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: Every Friday evening at the Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
 2nd Sunday afternoons from October thru July, for an Advanced Dance at The Renaissance School
Contra Dances: PCDC hosts the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturday evenings of every month at the Fulton Community Center
Family Dances: The 2nd Saturdays in October, November, January, February, March and April at the Fulton Community Center
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.
Northwest Passage, ou Labor Day Weekend residential Dance Camp.
Music Jams and Classes: Dance Tune Sessions, 2nd Thursdays, October thru May. 
Informal member-led music jam sessions, 1st & 3rd Mondays for Contra tunes, and 4th Wednesdays for English Country Dance tunes.
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 .