South Coast Folk Society ♪

SCFS Logo ColorWe are dedicated to preserving and teaching folk traditions on Oregon’s South Coast by providing year-round opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

Watch a short video about what we do.

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, many other volunteers provide time, energy, and their talent to ensure that folk music continues in 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.

We offer contra, folk and morris dancing; an open band, concerts, workshops and other special events. Some of our calendar offerings:

A contra dance is held on the 1st  Saturday of the month from Sept through May at the North Bend  Senior Activity Center at 1470 Airport Lane in North Bend.  Also four dances a year at Sixes Grange (near Langlois). 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 singingsharon@gmail.com or 541-501-2254.

 Monday Night Trad Dance is held on every Monday evening from September through May. The evening starts with teaching beginning dances. Then there is time for request dancing. Have fun moving to music from around the world; most dances are circle or line dances – no partners or experience needed. Beginning dances taught first. Then there is time for request dancing. Starts at 7pm at the Housing Authority Building at 1700 Monroe in North Bend. Admission is FREE.

English Country Dancing We hold at least two English Country Dances each season, and well as enjoying English Country dances on Monday nights at the Trad dance.

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 Paul at oregonoldgrowth@gmail.com or 541-404-8267 . Find “Side of the Tide” on Facebook.

Open Band: Would you like to play music for contra dancers? Sharon Rogers facilitates our local Open Band, which welcomes all acoustic musicians. contact singingsharon@gmail.com or 541-501-2254.

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 activities you’d like to help make happen? We’d love to hear from you! Please use the form below to send us an email.

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