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Week of Jan 1st

  • PCDC NEW YEAR'S EVE EVE DANCE: The Contra Quartet w/Rich Goss AND Sue, Betsy, George, Bill et al w/Tom Wimmer AT NORSE HALL

    PCDC NEW YEAR'S EVE EVE DANCE: The Contra Quartet w/Rich Goss AND Sue, Betsy, George, Bill et al w/Tom Wimmer AT NORSE HALL


    Sat Dec 30, 2023 Sun Dec 31, 2023

    Sat., Dec. 30 , 7:30pm to 12:15am

    A Return of the New Year's "Big Dance" at Norse Hall

    The Portland Country Dance Community (PCDC) will collaborate with Portland Dance Eclectic to create our three-story extravaganza at Norse Hall, on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30th.  Contra Dancing will fill the grand ballroom; a waltz mix upstairs in the Lodge Room, and a Blues mix in the basement.  More details to come.

    Three Floors of continuous dancing.
    Contra dancing with live music by PCDC in Main Balloom.
    Waltz Eclectic mix of recorded music upstairs.
    Blues mix of recorded music in the basement.
    $15-$35 Sliding scale admission gains you access to all three floors of dancing.

    Special times for this event: Newcomer contra lesson starts at 7:30p, dancing 8:00p – 12:15a, with a sparkling cider toast at midnight
    Norse Hall, 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232

    The Contra Quartet from Olympia will open the evening, featuring Jesse Partridge (fiddle), Steven Cifka (cello), Julie Bennett (percussion) and Jay Finkelstein (guitar), with caller Rich Goss from Battle Ground, Washington.

    Then we'll have an open band led by Betsy Branch, George Penk, Bill Tomczak and Sue Songer with Seattle caller Tom Wimmer.

    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.

     

    111 NE 11th Av
    Portland, Oregon 97232
    503-972-3329
  • Joyride 1st Wednesday Contra w/ caller Susan Petrick

    Joyride 1st Wednesday Contra w/ caller Susan Petrick


    Wed Jan 3, 2024

    Joyride 1st Wednesday contra dance with caller Susan Petrick

    Info and printable flier at the Joyride web site:

    https://joyride.erikweberg.com/

    Polish Hall
    (Portland Polonia)
    3832 N Interstate Av
    Portland, Oregon 97227
    503-281-7352
  • SALEM Community Dance: Tim Crosby, Kathy Crosby, Shawn Morford w/Jana Rygas

    SALEM Community Dance: Tim Crosby, Kathy Crosby, Shawn Morford w/Jana Rygas


    Thu Jan 4, 2024

    The Salem Folklore Community continues their First Thursdays Community Dance series in 2023. They will hold their next dance from 6:30 to 9:00 at the VFW Hall (630 Hood St. NE).  Masks and vaccinations recommended, but not required.  They 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.

    Music: Tim Crosby on fiddle, Kathy Crosby on bass, Shawn Morford on piano. Calling: Jana Rygas

    Admission is on a sliding scale, $5-10 per person, cash only at the door.

    Newcomer session at 6 pm

    Dancing 6:30-9:00 pm

    For more info contact salemfolklore@gmail.com.

     

    Salem VFW Hall
    630 Hood Street NE
    Salem, Oregon 97301
  • (Mask required) PCDC Friday English Dance: Andrea Nettleton w/ Erica Liebert, Carl Thor, Norman Farrell, Landon Kuhn

    (Mask required) PCDC Friday English Dance: Andrea Nettleton w/ Erica Liebert, Carl Thor, Norman Farrell, Landon Kuhn


    Fri Jan 5, 2024

    PCDC Friday Night English Dance

     

    Masks Required for tonight's 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
  • Eugene English/Scottish Dance

    Eugene English/Scottish Dance


    Sat Jan 6, 2024

    Eugene English Dance, 01/06/2024

     

    Veterans Memorial Building
    Dance Studio
    1626 Willamette Street
    Eugene, Oregon
    Set to Music ECD - recorded music

    Set to Music ECD - recorded music


    Sat Jan 6, 2024

    Remember the 12 Days of Christmas?  It used to be, in days gone by, Christmas was celebrated for twelve days in a row, with Christmas Day itself being the first day, and January 6th (Epiphany) being the twelfth and final day.  Twelfth Night, preceeding Twelfth Day, used to be a big final celebration, and for many years, Set to Music had an annual ball on this date, or as near to it as possible.  Our last one was in January 2020.  <3  We're not able to have a full ball this year, but we are planning on a delightful dance party, one month away from today!  Come on out for a fun evening of beautiful dances, some Christmas themed, and send the season out with joy.  No better way to start a new year than with a dance!   😀 

    Saturday, January 6th, 6:30-10 p.m.

    Kinton Grange 19015 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton, 97007

    Ages 13-adult, no partner or previous experience required.  $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door.  Limited to 100 dancers.

    Registration is open - just click for January Dance Tickets

    There's more information on our Facebook page.

    Questions? Email Laura ( settomusicecd@gmail.com)

    19015 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
    Beaverton, Oregon 97007
    1st Saturday Contra: The Stage Crew w/ Shell Stowell calling

    1st Saturday Contra: The Stage Crew w/ Shell Stowell calling


    Sat Jan 6, 2024

    The Stage Crew is: Lori Shaffer, fiddle/Sue Songer, fiddle and piano/Lanny Martin, accordion and piano

    Shell Stowell (from Corvallis) 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