South Coast Folk Society is an all-volunteer, nonprofit educational organization which is dedicated to the preservation, study, teaching, enjoyment and continuing evolution of traditional and historical dance, music and song.
A Board of Directors oversees the activities, and many volunteers provide time, energy, and their talent to ensure that folk music and traditional dance continue as a vital part of our community. We’re part of the Country Dance and Song Society, which chose us as one of six North American communities to help celebrate its centennial in 2015.
We offer contra, international folk, border morris, and English country dancing; an open band, concerts, workshops and other special events.
Some of our calendar offerings:
Contra Dances are held on the 1st Saturday of the month from October through May at the North Bend Senior Activity Center at 1470 Airport Lane in North Bend. Also, we host four free dances a year at the Sixes Grange Hall. Dances start at 7:00 pm. Each month, the dances feature live music and a caller who walks us through all of the steps. What is contra dancing? It’s tons of fun. If you can walk, you can contra dance. $7/$6/$5 at the door. No experience or partners needed. Musicians interested in playing for contra dances should contact Sharon at email@example.com or 541-501-2254.
Monday Night Trad Dance is held on every Monday evening from September through May from 7-9PM. The music is always live, and the class is always FREE. The entire evening features teaching of beginners level traditional dances for all ages. Have fun moving to music from around the world; it’s great exercise; most dances are circle or line dances. You won’r need a partner, and no prior dance experience is needed. Meet at the North Bend Housing Authority Building, 1700 Monroe in North Bend.
English Country Dancing We hold at least two English Country Dances each season, as well as enjoying English Country Dances on Monday nights at the free Trad Dance Class.
Morris Dance: Side Of the Tide is the South Coast’s own Morris Dance troupe. New dancers & musicians are always welcome. For rehearsal times contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-404-8267. Find “Side of the Tide” on Facebook.
International Folk Dances: The Folk Society hosts an International Folk Dance Party on the third Friday of the month from September through May. We dance from 6:30 to 8:30 at the North Bend Housing Authority activity room located at 1700 Monroe. This free public gathering is open to all experience levels and ages. The evening begins with dance instruction by local teachers followed by your requests. Contact Kay Pace, 541-888-5921 for more information.
Open Band: Would you like to play music for Contra Dances, English Country Dances, and International Folk Dances? Sharon Rogers facilitates our local Open Band, which welcomes all acoustic musicians. contact email@example.com or 541-501-2254.
The South Coast Folk Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. A Board of Directors oversees the activities, and many other volunteers provide time, energy, and their talent to ensure that traditional folk music and dance continues in our community.
What about you – what are your interests and talents? Want to receive a monthly email announcement about upcoming events? Have ideas about fabulous folk music and dance activities you’d like to help make happen? We’d love to hear from you! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org