About Us

The Portland Country Dance Community is a non-profit organization that promotes, preserves, and teaches traditional English and American music and dance in metropolitan Portland, Oregon. Our activities and programs include:

English Country Dances: Friday evenings at Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall (currently on hold due to COVID).
2nd Sunday afternoons from October thru July, Advanced Dance at The Renaissance School (currently on hold due to COVID).
Contra Dances: PCDC hosts the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturday evenings of every month at Fulton Community Center (currently on hold due to COVID).
Family Dances: The 2nd Saturdays in October, November, January, February, March and April at Fulton Community Center (currently on hold due to COVID).
Special Dances: Portland Megaband Benefit Contra Dance, 2nd Saturday in March.
Portland English Country Ball, 4th Saturday weekend in October.
New Year’s Contra Dance.
Dance Weekends: Portland Raindance, our spring in-town dance weekend, the last weekend in April (cancelled for 2021).
Northwest Passage, our Labor Day Weekend residential Dance Camp (cancelled for 2021 due to COVID).
Music Jams and Classes: Dance Tune Sessions, 2nd Thursdays. 
Informal member-led music jam sessions, Tuesdays for Contra tunes, and 4th Wednesdays for English Country Dance tunes.
Virtual Concerts Portland Live, our showcase of local musical talent, 3rd Sundays.  Join us on Zoom with socializing before and after, or on our Portland Live YouTube channel.
PCDC Grants: PCDC Grants Fund – to help PCDC members attend dance and music camps and workshops.

Please be aware of our Safe Dancing Policy.

A more complete description of PCDC can be found in the PCDC bylaws.

Financials are available by request .