Week of Apr 7th

  • PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    PCDC PDX Contra Committee meeting

    Mon Apr 8, 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

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by Betsy Branch

    PCDC FREE Contra Tunes Taught by Betsy Branch

    Thu Apr 11, 2024

    Teacher: Betsy Branch

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

    Location: Private residence in SE Portland (email 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:

    For more info and an archive of tunes:

    PCDC Sessions (

    Contact organizer
  • PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Contra Quartet [Olympia & Seattle] w/Kelly Tabor

    PCDC 2nd Saturday Contra: Contra Quartet [Olympia & Seattle] w/Kelly Tabor

    Sat Apr 13, 2024

    Our Saturday night series at Fulton Hall continues! The Contra Quartet (Jess Partridge, Steve Cifka, Julie Bennett [all Olympia], and Jay Finkelstein [Seattle]) will make music for us. Kelly Tabor will call dances using 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