Upcoming Dances

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

Contra & Family Dances

  • Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:00 PMHillsboro Contra - Joe Root, Lori Shafer, and Ellen Hansen w/Rich Goss
  • Sat Sep 21, 2019Third Saturday Contra with Laurel Thomas and Jigsaw
  • Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra: Treehouse (from Corvallis) w/Woody Lane (from Roseburg)
  • Wed Oct 2, 2019 7:30 PMJoyride First Wednesdays contra dance w/ Jeremy Korr calling
  • Sat Oct 5, 2019Contra Dance with The Stage Crew and Jesse Partridge
  • Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Gordy Euler with Hands4
  • Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra: Riffraff (from Olympia) w/Suzanne Girardot (from Seattle)
  • Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:00 PMHillsboro Contra - Bandwidth w/TBD
  • Sat Oct 19, 2019Third Saturday Contra with Carol Piening and The BFD
  • Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra w/George Penk, Heathr Pinney, and friends w/Laurel Thomas ==>NORSE HALL<==
  • Sat Nov 2, 2019 7:30 PM1st Sat Contra: UnLeashed! with Rich Goss -- GENDER-FREE CALLING
  • Wed Nov 6, 2019 7:30 PMJoyride First Wednesdays contra dance w/ Lynn Ackerson calling
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English Country Dances

  • Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Laura Hatch w/ Austen City Limits
  • Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: David Macemon w/ Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Linda Danielson
  • Fri Oct 4, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Erik Weberg w/ Community Band
  • Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Cynthia Stenger w/ Richard Scher, Jon Neff, Lori Shaffer, Sean Nolan
  • Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - David Macemon with Erik Weberg, Betsy Branch, Lisa Scott
  • Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: David Macemon w/ Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg
  • Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Heather Penney, George Penk, Laura Kuhlman
  • Fri Nov 1, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Erik Weberg w/ Carl Thor, Erica Liebert, Sean Nolan
  • Fri Nov 8, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Cynthia Stenger w/ Fine Companions
  • Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - Mary Devlin with Fine Companions
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Special Dances & Events

  • Sat Oct 26, 2019Portland English Country Dance Ball - registration req'd, click for details
  • Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:00 PMRose City Dancearama (registration required - click for details)
  • Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:30 PMRose City Dancearama 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

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

Other Portland-area Contra Dances

(PH) 1st Wednesday Joyride Dance $6-$15 sliding scale
(FCC) 1st Saturday Contra Dance $6-$15 sliding scale
(HDG) 2nd Friday Dance in the Couve $6-$15 sliding scale
(OFH) 3rd Friday Contra Dance, Hillsboro $8, $7 seniors, $5 students
(FCC) 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.


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)