Calendar

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 contra-chair@portlandcountrydance.org.

    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 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: David Macemon w/ Erica Liebert, Landon Kuhn, Meg Tapley, Carl Thor

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


    Fri Apr 12, 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: 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
    503-823-3180