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
*March dance is 1st Thursday instead of 2nd Sunday
Wayfinding Academy @ 8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203
8010 N Charleston Ave, Portland, OR 97203
6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10
$6 - $15 sliding scale
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