Square Dancing

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THE PORTLAND SQUARE DANCE

3rd Sundays, September through May, 7-10PM

The Village Ballroom,
700 NE Dekum St, 503-283-1100
All ages welcome – No dancing experience needed
Admission is on a sliding scale from $7 to $15.

Two bands and two callers for each dance, with the first set running from 7 to 8:30, the second from 8:30 to 10. On most months, one band and one caller will be from out of town. This is a party, folks! For more details about the individual dances please see our Facebook page.

 


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

CALLERS FARTHER OUT
(Find dance bands on the band page

Truman Price (Monmouth)
John Luna (Corvallis)

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…?

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

 


 

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