Calendar

Events in February 2023

  • 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 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 PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon Feb 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: 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 Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Feb 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.

    Online - contact organizer for access
  • 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!