Dance March 14th Canceled

Sadly, we’ve decided not to hold the contra dance on Saturday March 14th.

With the close contact involved in Contra dance, it seemed unwise to expose folks to any extra risk of virus exposure. Again, the dance is canceled.
If you know of any dancers who may not see this message, please pass the word along.

Also I’ve included a message from the Country Dance and Song Society recommending canceling dance events.

If you would still like to support the Ballybogs Band they will be playing Saturday afternoon at Mcmenamins in Father Luke’s Room 1 – 3 pm in celebration of St Patrick’s day.

Thanks for your support. When this situation has run it’s course, let’s get back to dancing!

-Ron & the BCCD Board

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New Recommendations for COVID-19 from CDSS
Updated 3/12/2020

It’s time for us to do what we do best: take care of each other.

With the emergence and spread of COVID-19 on our continent, we all need to make adjustments in our actions and expectations. Listed below are current recommendations for participants and organizers, along with links to helpful information. The most important thing is for everyone to take care of each other, prepare for events being cancelled or postponed, and actively monitor WHO, CDC, Canadian Public Health, and State Health Department recommendations.

NEW RECOMMENDATIONS: In line with CDSS’s own plans, we recommend that in-person participatory art events originally scheduled through the end of April be suspended or cancelled. According to the WHO, “This is a controllable pandemic.” If we work together as a nation to slow the transmission, our health system will be able to manage the virus and provide adequate care for those who are ill.1

Our dance, song, and music traditions will not go away if we need to hit the pause button for a while. They’ve made it through population migrations, world wars, and the rise of digital entertainment. Dancing and singing together will continue with gusto after the initial virus has run its course. Be kind and understanding with the dancers, singers, musicians, callers, and organizers around you. 

Holiday Contra Dance 12-14-19

Our next contra dance is on Saturday December 14th. The High Country Dance Band will be providing our live music (with some Christmas waltz medleys, so practice up on your contra waltz steps), Rich Goss will be our guest caller.

The details:  We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us. Regular dancers, we also need you to come and help at this time. It makes for a great dance experience for everyone and gives us time to get to know each other. The more the merrier, bring a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR. (Grange halls are alcohol, drug, and smoke free zones- a healthy gathering place for family friendly groups like ours)

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

*BCCD is a member of the National Folk Organization, check out the essay from the NFO on the health benefits of dance!)

November 9th Contra Dance!

Our next contra dance of the season is on Saturday November 9th. ‘Trees are For Hugging’ is providing our great live music and Greg Mckenzie will be our caller.

The details:  We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us. Regular dancers, we also need you to come and help at this time. It makes for a great dance experience for everyone and gives us time to get to know each other. The more the merrier, bring a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR. (Grange halls are alcohol, drug, and smoke free zones- a healthy gathering place for family friendly groups like ours)

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

*BCCD is a member of the National Folk Organization, check out the essay from the NFO on the health benefits of dance!)

October 12th Contra Dance!

October is the month of our first contra dance of the 2019-2020 season. On Saturday the 12th, here to kick it off will be the High Country Dance Band with Ric Goldman calling!

The details:      We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us. Regular dancers, we also need you to come and help at this time. It makes for a great dance experience for everyone and gives us time to get to know each other. The more the merrier, bring a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR. (Grange halls are alcohol, drug, and smoke free zones- a healthy gathering place for family friendly groups like ours)

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

*BCCD is a member of the National Folk Organization, check out the essay from the NFO on the health benefits of dance!)

Contra Dance on Saturday April 13th!

Greetings, friends!  We’re so excited to gather and dance with you! We have Ric Goldman coming over to call our dance, accompanied  by one of our favorite local bands, the Grandview Céilí Band, Saturday April 13th. This will be our last dance until October, so come and let’s make it a party!

The details:      We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us.

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR.

The more, the merrier: email to a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

See you Saturday on the dance floor!