Dancing

PORTLAND PUBLIC SQUARE DANCES

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EVERY SUNDAY SQUARE DANCE 7-9PM

The Village Ballroom,
700 NE Dekum St, 503-283-1100
All ages welcome – No dancing experience needed
$7, sliding scale available, no maximum!
7:00 – 9:00


The fantastic annual old-time square dance immersion for dancers and wannabe callers –
November 11 – 14, 2016 – Seattle, WA!  Bubbaville is sponsoring four $125 scholarships – deadline October 10 – Apply now!


PORTLAND CALLERS
(Find dance bands on the “band” page)

Amy Hofer
Caroline Oakley
Maggie Lind
Marta King
Jane Palmieri (Montana Jane)
Ned Leager
Stephanie Noll
Zach Hudson

CALLERS FARTHER OUT
(Find dance bands on the “band” page

Truman Price (Monmouth)
John Luna (Corvallis)


VIDEOS

JOHN RAMSAY’S DANCE VIDEO ARCHIVE


DARE TO BE SQUARE, PORTLAND



KENNEDY SCHOOL DANCE, PORTLAND


FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL, SEATTLE


SQUARE DANCING IN SALT LAKE CITY


INDIANA HOUSE DANCE


SQUARE DANCING IN OAKLAND



RESOURCES

A Look At Southern Squares ~ Bill Martin’s collection of Southern square dance figures.

Dare To Be Square 2010 dance and workshop notes ~ Bill Martin’s notes and handouts presented at the festival in Seattle.

West Virginia Square Dances ~ An online version of Bob Dalsemer’s great out-of-print collection of dances, histories, stories, including live recordings of square dances in West Virginia.

Hugh Stewart’s Running Sets ~ Briton Hugh Stewart’s fine collection of the old “running set” dance figures.

Old Time Seattle ~ Old-time music and square dancing in Seattle.

Country Dance & Song Society’s collection of square dance video and audio.

LEARN TO PLAY A SCHOTTISCHE – PLEASE?
Take a gander at a whole page meant to encourage oldtime square dance musicians to add a schottische dance tune to their repertoire. Schottisches belong at square dances right alongside waltzes. Did I mention polkas…?


 

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