Calendar

Events in March 2023

  • PCDC 2nd Thurs Tunes Teaching, alternating George Penk & Betsy Branch

    PCDC 2nd Thurs Tunes Teaching, alternating George Penk & Betsy Branch


    Thu Mar 9, 2023

    7-9pm

    Odd months: George Penk teaching, in SW Portland

    Even months: Betsy Branch teaching, in SE Portland

    $10 PCDC members, $15 non-members

    Tunes are taught by ear.  We welcome all melody instruments and any level of musicianship!  For more information, see our website: PCDC Sessions (google.com).  To receive monthly announcements or for location details, email sharonjeanallen(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  • PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Portland Megaband with Laurel Thomas, Rich Goss, William Watson - OAKS PARK DANCE PAVILION

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Portland Megaband with Laurel Thomas, Rich Goss, William Watson - OAKS PARK DANCE PAVILION


    Sat Mar 11, 2023

    For the first time since 2019, The Portland Megaband will play for a dance in Portland! This band typically includes over 70 musicians. Three of our local callers (Laurel Thomas, Rich Goss, and William Watson) will call using gender-neutral terms. All folks must be vaxxed, boosted, and masked. 
    Music: The Portland Megaband--a contra dance orchestra of 60+ musicians
    Callers: Laurel Thomas, Rich Goss, William Watson
    Venue: The historic Oaks Park Dance Pavilion with a beautiful wood floor, excellent ventilation, and good acoustics
    Dance: 7:30 - 10:45; Newcomers' session at 7:00.  Some dancers head to a pub for "afters" -- all are welcome!
    Admission: Sliding scale: $15-30 per person, cash or check, or register online now.
    Parking: Available on-site for $5 per car ($3 after 5:30p) . Parking fees are per day and are only payable onsite or online. Only cards are accepted for payment of parking fees.
    If you have not been to a PCDC event since 2020, you can help expedite the entry process by filling out our Covid contact tracing form!
    7805 SE Oaks Park Way
    Portland, Oregon 97202
    503-206-4284
  • (MASKS OPTIONAL) PCDC 2nd Sunday English Dance for experienced dancers: Fine Companions and friends

    (MASKS OPTIONAL) PCDC 2nd Sunday English Dance for experienced dancers: Fine Companions and friends


    Sun Mar 12, 2023

    If you test positive for COVID after attending a PCDC event, please email igotcovid@portlandcountrydance.org to tell us when you tested positive, what event you attended, and any symptoms you might want to mention.  We will never reveal your identity.

    This is a mask optional event.  Vaccinations and boosters are not required, but encouraged.

    The 2nd Sunday English Dance for Experienced Dancers is an opportunity to dance to the music of Fine Companions (and Friends).

    The dances will be a balance of familiar dances and unfamiliar dances.

    The callers will encourage dancers to incorporate style points such as quality of movement, timing, transitions and dancing with the music.

    We ask that dancers be comfortable dancing standard English Dance figures including:
    - Heys in various orientations
    - Regular and Double figure eights
    - Triple minor progressions
    - Dancing with couples outside of your group of 4
    - Straight and draw poussettes.

    If you are not familiar with these figures we recommend that you attend the PCDC Friday Night English Dance to become comfortable with these figures before attending the 2nd Sunday English Dance for Experienced Dancers. (Note: No street shoes permitted beyond the entrance of the Renaissance School )

    For more information about English Dance, please see: https://portlandcountrydance.org/english-country-dance/ 

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

    Admission: Sliding Scale $10 - $15.

    Location: A Renaissance School of Arts and Science Ballroom
    234 S Bancroft St
    Portland, OR 97239

  • PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon Mar 13, 2023

    The English Country Dance Committee meetings are held in odd months, on-line, from 7:00 – 9:00.

    Meetings are open to all PCDC members.  If interested in attending and/ or volunteering, please email ecd-chair@portlandcountrydance.org

    Online - contact organizer for access
    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon Mar 13, 2023

    The Portland Contra Committee meets (usually) on 2nd Monday's to support the needs of Contra dance events and dancers.

    Meeting locations vary and may be online.  Meetings are open to all PCDC members.  If interested in attending, volunteering, or would like a Zoom link, please email contra-chair@portlandcountrydance.org.

    Online - contact organizer for access
  • 3rd Saturday Contra: Heather Pinney, George Penk, and Jesse Schafer with Isaac Banner [Seattle]

    3rd Saturday Contra: Heather Pinney, George Penk, and Jesse Schafer with Isaac Banner [Seattle]


    Sat Mar 18, 2023

    Mark your calendars now for the next Saturday night dance at Fulton Hall. Heather Pinney (piano, fiddle), George Penk (fiddle) and Jesse Shafer (cello) will play; Isaac Banner will head down from Seattle to call the dances using gender-neutral terms.
    Price: Sliding scale: $6-20 per person, cash or check.
    7:00 pm newcomer/refresher lesson
    7:30 pm dancing starts
    10:30 dancing ends
    Some dancers head to a pub for "afters" -- all are welcome!
    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180
  • PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: The Campaign for Reel Time with Gordy Euler

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: The Campaign for Reel Time with Gordy Euler


    Sat Mar 25, 2023

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! The Campaign for Reel Time features Betsy Branch (fiddle), Mark Douglass (piano), and Bill Tomczak (clarinet, saxophone, percussion). Caller Gordy Euler will use gender-neutral terms. All folks must be vaxxed, boosted, and masked. 
    Price: Sliding scale: $6-20 per person, cash or check.
    If you have not been to a PCDC event since 2020, you can help expedite the entry process by filling out our contact tracing form!
    7:00 pm newcomer/refresher lesson
    7:30 pm dancing starts
    10:30 dancing ends
    Some dancers head to a pub for "afters" -- all are welcome!
    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180