Calendar

Events in January 2024

  • Joyride 1st Wednesday Contra w/ caller Susan Petrick

    Joyride 1st Wednesday Contra w/ caller Susan Petrick


    Wed Jan 3, 2024

    Joyride 1st Wednesday contra dance with caller Susan Petrick

    Info and printable flier at the Joyride web site:

    https://joyride.erikweberg.com/

    Polish Hall
    (Portland Polonia)
    3832 N Interstate Av
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    503-281-7352
  • SALEM Community Dance: Tim Crosby, Kathy Crosby, Shawn Morford w/Jana Rygas

    SALEM Community Dance: Tim Crosby, Kathy Crosby, Shawn Morford w/Jana Rygas


    Thu Jan 4, 2024

    The Salem Folklore Community continues their First Thursdays Community Dance series in 2023. They will hold their next dance from 6:30 to 9:00 at the VFW Hall (630 Hood St. NE).  Masks and vaccinations recommended, but not required.  They hope to create a welcoming atmosphere for both new and experienced dancers, with circles, squares, and contras designed to foster success and fun for all.

    Music: Tim Crosby on fiddle, Kathy Crosby on bass, Shawn Morford on piano. Calling: Jana Rygas

    Admission is on a sliding scale, $5-10 per person, cash only at the door.

    Newcomer session at 6 pm

    Dancing 6:30-9:00 pm

    For more info contact salemfolklore@gmail.com.

     

    Salem VFW Hall
    630 Hood Street NE
    Salem, Oregon 97301
  • 1st Saturday Contra: The Stage Crew w/ Shell Stowell calling

    1st Saturday Contra: The Stage Crew w/ Shell Stowell calling


    Sat Jan 6, 2024

    The Stage Crew is: Lori Shaffer, fiddle/Sue Songer, fiddle and piano/Lanny Martin, accordion and piano

    Shell Stowell (from Corvallis) will use non-gendered role terms

    Newcomers'session at 7:00; dance from 7:30 - 10:30

    Admission: $6 - $25 sliding scale

    Masks are optional. Proof of Covid vaccine is no longer required.

    All are welcome! No partner or experience needed.

    (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 Jan 7, 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 PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon Jan 8, 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.

    Online - contact organizer for access
  • PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by Betsy Branch

    PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by Betsy Branch


    Thu Jan 11, 2024

    Teacher: Betsy Branch 

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

    Location: Private residence in SE 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
  • Dance CANCELLED due to snow

    Dance CANCELLED due to snow


    Sat Jan 13, 2024

    (PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Chicken Feathers [Seattle] w/Ric Goldman)

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! Chicken Feathers (Laurie Andres, Bonnie Zahnow, & W.B. Reid) will head down from Seattle to make music for us. Ric Goldman 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
  • PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon Jan 15, 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 Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Jan 16, 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
  • 3rd Saturday Contra: Campaign for Reel Time w/Susan Michaels

    3rd Saturday Contra: Campaign for Reel Time w/Susan Michaels


    Sat Jan 20, 2024

    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) will make wonderful music. Susan Michaels will call, 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 4th Saturday Contra: Northwest Stomp w/Laurel Thomas

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Northwest Stomp w/Laurel Thomas


    Sat Jan 27, 2024

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! The local musicians in Northwest Stomp (Thom Dudley, Eddie Butler, Katie Jane Lubiens, Nila Gardner, and Rob Ripley) will make music for our dancing pleasure.  Local caller Laurel Thomas 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