Contra dancing is a fun activity for ALL ages. It’s healthy for the body, mind, and spirit! The South Coast Folk Society holds dances from September through May. Our scheduled has changed! The dance is fun for the whole family – come alone or with friends; wear comfortable clothes and clean, soft-soled shoes. No experience or partner needed! The dance starts at 7:00 pm.
The Greenacres Grange is located off Hwy 42 between Coos Bay and Coquille near milepost 3. The grange address is 93393 Greenacres Lane Coos Bay, OR 97420
Harding Learning Center is located at 755 S. 7th St. Coos Bay
Seniors (over 60) and full-time students with student ID card $6
SCFS members $5
Supervised children under 6 free
Jan 2: Harding Learning Center with caller Brooke Friendly; music by the Outstanding Open Band — special event: English Country Dance workshop from 3-5 pm and the dance from 7-10 pm
Jan 16: Greenacres Grange with Karen Olsen calling; music by Rhy and Jackie Thornton
Feb 6: Harding Learning Center with Stacy Rose calling; music by Contra Swings
Feb 20: Greenacres Grange with caller TBA; music by TAGIPUB The All-Girl Impromptu Pick Up Band
March 5: Harding Learning Center with open mic for callers led by Karen Olsen; music by Daytimers Band
March 19: Greenacres Grange with caller Rich Goss; music by Cascade Crossing – in celebration of their 10 year anniversary of calling/playing our dance!
April 2: Harding Learning Center with caller TBA; music by Eugene Barnstormers
April 16: Greenacres Grange with caller Woody Lane; music TBA
May 7 – no dance! Go to the South Coast Celtic Fest!
May 21: Greenacres Grange with caller Ric Goldman; music by Rhy and Jackie Thornton
Click here for a fabulous video of contra dancing in New Hampshire in the 1960s.