Southern Oregon Contra Dance (SOCD)



The SOCD Board continues to meet on an as needed basis (most recently on 2021-Dec-7) and determined that we WILL NOT attempt to schedule a dance prior to 2022-March. We will continue to address the possibility of opening back up later in 2022. We also make announcements to our Newsletter on this matter.

We wish everyone Happiness & Health. Hope to see you again soon.

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Fire Announcement - Update 211117

Regarding the aftermath of the devastating Almeda Drive Fire of 2020-Sep-8. The collective membership of the SOCD Board of Directors continues to offer assistance to those in need. If you have any needs not being met by established relief efforts that you think the SOCD Board can help with, please communicate that via one or more of the options listed on our website’s Contact Page. Feel free to also drop us a note there, and let us know that you are OK.

We are first & 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 presentations, ethnicities, and abilities.

We are a consent-based dance community.

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Ashland Folk Music Club ... (AFMC)

Starting in July 2017 our name change is complete.

We are no longer "AFMC"... now we are:

Southern Oregon Contra Dance ... (SOCD)

  • Our principle endeavor is to provide monthly Contra Dances, usually on third Saturdays, September through May.

    • Occasionally there are departures from this usual schedule, to avoid holiday conflicts.

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Current Dance Schedule

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Southern Oregon Contra Dance

  • All Contra Dance events are:

    • On a 3rd Saturday, 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.)

(A Google Calendar is available at the end of this page.)

Event Schedule - SOCD

>>> >>> ... Dance Schedule Closed Until Further Notice due to Covid-19 ... <<< <<<

Please see the announcement at the top of this page.



We greatly appreciate your continued support of:

Southern Oregon Contra Dance

Southern Oregon Contra Dance

Dance Details

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  • 7:00 PM - Beginners’ Instruction with the Caller

    • Highly recommended for New Dancers

  • 7:30-10:30 PM - Main Dance

    • There will be a 15 minute break about halfway through the dance.


We have a new "Sliding Scale" admission policy, which has been working very well for us. The average cost for us to break even is $12 / person.


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.


  • The Grove - Ashland, Oregon

    • 1195 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520

    • Entrance to the Dance is through the doors that face the large parking lot (on the West side of the building).

      • The entrance parking lot is located between the Police, Council, and Courts buildings, and The Grove.


Photo courtesy Doug Plummer

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