Upcoming Dances

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

Contra & Family Dances

  • Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra: NO DANCE: Go to Norse Hall Sunday!
  • Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:00 PMPortland Raindance Sunday Night Open Dance
  • Wed May 2, 2018 7:30 PMJoyride First Wednesdays contra dance w/ caller TBA
  • Sat May 5, 20181st Saturday Contra: William Watson with UnLeashed!
  • Fri May 11, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro Contra Dance
  • Fri May 11, 2018 7:30 PMContra in the Couve! - Abigail Hobart / Thyme Travelers
  • Sat May 12, 2018 7:30 PM2nd Saturday Contra: The Hat Band w/Noah Grunzweig
  • Sun May 13, 2018 6:30 PMPDX Techno (Alt music Dance)
  • Sat May 19, 2018Third Saturday Contra with Rich Goss and The BFD
  • Sat May 26, 2018 7:30 PM4th Saturday Contra: NO DANCE: Go to Seattle for NW Folklife
  • Fri Jun 1, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro Contra Dance
  • Sat Jun 2, 20181st Sat Contra: The Stage Crew with David Kaynor
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English Country Dances

  • Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro/Beaverton ECD class to recorded music
  • Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance: Erik Weberg w/ Damsel
  • Thu May 3, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro/Beaverton ECD class to recorded music
  • Fri May 4, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance
  • Thu May 10, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro/Beaverton ECD class to recorded music
  • Fri May 11, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance
  • Sun May 13, 2018 3:00 PMAdvanced ECD - Erik Weberg w/ Bill Tomczak, Betsy Branch, Mark Douglass
  • Thu May 17, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro/Beaverton ECD class to recorded music
  • Fri May 18, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance
  • Thu May 24, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro/Beaverton ECD class to recorded music
  • Fri May 25, 2018 7:30 PMFriday English Country Dance
  • Thu May 31, 2018 7:00 PMHillsboro/Beaverton ECD class to recorded music
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Special Dances & Events

  • Fri Apr 27, 2018Portland Raindance Our urban contra dance weekend in Oregon.
  • Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:00 PMPortland Raindance Sunday Night Open Dance
  • Tue May 1, 2018 5:30 AMMay Day morning - Dance up the Sun
  • Fri Aug 31, 2018Northwest Passage Dance Camp (registration req'd - click for details)
  • Sat Nov 3, 2018Portland 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

2nd Sunday Advance English dances 3:00-5:00 pm $10 suggested donation
Friday English dances $10 non-members
$8 members
$7 students and seniors
2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday
contra dances
$9 non-members
$7 members
$6 students and seniors
$1 off on contra dances
before 7:30
PCDC Family Dance $6 per adult, $5 per child,
$20 maximum per family

Other Portland-area Contra Dances

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 Wednesday Contra Dance, Newberg $8, $7 CCC members & seniors, $5 students, under 12 free
3rd Friday Contra Dance, Hillsboro $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.



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.
CCC Chehalem Cultural Center
Contra dancing on 3rd Wednesdays
Beginner’s session 7:00–7:30pm
Dance 7:30–10:00pm
415 E. Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132 (map)
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)