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Ongoing & Upcoming EFS Events

Cascade Contras Registration

Registration for Cascade Contras is now open.

April 10-11-12, 2015, Sky Camp, Fall Creek, Oregon

Join us for a weekend of great music, great dancing, & great food in the beautiful Oregon Cascades!

Music by KGB and Nor'Easter with callers Jeremy Korr & Susan Petrick. Food by Annie Johnston

First Wednesday Song Circle

Come join the merriment of singing at the next EFS SongCirlce on Weds. Jan 7th from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the home of Ann & Craig. Directions below:

We go around the circle several times, as each happy songster chooses a song to sing that we all sing together. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing, or borrow one of our limited extras. If you have a song to share not in that book, bring at least 18 copies of the lyrics and chords. Or, bring a stringed instrument to add gentle chordal context. Lots of laughs, good clean fun!

Directions: Find your way to the intersection of West 18th Avenue and Bailey Hill by Churchill High School. Go south on Bailey Hill.

At the first light turn left onto Warren. Drive 0.9 miles. About halfway the road name changes to Timberline. Turn right to stay on Timberline Dr. Drive until you reach 3241 Timberline Dr. on the right. We are the last completed house on the street. You can park on the street, but only on east side. Please notice the no parking signs on the west side of the street. We have not seen anyone ticketed there, but we would hate to have you be the first.

Please note: this is a new area of town. GPS and mapping programs are not always accurate. Sometimes they try to direct drivers on roads that have not been built yet. Sometimes they take drivers almost there, but stop a couple of blocks short of our house. So you may want to have the written directions available in case you need them. Call 541-525-6115 if you need additional information.

For more info, call Carol at 541-556-8241.

EFS Contra Dances

EFS hosts contradances usually on 2nd and 4th Saturdays through the school year. (Sept thru June). In the fall of 2012, the dances shift half an hour earlier, with the newcomers' session at 7:00 and the main dance running from 7:30 to 10:30. We will continue to dance in the Gym of the Dunn School, 3411 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR 97405 (Google Map). (Directions). Please bring your own water bottle to the dances at Dunn School. We do not have access to a convenient water fountain or sink.
All dances are open to the public.
No Partner or experience needed!
Families are Welcome!
Please bring soft soled shoes that won't mark the floor.
Cost: $6 for members, $8 general. Arrive by 7:30 PM and get $1 off admission. Students with ID get another $1 off. First time dancers can get a coupon for free admission to their next dance. When they turn in that coupon, they can receive a 50% off coupon for their next dance.
Potluck dinners usually held at 6PM prior to most dances. Get in touch with the Potluck Coordinator or check the dance schedule for more info.
For more information and references, check out the Eugene Folklore Society Contra dance page. Or, go directly to the the Dance Schedule on the dance page.

English Country Dances

EFS now sponsors a series of English Country Dances with wonderful live music and inspired clear calling. They usually take place from 7:30 to 9:30 pm on the 3rd Friday of the month in Studio A of the Eugene Ballet Co., 1590 Willamette St. (You'll find this building just north of the Eugene Vet's Center; Studio A is downstairs.) Expect a laid-back evening of pleasurable music and relaxed dancing on a soft dance floor. Only $5 for EFS members ($6 for non members). Organized by Robert, Leone & friends
IMPORTANT: call 541 935 6051 or email before attending.

Morris Dancing

We invite you to join Lane County's first Morris side on Thursdays evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. When the weather is nice we practice at the gazebo in the Owens Memorial Rose Garden in Eugene. When the weather is not so nice we practice indoors at the Atrium Building at 99 W. 10th Ave, Eugene. Contact us at, call Patricia at 541-686-6117 or more information, or check out the Two Rivers Morris web site.

Register-Guard Article

The Eugene Register-Guard posted a very nice article about the Eugene contra dance in their paper (Tuesday, 4 February 2014).

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