The Pendleton Contra Dance Community is a group of community members interested in contra dancing and music.

Contra dancing has its origins in a range of folk traditions, including English country dance and Appalachian dancing. Dancers are paired up in long lines and follow the instructions of a caller. Callers teach the sequence of the easy dance steps before the music starts. No dancing or contra experience is required to attend a dance. The events are family friendly and inclusive. Beginners and first-timers are always welcome! 

The Pendleton Contra Dance Community will generally hold dances on the second Fridays of the month through June 2020, except for December and January, when travel can be difficult. Visit our home page for upcoming events and information. Visit our contact page to subscribe to our mailing list.