Calendar

Events in February 2023

  • Joyride 1st Wednesday contra dance with Rich Goss, caller

    Joyride 1st Wednesday contra dance with Rich Goss, caller


    Wed Feb 1, 2023

    Joyride first Wednesday contra dance with Rich Goss, caller.

    Please see the Joyride web site for event details (including printable flier) and covid protocols.

    https://joyride.erikweberg.com/

    3916 N Interstate Av
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    503-281-7352
  • SALEM Community Dance: The Pringle Creek Band with Gordy Euler [Portland]

    SALEM Community Dance: The Pringle Creek Band with Gordy Euler [Portland]


    Thu Feb 2, 2023

    The Salem Folklore Community continues their First Thursdays Community Dance series in 2023. They will hold their next dance on Thursday February 2, from 6:30 to 9:00 at the VFW Hall (630 Hood St. NE), with music by the Pringle Creek Band (Dennis Rothrock, Louise Rothrock, Shawn Morford, and Jeff Graham) and calling by Gordy Euler [Portland]. Masks are required and vaccinations recommended.  They hope to create a welcoming atmosphere for both new and experienced dancers, with circles, squares, and contras designed to foster success and fun for all.

    Admission is on a sliding scale, $5-10 per person.

    Newcomer session at 6 pm

    Dancing 6:30-9:00 pm

    For more info contact salemfolklore@gmail.com.

     

    Salem VFW Hall
    630 Hood Street NE
    Salem, Oregon 97301
  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Cynthia Stenger Calling with Heather Pinney, George Penk, and Erik Weberg

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Cynthia Stenger Calling with Heather Pinney, George Penk, and Erik Weberg


    Fri Feb 3, 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.

     Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

     Dancing starts at 7:30.  Show up early to check in.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  We waive the admission fee the first time you attend.  An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request.

    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor.

    No partner required

    Admission:  Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $7.00 - $15.00


    Caller:  Cynthia Stenger

    Band:  Heather Pinney, piano, George Penk, violin, Erik Weberg, flute


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

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

     Location: Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219

    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • 1st Saturday Contra Dance: The Stage Crew with Jesse Partridge (from Olympia) calling

    1st Saturday Contra Dance: The Stage Crew with Jesse Partridge (from Olympia) calling


    Sat Feb 4, 2023

    The Stage Crew are--Lori Shaffer, fiddle; Sue Songer, fiddle, piano; Lanny Martin, accordion, piano

    Jesse Partridge will use robins/larks role terms

    Newcomers' session at 7:00; dance from 7:30 - 10-30

    Admission: $6 - $20 sliding scale

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

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


    Thu Feb 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 Friday Night English Dance: David Macemon Calling with Lisa Scott, Erica Liebert, Betsy Branch, and Laura Kuhlman

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: David Macemon Calling with Lisa Scott, Erica Liebert, Betsy Branch, and Laura Kuhlman


    Fri Feb 10, 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.

     Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

     Dancing starts at 7:30.  Show up early to check in.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  We waive the admission fee the first time you attend.  An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request.

    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor.

    No partner required

    Admission:  Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $7.00 - $15.00


    Caller:  David Macemon

    Band:  Lisa Scott, piano, Erica Liebert, violin, Betsy Branch, violin, Laura Kuhlman, flute


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

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

     Location: Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219

    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Fiddle Hellions w/Noah Grunzweig

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Fiddle Hellions w/Noah Grunzweig


    Sat Feb 11, 2023

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! The Fiddle Hellions will play. The band includes Sue Songer (piano, fiddle), Betsy Branch (fiddle), and George Penk (fiddle). Noah Grunzweig will call using 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!
  • PCDC 2nd Sunday English Dance for Experienced Dancers: Fine Companions and Friends

    PCDC 2nd Sunday English Dance for Experienced Dancers: Fine Companions and Friends


    Sun Feb 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.

     Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

    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 Friday Night English Dance: Erik Weberg Calling with Richard Scher, Erica Liebert, Meg Tapley, and Jon Neff

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Erik Weberg Calling with Richard Scher, Erica Liebert, Meg Tapley, and Jon Neff


    Fri Feb 17, 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.

     Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

     Dancing starts at 7:30.  Show up early to check in.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  We waive the admission fee the first time you attend.  An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request.

    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor.

    No partner required

    Admission:  Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $7.00 - $15.00


    Caller: Erik Weberg

    Band:  Richard Scher, piano Erica Liebert, violin Meg Tapley, flute,  Jon Neff, bass


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

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

     Location: Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219

    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • Set to Music ECD with Laura Hatch calling to recorded music

    Set to Music ECD with Laura Hatch calling to recorded music


    Sat Feb 18, 2023

     

    After an interminable 2.5 year hiatus, Set to Music ECD is finally relaunching with a limited series of once-a-month dance parties!

    You are cordially invited to a delightful evening of exuberant and beautiful dances both new and old.
    Ages 13 through adult

    Admission:
    - $15 per dancer in advance, $20 at the door.
    - Family passes available; $60 in advance, $70 at the door
    Registration link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/settomusicenglishcountrydancing/844989

    Location:
    Kinton Grange
    19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
    Beaverton, OR 97007

    There's more information on this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2926109704357606

    Questions? Email Laura ( settomusicecd@gmail.com)

    19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
    Beaverton, Oregon 97007
    3rd Saturday Contra: Campaign for Reel Time w/Susan Michaels [Vashon Island]

    3rd Saturday Contra: Campaign for Reel Time w/Susan Michaels [Vashon Island]


    Sat Feb 18, 2023

    Mark your calendars now for the next Saturday night dance at Fulton Hall. The Campaign for Reel Time will play (Betsy Branch, fiddle; Mark Douglass, keyboard; Bill Tomczak, clarinet, saxophone, percussion) with Susan Michaels heading down from Vashon Island to call, 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!
  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Laura Hatch Calling with Fine Companions

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Laura Hatch Calling with Fine Companions


    Fri Feb 24, 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.

     Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

     Dancing starts at 7:30.  Show up early to check in.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  We waive the admission fee the first time you attend.  An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request.

    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor.

    No partner required

    Admission:  Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $7.00 - $15.00


    Caller: Laura Hatch

    Band: Fine Companions (Lisa Scott, piano, Betsy Branch, violin, Bill Tomczak, clarinet/saxophones, Erik Weberg, flute


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

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

     Location: Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219

    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: The Hat Band with Kelly Tabor

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: The Hat Band with Kelly Tabor


    Sat Feb 25, 2023

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! The Hat Band [Jon Neff, guitars; Syd Newell, fiddle) will plan for our dancing pleasure. Kelly Tabor will call using 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!