Upcoming Dances

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

Contra & Family Dances

  • Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro Contra Dance
  • Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra: Red Crow (Seattle) w/Carol Piening (Olympia)
  • Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:30 PM5th Saturday Contra: Open Mike w/ Open Band
  • Wed Oct 3, 2018 7:30 PMJoyride First Wednesdays contra dance w/ Rich Goss calling
  • Sat Oct 6, 2018 7:30 PM1st Sat Contra: UnLeashed! with Erik Weberg
  • Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 PMContra in the Couve - Gordy Euler and The Euphemists
  • Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra w/The Organic Family Band (Maryland) and Woody Lane (Roseburg)
  • Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:30 PMGender Free Techno Contra: DJ Beats & Tea & Noah Grunzweig
  • Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:30 PMThird Saturday Contra with Noah Grunzweig and Jigsaw
  • Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra w/Full Moon & Suzanne Girardot (Seattle)
  • Sat Nov 3, 2018First Sat Contra with The Stage Crew and caller Noah Grunzweig
  • Sat Nov 3, 2018First Sat Contra with The Stage Crew and caller Noah Grunzweig
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English Country Dances

  • Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Cynthia Stenger w/ Lisa Scott, Ellen Hansen, Leslie Hirsch
  • Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:00 PMBeaverton/Hillsboro ECD class to recorded music
  • Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Nan Evans w/ Carl Thor, Jon Neff, Fred Nussbuam
  • Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:00 PMPortland ECD Ball workshop - Nan Evans w/ Fine Companions
  • Thu Oct 4, 2018 7:00 PMBeaverton/Hillsboro ECD class to recorded music
  • Fri Oct 5, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Laura Hatch w/ Fine Companions
  • Sat Oct 6, 2018 3:00 PMPortland ECD Ball workshop - Cynthia Stenger w/ some Fine Companions
  • Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:00 PMBeaverton/Hillsboro ECD class to recorded music
  • Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Erik Weberg w/ Lanny Martin, Jon Neff, Sean Nolan
  • Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:30 PMMcMinnville 2nd Saturday ECD party to recorded music
  • Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - David Macemon w/Lisa Scott, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg
  • Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:00 PMBeaverton/Hillsboro ECD class to recorded music
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Special Dances & Events

  • Fri Oct 5, 2018 7:00 PMNext Generation Dance Camp (advance registration required!)
  • Sat Nov 3, 2018Portland English Country Dance Ball - registration req'd, click for details
  • Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:00 PMPortland Raindance Sunday Night Open Dance
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There a two-month dance schedule in the current issue of the PCDC newsletter, Footnotes, or check-out our comprehensive month-at-a-glance calendar which can view past and future dates.

Please be aware of PCDC’s Safe Dancing Policy.


Admission Prices

Regular PCDC dances

2nd Sunday Advance English dances
(ARS) 3:00-5:00 pm
$10 suggested donation
Friday English dances
(BWT)
$10 non-members
$8 members
$7 students and seniors
2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday
contra dances
(FCC)
$6-$15 sliding scale
PCDC Family Dance
(FCC)
$6 per adult,
$5 per child,
$20 maximum per family

Other Portland-area Contra Dances

1st Wednesday Joyride Dance
(PH)
$7, $6 students
1st Saturday Contra Dance
(FCC)
$8, $6 students
2nd Friday Dance in the Couve
(HDG)
$7, $5 students and
children under 12
3rd Friday Contra Dance, Hillsboro (FCC) $8, $7 seniors, $5 students
3rd Saturday Contra Dance
(FCC)

$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.


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 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.
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)