The weekly dance is now on Wednesdays, 7-9, and always at the Village Ballroom! Every 4th Wednesday the calling is gender-neutral. Like our Facebook page for weekly reminders and more info. (The pre-dance jam has been discontinued.)

We are a volunteer-organized weekly square dance in Portland, OR. While we started out as the “Every Sunday Square Dance,” this season we’re moving to Wednesdays.

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 always held at the Village Ballroom.

On the last Wednesday 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 through April. Be sure to”like” our Facebook page for all the latest ESSD news

Ways You Can Support the Dance

  1. Tell your friends about the dance and send them a link to this website. You can also “like” us on Facebook:
  2. Bring a flyer home and put it up at your favorite spot in town.
  3. 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.
  4. Come to the dance as early as possible, to share your dancing skills with the newcomers with maximum effect.