Contra Dance is a form of community dance. No partner is necessary. PDX Contra Remix is a gender-free community of contra dancers. We use LARKS and ROBINS to signify what is often referred to as the Gents and Ladies or Lead and Follow roles in partner dancing.
Contra Remix is a queer loving, intergenerational dance series that focuses on ecstatic, joyful dance connection and asking everyone in our community to own the culture we each create. Anyone who can get down with this is welcome. Gender neutral terms are used when teaching and calling dances. No fragrances - especially mint!
Genres include House music around the world, High driving Electro Swing, Latin & Remix Pop, Reggaeton, Melodic Techno, Funk, Alt Indigenous, and a medley of genre bending magical music to tantalize your body's emoticons.
Lighting is dimmed lower than a traditional dance but is intended to still be visible. We use the white lantern lights & string lights of our hall at a little less than half luminescence as well as lasers & colored floods, some of which bleepy-bloop with the music.
A deliciously smooth wooden floor in the main hall of the Academy. Warm feel & comfortable on the feet & knees.
Noah Grunzweig is the house caller. Callers interested in cultivating our language &/or cultural agreements at our dance are encouraged to reach out to Noah.
DJ Contra Kitty is our House DJ, and we have guest DJ's both in person & virtually, though the playlist.
We do have an introduction to culture & dance at 6:30.
We are entering another wave, so masks are still required at this event.
If you feel sick, even if you don't have covid, stay home.
During flu season, we may do temperature checks at the door.
Wear a well-fitted (no gaps) N95, KN95, or surgical mask with a cloth mask cover to create a sealed fit.
Norse Hall upstairs @ 111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
Norse Hall upstairs
111 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
6:30pm community welcome & lesson | dance until 10
$6 - $20 sliding scale
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