Calendar

Events in May 2022

  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Erik Weberg with Heather Pinney, George Penk, Bill Tomczak, Laura Kuhlman

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Erik Weberg with Heather Pinney, George Penk, Bill Tomczak, Laura Kuhlman


    Fri May 6, 2022

     

    Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

    Dancing starts at 7:30.  Show up early to check in.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  We waive the admission fee the first time you attend.  An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request.

    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor.

    No partner required

    Admission:  Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $7.00 - $15.00


    Caller: Erik Weberg

    Band: Heather Pinney/piano, George Penk/violin, Bill Tomczak/sax, Laura Kuhlman/flute


    For more information about English Dance, please see: https://portlandcountrydance.org/english-country-dance/ 

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

    Location: Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219

    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon May 9, 2022

    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 English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon May 9, 2022

    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 English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon May 9, 2022

    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 9, 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
  • 2nd Thursday Tunes Teaching Session

    2nd Thursday Tunes Teaching Session


    Thu May 12, 2022

    Learn contra dance tunes by ear!

    If 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 might be for you!  Tunes are taught by ear in true folk music style, by local musicians who are great teachers and are masters of contra dance music.  The focus is on developing a common repertoire so we can play with other musicians at jam sessions, and at PCDC's 5th Saturday Open Band.  All instruments and all levels are welcome!

    Cost: $10 for PCDC members, $15 for non-members

    See our website Opens in new tab for more information and recordings of past tunes.

    Meetings alternate between homes in SW Portland and SE Portland.  A Zoom option is also available.  If you have questions or would like to be added to the distribution list, email Sharon

  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Ric Goldman with Carl Thor, Jon Neff, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Ric Goldman with Carl Thor, Jon Neff, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg


    Fri May 13, 2022

     

    Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

    Dancing starts at 7:30.  Show up early to check in.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  We waive the admission fee the first time you attend.  An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request.

    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor.

    No partner required

    Admission:  Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $7.00 - $15.00


    Caller: Ric Goldman

    Band: Carl Thor/piano, Jon Neff/bass, Leslie Hirsch/violin, Eric Weberg/flute


    For more information about English Dance, please see: https://portlandcountrydance.org/english-country-dance/ 

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

    Location: Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219

    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Riff Raff with Woody Lane (pre-registration REQUESTED)

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Riff Raff with Woody Lane (pre-registration REQUESTED)


    Sat May 14, 2022

    Our Saturday night contra dance series at Fulton Hall continues on May 14!  The band Riff Raff will head down from Olympia to play for us. Lindon Tony and Jessie Partridge lead the band, joined by Dante Faulk and Eros Fault. This event will be a contra dance with Woody Lane calling using gender-neutral calling.

    All folks must be vaxxed, boosted, and masked.  Check our COVID-19 rules for attendees so you don't get turned away at the door.

    Preregistration no longer required, but if you have not been to a PCDC event in the past year, you can help us expedite the entry process by filling out our contact tracing online registration form!

    Note our new start time for 2022: 7 pm for newcomer/refresher lesson, 7:30 pm for dancing.
    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180
  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Laura Hatch with Musica Universalis

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Laura Hatch with Musica Universalis


    Fri May 20, 2022

     

    Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

    Dancing starts at 7:30.  Show up early to check in.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  We waive the admission fee the first time you attend.  An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request.

    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor.

    No partner required

    Admission:  Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $7.00 - $15.00


    Caller: Laura Hatch

    Band: Musica Universalis: Paul Beck/cymbalom, Elizabeth O’Connor/violin/vielle, Esther Saulle/viola da gamba/recorders, Laura Kuhlman/winds/bagpipes


    For more information about English Dance, please see: https://portlandcountrydance.org/english-country-dance/ 

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

    Location: Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219

    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219
  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Cynthia Stenger with Fine Companions

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Cynthia Stenger with Fine Companions


    Fri May 27, 2022

     

    Per PCDC Guidelines: For everyone's safety and comfort all must be vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), sign a waiver and provide contact information. Well fitting masks are required for all, except the caller and musicians when they are on the stage.
    Please click here for the PCDC COVID Safety guidelines for the English Dance.

    Dancing starts at 7:30.  Show up early to check in.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  We waive the admission fee the first time you attend.  An introductory session is available at 7:15 upon request.

    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Only clean soled shoes permitted on the dance floor.

    No partner required

    Admission:  Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $7.00 - $15.00


    Caller: Cynthia Stenger

    Band: Fine Companions: Lisa Scott/piano, Erik Weberg/flute, Bill Tomczak/sax


    For more information about English Dance, please see: https://portlandcountrydance.org/english-country-dance/ 

    Questions?  Email our English Dance Committee Chairperson

    Location: Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219

    Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall
    8936 SW 17th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97219