Calendar

Events in February 2024

  • (Mask required) PCDC Friday English Dance: David Macemon w/ Erik Weberg, George Penk, Heather Pinney

    (Mask required) PCDC Friday English Dance: David Macemon w/ Erik Weberg, George Penk, Heather Pinney


    Fri Feb 2, 2024

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance

     

    Mask Required for this week

    Per PCDC Guidelines: Vaccinations/boosters are no longer being verified and new attendees no longer have to compete a waiver.

    Dancing starts at 7:30. 

    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 - $20.00

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

    If you test positive for COVID after attending a PCDC event, please email igotcovid@portlandcountrydance.org to tell us when you tested positive, what event you attended, and any symptoms you might want to mention.  We will never reveal your identity.

    Questions?  Email  ecd-chair@portlandcountrydance.org

     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
  • 1st Saturday Contra:The Hat Band w/ Eric Curl

    1st Saturday Contra:The Hat Band w/ Eric Curl


    Sat Feb 3, 2024

    The Hat Band is: Syd Newell, fiddle; Meg Tapley, flute; Jon Neff, guitar

    Eric Curl 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
  • Joyride 1st Wednesday Contra w/ caller Kelly Tabor

    Joyride 1st Wednesday Contra w/ caller Kelly Tabor


    Wed Feb 7, 2024

    Joyride first Wednesday contra dance with caller Kelly Tabor

    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 FREE Community Jam Session

    PCDC FREE Community Jam Session


    Thu Feb 8, 2024

    Leader: TBA

    Time: 7-9pm

    Location: TBA (email sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com)

    No cost to participants! All instruments, all levels welcome!

    Once per quarter we'll gather for a community jam session.  Tunes will be played by ear from the common contra dance repertoire.  For recordings of tunes taught at past 2nd Thursday Tune Teaching sessions, see:

    PCDC Sessions (google.com)

    If you are interested in learning more tunes by ear, the Contra Tune Teaching Sessions are FREE and meet the 2nd Thursday of the month.  Tunes are taught 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 Saturday Open Band and at community jam sessions. The repeated monthly schedule through Spring is:

    ||: George | Betsy | jam :||

    For more information and to get on the email announcement list:

    sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com

    Contact organizer
  • (Mask optional) PCDC FREE Friday English Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg, Bill Tomczak, Lisa Scott)

    (Mask optional) PCDC FREE Friday English Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg, Bill Tomczak, Lisa Scott)


    Fri Feb 9, 2024

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance

    To celebrate his almost birthday, Ric Goldman is sponsoring the February night dance and welcomes everyone to come dance for free. We’ll have fun dances, great music, and a morris dance demo from the Bridgetown Morris Men at the break.

    Per PCDC Guidelines: Vaccinations/boosters are no longer being verified and new attendees no longer have to compete a waiver.

    Dancing starts at 7:30. 

    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 - $20.00

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

    If you test positive for COVID after attending a PCDC event, please email igotcovid@portlandcountrydance.org to tell us when you tested positive, what event you attended, and any symptoms you might want to mention.  We will never reveal your identity.

    Questions?  Email  ecd-chair@portlandcountrydance.org

     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
  • (CHANGED TIME) PCDC 2nd Sunday Experienced English Dance: Fine Companions and friends

    (CHANGED TIME) PCDC 2nd Sunday Experienced English Dance: Fine Companions and friends


    Sun Feb 11, 2024

    February Dance 3:30 - 5:30

    (Mask Optional) PCDC 2nd Sunday English Dance for experienced dancers: Fine Companions and friends

    This is a mask optional event.  Vaccinations and boosters are not required, but encouraged.

    The 2nd Sunday English Dance for Experienced Dancers is an opportunity to dance to the music of Fine Companions (and Friends).

    The dances will be a balance of familiar dances and unfamiliar dances.

    The callers will encourage dancers to incorporate style points such as quality of movement, timing, transitions and dancing with the music.

    We ask that dancers be comfortable dancing standard English Dance figures including:
    - Heys in various orientations
    - Regular and Double figure eights
    - Triple minor progressions
    - Dancing with couples outside of your group of 4
    - Straight and draw poussettes.

    If you are not familiar with these figures we recommend that you attend the PCDC Friday Night English Dance to become comfortable with these figures before attending the 2nd Sunday English Dance for Experienced Dancers. (Note: No street shoes permitted beyond the entrance of the Renaissance School )

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

    Questions?  Email our ecd-chair@portlandcountrydance.org

    Admission: Sliding Scale $10 - $20.

    If you test positive for COVID after attending a PCDC event, please email igotcovid@portlandcountrydance.org to tell us when you tested positive, what event you attended, and any symptoms you might want to mention.  We will never reveal your identity.

    Location: A Renaissance School of Arts and Science Ballroom
    234 S Bancroft St
    Portland, OR 97239

    CANCELED - Contra Remix

    CANCELED - Contra Remix


    Sun Feb 11, 2024

    February's Contra Remix is canceled

    111 NE 11th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97232
    503-972-3329
  • (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Cynthia Stenger w/ Bill Tomczak, Laura Kuhlman, Brooke Bubna, Mark Douglass

    (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Cynthia Stenger w/ Bill Tomczak, Laura Kuhlman, Brooke Bubna, Mark Douglass


    Fri Feb 16, 2024

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance

     

    Per PCDC Guidelines: Vaccinations/boosters are no longer being verified and new attendees no longer have to compete a waiver.

    Dancing starts at 7:30. 

    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 - $20.00

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

    If you test positive for COVID after attending a PCDC event, please email igotcovid@portlandcountrydance.org to tell us when you tested positive, what event you attended, and any symptoms you might want to mention.  We will never reveal your identity.

    Questions?  Email  ecd-chair@portlandcountrydance.org

     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
  • 3rd Saturday Contra: Mark Douglass, Bill Tomczak, Erica Liebert, and Landon Kuhn w/Rich Goss

    3rd Saturday Contra: Mark Douglass, Bill Tomczak, Erica Liebert, and Landon Kuhn w/Rich Goss


    Sat Feb 17, 2024

    Mark your calendars now for the next Saturday night dance at Fulton Hall. Mark Douglass, Bill Tomczak, Erica Liebert, and Landon Kuhn will make wonderful music. Rich Goss 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 Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Feb 20, 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
  • (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Erik Weberg w/ Bill Tomczak, Betsy Branch, Laura Kuhlman, Jenny Peterson

    (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Erik Weberg w/ Bill Tomczak, Betsy Branch, Laura Kuhlman, Jenny Peterson


    Fri Feb 23, 2024

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance

     

    Per PCDC Guidelines: Vaccinations/boosters are no longer being verified and new attendees no longer have to compete a waiver.

    Dancing starts at 7:30. 

    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 - $20.00

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

    If you test positive for COVID after attending a PCDC event, please email igotcovid@portlandcountrydance.org to tell us when you tested positive, what event you attended, and any symptoms you might want to mention.  We will never reveal your identity.

    Questions?  Email  ecd-chair@portlandcountrydance.org

     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 4th Saturday Contra: Coriolis w/Rich Goss

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Coriolis w/Rich Goss


    Sat Feb 24, 2024

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! The local musicians in Coriolis (Dave Hamlin, Victor Fiore, and Jon Neff) will make music for our dancing pleasure.  Local caller Rich Goss 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
  • PDCD Woodshed - Contra+English dance workshops

    PDCD Woodshed - Contra+English dance workshops


    Sun Feb 25, 2024

    Help us open the Woodshed - a community space for creativity

    Welcome!  Join us for our inaugural gathering.  We we need dancers and a musician(s) to help us try out some brand-new English and Contra dances and maybe some new tunes.  We'll also have slots for people who want to try out calling or playing with other musicians.  Let us know you're coming and how you'd like to participate (e.g. dancer, musician, caller, composer, etc) by emailing us at woodshed@pdc.fun

    If you are going to help out by playing an instrument for us, we can send you music ahead of time.  If you have a tune you want feed back on, send it to us and we'll share it with others.  

    Remember: this event is FREE and masks are optional. We need you, and there will be cake!!


    Just what IS the "Woodshed"

    It's a place where callers (or would-be callers) and musicians (or would-be musicians) try out new (or new-to-them) material.

    Callers present dances - typically English or contra - and ask the dancers for feedback on particular or general points. When not calling, they also dance. In addition to some experienced dance musicians, the band is open (best for players who can sight-read or learn by ear quickly and play up to dance tempo), but if you let us know you're coming we often can send you tunes in advance.

    PCDC and/or "angels" will cover the rental expense so everybody gets in free, although we welcome donations. This is a working session, and dance geeks enjoy it very much. There's a high proportion of discussion and experimenting to try things different ways.   This is a great opportunity to see works-in-progress, influence old and new dance (re)creations, or develop skills of your own in a safe supportive setting.


    Still have questions?  We'd love to hear them.  Please contact Ric Goldman or  Augie

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