Calendar

Events in March 2024

  • 1st Saturday Contra: Pleasantly Frantic w/Kelly Tabor

    1st Saturday Contra: Pleasantly Frantic w/Kelly Tabor


    Sat Mar 2, 2024

    Music by Pleasantly Frantic: Erica Liebert, fiddle; Ben Blechman, fiddle; Meg Tapley, flute; JP Douglas, piano; Landon Kuhn, bass

    Calling (nongendered): Kelly Tabor

    Admission: $15 per person allow us to meet our fixed expenses and pay musicians and callers adequately. Sliding scale, $6 - $20+

    Newcomers session:7:00 pm; Dance starts at 7:30.

    All are welcome! No partner or experience is necessary.

    The First Saturday Contra Dance is hosted by The Stage Crew (band).

    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180
  • Contra Remix: Gender-free Queer-friendly DJ'd contra dancing

    Contra Remix: Gender-free Queer-friendly DJ'd contra dancing


    Sun Mar 3, 2024

    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

    Location: Norse Hall, upstairs - 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland

    Covid policy: Masks required

    More details at ContraRemix.com 

    111 NE 11th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97232
    503-972-3329
  • Joyride 1st Wednesday Contra w/ caller Eric Curl

    Joyride 1st Wednesday Contra w/ caller Eric Curl


    Wed Mar 6, 2024

    Joyride first Wednesday contra dance with caller Eric Curl

    Please see the Joyride web site for details and printable PDF flier:

    https://joyride.erikweberg.com/

    Polish Hall
    (Portland Polonia)
    3832 N Interstate Av
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    503-281-7352
  • PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Portland Megaband w/ William, Rich, and Laurel

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Portland Megaband w/ William, Rich, and Laurel


    Sat Mar 9, 2024

    The Portland Megaband will return to the Smith Ballroom at Portland State University
    to play for its annual Portland Country Dance Community benefit dance! This event will
    be the band’s only performance in 2024.
    Music: The Portland Megaband—a contra dance orchestra of 75+ musicians playing with
    precision and enthusiasm
    Callers: William Watson, Rich Goss, and Laurel Thomas (gender-neutral role terms)
    Venue: Smith Memorial Ballroom, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201
    Dance: 7:150 - 10:30; Newcomers' session at 6:45.  All are welcome!
    Covid protocols: Masks and vaccinations optional,  but recommended,  in keeping with PCDC Contra dance practices.
    Admission: Sliding scale: $15-40 per person ($30 suggested), cash, check, or online registration (beginning February 1st).
    Register and pay online to guarantee admission!
    Proceeds from this event support grants for PCDC callers, musicians, and dancers who
    wish to attend workshops to enhance their skills.
    Portland State University
    1825 SW Broadway
    Portland, Oregon 97201
    800-547-8887
  • Portland Roadhouse Contra Dance: 5 bands, 5 callers (all nongendered terms)

    Portland Roadhouse Contra Dance: 5 bands, 5 callers (all nongendered terms)


    Sun Mar 10, 2024

    There will be no potluck meal as part of the dance.  We're following the PCDC Covid policies for the dance.

    For more information, check out the Portland Roadhouse, Cascade Promenade, and Northwest Folklife Festival websites or our Facebook page.

    Milwaukie Community Club
    10666 SE 42nd Ave
    Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
  • PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon Mar 11, 2024

    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

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk

    PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk


    Thu Mar 14, 2024

    Teacher: George Penk

    Time: 7-9pm (arrive in time to be tuned and ready to learn at 7:00)

    Location: Private residence in SW Portland (email sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com for the address)

    Contra dance tunes taught by ear.  All melody instruments, all levels welcome!  No cost to participants!

    We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to learn tunes by George Penk or Betsy Branch, alternating between SW and SE Portland.  The focus is on developing a common repertoire to play by ear at 5th Sat. Open Band and at community jam sessions. Repeated monthly schedule through Spring:

    ||: George | Betsy | jam :||

    For location details and to get on the email announcement list:

    sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com

    For more info and an archive of tunes:

    PCDC Sessions (google.com)

    Contact organizer
  • 3rd Saturday Contra: Heather Pinney, George Penk, Jess Schafer w/ Jesse Partridge

    3rd Saturday Contra: Heather Pinney, George Penk, Jess Schafer w/ Jesse Partridge


    Sat Mar 16, 2024

    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; Jesse Partridge will head down from Olympia to call the dances using gender-neutral terms.

    Covid precautions are suspended indefinitely!  We will continue to monitor potential exposures at PCDC events and adjust policies as needed. Refer to the PCDC Covid policy for details.

    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 Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Mar 19, 2024

    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 email board-chair@portlandcountrydance.org

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Carl Thor, Lori Prime, Rich Goss, Jennifer Davidson w/Noah Grunzweig

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Carl Thor, Lori Prime, Rich Goss, Jennifer Davidson w/Noah Grunzweig


    Sat Mar 23, 2024

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! A new band featuring Carl Thor, Lori Prime, Rich Goss, and Jennifer Davidson will play for our dancing pleasure.  Local caller Noah Grunzweig will use gender-neutral terms.

    Covid precautions are suspended indefinitely!  We will continue to monitor potential exposures at PCDC events and adjust policies as needed. Refer to the PCDC Covid policy for details.

    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 5th Saturday Contra: Open Band w/Sue Songer, Lanny Martin, Gordy Euler and Open Mike w/Rich Goss

    PCDC 5th Saturday Contra: Open Band w/Sue Songer, Lanny Martin, Gordy Euler and Open Mike w/Rich Goss


    Sat Mar 30, 2024

    Our Saturday night Open Mike Open Band dance at Fulton Hall.

    Local musicians Sue Songer, Lanny Martin, and Gordy Euler will organize the music. Please contact them in advance so that you can learn about their musical plans.  Rich Goss will lead the callers' Open Mike. You can contact him in advance or show up and sign up for a calling slot.

    Covid precautions are suspended indefinitely!  We will continue to monitor potential exposures at PCDC events and adjust policies as needed. Refer to the PCDC Covid policy for details.

    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