Upcoming Dances

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

Contra & Family Dances

  • Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra and Picnic, Full Moon w/Rich Goss calling
  • Sat Aug 3, 20197:30p 1st Saturday Contra: Open band led by Lanny Martin and Dave Hamlin; open mic led by Rich Goss
  • Fri Aug 9, 2019 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Lindsey Dono with George & Heather
  • Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra: Contra Quartet (from Olympia) w/Lindsey Dono (from Tacoma)
  • Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:00 PMHillsboro Contra - Coriolis w/Shell Stowell
  • Sat Aug 17, 2019Third Saturday Contra with Susie Kendig, Eric Curl, and The BFD
  • Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra: The Campaign for Reel Time w/Rich Goss
  • Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:30 PMNO SATURDAY CONTRA
  • Wed Sep 4, 2019 7:30 PMJoyride First Wednesdays contra dance w/ Adina Gordon calling
  • Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Carol Piening with Thyme Travelers
  • Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra: Golden (from Seattle) w/TBD
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English Country Dances

  • Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Mary Devlin w/ Damsel
  • Fri Aug 2, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Cynthia Stenger calls
  • Fri Aug 9, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Erik Weberg calls
  • Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: David Macemon calls
  • Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Nan Evans calls
  • Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Laura Hatch calls
  • Fri Sep 6, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance:
  • Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance:
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Special Dances & Events

  • Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:00 PMNorthwest Passage Dance Camp (registration req'd - click for details)
  • Sat Oct 26, 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)