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COVID-19 continues to cause disruptions in scheduling and daily life.
Many activities have resumed, some with precautions.
Please check the CALENDAR for details

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We have a new Contra Dance to find us on Social Media.

Registration is open for the 2024 Contra Weekend, Feb 16-18.


Corvallis Folklore Society Groups

Contra Dancing in Corvallis

CFS contra dances have resumed!Contra calendar


Contra DancingCFS contra dance evenings in Corvallis will resume their usual schedule this fall on the first and third Saturdays of each month!
UPDATE: We will be dropping our COVID-19 requirements for masking and proof of vaccination for all regular Saturday dances until mid-October, with the possibility of reinstating them at any time in response to public health recommendations and other contra dance communities’ policies. We will reassess this temporary policy in mid-October before deciding upon a policy for the rest of fall and winter.  An email address for COVID exposure notifications and waivers for CFS and Gatton Hall will continue to be required at this time, just once at the start of the 2023-24 dance season.

Please read the revised Covid contra dance policy, which will be further updated soon.

Check the calendar for dates and specific COVID precautions for each dance. All dates are subject to change without much advance notice due to COVID and weather. We’ll do our best.

In addition to regular Saturday dances, we also host the Corvallis Contra Weekend each year on Presidents Day Weekend, a full weekend of contra dance, music and community. This year it is Feb 16, 17, 18  with Two bands, two callers

Best Cellar Coffeehouse

folk music concertsThe Best Cellar continues its mission of bringing great acoustic music to the community for a price anyone can afford. The Cellar has lots of fans and international talent in a variety of locations around Corvallis.
Concert Calendar


Hoolyeh International Folkdancers

NOTE: The Online Hoolyeh dance time has changed to 5:30 to 7 pm.

Hoolyeh logoIn-person dancing is every second and fourth Thursday of the month,  at 7 pm to 9 pm. The dances take place in the Social Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis.  Please email Dana ( to get on the email list.

We also have weekly international folk dancing online led by Hoolyeh folks every Tuesday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.  Please contact Debbie ( for details for joining zoom broadcasts.

We have reunion dance parties once a year on the fourth or fifth Saturday in April. The dances are usually about 5 hours in length, 7 to midnight. People can email Mary at ( for a link to registration in the spring (March and April).

Concerts & House Concerts

The CFS Concert series features regional, national, and international talent in a variety of locations around Corvallis.
>> Concert Calendar


Song Circles

song circle logoClick Song Circle for a few shared songs.

Share a song, lead a song, or listen as we go round the circle. Song Circle is free and open to all who wish to participate  (currently Zoom).

We have started Zoom song circles on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.  Contact Kurt at Song Circle for more information and the Zoom link.

Local Folk

Local FolkLocal Folk has not happened for a while.  A new person has volunteered to make it happen soon.

(see CFS cancellations)