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
PCDC is excited to announce a concert featuring Campaign for Reel Time (Betsy Branch/fiddle, Bill Tomczak/clarinet/saxaphone/drum, Mark Douglass/piano)
When: Saturday, December 11. Doors open at 7:15, show 8:00-9:00, building close 10:00 Where: Fulton Park Community Center Cost: $6-20 sliding scale - cash only
How do I sign up?
While we’d love to host every single member of our community, attendance will have to be much more limited than what we’re used to. All attendance will be determined by individual lottery. Please go to our sign-up form today. On December 2nd, we will pull names and notify everyone that definitely has a spot. We’ll also let the top ten people on the waitlist know as much.
This is indoors?
Yes! All four sets of doors will be wide open for the duration to maximize outside airflow and we’re limiting capacity so we can all maintain distance. See the PCDC Covid-19 information page more details.
What other precautions?
Please don’t attend if you feel ill or have recently been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. We encourage you to consider not attending if you are immune compromised, live with or care for those who are, or have unvaccinated household members.
What kind of mask should I wear?
There's a handy infographic on the PCDC Covid-19 information page. Please take a minute to review it. If you don’t have a good, properly fitted mask, that’s okay! We’ll give you one at the door.
Are vaccinations required?
YES! Vaccinations are the most effective way to keep our community safe and show each other that we care. Before entering, you will need to sign a waiver and share proof of vaccination. Boosters are recommend but not required.
If you’ve already done both of these things with PCDC, you’re good to go! If you haven’t done one or both of these, you may do so at the door or avoid the bottleneck by starting the process online.
We’ll send more information to attendees closer to the date and are looking forward to December!
~ From you friends at the PCDC Portland Contra Committee
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 email@example.com.