Contra Dancing in Corvallis

Regular 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.

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” of dance instruction at 7:30 pm
  • The “main” dance is from 8 pm to 11 pm with an intermission
  • Beginners are always welcome. We think this is a very easy and
  • We draw dancers from every age and ability from teens to retirees
  • Dances starts with a “walk through” to teach the dance sequence, and is called during the dance
  • The price is now a sliding scale of $7 to $10 at the door. CFS members get a $1 discount, as do people who arrive by bike or foot. People 18 and under get in free. There are occasional special dances with visiting special and nationwide bands at different 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.

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 Jennifer Carlin: phone: 541.231.0008 or email: Contras @ CorvallisFolklore.org.

 

Let's Dance Spring 2016


Corvallis Contradance Weekend

Each Presidents day weekend, we host the Corvallis Contradance Weekend, a full weekend of contra dance, music and community.


Pacific Northwest Contra Dance Callers and Bands

Information for Callers and Bands


Corvallis Dance Locations:

FCC Gatton Hall (First Congregational Church)
4515 West Hills Road, Corvallis, Oregon

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FUMC Community Hall (First United Methodist Church)
1166 NW Jackson Avenue. We use the community center, on the southwest corner of 11th and Jackson. It has a large parking lot.


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Chintimini Senior and Community Center
2601 NW Tyler Ave

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Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis
1112 Northwest Circle Blvd, 757-1909

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Cheldelin Middle School
987 NE Conifer, between Hwy. 99 and Hwy. 20.

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