Free Community Dance this Saturday 2-16

Our Square Dance friends who help us by providing a dance venue for our contra dances have a special invitation for us. The Bachelor Beauts square dancers are putting on a community dance free of charge from 6-7:30 on this Saturday, February 16th at the Pine Forest Grange. Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience necessary to attend, all figures will be taught – see the following information and attached flyer, So if you need to warm up during Winterfest this weekend, come and join us for an hour or so- participate and make some friends.
Hope to see you there!-Ron B-R
From Kay Bithell-Don’t miss your last chance to kick up your heels this winter at our Friendly & Free Community Dance to be held next Saturday, February 16th, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Pine Forest Grange.  Get exposed to our free samples of square and round dancing.  We’ll have you dancing in no time.  I’ve attached a flyer with all the details.  Come in the back door near the back parking lot and be sure to sign in.  And you are certainly welcome to stay afterward and watch our more experienced dancers whirl around and have a great time square and round dancing.  Sure hope you can join us.
Beginner mainstream square dance lessons will start Thursday, February 21st, 6:00 to 8:00 pm also at the Pine Forest Grange.  That first sampler lesson will cost $5.  If you would like to continue lessons, there will be 15 more lessons ending April 14th.  This 8-week session will cost $75 and will be held on Sunday and Thursday evenings.  A flyer will be available at the Feb. 16th Community Dance
Caller & Cuer: Adam Christman
Pine Forest Grange 63214 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend/ FREE Community Dance from 6:00 – 7:30pm. All are welcome, so invite your friends, neighbors, family. Any questions call: Lisa Holloway 503-510-8054. RSVP is appreciated to: dance@bachelorbeauts.org

Next dance February 9th

Hello Dance Friends! Can you believe it’s already time for another contra dance? Hooray!

Please join us this Saturday for our February Dance. We have an all-locals line up for you, with David Stewart AND Ron Bell-Roemer sharing calling duties, accompanied by the Grandview Céilí Band. As a special treat, we’ll have homemade carrot cake for sale, $4 per slice–all funds raised support our contra dance group. So be sure and bring a little extra cash.In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day season, we encourage you to wear red to this dance. 


the Grandview Céilí Band

The usual 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.

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

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

Anna Witham & the Bend Community Contra Dance Board

Dance Opportunity 1-19-19

Our Square Dance friends who help us by providing a dance venue for our contra dances have a special invitation for us. The Bachelor Beauts square dancers are putting on a community dance free of charge from 6-7:30 on this Saturday, January 19th at the Pine Forest Grange. Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience necessary to attend, all figures will be taught – see the following information and attached flyer-
Hope to see you there!-Ron B-R
Bachelor Beauts -‘Community Dance’- Pine Forest Grange 63214 Boyd Acres Rd, Bend/ Caller- Scott Zinser/Cuer- Mark McDonald, Hosting a FREE Community Dance from 6:00 – 7:30pm. No dance experience required, casual attire OK! Square dancing first then a Round Dance FREE Session starting at 7:00-7:30pm. All are welcome, so invite your friends, neighbors, family. Any questions call: 
Lisa Holloway 503-510-8054 RSVP is appreciated to: dance@bachelorbeauts.org

Contra Dance this Saturday January 12th

We’ll be kicking the new year off right with locals night! Our Band will be Trees are for Hugging and callers will be David Stewart and Ron Bell-Roemer

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!

CONTRA DANCE this Saturday! 12-8-18

Cozy greetings, friends!  I’m so excited to gather and dance with you this weekend! We have Rich Goss coming down to call our dance, accompanied  by one of our favorite local bands, the High Country Dance Bend.

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!

Anna Witham

Hello contra dancers-
First of all, I’d like to extend thanks to our band and caller for a great night and thanks to the dancers for a great turnout at our contra dance last Saturday!

Secondly, our Square Dance friends who help us by providing a dance venue for our contra dances have a special invitation for us. The Bachelor Beauts square dancers are putting on a community dance free of charge from 6-7 on this Saturday, November 17 at the Pine Forest Grange. Everyone is welcome, no partner or experience necessary to attend, all figures will be taught. (Most square dance moves are very similar to contra moves.) Come join us for an evening of fun & invite your friends. There is more information about the event on the attached flyer-

Hope to see you there!
-Ron B-R

November Contra Dance

Greetings, Fine Dancers of Central Oregon!
I don’t know about you, but I’m counting down the days until our next dance this Saturday 11/10. Sue Baker will be coming down from Hood River to call for us, and she’ll be accompanied by members of the Grandview Céilí Band.

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: forward this email to a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

Anna Witham

October Contra Dance

Greetings Dancers!

We have the line-up for the 2018-19 dance season, kicking it off with our own Grandview Céilí Band! Join us for an evening of fun dancing with live music and calling from Ron Bell-Roemer on October 13th, 7pm at the Pine Forest Grange.

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.

Our dances are on the second Saturday of each month, October thru April. No partner or experience is neccessary, invite your friends and let’s make it a party!

Be sure to view the other pages on this website for more information.

Ron B-R

Dance opportunities for September

Hello dancers, as we head into Fall there are a few things happening that you should be aware of.

Mark your calendars, our first dance of the season is October 13th and we will again be dancing at the Pine Forest Grange.

In the mean-time, there will be square dance lessons (very similar to contradance) starting in September taught by Ron Bell-Roemer, with an introductory Beginner Sampler Series three-class session that introduces fundamental moves used at almost every square dance. Classes meet Sun/Thur, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, at the Pine Forest Grange. Cost is just $20 per person for the three-class series. Please see the attached flyer. For more square dance class info, please contact Kay Bithell 541-382-7014 or email Kaybithell@centurylink.net

Free Community Square Dance and Benefit 6/30/18

The local square dance community is holding a free beginner dance this Saturday (6/30) 6:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Pine Forest Grange where we hold our contra dances during the school year. Come out and meet the dance community that helps us by hosting our contra dances, and if you can bring donations to help support the Bethlehem Inn & Neighbor Impact.

From the Central Oregon Square and Round Dance Council-

“PLEASE come for the community dance sampler starting at 6:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce friends or family to square dancing, and we also need angels — so bring friends and yourselves, too.

There is no door fee to attend, as this dance is sponsored by the Grange in appreciation for the area square dance and round dance clubs that rent and make great use of the Grange.

Donations will be accepted for the Bethlehem Inn and/or for Neighbor Impact. The latest word is that cash/check donations are best for both. They use cash donations to purchase the food and supplies most needed and can use their bulk buying contracts to buy the most for the least. Thank you in advance for your generous support of these local non-profit community organizations.”

Hope to see you on the dance floor Saturday night!