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→  Saturday Contra dance! Coriolis with Woody Lane calling

13-Apr-2019 

Musical veterans Jon Neff, Victor Fiore, and Dave Hamlin team up to create a musical force to be rec..

→  Saturday Contra dance! Carr Family Band with Karen Olsen calling

27-Apr-2019 

The Carr Family Band plays exciting, traditional dance music from Ireland, Québec, Galicia, a..

→  Saturday Contra dance! Euphemists with Becky Nankivell calling

11-May-2019 

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

→  NO DANCE - go to Northwest Folklife

25-May-2019 

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→  Saturday Contra dance! Hands4 with Laurel Thomas calling

08-Jun-2019 

Hands4 has delivered its high-energy music to dance halls throughout the Pacific Northwest since..

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

31-Dec-2015 

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!

more about contra dances

DanceMusic MORE FOLK NEWS

→  Cedarhouse Concerts in Monroe presents Kate Power & Steve Einhorn – New Folk/Americana

16-May-2017 

Tuesday, May 16 6:30-8:30 PM - optional potluck at 5:30 This fine duo from Portland has been fe..

 

 

Save the date - October 18-20, 2019

Cascade Contras Dance Weekend

Syncopaths and The Dam Beavers will perform! Seth Tepfer and Jacqui Grennan will call! At beautiful Skycamp in the Cascade Mountains near Eugene, Oregon. Over 14 hours of world-class Contra dancing! Gourmet meals will be provided all weekend! First come, first served. No gender balancing. 

Registration opens May 1

Click here for more info.

MIKE MEYERS HOUSE CONCERTS

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

OTHER NEWS

Willamette Valley Old-Time Social 2019

→  2019 Willamette Valley Old-Time Social

02-May-2019 

Mud City Old-Time Society is hosting the region’s 4th annual old-time music and dance celebrat..

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COZY FOLK HOUSE CONCERTS

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JOIN EFS

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.

NEW EFS CALENDAR

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

NEW BANDS & CALLERS LISTING

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.

DanceMORRIS DANCING

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!

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