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CONTRA DANCES


→  Contra Dance: The Stage Crew with Laurel Thomas calling - September 28 2019

The Stage Crew is a Portland contra dance band that delivers eminently danceable music with a ba..

→  Contra Dance: Treehouse with Rich Goss calling - October 12 2019

Treehouse features Bo Leyden (mandolin, banjo, flute), Shari Ame (fiddle), Benjamin Young (winds and..

→  Contra Dance: The Nettles with Gordy Euler calling - October 26 2019

The Nettles return to Eugene to play their folkadelic booty-shaking contra dance music with Laura Br..

→  Contra Dance: Breakers Yard with Isaac Banner calling - November 9 2019

Breakers Yard is the Willamette Valley’s most eclectic acoustic band. Sampling from ragtime, c..

→  Contra Dance: The Euphemists with Woody Lane calling - November 23 2019

The Euphemists are not your ordinary contra dance band. Yes, they have fiddle and piano (provided by..

→  Contra Dance: Coriolis with Susan Michaels calling - December 14 2019

Coriolis: Musical veterans Jon Neff, Victor Fiore, and Dave Hamlin team up to create a musical force..

Join us at the Village School Gym, 3411 Willamette St, Eugene. Teaching session at 7 pm, Dance begins at 7:30.

→ Directions & times for contra dances

 

EFS hosts contradances on the second and fourth Saturdays, September through June.
All dances start with a newcomers session.  No partner or experience needed, and families are welcome!

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Save the date - October 18-20, 2019

Cascade Contras Dance Weekend

Syncopaths and The Dam Beavers will perform! Seth Tepfer and Jacqui Grennan will call! Over 14 hours of world-class Contra dancing! Gourmet meals by Beth Gibans will be provided all weekend! At beautiful Skycamp in the Cascade Mountains near Eugene, Oregon. Everyone will be admitted until camp is full.

MIKE MEYERS HOUSE CONCERTS

(See Calendar for more concert dates.  See Music for list view.)

Music



JOIN EFS

Members receive a $2 discount at regular EFS contra dances, discounts on special EFS events and voting priveleges.

You can sign up in person at any dance, or go to our Membership page and fill out the handy signup form.

NEW EFS CALENDAR

The new EFS calendar is up!  Check it out for EFS sponsored events.

NEW BANDS & CALLERS LISTING

We just launched the new, searchable bands and callers database. We're currently adding more bands and callers. If you are a band or caller who has performed or are scheduled to perform for EFS dances, we want you on this list!  If you don't see yourself, please contact us to update your listing.

DanceMORRIS DANCING

Morris is a vigorous ensemble dance done with clashing sticks and ringing bells! It's long been performed in the villages of the English countryside. We invite you to join our Two Rivers Morris team. We practice Thursday evenings 6:15. For more info email 2riversmorris@gmail.com .

 

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Like with many organizations we could not function without our amazing and gracious volunteers.

A big thanks to our volunteers who step up to the plate every year!

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