Wed Mar 1, 2023
Joyride first Wednesday contra dance with Jean Gorrindo, caller.
Please see the Joyride web site for event details (including printable flier) and covid protocols
Thu Mar 2, 2023
The Salem Folklore Community continues their First Thursdays Community Dance series in 2023. They will hold their next dance on Thursday March 2, from 6:30 to 9:00 at the VFW Hall (630 Hood St. NE). George Penk, Heather Pinney, and friends will play music for the evening. Jana Rygas will call the dances using gender-neutral terms. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat Mar 4, 2023
Coriolis is: Victor Fiore, fiddle; Dave Hamlin, mandolin; Jon Neff, guitar
Isaac Banner will use robins/larks role terms
Newcomers' session at 7:00; dance from 7:30 - 10-30
Admission: $6 - $20 sliding scale
All are welcome! No partner or experience needed.
Sun Mar 5, 2023
Contra Remix is back, with caller and DJ Noah Grunzweig.
This is a queer loving space that supports the expression, exploration, and rejection of gender & sex identities. The terms used to identify partnered positioning in our dance are Larks and Robins.
Community welcome and newcomers' lesson at 6:30; dance 7-10
Admission: $6-$20 sliding scale
New Location! Norse Hall, upstairs - 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland
More details at www.ContraRemix.com
Thu Mar 9, 2023
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.
Sat Mar 11, 2023
Sun Mar 12, 2023
1:00 -2:05: Campaign for Reel Time with Shell Stowell
2:15 - 3:20: Contra Quartet with Gordy Euler
3:30 - 4:35: Joyride with Mike Richardson and Victoria Fox
Milwaukie Community Club: 10666 SE 42nd Ave, Milwaukie
Admission: $6 - $20 sliding scale, a benefit for Northwest Folklife
Sun Mar 12, 2023
If you test positive for COVID after attending a PCDC event, please email email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat Mar 18, 2023
Tue Mar 21, 2023
The PCDC Board meets (usually) on the 3rd Tuesday of the month to address tactical and strategic issues facing the organization.
Meeting locations vary. Meetings are open to all PCDC members. If interested in attending, contact us or email board at portlandcountrydance dot org.
Sat Mar 25, 2023