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NW Folk Dance Regular Events

These listings are taken from recent web calendars, newspapers, or word-of-mouth. Please call first if you're driving in from out-of-town and don't want to be disappointed!



Veselo Community Folk Dancers, In-Shape (Southside) Athletic Center, 27th and Willamette, Eugene. Beginning/intermediate folk dance instruction from 7:15 to 8 pm; request dancing 8 to 9:45 pm. $4. Veselo website
More info: Linda Ketchum (541) 521-2157, Dan Downes (541) 683-3688.

Eugene Folk Dancers, Eugene Friends Meeting, 2274 Onyx St, Eugene. Several dances taught and reviewed throughout the evening; program and request dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. $3-$5 sliding scale. More info: Sally Jenkins (541) 895-2254, Doug Simpson or Eugene Folk Dancers on Facebook.

(Not Every Week)
Heather and Rose Eugene Country Dancers
English and Scottish Country Dancing. All dances taught, no partner necessary. Note: This website is a gateway to many other groups, camps and special events throughout the greater Pacific Northwest.

Eugene Folklore Society
Contra dances, dance weekends, Scottish and Morris dancing, and more.


Hoolyeh & Friends Folkdancing on Zoom. Mostly easy and medium difficulty, mostly line dances, mostly Balkan and some International, mixed throughout the event. Everyone is welcome! To join the party, contact zoomhoolyeh@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for the link to be emailed directly to you.

Corvallis Folklore Society
First and Third Saturday Dance at Gatton Hall, 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis, Oregon. Teaching at 7:00pm, dancing 7:30 - 10:30pm. Sliding Scale $12-20, discounts for Corvallis Folklore Society members. More info:

Hoolyehs Folkdancing
Second and Fourth Thursdays at the Unitarian Fellowship, 2945 Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR. 7 to 9pm. $4 for CFS members, $5 for nonmembers. More info: Denis White, capeblanco@peak.org


Portland Country Dance Community (PCDC)
Their website has lots of information, lots of places to dance, in Portland and the greater metro area. Ah, big city life!


Balkan dancing in Seattle every Friday night at University Folk Dancers. They usually draw a crowd of 30-40 people, sometimes more, and feature live music about once a month. It's in the 2nd-floor ballroom at the Greenlake VFW, 7220 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., Seattle. $3 donation requested to pay the rent. More info: the University Folk Dancers' web page.

Alberta, Canada

Calgary Folkdance Fridays at Evergreen Community Spaces, 1709 8 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0S9. September through June at 7:00 - 9:30pm. More info: the Calgary Folkdance Fridays' web page.

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