The Portland Country Dance Community Presents:

The PCDC Portland Megaband Benefit Dance

Erik Weberg, Calling
Sue Songer and Gordy Euler, Conducting

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Beginner Session: 7:30 - 8:00 pm
Dance: 8:00 - 11:15 pm

Think Different

This year’s Megaband will not be the old same old. When you forget, and put the coffee in the coffee maker twice…when the lid comes off the syrup and your waffle is flooded with maple…You’ve got a concentrated, double-speed, lift-off experience. That’s Megaband 2018—all the power and glory of your normal Megaband dance but put in a compression stuff sack. We have a smaller hall. So we’re going to get real friendly, keep our elbows in and have a great party together. 

Because PSU rented our usual hall to another group, this year we will be at the Tiffany Center, exercising our constitutional right to assemble. Since the alternate hall involves extra expenses and we will have room for fewer people, we are at risk of losing money on this dance. That would sort of spoil the “raising money for the community grants fund” that has been a core motivation for the Megaband for the last 22 years. So we are going to try a sliding scale form of payment: $10 – $25. To help us get through this challenging year, we ask you to pay what you can to contribute to the fund. If $10 is what you can afford, great, welcome. But if life has been good to you and you can do a bit more, we hope you will pitch in a little extra for the good of the cause.

PCDC is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. Any amount above $10 is a tax deductible donation. Let us know at the door if you would like a receipt.

Click HERE for Advance Admission

Change of location for 2018!

Tiffany Center in the Crystal Room

All are welcome. No partner or experience necessary.

This event is suitable for singles, couples, first-timers, and experienced dancers. 
It is not appropriate for small children unless they are on the sidelines supervised by adults at all times. 
It is fine for older children and teenagers who are comfortable interacting with adults on their own
Proceeds of The Portland Megaband Dance support scholarships for PCDC dancers and musicians. 

The Portland Megaband Benefit Dance is a part of the Cascade Promenade
Cascade Promenade Logo

Many members of the Portland contra dance community enjoy hosting dancers from other areas.
If you would like a place to stay in Portland while you are here for the Megaband dance Saturday night 
and the Portland Roadhouse dance on Sunday, contact Brian at All housing requests must be made before March 1st.