Folk Dancing

We like to folk dance!  International Folk, Contra & Scottish Country Dance are the kinds I like most.  I've also done a little English Country & Morris Dance, too. SCA dancing is OK, but it doesn't hold up against these tried and true folk dance traditions (in my humble opinion)! Maybe in a few years the SCA will pick up on the traditions of the past in the right way to make it more fun for everyone.  For now, I dance once in a while, but prefer to dance outside the SCA.

Dancing in our area:

Contra Dancing: 2nd, 4th, 5th Saturdays at 8:00 pm
(usually until 11:00 pm)
Fulton Park Community Center
68 SW Miles Street
Portland, OR 97219-2863 (US)
(Mapquest Map)
Off of Barbur, at the traffic light just East of Terwilliger.
Intro Workshop: Usually 30 minutes before event

My Review: Many experienced, fun dancers!  Lot's of help for new dancers too! Always great live music! Sometimes folks gather afterward at the nearby McMenemin's Public House.

For more dancing in the Portland Area:

Here's a general dancer's link from