Southern Oregon Contra Dance (SOCD)
Ashland, Oregon - USA

Please view the current: SOCD Event Health Statement

The next Contradance is on Saturday December 16, 2023
Newcomer introductory lesson 7:00pm 

Gender free (Larks and Robins) calling!

Dance from 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Sliding scale $12 - $20 ($8 for college students with ID)
Free...for high school age & younger
Anyone can watch and listen for free!

The Grove 1195 E Main St #2271, Ashland, OR 97520 

Callers: Becky Nankivell, Kayla Blanchflower, Leda Shapiro, Brooke Friendly

Live music: Ashland Big Old Contra Band

Your health and safety are important to us!
COVID protocols lifted. Masks optional.
  Please bring hand sanitizer, water, dance shoes (if you have them)
Updated 10/26/23

Find us on: Facebook

Our Google Calendar (below) will list all upcoming events.

Additional Announcements, Dance Details, and other Event information are shared via the SOCD e-News Group & Facebook page.

For Queries & Comments please use our Contact Us page.

Being able to safely host dances, while also meeting the health preferences of all members of our dance community, continues to be at the center of our decision making process.

Feedback is encouraged.

(Filling out the "Online Contact Form" is the best option.)

We also make more detailed announcements through our Newsletter on these matters.

We wish everyone Happiness & Health.  Hope to see you at the next dance.

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We are first and foremost about Building Community

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Southern Oregon Contra Dance (SOCD) includes and values dancers and guests of all ages, dance experience levels, sexual orientations, gender preferences, ethnicities, and abilities.

We are a consent-based dance community.

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(Donations to SOCD are Tax Deductible)

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Our Google Calendar (included below) lists events as they are scheduled.

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(Donations to SOCD are Tax Deductible)

All Contra Dance events are (unless otherwise noted):
On 3rd Saturdays, except where noted.
7:00 PM is the Beginner Session
7:30 - 10:30 is the Main Dance
Held at: The Grove - Ashland, Oregon (Unless otherwise noted.)


Couple swing, Dancing Fool, Seattle

Taking hands, New England Folk Festival, Mansfield, MA

Thanks to Doug Plummer for the use of his photos. Check out his other Contradance photos and more here.

We greatly appreciate your continued support of:

Southern Oregon Contra Dance

Dance Details

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Attendance Notes



Our usual admission is as follows:

We have a "Sliding Scale" admission policy, which has been working very well for us.


If you make a comfortable living...
Please give generously to subsidize those who do not.

Payment by check is allowed... Make checks payable to: SOCD

Clean bodies and clothing are encouraged; perfume scents are discouraged.