We are a volunteer-organized weekly square dance in Portland, OR. This is not your grandparents’ square dance! You don’t need special training or fancy clothes. Just come on out to meet people, dance, enjoy great music, and have a drink. The cost is an affordable $7: sliding scale, no maximum. All ages welcome, no experience required. The dance is usually held the Village Ballroom, but occasionally moves to Velo Cult (see schedule below). On the last Sunday of every month, the dance callers use gender-neutral instructions, avoiding words like “ladies” and “gents.” But the dance is always friendly and welcoming to all! The dance season runs from September to June, with a summer break. Be sure to”like” our Facebook page for all the latest ESSD news.
UPCOMING BANDS, CALLERS, & LOCATIONS
Erik Killops and friends, with caller Caroline Oakley. Gender-neutral calling night. Village Ballroom.
Allemande Stringband, with caller Amy Hofer. Village Ballroom.
Flat Rock Stringband, with caller Steph Noll. Village Ballroom.
Gabrielle Macrae and friends, with caller Caroline Oakley. Village Ballroom.
The Elevenses, featuring Dan and Molly Tenenbaum from Seattle, and Portland’s own Amy Hofer. Gender-neutral calling by Maggie Lind. Village Ballroom.
The Royal Stetsons, with caller Amy Hofer. Village Ballroom.
SUMMER BREAK. THE ESSD RETURNS SEPTEMBER 7!
Ways You Can Support the Dance
- Tell your friends about the dance and send them a link to this website. You can also “like” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EverySundaySquareDance
- Bring a flyer home and put it up at your favorite spot in town.
- The price of admission doesn’t cover the cost of putting on the dance, so donations above and beyond the ticket price will always be appreciated and effective. You can put extra cash in the basket at the door or you can make out a check to Caroline Oakley.
- Come to the dance as early as possible, to share your dancing skills with the newcomers with maximum effect.
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