Calendar

Events in May 2024

  • Joyride 1st Wednesday contra dance w/ caller Lindsey Dono

    Joyride 1st Wednesday contra dance w/ caller Lindsey Dono


    Wed May 1, 2024

    Joyride first Wednesday contra dance with caller Lindsey Dono

    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
  • 1st Saturday Contra: The Stage Crew w/ Rich Goss

    1st Saturday Contra: The Stage Crew w/ Rich Goss


    Sat May 4, 2024

    Music by The Stage Crew: Lori Shaffer, fiddle; Sue Songer, fiddle and piano; Lanny Martin, accordion and piano

    Calling (nongendered): Rich Goss

    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.

    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180
  • PCDC FREE Community Jam Session

    PCDC FREE Community Jam Session


    Thu May 9, 2024

    Leader: TBA

    Time: 7-9pm

    Location: TBA (email sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com)

    No cost to participants! All instruments, all levels welcome!

    Once per quarter we'll gather for a community jam session.  Tunes will be played by ear from the common contra dance repertoire.  For recordings of tunes taught at past 2nd Thursday Tune Teaching sessions, see:

    PCDC Sessions (google.com)

    If you are interested in learning more tunes by ear, the Contra Tune Teaching Sessions are FREE and meet the 2nd Thursday of the month.  Tunes are taught 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 Saturday Open Band and at community jam sessions. The repeated monthly schedule through Spring is:

    ||: George | Betsy | jam :||

    For more information and to get on the email announcement list:

    sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Euphemists w/Gordy Euler

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Euphemists w/Gordy Euler


    Sat May 11, 2024

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! The Euphemists (Dave Goldman, Alan Snyder, Kaye Blesener, Greg Martin, and Stephanie Shea) will make music for us. Gordy Euler will call 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
  • Contra Remix: Gender-free Queer-friendly DJ'd contra dancing

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


    Sun May 12, 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
  • PCDC Northwest Passage Committee Meeting

    PCDC Northwest Passage Committee Meeting


    Mon May 13, 2024

    The Northwest Passage Committee meets from time to time to plan and organize the Northwest Passage Dance Camp over Labor Day weekend.

    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 chair@nwpdancecamp.org.  For more information on camp, see our website at http://nwpdancecamp.org.

    Contact organizer
    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon May 13, 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 PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon May 13, 2024

    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.

    Contact organizer
  • 3rd Saturday Contra: Nimbus (Countercurrent with Cedar Stanistreet) [Olympia] w/ Michael Karcher [PA]

    3rd Saturday Contra: Nimbus (Countercurrent with Cedar Stanistreet) [Olympia] w/ Michael Karcher [PA]


    Sat May 18, 2024

    Saturday night dancing at Fulton Hall continues! Nimbus (Countercurrent with Cedar Stanistreet) 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). Michael Karcher will visit to call 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 3rd Monday Free Contra Slow Jam

    PCDC 3rd Monday Free Contra Slow Jam


    Mon May 20, 2024

     

    PCDC sponsors a contra slow jam on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 7-9 PM in the community room at McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211.

    The events are free and open to all acoustic musicians, whether you play by dots or by ear.

    The contra jam plays tunes from the Portland Collection and the waltz books edited by Bill Matthiesen.

    If you don’t have the books, we’re happy to share. Come make music with us!!

    Questions:  Email Kathy Story, PCDC President

     

    McMenamins Kennedy School
    5736 NE 33rd Ave
    Portland, Oregon 97211
  • PCDC Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue May 21, 2024

    The PCDC Board typically meets 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
  • NO 4th Saturday Contra: Go to NW Folklife in Seattle instead!

    NO 4th Saturday Contra: Go to NW Folklife in Seattle instead!


    Sat May 25, 2024

    Many dancers will attend the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle for Memorial Day Weekend. Join us!
    NO DANCE AT FULTON ON THIS DATE!
    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180