Hillsboro Contra Dance * SPECIAL EVENT*

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Every 3rd Friday of the month

527 E Main St

527 E Main St · Hillsboro, OR

How to find us

We are located on the first floor in the dance hall.

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Hillsboro Contra Dance Summer Kick Off Event.
7:00- 10:30 PM

Come celebrate the start of summer with a Community Social Contra Dance.

Contra Dance comes from the 17th century. It has mixed origins from English, Scottish and French style dance forms. It is a Folk type dance. Music often played from a live band is from Irish, Scottish, Old Time, and French-Canadian and Folk Tune music. The band often consists of string instruments, fiddler often being the core instrument, wind instruments and piano.

This Event is an Open Band/ Open Caller night. Community musicians join the band, as well opportunities for new callers to call a dance.

All ages welcome. Dancers tend to range from 8 to 80 years old. Meet new people in your community. No need to come with a partner. Dance steps are called out as you dance like in square dancing.