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25-Nov-2017 

Mulligatawny: spicy concoction from Anglo-Indian cooking, involving chicken, fried onions, any inter..

→  December 9, Saturday, Contra Dance! Treetop with Erik Weberg calling

09-Dec-2017 

Treetop features Bo Leyden (mandolin, banjo, flute), Shari Ame (fiddle), Benjamin Young (banjo, whis..

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31-Dec-2015 

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

Contra Dances

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

Dances start with a teaching session at 7:00. 

Main dance from 7:30 to 10:30.

Potlucks 5:30 prior to dances.  Contact the Potluck Coordinator for more info.


Village School Gym
3411 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97405

 

Parking | Detailed Directions To Dunn School

Water is available.  Bring a water bottle to fill up.

Please bring soft soled shoes that won't mark the floor.


ADMISSION Sliding Scale

All dances are open to the public. No partner or experience needed, and families are welcome!

  • $6-10  for EFS members  (Join EFS)
  • $6-10  for CFS members  (courtesy discount)
  • $8-10  general admission

Arrive by 7:00 PM and get $1 off admission.

Students with ID receive additional $1 off.

Special offer for folks new to contra dancing:

First time dancers can get a coupon for free admission to their next dance. When you turn in your coupon, you can receive a 50% off coupon for your next dance!


BEFORE THE DANCE - POTLUCKS

Potluck dinners usually held at 5:30 PM prior to most dances.  Check the EFS Dance Calendar or get in touch with the Potluck Coordinator for more info.


AFTER THE DANCE - SOCIALIZING

Dancers often gather informally after EFS dances at McMenamin's East 19th Street Cafe.


CARPOOL

Check out the carpool forum for rideshares.

 

[Corvallis Contra Dance Calendar]

CFS contra dance evenings in Corvallis are on the first and third Saturday of the month except in July and August. There are occasional special dances too.

First Congregational United Church of Christ--Corvallis
4515 Sw West Hills Rd, Corvallis, OR (map). From Corvallis, take Western until you pass the stadium. A couple more blocks and West Hills Road forks off to the right. Church parking is in back.

Corvallis Folklore Society

Please check the Calendar of Contra dances for individual dance details.

  • Our dances always have a caller and live music, usually a band with 3 or 4 members who play a lively mix of instruments that might include fiddle, guitar, mandolin, piano, banjo, (bag) pipes or pretty much anything
  • We begin with a “newcomer’s session” at 7:30 pm
  • The “main” dance is from 8 pm to 11 pm with an intermission
  • Newcomers are welcome
  • We draw dancers from every age and ability from teens to retirees
  • Every dance starts with a “walk through” to teach the dance sequence, and is called during the dance
  • Regular price is $7.00 at the door. CFS members get a $1 discount. (Courtesy discount for EFS members.) There are occasional “special” dances with “special” prices
  • We suggest that dancers wear “cool, comfortable, casual clothes”. “Swirly” skirts are common, as are shorts (contra is aerobic!)
  • We suggest flat shoes with clean soft soles. Tennis or gym shoes are fine.
  • Please refrain from wearing fragrances, perfumes, and colognes. Some of our dancers have chemical sensitivities

BEFORE THE DANCE - POTLUCKS

Quite often, a CFS member will host a potluck before the evening dance. Often, several dancers will get together at a local bar or restaurant after the dance to talk and wind down.

For more information, contact Frank or Karen at (541) 745-1002 or Contras @ CorallisFolklore.org


AFTER THE DANCE - SOCIALIZING


CARPOOL

Check the carpool list for rideshares.