PCDC membership is a great way to participate and support in our music and dance community. Membership entitles you to a subscription to our “Footnotes” newsletter, the opportunity for PCDC Grants to attend workshops and events that increase the community’s knowledge and skill levels, and a lot more.
Besides being part of a wonderful community of folks, you’ll help support our ongoing activities, events, classes, workshops, gatherings and support our overall mission. Your membership dues help cover the costs of providing and encouraging quality musicians, callers, and sound technicians.
Members have the opportunity to vote on PCDC leadership.
Membership is $15 a year for individuals, $12 for students and seniors (65+), $25 for households and $20 for senior households. Donations in excess of membership fees are tax deductible.
To register for membership, use the form below. You may pay now (via PayPal or credit card), or later by mailing a check made out to PCDC to:
Producing 12 months of Portland Live concerts broadcast on Zoom and YouTube—including the Portland Live team of seven volunteers, plus John Oorthuys who volunteered his skills for the concerts broadcast from Fulton Hall. See more on the Portland Live YouTube channel.
Communicating with members via our newsletter, Footnotes, emails and this website about dancing and not dancing in the time.
Keeping our community together with multiple outdoor gatherings.
Safely holding seven weeks of English Country Dances in July-August, 2021 in the space between Covid outbreaks
Participating in and providing tech support for the NYE Sea to Sea virtual concert series that broadcast for 8 hours on December 31, 2021. It opened with Joyride from Portland and involved performances from approximately 50 performers, all the way to England.
Producing a special Campaign for Reel Time concert at Fulton Hall.
Safely continuing the monthly tune session classes throughout the pandemic, first with George Penk and Dan Compton, and now George Penk and Betsy Branch teaching. Sharon Allen is managing production.
Sharing (with permission) our database of Covid verification information so that other events could be produced safely. Joyride did two concerts, one waltz evening and has now restarted their contra series, using and adding to the data collected by PCDC.
Help keep PCDC going
All of this has been accomplished because of your membership and our extraordinary volunteers! Become or renew your PCDC membership and sign up to join our team of amazing volunteers!