Upcoming Dances

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

Contra & Family Dances

  • Sat Jan 18, 2020Third Saturday Contra with William Watson and The BFD
  • Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra: The Euphemists w/William Watson
  • Sat Feb 1, 2020First Sat Contra Dance with The Stage Crew and Michael Karcher
  • Wed Feb 5, 2020 7:30 PMJoyride First Wednesdays contra dance w/ Susan Michaels calling
  • Sat Feb 8, 2020 4:30 PMFamily dance: Heidi and the Süssefüsse Folk Dancers
  • Sat Feb 8, 2020 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra: The Nettles (from Corvallis) w/Rich Goss [Larks & Robins]
  • Sun Feb 9, 2020 6:30 PMGender Free Techno Contra: DJ Cosmos Kitty & Noah Grunzweig
  • Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Campaign for Reel Time / Tarka Ayres
  • Sat Feb 15, 2020Third Saturday Contra with Erik Weberg & The BFD
  • Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:00 PMHillsboro Contra - Improper (from Seattle) w/TBD
  • Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra: Improper w/Gwen Rousseau (all from Seattle)
  • Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:30 PM5th Saturday Contra: Open Mike w/Open Band (w/Laurel, Dave, and Lanny)
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English Country Dances

  • Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:30 PMFriday ECD: David Macemon with Damsel
  • Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:30 PMFriday ECD: Cynthia Stenger with Richard Scher, Lisa Zwebin, Sean Nolan
  • Fri Feb 7, 2020 7:30 PMFriday ECD: Orly Krasner [NY] with Lisa Scott, George Penk, Erik Weberg
  • Sun Feb 9, 2020 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - Orly Krasner w/ Fine Companions
  • Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:30 PMFriday ECD: Ric Goldman with Carl Thor, Ronn Dann, Alan Ruthford
  • Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:30 PMFriday ECD: Laura Hatch with Heather Pinney, George Penk
  • Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:30 PMFriday ECD: Erik Weberg with Sue Songer, Ellen Hansen, Laura Kuhlman, Jon Neff
  • Fri Mar 6, 2020 7:30 PMFriday ECD: David Macemon with Marjorie Millner, Brook Bubna, Sean Nolan
  • Sun Mar 8, 2020 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - Ric Goldman w/ Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Lisa Scott
  • Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30 PMFriday ECD: Cynthia Stenger with Lisa Scott, Elke Baker
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Special Dances & Events

  • Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:00 PMSpecial Saturday dance: The Portland Megaband with Erik Weberg
  • Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:00 AMThe Portland Roadhouse
  • Fri Apr 24, 2020PORTLAND RAINDANCE
  • Fri Sep 4, 2020 5:00 PMNorthwest Passage Dance Camp (registration req'd - click for details)
  • Sat Oct 24, 2020Portland 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 $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 with a beginner lesson at 7:15pm; 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
Beginner’s session 7:15–7:30pm
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)