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Information about Corvallis Contra Weekend 2023

This duplicates the information that we send to dancers just before the dance

Volunteer: Help make it wonderful

Help make the dance a wonderful experience by volunteering. Sign up here:


We have set up a carpool page on Facebook. You may use that page to request or offer rides to and from the weekend as well as rides during the weekend.

Contacting each other about the dance

When you were accepted, you were added to a mail list for this year. You may send an email to all of us if you think it might be of interest to many dancers:

Arriving at the dance

The registration table will open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday February 17, at Gatton Hall. Please try not to arrive before then, as your presence before that time would add to the last minute confusion. The dance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Bring with you to the dance

Do not bring with you to the dance

Clean floors



This year, we are skipping potluck meals. If you wish, please bring individually packaged snacks that may be shared throughout the weekend. Because of possible allergies, it's best to provide an ingredients list for things you made yourself.


You are responsible to find housing for yourselves! Check (you must log in to your ccw account). If you cannot make this work, we can help: Erik Knoder

Larks and Robins

Dances and workshops will be taught and called using "Larks" and "Robins" as role names.

Extras and Details

Sunday night dance

Corvallis Folklore Society will host a dance on Sunday night, open to all comers. Beginners session at 7:00, dancing from 7:30 until 10:30. Both bands, both callers. Admission is $12.00. If you aren't quite ready to call it a weekend and head home, you can stretch the experience with Sunday night dancing to the same great bands and callers, with some new faces too.