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Week of Feb 25th

  • 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
  • (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
  • 1st Saturday Contra: Pleasantly Frantic w/Kelly Tabor

    1st Saturday Contra: Pleasantly Frantic w/Kelly Tabor


    Sat Mar 2, 2024

    Music by Pleasantly Frantic: Erica Liebert, fiddle; Ben Blechman, fiddle; Meg Tapley, flute; JP Douglas, piano; Landon Kuhn, bass

    Calling (nongendered): Kelly Tabor

    Admission: $15 per person allow us to meet our fixed expenses and pay musicians and callers adequately. Sliding scale, $6 - $20+

    Newcomers session:7:00 pm; Dance starts at 7:30.

    All are welcome! No partner or experience is necessary.

    The First Saturday Contra Dance is hosted by The Stage Crew (band).

    (L’Etoile French Immersion School)
    68 SW Miles St
    Portland, Oregon 97219
    503-823-3180