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→  Contra Dance: Gabe Schliffer and Sugar Pine with William Watson calling - April 11 2020

Gabe Schliffer and Sugar Pine In the wilds of Oregon grow tall trees with sweeping branche..

→  Contra Dance: The Luddite Ramblers with Susan Michaels calling - April 25 2020

The Luddite Ramblers are Laurel Stone (fiddle), Craig Shaw (flute, fife, whistle), Jay Finkelstein (..

→  Contra Dance: Countercurrent with Lindsey Dono calling - May 9 2020

Countercurrent is a contra dance and folk music band from western Washington, featuring driving guit..

→  Contra Dance: The Euphemists with Shell Stowell calling - June 13 2020

The Euphemists are not your ordinary contra dance band. Yes, they have fiddle and piano (Alan Snyder..

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

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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!


Save the date - October 16-18, 2020

Cascade Contras Dance Weekend

Faux Paws and The Latter Day Lizards will perform! Susan Michaels and Sarah VanNordstrand will call! 

Enjoy 14 hours of world-class Contra dancing, and Waltzes too! Gourmet meals by Beth Gibans will be provided all weekend! At beautiful Skycamp in the Cascade Mountains near Eugene, Oregon. 

Registration will open June 1 on dancerfly.com.

Click HERE for more information 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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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.