Upcoming Dances

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

Contra & Family Dances

  • Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra ==>at NORSE HALL<== w/George Penk, Heather Pinney, and friends w/Laurel Thomas
  • Sat Nov 2, 2019 7:30 PM1st Sat Contra: at MULTNOMAH ARTS CENTER with UnLeashed! and Rich Goss -- GENDER-FREE CALLING
  • Wed Nov 6, 2019 7:30 PMJoyride First Wednesdays contra dance w/ Lynn Ackerson calling
  • Fri Nov 8, 2019 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Deb Comly with The Euphemists
  • Sat Nov 9, 2019 4:30 PMFamily dance: Sue Baker and Jigsaw
  • Sat Nov 9, 2019 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra: Jigsaw w/Deb Comly (from Flagstaff)
  • Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:30 PMGender Free Techno Contra: DJ Cosmos Kitty & Noah Grunzweig
  • Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:00 PMHillsboro Contra - The Hat Band w/Woody Lane (from Roseburg)
  • Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:30 PMRose City Dancearama Sunday Night Open Dance
  • Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra: Bandwidth w/William Watson
  • Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:30 PMSpecial TUESDAY Contra: The Faux Paws w/George Marshall
  • Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:30 PM5th Saturday Contra: Open Mike (hosted by Noah) w/ Open Band (hosted by Sue, Lanny, and Gordy)
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English Country Dances

  • 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
  • Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: David Macemon w/ Austen City Limits
  • Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Sue Songer, Ellen Hansen, Beverly Stafford
  • Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Mary Devlin w/ Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg
  • Fri Dec 6, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Cynthia Stenger w/Carl Thor, Leslie Hirsch, Ellen Hansen
  • Sun Dec 8, 2019 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - David Macemon w/ Bill Tomczak, Leslie Hirsch, Mark Douglass
  • Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Nan Evans & Damsel
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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
  • Sat Jan 4, 2020 7:30 PMBig Dance at NORSE HALL w/Campaign for Reel Time, Lost Pass w/Frannie Marr & Laurel Thomas
  • Fri Sep 4, 2020 5:00 PMNorthwest Passage Dance Camp (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; 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)