Contra Dance – Rhubarb Runaround with Ric Goldman calling

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February 10, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Village School
3411 Willamette St
Admission: $12-$20 non-members; $10-$20 for EFS members; $8 students

We no longer require proof of COVID vaccination.  Masks are optional, at the discretion of  individual participants.

Band: Rhubarb Runaround

A combination of The Gossamer Strings and Breakers Yard.  Brandon Olszewski on fiddle, Liat Lis on banjo, Kyle McGonegle on guitar, special guest on bass.

Calling the Willamette Valley home, Rhubarb Runaround pushes the boundaries of old-time, folk, and ragtime with arrangements designed for dancers. The band pulls players from local groups such as The Gossamer Strings and Breakers Yard to bring new, creative life to traditional tunes and medleys with dynamic arrangements as well as the hard drive of an epic downbeat.

Caller: Ric Goldman

Ric Goldman calls and teaches Contra, English Country, Irish set, Morris, and international folk dances. He’s performed or taught throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. coast to coast and overseas, and given many workshops for adults and children. Ric delights in all the wonderful dance communities he encounters and loves combining simple and sophisticated dances into programs that challenge and entertain both newcomers and experienced dancers alike. His clear, concise, yet warm and approachable teaching style brings a feeling of form, flow, and fun for dancers of all levels, with a repertoire that extends from the usual favorites into many hidden gems of lesser-called and experimental dances. He’s a patient teacher with a great sense of humor, and has been known to succumb to writing new dances, usually named after friends who ply him with Coca Cola.


  • Admission: $12-$20 non-members; $10-$20 for EFS members; $8 students
  • Beginners lesson starts at 7:00pm (experienced dancers welcome). Each dance is taught.
  • Dance starts at 7:30pm. No partner necessary (it’s traditional to dance each dance with a different partner)
  • Calling will use gender-neutral terminology
  • Find out more about attending at the Eugene Contra page.
  • Potluck:  Potlucks are not being planned at this time..
  • Dance held at The Village School,