Community Contra Dances, English Country Dances and related events (see prices and venues information below):
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.
|2nd Sunday Advance English dances
(ARS) 3:00-5:00 pm
|$10 suggested donation|
|Friday English dances
$7 students and seniors
|2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday
|$6-$15 sliding scale|
|PCDC Family Dance
|$6 per adult,
$5 per child,
$20 maximum per family
|1st Wednesday Joyride Dance
|$7, $6 students|
|1st Saturday Contra Dance
|$8, $6 students|
|2nd Friday Dance in the Couve
|$7, $5 students and
children under 12
|3rd Friday Contra Dance, Hillsboro (FCC)||$8, $7 seniors, $5 students|
|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.
|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
|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
|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
|267 East Main (upstairs), Hillsboro, OR 97123 (map)|
Contra dancing on 1st Wednesdays
|3916 N Interstate Ave, Portland OR (map)|