Charlie Beck and The Becktones will provide the dance tunes, Charmaine Slaven will call, and The Flat Rock Stringband will play the bar band slot.
7:00 to 9:00 November 6th
Long, long, ago, like say, 2009 or so, caller Steph Noll worked with the lease holders at the time of the Village Ballroom to organize a monthly square dance that raised funds to benefit various community organizations around the Portland area. That was a heck of a lot of fun the year or so that it lasted, but those of us who regularly attended the dances witnessed the bizarre transformation of the anchor business of the building change gradually from breakfast cafe to erotic who-knows-what club to Oregon's (and perhaps even America's) first cannabis cafe. Eventually the lease was terminated and the beautiful historic dance hall upstairs would not see square dancing again until now.
Fortunately, thanks to the fine work of Bubbaville volunteers and also the new lease holders of the Village Ballroom building, there's now a new WEEKLY dance at the Village Ballroom!! This is one of our favorite dance halls in the city, and now that we're facing the dark days of winter, what great timing to kick off square dance season!