Contra dance is back in Corvallis! The dance will start at 7:00 PM with a reorientation to dancing in the era of COVID, helpful for all dancers. No partner necessary. Dance calling and role terms will be Larks & Robins. The cost is $12 – $20 sliding scale.
Online registration for the May 21 Corvallis Contra Dance will open soon.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, pre-registration will be required, and there will be an attendance cap of 108 dancers. To keep our community as safe as possible, we will also be requiring all attendees to provide proof of full vaccination (including a booster if eligible) and to wear a well-fitted face mask (K/N95/KF94 is strongly preferred, or double masking with a medical & cloth mask). This mask requirement is independent of the Oregon mask mandate and will remain in place even though the Oregon mandate is ending. Please bring your own mask.
For more information on attendance requirements and other precautions, please see our COVID-19 policy here:
All attendees must sign a CFS contra dance waiver at the door. Please read the waiver here before registering:
Announcing a new Corvallis band: “The Overtones”, featuring Shari Ame on fiddle, Bo Leyden on mandolin and Irish flute, and Evelyn Idzerda on keyboard, backed up by a stealth rhythm section.
started contra dancing in 2015, and has been dancing up and down the West coast ever since. Driven by her passion for the dance, music, and community, Shell now plays the fiddle and helps to organize the Corvallis Contra Weekend. As a dancer, Shell is known for her enthusiasm on and off the dance floor. As a caller, she incorporates her love of teaching, organizing, and music to strive for clear, energetic instruction and variety in her programming. Shell also emphasizes safe, inclusive dance etiquette that promotes positive communication between dancers.
Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome) dance starts at 7:30pm
Each dance is taught. No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)