Upcoming Dances

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

Contra & Family Dances

  • Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:30 PMContra in the Couve - David Kaynor and Hands4
  • Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:30 PMThird Saturday Contra with Lindsey Dono and Jigsaw
  • Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra w/Keith Moe, Gordy Euler, and Carl Thor with Rich Goss
  • Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:30 PMBig Dance at NORSE HALL w/Countercurrent & Joyride w/Deb Comly & Michael Karcher
  • Wed Jan 2, 2019 7:30 PMJoyride First Wednesdays contra dance / William Watson calling
  • Sat Jan 5, 20197:30pm First Saturday Contra w Laurel Thomas and The Stage Crew
  • Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:30 PMContra in the Couve - Isaac Banner and The Stage Crew
  • Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra w/The Electrodes (from Seattle) and caller TBD
  • Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:30 PMGender Free Techno Contra: DJ Cosmos Kitty & Noah Grunzweig
  • Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:30 PMThird Saturday Contra with Woody Lane and The BFD
  • Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra w/The Euphemists and caller TBD
  • Sat Feb 2, 2019 7:30 PM1st Sat Contra: UnLeashed! with Noah Grunzweig
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English Country Dances

  • Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: David Macemon w/ Damsel
  • Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Erik Weberg w/ Lanny Martin, Jon Neff, Alan Rutherford, Sean Nolan
  • Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Heather Pinney, George Penk, Maia Hoffman
  • Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - David Macemon w/ Fine Companions
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Special Dances & Events

  • Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:30 PMBig Dance at NORSE HALL w/Countercurrent & Joyride w/Deb Comly & Michael Karcher
  • Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:30 PMSpecial Event at Multnomah Arts Center
  • Sat Oct 19, 2019Portland English Country Dance Ball - registration req'd, click for details
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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 $8, $7 students
(FCC) 1st Saturday Contra Dance $6-$15 sliding scale
(HDG) 2nd Friday Dance in the Couve $7, $5 students and
children under 12
(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)