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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



At the evening breaks

Finger-food potluck snacks at the evening dances on Friday and Saturday. You are welcome in the fireplace room for conversation and snacks even if you only bring a little something direct from the store. Both sweet and non-sweet snacks are very welcome. There will be no plates or utensils, so please bring finger food. Some people have food issues: An ingredient list is a nice idea.

At lunch

There will be several potlucks at lunch time on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by local dancers. The potluck schedule and map will be available on Friday when you check in. You are welcome to come to any of them. You need not bring a culinary triumph, but a little something will be well received. Nearby grocery stores have food you can bring if you are unable to bring something home-made.


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:

Larks and Robins

Because many dancers have asked for it, we will have two workshops with teaching and calling 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.