Calendar

Events in March 2024

  • (Mask required) PCDC Friday English Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg

    (Mask required) PCDC Friday English Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Lisa Scott, Leslie Hirsch, Erik Weberg


    Fri Mar 1, 2024

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance

    Masks are required at this 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
  • (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Brooke Friendly w/ Laura Kuhlman, Leslie Hirsch, Lisa Scott

    (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Brooke Friendly w/ Laura Kuhlman, Leslie Hirsch, Lisa Scott


    Fri Mar 8, 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 2nd Saturday Contra: The Portland Megaband w/ William, Rich, and Laurel

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: The Portland Megaband w/ William, Rich, and Laurel


    Sat Mar 9, 2024

    The Portland Megaband will return to the Smith Ballroom at Portland State University
    to play for its annual Portland Country Dance Community benefit dance! This event will
    be the band’s only performance in 2024.
    Music: The Portland Megaband—a contra dance orchestra of 75+ musicians playing with
    precision and enthusiasm
    Callers: William Watson, Rich Goss, and Laurel Thomas (gender-neutral role terms)
    Venue: Smith Memorial Ballroom, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201
    Dance: 7:150 - 10:30; Newcomers' session at 6:45.  All are welcome!
    Covid protocols: Masks and vaccinations optional,  but recommended,  in keeping with PCDC Contra dance practices.
    Admission: Sliding scale: $15-40 per person ($30 suggested), cash, check, or online registration (beginning February 1st).
    Register and pay online to guarantee admission!
    Proceeds from this event support grants for PCDC callers, musicians, and dancers who
    wish to attend workshops to enhance their skills.
    Portland State University
    1825 SW Broadway
    Portland, Oregon 97201
    800-547-8887
  • (Mask Optional) PCDC 2nd Sunday English Dance for experienced dancers: Fine Companions and friends

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


    Sun Mar 10, 2024

     

    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

  • PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting

    PCDC English Country Dance Committee meeting


    Mon Mar 11, 2024

    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 FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk

    PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk


    Thu Mar 14, 2024

    Teacher: George Penk

    Time: 7-9pm (arrive in time to be tuned and ready to learn at 7:00)

    Location: Private residence in SW Portland (email sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com for the address)

    Contra dance tunes taught by ear.  All melody instruments, all levels welcome!  No cost to participants!

    We meet the 2nd Thursday of each month to learn tunes 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 Sat. Open Band and at community jam sessions. Repeated monthly schedule through Spring:

    ||: George | Betsy | jam :||

    For location details and to get on the email announcement list:

    sharonjeanallen@yahoo.com

    For more info and an archive of tunes:

    PCDC Sessions (google.com)

    Contact organizer
  • (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Cynthia Stenger w/ Erica Liebert, Carl Thor, Meg Tapley, Landon Kuhn

    (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Cynthia Stenger w/ Erica Liebert, Carl Thor, Meg Tapley, Landon Kuhn


    Fri Mar 15, 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 Board Meeting

    PCDC Board Meeting


    Tue Mar 19, 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: David Macemon w/ Fine Companions (Betsy Branch, Erik Weberg, Bill Tomczak, Lisa Scott)

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


    Fri Mar 22, 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: Carl Thor, Lori Prime, Rich Goss, Jennifer Davidson w/Noah Grunzweig

    PCDC 4th Saturday Contra: Carl Thor, Lori Prime, Rich Goss, Jennifer Davidson w/Noah Grunzweig


    Sat Mar 23, 2024

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! A new band featuring Carl Thor, Lori Prime, Rich Goss, and Jennifer Davidson will play for our dancing pleasure.  Local caller Noah Grunzweig 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
  • (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Campaign for Reel Time (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Mark Douglass)

    (Mask optional) PCDC Friday English Dance: Ric Goldman w/ Campaign for Reel Time (Betsy Branch, Bill Tomczak, Mark Douglass)


    Fri Mar 29, 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 5th Saturday Contra: Open Band w/Sue Songer, Lanny Martin, Gordy Euler and Open Mike w/Rich Goss

    PCDC 5th Saturday Contra: Open Band w/Sue Songer, Lanny Martin, Gordy Euler and Open Mike w/Rich Goss


    Sat Mar 30, 2024

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

    Local musicians Sue Songer, Lanny Martin, and Gordy Euler will organize the music. Please contact them in advance so that you can learn about their musical plans.  Rich Goss will lead the callers' Open Mike. You can contact him 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