Traditional-Live! (aka NE Oregon Folklore Society)

Quilt, fiddle and dance shoes on a chair.

Traditional-Live! is based in La Grande, Oregon and presents the following regular events and activities:

We also have sponsored or co-sponsored the following:

For more information on Traditional-Live! or it's activities, contact us at info@neofs.us.  To join or renew your membership, download, print and fill-in our membership form and mail it back to us with your check made out to NEOFS.

Traditional-Live! Coming Events

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Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015
Country Dance Orchestra  Amateur musicians gather to learn pieces from the Contra dance and English Country dance repertoire.  All instruments welcome, especially acoustic stringed and woodwinds.
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - English Country dance  Larry B. Smith leads English Country dancing.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015
Art Center: English Country Dance Class (2 of 4)  Learn English Country Dancing, then come to a English Country Ball.  Three Wednesday evening classes and a Saturday afternoon review will prepare you to enjoy an English Country Ball on Saturday night.  Dance like it is 1651!  Participation in classes is required for ball attendance; make-ups will be available.  Pre-register with Art Center, 541-624-2800 or ucartctr@eoni.com.  (Class session 2 of 4).
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $15 per person, $10 for Art Center members (includes 4 workshops and ball)
More info: Dianne or Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Tango Practice  Budding Tango dancers gather to practice their steps.  BYOLR (Bring your own long-stemmed roses).
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Jill, 541-963-8982
Tuesday Dancing - Traditional Dance Potpourri  Larry B. Smith leads dances selected from his gigantic archive of traditional dances.  Many a surprise, never a disappointment.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015
Art Center: English Country Dance Class (3 of 4)  Learn English Country Dancing, then come to a English Country Ball.  Three Wednesday evening classes and a Saturday afternoon review will prepare you to enjoy an English Country Ball on Saturday night.  Dance like it is 1651!  Participation in classes is required for ball attendance; make-ups will be available.  (Class session 3 of 4).
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $15 per person, $10 for Art Center members (includes 4 workshops and ball)
More info: Dianne or Mark, 541-962-9355
Thursday, Feb 5, 2015
First Thursday Slow Jam  Newer acoustic musicians playing fiddle tunes at slow and moderate tempos.  For players of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, piano, recorder, penny whistle and Irish drum.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Saturday, Feb 7, 2015
Art Center: English Country Dance Class (4 of 4)  Learn English Country Dancing, then come to a English Country Ball.  Three Wednesday evening classes and a Saturday afternoon review will prepare you to enjoy an English Country Ball on Saturday night.  Dance like it is 1651!  Participation in classes is required for ball attendance; make-ups will be available.  (Class session 4 of 4).
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $15 per person, $10 for Art Center members (includes 4 workshops and ball)
More info: Dianne or Mark, 541-962-9355
Art Center: English Country Ball  Participants in the Art Center's English Country Dance class gather for their "final exam", an English Country Dance ball.  The old Carnegie Library substitutes for Pemberley, as we imagine a room full of Elizabeth Bennets and Mr. Darcys.  Want to attend?  Sign up for the class.
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $15 per person, $10 for Art Center members (includes 4 workshops and ball)
Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
Country Dance Orchestra  Amateur musicians gather to learn pieces from the Contra dance and English Country dance repertoire.  All instruments welcome, especially acoustic stringed and woodwinds.
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - Contra dance  Mark Lewis leads Contra dancing.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015
Tango Practice  Budding Tango dancers gather to practice their steps.  BYOLR (Bring your own long-stemmed roses).
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Jill, 541-963-8982
Tuesday Dancing - Balkan/International dance  Beth Gilmore leads Balkan/International dancing.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015
Third Wednesday Irish Session  Celtic musicians play lively reels, jigs and lovely aires.
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Bear Mountain Pizza, 2104 Island Avenue La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Country Dance Orchestra  Amateur musicians gather to learn pieces from the Contra dance and English Country dance repertoire.  All instruments welcome, especially acoustic stringed and woodwinds.
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge.
More info: Carla, 541-663-0776
Tuesday Dancing - English Country dance  Larry B. Smith leads English Country dancing.
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Art Center: At the Old Library, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355

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