Calendar

Week of Jun 9th

  • (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 Jun 9, 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 PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting


    Mon Jun 10, 2024

    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.

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  • PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk

    PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by George Penk


    Thu Jun 13, 2024

    Contra dance tunes taught by ear.  All melody instruments, all levels welcome!

    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)

    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)

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