Calendar

Events in June 2024

  • 1st Saturday Contra: The Stage Crew w/ Laurel Thomas

    1st Saturday Contra: The Stage Crew w/ Laurel Thomas


    Sat Jun 1, 2024

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

    Calling (nongendered): Laurel Thomas

    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 1st Saturday Contra Dance is hosted by The Stage Crew.

    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180
  • Joyride 1st Wednesday contra dance w/ caller Koren Wake

    Joyride 1st Wednesday contra dance w/ caller Koren Wake


    Wed Jun 5, 2024

    Joyride first Wednesday contra dance with caller Koren Wake

    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: Loose Flagstone [Corvallis] w/Rich Goss

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Loose Flagstone [Corvallis] w/Rich Goss


    Sat Jun 8, 2024

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! Loose Flagstone (Jennifer Parke, Leslie Glassmire, Tracy Daugherty, and Marjorie Sandor) will head up from Corvallis to play for us. Rich Goss 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 Jun 9, 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 2nd Friday Hillsboro Contra: The Hat Band with Tarka Ayres

    PCDC 2nd Friday Hillsboro Contra: The Hat Band with Tarka Ayres


    Fri Jun 14, 2024

    WE'RE BACK!  Join us for the (re)opening of the Hillsboro Contra series.

    Newcomers' lesson at 7:00p.  Dancing 7:30p - 10:30p.

    Sliding scale admission $5 - $15, children under 12 free.

     

    (Upstairs)
    267 E Main St
    Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
    503-642-2341
  • 3rd Saturday Contra: Heather Pinney, George Penk, Jess Schafer w/ Shell Stowell [Newport]

    3rd Saturday Contra: Heather Pinney, George Penk, Jess Schafer w/ Shell Stowell [Newport]


    Sat Jun 15, 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; JShell Stowell will head up from Corvallis 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 4th Saturday Contra: Church for Dogs w/Jacqui Grennan [Los Angeles]

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Church for Dogs w/Jacqui Grennan [Los Angeles]


    Sat Jun 22, 2024

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! Please welcome Church for Dogs in their Fulton debut, playing for our dancing pleasure. Local musicians Cameron DeWhitt (claw hammer banjo), Kate Gregory (fiddle), and Jon Roberts (piano) bring extensive and varied musical backgrounds to the stage, and have played for contras elsewhere. Jacqui Grennan will visit from Los Angeles to call dances with 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 Annual Members' Picnic

    PCDC Annual Members' Picnic


    Sat Jun 29, 2024

    What: PCDC Annual Members' Picnic
    When: Saturday, June 29, 3:00-6:00
    Where: Fulton Park
    Bring: Potluck dish, a chair, your instrument, dance clothes to exchange, lawn game toys

    Join us for the annual PCDC Members' Picnic. PCDC will provide falafel, hummus, pita bread and drinks. Potluck dishes will round out the meal.

    We will have a musical jam session, English dance sampler, button making, games, and clothing exchange. This is a great event to get to know your fellow dancers and musicians off the dance floor.

    For questions, suggestions or offers to volunteer, contact Lindsey Grayzel.

    To participate in the clothing exchange, contact Libby Wentz.

    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180
    PCDC 5th Saturday Contra: Open Band w/George & Betsy and Open Mike w/TBD

    PCDC 5th Saturday Contra: Open Band w/George & Betsy and Open Mike w/TBD


    Sat Jun 29, 2024

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

    Local musicians Betsy Branch and George Penk will organize the music. Please contact them in advance so that you can learn about their musical plans.  A local TBD caller will lead the callers' Open Mike. You can contact them 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