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Contra Dancing is FUN and easy to learn! Folks of all ages and dancing ability can dance contra..

EFS hosts contradances on the second and fourth Saturdays, September through June.

All dances start with a newcomers session.  No partner or experience needed, and families are welcome!

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Members receive a $2 discount at regular EFS contra dances, discounts on special EFS events and voting priveleges.

You can sign up in person at any dance, or go to our Membership page and fill out the handy signup form.

Cascade Contras Dance Camp

 The 2016 Cascade Contras is over and we all had a wonderful time! A huge thank you to our bands, callers and all our wonderful campers for dancing down the Yellow Brick Road with us and creating a fabulous weekend of dance, sunshine, food and friends! We are certainly glad you came! 

There were a few lost and found items left at the end of camp. We will be doing an inventory of these and sending out the list later this week. If you didn’t get a chance to fill out our camp evaluation before you left, please fill out our Very Short Survey Here! Tell us about your experiences at camp: the dance, food, folks and ambience! Your responses will help make Cascade Contras even better in the future. 

 Remember, there’s no place like camp! See you next year!


April 23: Claudia Schmidt

Midwest’s first lady of folk, also an astounding poet and storyteller

$17.50 in advance at Tsunami Books $19 at the door.

April 29: Golden Bough

The California-based Celtic band that tours the world.

$17.50 in advance at Tsunami Books $19 at the door.

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Willamette Valley Old-Time Social

May 5-8

This debut festival in Eugene will feature old-time music and dance. Concerts, workshops, jams, square dances, performances, fun!

Mud City Old-Time Society is partnering with the Eugene Folklore Society to organize Eugene’s first ever old-time music and dance festival, the Willamette Valley Old-
Time Social, May 5-8th. The Social will feature quality performers and workshop presenters from three states and attendance from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

  • Thursday, May 5 - a kickoff party at the First National Taphouse
  • Friday, May 6 - a square dance hoedown at the WOW Hall
  • Saturday, May 7 - festivities at the Vet’s Club, including workshops (fiddle, banjo, guitar, percussive dance, square dance calling, voice), concerts, socializing, jamming, vendors, and square dancing!
  • Sunday, May 8 – a farewell open mic at The Foundry

Please consider making a donation to support this all-volunteer, non-profit festival. If you can’t donate, there are plenty of volunteer positions that need to be filled! You can learn more, donate, or purchase tickets for the Social at www.mudcityoldtime.org.

Questions? Please email us at mudcityoldtimesociety@gmail.com

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Old Time Music

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Morris is a vigorous ensemble dance done with clashing sticks and ringing bells! It's long been performed in the villages of the English countryside. We invite you to join our Two Rivers Morris team. We practice Thursday evenings at the Atrium Building at 8th and Oak, Eugene. For more info call Patricia at 541-686-6117 or email 2riversmorris@gmail.com .


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Like with many organizations we could not function without our amazing and gracious volunteers.

A big thanks to our volunteers who step up to the plate every year!

Check out our Volunteers page for ways that you can connect and help.