Contra Dance – Gordy, Jon & Dave w/ Richard Barnes

June 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church
4515 West Hills Road
$12-20 sliding scale
Shell Stowell

Contra dance is returning to a regular schedule in Corvallis this fall! The dance will start at 7:00 PM with a newcomer’s lesson and community meetup, helpful for all dancers. Following the lesson will be dancing from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. No partner necessary. Dance calling and role terms will be Larks & Robins. The cost is $12 – $20 sliding scale.

Because of the Covid-19 situation:

  • Online pre-registration is no longer required, but registration/check-in will be required at the door.
  • We will still be requiring all attendees to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination (including at least one booster if eligible), and to wear a well-fitted face mask.
  • All attendees must sign a one-time CFS contra dance waiver at the door before their first 2022 contra dance, and a waiver for the use of Gatton Hall before each dance. Please read the waivers here before you arrive in order to speed up the registration process.

Thank you for helping to keep our dance community safely dancing! For more information on attendance requirements and other precautions, please see our recently updated COVID-19 policy here.

Gordy, Jon & Dave

Gordy Euler (fiddle and whistle), Jon Neff (guitar) , and Dave Hamlin (mandolin) are veterans of Portland’s contradance community. Gordy and Dave played together for 20+ years in Full Moon, and Jon and Dave played together in the Steeltones. Jon and Gordy have played together in pick-up bands, and we are all long-time members of the Portland Megaband. We share a large repertoire spanning Irish, Scottish, Quebecois, and American old-time.

Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes has been dancing his way up and down the West Coast for years, bringing energy and enthusiasm to many dance floors. As a caller, this will be his Corvallis debut!

Newcomers lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers encouraged)
dance starts at 7:30pm.

Each dance is taught.  No partner necessary
(it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner).

We are currently seeking new volunteers to help with dances! If you are interested in volunteering, please see role descriptions and tell us how you would like to help by taking our volunteer survey at:
For questions regarding contra dance volunteering, please contact Shell Stowell at

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