Southern Oregon Contra Dance (SOCD)



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The SOCD Board met recently and voted to plan contra dances for the full 2022-23 season, which will begin in September, and end in May. A number of new & old items have yet to be settled (including the actual Calendar Schedule). Being able to host dances while also meeting the health preferences of the majority of our community continues to be at the center of our decision making process. One of our best guideline sources for easing back into Post Pandemic dance activity is the CDSS (Country Dance & Song Society). It is possible that we will match the guidelines being used by the PCDC (Covid Response), which includes requirements for: ID, contact tracing information, an event waiver, proof of vaccination, and the wearing of masks (at all times in the dance-hall building).

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 again soon.

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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.



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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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