Valentine’s Dance February 8th

Start your Valentine’s celebration early with our next contra dance on this Saturday February 8th.   Come singly or bring friends, we always have plenty of folks to dance with! You will be treated to the lively Celtic sounds of The Ballybogs,  Ron Bell-Roemer and David Stewart will be sharing the calling for the evening. In the past folks have worn Valentine’s colors, if you like, have fun dressing up!


The details:  We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a few moinutes early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us. Regular dancers, we also need you to come at 7 and help the beginning dancers. It makes for a great dance experience for everyone, it gives us time to get to know each other and time to warm up. The more the merrier, bring a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR. (Grange halls are alcohol, drug, and smoke free zones- a healthy gathering place for family friendly groups like ours)

See you on the dance floor!
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Holiday Contra Dance 12-14-19

Our next contra dance is on Saturday December 14th. The High Country Dance Band will be providing our live music (with some Christmas waltz medleys, so practice up on your contra waltz steps), Rich Goss will be our guest caller.

The details:  We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us. Regular dancers, we also need you to come and help at this time. It makes for a great dance experience for everyone and gives us time to get to know each other. The more the merrier, bring a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR. (Grange halls are alcohol, drug, and smoke free zones- a healthy gathering place for family friendly groups like ours)

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

*BCCD is a member of the National Folk Organization, check out the essay from the NFO on the health benefits of dance!)

November 9th Contra Dance!

Our next contra dance of the season is on Saturday November 9th. ‘Trees are For Hugging’ is providing our great live music and Greg Mckenzie will be our caller.

The details:  We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us. Regular dancers, we also need you to come and help at this time. It makes for a great dance experience for everyone and gives us time to get to know each other. The more the merrier, bring a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR. (Grange halls are alcohol, drug, and smoke free zones- a healthy gathering place for family friendly groups like ours)

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

*BCCD is a member of the National Folk Organization, check out the essay from the NFO on the health benefits of dance!)

October 12th Contra Dance!

October is the month of our first contra dance of the 2019-2020 season. On Saturday the 12th, here to kick it off will be the High Country Dance Band with Ric Goldman calling!

The details:      We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us. Regular dancers, we also need you to come and help at this time. It makes for a great dance experience for everyone and gives us time to get to know each other. The more the merrier, bring a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR. (Grange halls are alcohol, drug, and smoke free zones- a healthy gathering place for family friendly groups like ours)

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

*BCCD is a member of the National Folk Organization, check out the essay from the NFO on the health benefits of dance!)

Contra Dance on Saturday April 13th!

Greetings, friends!  We’re so excited to gather and dance with you! We have Ric Goldman coming over to call our dance, accompanied  by one of our favorite local bands, the Grandview Céilí Band, Saturday April 13th. This will be our last dance until October, so come and let’s make it a party!

The details:      We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us.

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR.

The more, the merrier: email to a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

CONTRA DANCE this Saturday! 3/9/19

Cozy greetings, friends!  We’re so excited to gather and dance with you this weekend! We have Greg McKenzie coming down to call our dance, accompanied  by one of our favorite local bands, the High Country Dance Bend.

The details:      We’ll have a 1/2 hour lesson/warm-up starting at 7pm. It’s a great idea to arrive a little early, especially if it’s your first time dancing with us.

Cost: $8/person – $6/students-  $20 families – children 10 and under are free with a paying supervising adult.

Soft-soled, non-marking shoes are recommended. Pine Forest Grange  is located at 63214 Boyd Acres Road, Bend, OR.

The more, the merrier: email to a friend or two. We love sharing the dance floor with new friends!

See you Saturday on the dance floor!

Square Dance Lessons

If you would like to enjoy more year-round Central Oregon dancing and improve your Contra Dance skills, there is an opportunity for square dance lessons in Bend. If you attended one of the Bachelor Buttes’ Community Square Dances, you experienced how easy and fun square dancing can be.  Our first lesson is $5/person Thursday Feb 21st 6-8pm  at the Pine Forest Grange where we hold our Contras. (See Attached Flyer) You will have an excellent instructor and support from friendly, experienced dancers we call “angels.”  Wear comfortable, casual clothing and shoes that will easily move on the wood floor.  We want you to join us in the great fun we have at the Bachelor Beauts Square Dances and other dances in the central Oregon area.   We look forward to seeing you this Thursday.   -Ron Bell-Roemer