Calendar

Events in October 2022

  • 1st Saturday Contra: The Fiddle Hellions and Shell Stowell (from Corvallis)

    1st Saturday Contra: The Fiddle Hellions and Shell Stowell (from Corvallis)


    Sat Oct 1, 2022

    The Fiddle Hellions are Betsy Branch, fiddle; George Penk, fiddle; Sue Songer, piano. Shell Stowell will call using robins/larks role terms.

    Newcomer session at 7:00; dance from 7:30 - 10:30

    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180
  • English Ball Workshop Cynthia Stenger calling with Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott

    English Ball Workshop Cynthia Stenger calling with Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott


    Sun Oct 2, 2022

     

    This is 1 of three Sunday afternoon workshops where we'll be teaching and reviewing dances that are on the 2022 Portland English Country Ball program. You do not need to register for the Ball to attend these workshops, though we'd love to see you at the Ball. Information and registration information is available at the Ball website: https://portlandecdball.info/2022 

    The workshops will run from 3:00 - 5:00
    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Bring clean-soled dance shoes or socks to wear in the school and while dancing.

    Admission: Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $10.00 - $15.00

    Location:
    A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences
    234 S Bancoft St
    Portland, OR 97239

    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.

    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.

  • Joyride First Wednesday contra dance with Woody Lane, caller

    Joyride First Wednesday contra dance with Woody Lane, caller


    Wed Oct 5, 2022

    Please see the Joyride web site for details, PDF flier and covid protocols.

    https://joyride.erikweberg.com

     

    Polish Hall
    (Portland Polonia)
    3832 N Interstate Av
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    503-281-7352
  • SALEM Community Dance: The Pringle Creek Band w/Jana Rygas

    SALEM Community Dance: The Pringle Creek Band w/Jana Rygas


    Thu Oct 6, 2022

    The Salem Folklore Community is starting up a new First Thursdays Community Dance series this fall. The series kicks off with a dance on Thursday October 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 at the VFW Hall (630 Hood St. NE), with music by the Pringle Creek Band (Dennis Rothrock, Louise Rothrock, Shawn Morford, and Jeff Graham) and calling by Jana Rygas.  Masks will be required and vaccinations recommended.  We 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.  Future dances will be November 3 and December 1.  For more info contact salemfolklore@gmail.com.

    Salem VFW Hall
    630 Hood Street NE
    Salem, Oregon 97301
  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: David Macemon with Carl Thor, Erica Liebert, Ron Dann, Jon Neff

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: David Macemon with Carl Thor, Erica Liebert, Ron Dann, Jon Neff


    Fri Oct 7, 2022

     

    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.

     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: David Macemon

    Band: Carl Thor/piano, Erica Liebert/violin, Ron Dann/clarinet, Jon Neff/bass


    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
  • Playford-to-the-Present ECD Ball (Los Angeles)

    Playford-to-the-Present ECD Ball (Los Angeles)


    Sat Oct 8, 2022

    Set to Music ECD with Laura Hatch calling to recorded music

    Set to Music ECD with Laura Hatch calling to recorded music


    Sat Oct 8, 2022

     

    After an interminable 2.5 year hiatus, Set to Music ECD is finally relaunching with a limited series of once-a-month dance parties!

    You are cordially invited to a delightful evening of exuberant and beautiful dances both new and old.
    Ages 13 through adult

    Admission:
    - $15 per dancer in advance, $20 at the door.
    - Family passes available; $60 in advance, $70 at the door
    Registration link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4elh9odab&oeidk=a07ejejdrlvad79e584

    Location:
    Kinton Grange
    19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
    Beaverton, OR 97007

    There's more information on this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2926109704357606 

    Questions? Email Laura ( settomusicecd@gmail.com)

    19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
    Beaverton, Oregon 97007
    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Carl Thor & Alan Snyder w/Janet Grove

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Carl Thor & Alan Snyder w/Janet Grove


    Sat Oct 8, 2022

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! Alan Snyder (fiddle) and Carl Thor (piano, mandolin, hammed dulcimer?) will play. Janet Grove (Camas, WA) will use gender-neutral terms. All folks must be vaxxed, boosted, and masked. 
    Event registration is no longer required, but if you have not been to a PCDC event this year, you can help expedite the entry process by filling out our contact tracing form!
    We have a 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
  • English Ball Workshop Ric Goldman calling with Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott

    English Ball Workshop Ric Goldman calling with Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott


    Sun Oct 9, 2022

     

    This is 1 of three Sunday afternoon workshops where we'll be teaching and reviewing dances that are on the 2022 Portland English Country Ball program. You do not need to register for the Ball to attend these workshops, though we'd love to see you at the Ball. Information and registration information is available at the Ball website: https://portlandecdball.info/2022 

    The workshops will run from 3:00 - 5:00
    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Bring clean-soled dance shoes or socks to wear in the school and while dancing.

    Admission: Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $10.00 - $15.00

    Location:
    A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences
    234 S Bancoft St
    Portland, OR 97239

    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.

    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.

  • PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon Oct 10, 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 Thurs Tunes Teaching with Betsy Branch

    2nd Thurs Tunes Teaching with Betsy Branch


    Thu Oct 13, 2022

    7-9pm

    Odd months: George Penk teaching, in SW Portland

    Even months: Betsy Branch teaching, in SE Portland

    $10 PCDC members, $15 non-members

    Tunes are taught by ear.  We welcome all melody instruments and any level of musicianship!  For more information, see our website: PCDC Sessions (google.com).  To receive monthly announcements or for location details, email sharonjeanallen(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Ric Goldman with Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Laura Kuhlman

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Ric Goldman with Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Laura Kuhlman


    Fri Oct 14, 2022

     

    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.

     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: Lisa Scott/piano, Leslie Hirsch/violin, 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
  • 3rd Saturday Contra: Betsy Branch and Nancy Conescu with Jesse Partridge [Olympia]

    3rd Saturday Contra: Betsy Branch and Nancy Conescu with Jesse Partridge [Olympia]


    Sat Oct 15, 2022

    Mark your calendars now for the next Saturday night dance at Fulton Hall. Betsy Branch (fiddle) and Nancy Conescu (guitar) will play music, Jesse Partridge [Olympia} will call, with gender-neutral terms.

    Newcomer introductory session at 7:00, dance from 7:30 to 10:00.

    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180
  • PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Cynthia Stenger with Carl Thor, Erica Liebert, Erik Weberg, Jon Neff

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance: Cynthia Stenger with Carl Thor, Erica Liebert, Erik Weberg, Jon Neff


    Fri Oct 21, 2022

     

    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.

     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: Carl Thor/piano, Erica Liebert/violin, Erik Weberg/flute, Jon Neff/bass


    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 4th Saturday Contra: Alan Snyder and Carl Thor w/Rich Goss

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Alan Snyder and Carl Thor w/Rich Goss


    Sat Oct 22, 2022

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! Alan Snyder and Carol Thor will plan, and Rich Goss will call with gender-neutral terms. All folks must be vaxxed, boosted, and masked. 
    Event registration is no longer required, but if you have not been to a PCDC event this year, you can help expedite the entry process by filling out our contact tracing form.
    We have a 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
  • English Ball Workshop David Macemon calling with Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott

    English Ball Workshop David Macemon calling with Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Erik Weberg and Lisa Scott


    Sun Oct 23, 2022

     

    This is 1 of three Sunday afternoon workshops where we'll be teaching and reviewing dances that are on the 2022 Portland English Country Ball program. You do not need to register for the Ball to attend these workshops, though we'd love to see you at the Ball. Information and registration information is available at the Ball website: https://portlandecdball.info/2022 

    The workshops will run from 3:00 - 5:00
    No street shoes permitted beyond entryway.  Bring clean-soled dance shoes or socks to wear in the school and while dancing.

    Admission: Sliding Scale.  Pay what you can. Recommended range $10.00 - $15.00

    Location:
    A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences
    234 S Bancoft St
    Portland, OR 97239

    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.

    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.

  • 2022 Portland English Country Dance Ball Weekend

    2022 Portland English Country Dance Ball Weekend

    Fri Oct 28, 2022

    2022 Portland English Country Dance Ball Weekend

    All the details and registration information can be found on the Ball Website: https://portlandecdball.info/

    Events: (ECD Ball COVID Safety Policy is in effect for all Ball events)

    Friday Night Pre-Ball Dance (Open to all)
    October 28: 7:30 - 10:30
    Caller: Laura Hatch
    Musicians: Heather Pinney/piano, George Penk/violin, Laura Kuhlman/flute

    Location:
    Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
    7805 Oaks Park Way
    Portland, OR 97202

    "Day-of Ball Workshop" (Ball Preregistration Required )
    October 29: 12:00 - 2:00
    Caller: Bruce Hamilton
    Musicians:  Fine Companions
    Location:
    Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
    7805 Oaks Park Way
    Portland, OR 97202

    The Ball (Ball Preregistration Required )
    October 30: 7:00 - 11:00
    Caller: Bruce Hamilton
    Musicians:  Fine Companions
    Location:
    Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
    7805 Oaks Park Way
    Portland, OR 97202

    7805 SE Oaks Park Way
    Portland, Oregon 97202
    503-206-4284
  • 2022 Portland English Country Dance Ball Weekend

    2022 Portland English Country Dance Ball Weekend

    Fri Oct 28, 2022

    2022 Portland English Country Dance Ball Weekend

    All the details and registration information can be found on the Ball Website: https://portlandecdball.info/

    Events: (ECD Ball COVID Safety Policy is in effect for all Ball events)

    Friday Night Pre-Ball Dance (Open to all)
    October 28: 7:30 - 10:30
    Caller: Laura Hatch
    Musicians: Heather Pinney/piano, George Penk/violin, Laura Kuhlman/flute

    Location:
    Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
    7805 Oaks Park Way
    Portland, OR 97202

    "Day-of Ball Workshop" (Ball Preregistration Required )
    October 29: 12:00 - 2:00
    Caller: Bruce Hamilton
    Musicians:  Fine Companions
    Location:
    Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
    7805 Oaks Park Way
    Portland, OR 97202

    The Ball (Ball Preregistration Required )
    October 30: 7:00 - 11:00
    Caller: Bruce Hamilton
    Musicians:  Fine Companions
    Location:
    Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
    7805 Oaks Park Way
    Portland, OR 97202

    7805 SE Oaks Park Way
    Portland, Oregon 97202
    503-206-4284
    PCDC 5th Saturday Open Band with Carl Thor & Lori Prime, Open Mike w/William Watson

    PCDC 5th Saturday Open Band with Carl Thor & Lori Prime, Open Mike w/William Watson


    Sat Oct 29, 2022

    Our Saturday night Open Mike Open Band dance at Fulton Hall.
    Carl Thor and Lori Prime will lead the music. Please contact them in advance so that you can learn about their musical plans.
    William Watson will lead the callers' Open Mike. Let him know if you're interested in a callers' discussion that afternoon.
    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180