PDX Contra Remix


awesome gender-free contra dancing

“Last night's dance was seriously some of the most fun, chill, welcoming and open dancing I've been to in a super long time. I feel so lucky to live in a community that can create this kind of vibe. And, I got my contra and club dancing done all in one night.” -TC

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Awesome gender-free contra dancing!


Contra Dance is a form of community dance. PDX Contra Remix is a gender-free community of contra dancers. We use LARKS and RAVENS to signify what is often referred to as the Gents and Ladies or Lead and Follow roles in partner dancing.

High driving melodies. Slow funk. Inspirational and Soulful grit. Party House. Playful electro swing. And a tasty dose of Queer Pop. These are our jams.

Supportive. Playful. Safe. And willing to learn. These are our intentions as we dance.

Any and all are welcome who are willing to aim for these intentions.

No partner is necessary. Some dance experience recommended but not necessary. A willingness to mess up is required. So is taking care of yourself and others as best you can.

Our goal is for these dances to be POC & LGBTQIA safe events. This means bigotry of any kind is not tolerated. If you experience or see anything questionable, please let an organizer know. Thanks for helping to make our community a safe and welcoming space for all!

Upcoming Dances

Second Sundays, September through- May*

*March dance is 5th Sunday instead of 2nd Sunday

Wayfinding Academy @ 8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203 Wayfinding Academy
8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203

6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10

$6 - $15 sliding scale
or ask about volunteering


Next Dances

  • Sunday December 9, 2018 @ Wayfinding Academy
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10
    Sun 12/9/18
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson
    dance until 10
    Wayfinding Academy
  • Sunday January 13, 2019 @ Wayfinding Academy
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10
    Sun 1/13/19
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson
    dance until 10
    Wayfinding Academy
  • Sunday February 10, 2019 @ Wayfinding Academy
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10
    Sun 2/10/19
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson
    dance until 10
    Wayfinding Academy
  • Sunday March 31, 2019 (5th Sunday!) @ Wayfinding Academy
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10
    Sun 3/31/19 (5th Sunday!)
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson
    dance until 10
    Wayfinding Academy
  • Sunday April 14, 2019 @ Wayfinding Academy
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10
    Sun 4/14/19
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson
    dance until 10
    Wayfinding Academy
  • Sunday May 12, 2019 @ Wayfinding Academy
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10
    Sun 5/12/19
    6:30pm community welcome & lesson
    dance until 10
    Wayfinding Academy

Connect with us!


Join our Facebook group to keep in touch and hear about events.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/pdxcontraremix

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or feedback.

[email protected]
Noah (caller, dj, organizer)

[email protected]
Jaydra (organizer)

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Mike (website)