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The Nettles return to Eugene to play their folkadelic booty-shaking contra dance music with Laura B..

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Willow Tree hails from the Southern Oregon Coast and features Bandon fiddler Alayne Olmstead, wh..

→  Want to know more about what contra dancing is like?


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.


  (Illustration by EFS member Kelle DeForrest)

Cascade Contras

April 8-10, 2016

Follow the Contra Brick Road for A Weekend Get-away!

Great Dancing - Vibrant Music - Inspired Calling - Camaraderie - Fabulous Food - It's a Blast!

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February 12: Sourdough Slim & Robert ArmstrongWith a repertoire of western classics, country blues, vintage jazz and string band favorites from the 1920's and 30's, they share a passion for America's rich musical heritage and they know how to communicate that feeling to an audience. 8 pm at 755 River Road, Eugene. $15 in advance, contact mmeyer@efn.org.  

February 14: Roy Zimmerman sings original, satirical songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans, ignorance, war and greed. The LA Times has called him "a latter-day Tom Lehrer." 8 pm at 755 River Road, Eugene. $15 in advance, contact mmeyer@efn.org.  

February 19: Highly acclaimed songwriter, vocalist and fiddler, Laurie Lewis plays bluegrass, folk, country. The chance to witness her in performance is not to be missed. $12-$15 at door. 8 pm at 755 River Road, Eugene. $15 in advance, contact mmeyer@efn.org.  

February 21: Singer, songwriter and activist, Eliza Gilkyson, is one of the most respected musicians in Folk, Roots and Americana circles. She presents a vibrant mix of storytelling, political diatribe, and love songs. Guitarist Nina Gerber collaborates with many of the folk world's finest, backing them with her sensitive and unforgettable accompaniment. $17.50 in advance at Tsunami/ $19 at the door. Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette, Eugene.

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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 .


EFS now sponsors a series of English and Scottish Country Dances with wonderful live music and inspired clear calling.

Expect a laid-back evening of pleasurable music and relaxed dancing on a soft dance floor.


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