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Join us at the Village School Gym, 3411 Willamette St, Eugene. Teaching session at 7 pm, Dance begins at 7:30.

→ Directions & times for contra dances


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!



Cascade Contras is tentatively scheduled Oct. 15-17, 2021

For 2020 we made the decision to move Cascade Contras 2020 into 2021 to protect our dance community from the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The next Cascade Contras Dance Weekend is tentatively scheduled for October 15-17, 2021! We'll make a determination by June, 2021 as to whether we can safely proceed. We expect to have the same great bands and callers that were scheduled for 2020: The Latter Day Lizards, Faux Paws, Susan Michaels and Sarah VanNordstrand!

More info on Cascade Contras.


(See Calendar for more concert dates.  See Music for list view.)


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.


The new EFS calendar is up!  Check it out for EFS sponsored events.


We just launched the new, searchable bands and callers database. We're currently adding more bands and callers. If you are a band or caller who has performed or are scheduled to perform for EFS dances, we want you on this list!  If you don't see yourself, please contact us to update your listing.


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 6:15. For more info email 2riversmorris@gmail.com .


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EFS is associated with GrassRoots.org and has achieved Silver Participant recognition from GuideStar Silver Participant badge


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.