Calendar

Events in January 2023

  • PCDC NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE: The Fiddle Hellions w/Susan Michaels

    PCDC NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE: The Fiddle Hellions w/Susan Michaels


    Sat Dec 31, 2022 Sun Jan 1, 2023

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! The Fiddle Hellions (Sue Songer, George Penk, Betsy Branch) will play; Susan Michaels will call using gender-neutral terms. All folks must be vaxxed, boosted, and masked. 
    If you have not been to a PCDC event this year, you can help expedite the entry process by filling out our contact tracing form!
    Special times for this event:
    7:30 pm Newcomers' session
    8:00 dance, to 12:15, with a sparkling cider toast at midnight
  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Cynthia Stenger calling with Lanny Martin, Erica Liebert, and Ron Dann

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Cynthia Stenger calling with Lanny Martin, Erica Liebert, and Ron Dann


    Fri Jan 6, 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: Lanny Martin, piano, Erica Liebert, violin, Ron Dann, clarinet


    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 Sunday English Dance for Experienced Dancers: Fine Companions and Friends

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


    Sun Jan 8, 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 English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon Jan 9, 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 Jan 9, 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
  • PCDC 2nd Thurs Tunes Teaching, alternating George Penk & Betsy Branch

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


    Thu Jan 12, 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 Laurie Andres, George Penk, and Laura Kuhlman

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: David Macemon Calling with Laurie Andres, George Penk, and Laura Kuhlman


    Fri Jan 13, 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:  Laurie Andres, piano/accordion. George Penk, 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
  • Set to Music ECD with Ric Goldman calling to recorded music

    Set to Music ECD with Ric Goldman calling to recorded music


    Sat Jan 14, 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: buytickets.at/settomusicenglishcountrydancing

    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
    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Chicken Feathers w/Janet Grove

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Chicken Feathers w/Janet Grove


    Sat Jan 14, 2023

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! Chicken Feathers will head down from Seattle for their Fulton debut. The band includes WB Reid (fiddle, guitar, banjos), Bonnie Zahnow (fiddle, guitar), and Laurie Andres (accordion, piano). Janet Grove will call using gender-neutral terms. All folks must be vaxxed, boosted, and masked. 
    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 Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Jan 17, 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 Friday Night English Dance: Erik Weberg Calling with Lisa Scott, Betsy Branch and Laura Kuhlman

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Erik Weberg Calling with Lisa Scott, Betsy Branch and Laura Kuhlman


    Fri Jan 20, 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: Lisa Scott, piano, 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
  • 3rd Saturday Contra: Countercurrent Plus [Olympia] with Laurel Thomas

    3rd Saturday Contra: Countercurrent Plus [Olympia] with Laurel Thomas


    Sat Jan 21, 2023

    Saturday night dancing at Fulton Hall continues! Countercurrent and friends ("Plus") will head down from Olympia to make music at Fulton. The band includes Alex Sturbaum (guitar, accordion, vocals) and Brian Lindsay (fiddle, banjo, foot percussion, vocals). Local favorite Laurel Thomas will call dances using gender-neutral terms. All folks must be vaxxed, boosted, and masked. 
    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: Ric Goldman Calling with Richard Scher, Erica Liebert, Meg Tapley, and Jon Neff

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


    Fri Jan 27, 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:  Ric Goldman

    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
  • Memorial Celebration for Rick Piel

    Memorial Celebration for Rick Piel


    Sat Jan 28, 2023

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Bandwidth with Isaac Banner [Seattle]

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Bandwidth with Isaac Banner [Seattle]


    Sat Jan 28, 2023

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! Bandwidth features Gordy Euler, Keith Moe, and Carl Thor. Caller Isaac Banner [Seattle] 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!