buddy System and Lindsey Dono
  • Sat Nov 5, 2016Portland 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 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:

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: 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.
No street shoes permitted on the dance floor.
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 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
HDG Hazel Dell Grange
Contra dancing on the 2nd Friday
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 (map)
PH Polish Hall
Contra dancing on the 1st Wednesday
Dance 7:30–10 pm
3916 N Interstate Ave, Portland OR (map)