Calendar

Events in February 2022

  • Pizza Jam

    Pizza Jam


    Tue Feb 1, 2022

    Come on by and make some music!

    Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

    Vaccinated folks only, please

    Contact Rick Piel to find out where the next session is, which music books to bring and get on the announcement list.

    See you there!

    For more info, check out the Tunes, Jams, & Classes page.

    Disclaimer: Pizza Jam sessions are not actual PCDC events, but are informal gatherings run by members of the community.

    Contact Rick Piel for location info
  • Joyride 1st Wednesday concert

    Joyride 1st Wednesday concert


    Wed Feb 2, 2022

    Get the latest details on the Joyride web site, the Joyride Facebook page or our printable flyer.


    Joyride presents a concert of dance music

    We miss our lovely dancers and we miss playing music for people who enjoy hearing it. We’ll get back to dancing on First Wednesdays at some point, but for now this is what we can offer.

    When: February 2, 2022 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Polish Hall in Portland. 3832 N. Interstate Av.  The hall is 1-1/2 blocks North of Kaiser Medical Center and across the street from the Palms Motel (bright 50’s neon…).  Take MAX: Yellow line.  Exit at the Overlook Park station; walk 1 block North.

    Admission: No charge, although we will gladly accept donations. Our expenses consist of sound system and operator, hall rental, and insurance.
    Donations: We will have a donation bucket at the concert. Once your spot at the concert is confirmed, Sue Songer will provide Paypal / Venmo information for those who prefer that.

    Attendance:

    For Covid safety reasons, we will need to cap attendance and we’ll implement an initial first-come model followed by a lottery. The first 30 respondents will be confirmed to attend. After that, there will be a lottery to determine who can be admitted.
    You will receive an email with information about your attendance status and a reminder of Covid protocols.

    When and how to register:

    Registration opens at 7:30p on January 10, 2022. It will close on Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and the lottery will commence if it is necessary.

    Your “registration” consists of an email to the Joyride email account (joyridecontra@gmail.com) indicating your intent to attend. (Please register for yourself and your immediate family only rather than registering a large group of friends. We want to do this as fairly as possible. If you want to register with people outside your family but in your Covid “pod”, keep that to just two or three people, please.)

    Be sure to see our printable flyer for the current Covid Protocols at this event.

    ~ the Joyriders

    3832 N. Interstate Av
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    503-281-7352
  • Pizza Jam

    Pizza Jam


    Tue Feb 8, 2022

    Come on by and make some music!

    Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

    Vaccinated folks only, please

    Contact Rick Piel to find out where the next session is, which music books to bring and get on the announcement list.

    See you there!

    For more info, check out the Tunes, Jams, & Classes page.

    Disclaimer: Pizza Jam sessions are not actual PCDC events, but are informal gatherings run by members of the community.

    Contact Rick Piel for location info
  • PCDC Northwest Passage Committee Meeting

    PCDC Northwest Passage Committee Meeting


    Thu Feb 10, 2022

    The Northwest Passage Dance Camp Commitee meets (usually) on the 2nd Tuesday of the month to organize PCDC's Northwest Passage Dance Camp held over the Labor Day weekend.

    Meeting locations vary.  Meetings are open to all PCDC members.  If interested in attending or volunteering to help out, email nwp-chair@portlandcountrydance.org.

    For more information about the camp, see our website at https://www.nwpdancecamp.org.

    Online - contact organizer for access
    PCDC Tune Sessions

    PCDC Tune Sessions


    Thu Feb 10, 2022

    Learn contra dance tunes and participate at  PCDC 5th Saturday open band contra dances.

    Do you play a melody instrument and want to learn some of those tunes you’ve been dancing to?  The Second Thursday PCDC Dance Tunes Sessions are for you.  Tunes are taught by ear in true folk music style, by local musicians who are masters of contra dance music and are great teachers.  All instruments and all levels are welcome!

    Check out our website for more details and recordings of past tunes.

    Meetings are in SW Portland.  Got questions or want to be on the email list for reminders?  Email Sharon

     

     

  • Cleaning "Party" for Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall

    Cleaning "Party" for Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall


    Sat Feb 12, 2022

    Please join us Saturday, Feb 12, 10a for a cleaning "party" at the Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall (8936 SW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97219) where we normally hold Friday evening English Country Dances and other activities. We can help the owners make sure the hall is in the best condition for re-opening and dancing again.

    Here's the note from the owners:

    "...It's been a long haul getting through the Covid 19 Bug. We have a few of our groups that have returned to dancing at CHCC. It's also been quite a while since we all got together and gave the insides a good cleaning. Lots of cobwebs and dust have accumulated over the past few years, so we will be having a cleaning party this Saturday, Feb 12, beginning at 10:00am. Many hands make for lite work, so come and join us to freshen up the hall for all of us. If your group has yet to return to dancing, this will be an opportunity to see your dance friends and say hello - invite all your members. Hey, it might even encourage them to get back to dancing. Woo Hoo !!! While we have some cleaning supplies, you may wish to bring some too. Of course, we will all be wearing our face masks. We hope to see you there.
    Randy Lewis
    President - CHCC"
    NOTE: This is community outreach and not an official PCDC event.
    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon Feb 14, 2022

    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 Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Feb 15, 2022

    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
    Pizza Jam

    Pizza Jam


    Tue Feb 15, 2022

    Come on by and make some music!

    Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

    Vaccinated folks only, please

    Contact Rick Piel to find out where the next session is, which music books to bring and get on the announcement list.

    See you there!

    For more info, check out the Tunes, Jams, & Classes page.

    Disclaimer: Pizza Jam sessions are not actual PCDC events, but are informal gatherings run by members of the community.

    Contact Rick Piel for location info
  • Pizza Jam

    Pizza Jam


    Tue Feb 22, 2022

    Come on by and make some music!

    Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.

    Vaccinated folks only, please

    Contact Rick Piel to find out where the next session is, which music books to bring and get on the announcement list.

    See you there!

    For more info, check out the Tunes, Jams, & Classes page.

    Disclaimer: Pizza Jam sessions are not actual PCDC events, but are informal gatherings run by members of the community.

    Contact Rick Piel for location info
  • English Country Ball - preregistration required (not a PCDC event)

    English Country Ball - preregistration required (not a PCDC event)


    Sat Feb 26, 2022

    Event website: http://portlandenglishcountryball.com

    Time:  7:30pm - 10:45pm.

    Maximum Attendance:  50 dancers, registration required

    Cost: Suggested contribution is $15-$30 per person.

    Caller: Laura Hatch

    Band: Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Lisa Scott, Bill Tomczak, and Erik Weberg)

    Covid Restrictions:  Vaccination, mask, and signed waiver required

    NOTE: Not a PCDC event.

    St Barnabas Episcopal Church
    2201 SW Vermont St
    Portland, Oregon 97219