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Our next Barn Dance will be Saturday, April 3rd

(the 1st Saturday in April)

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Quick Details:

* $7 per person (exact change, if possible, to minimize cash contact), casual dress. No bar, but you're welcome to bring your own.  (You are responsible!)

* Doors open at 7 :30 and we dance until about midnight.

* TBD:  Check back here for updates

* Pandemic Precautions: 

  -- Masks are still required for all indoor and outdoor events, except while actively eating or drinking.

  -- Attendance is limited by the county's risk level (currently "Moderate" for Washington County), so we're limiting attendance to the first 100 people who arrive.  

  -- Table seating:  We're using smaller tables to meeting Pandemic guidlines. 

  -- Food:  We can't do a self-serve snack table this time around, but you're still welcome to bring your own takeout and enjoy your meal here, or bring snacks for your own party.  We just ask that you pick up after yourselves.

  -- Dancing: To meet social distancing guidelines:  Partner Dancers: please bring your own partner and maintain space between couples.  Line dancers:  Please maintain distance from the next dancer, and keep the outer lane of the floor open for travel dancing.  

* Music:  We'll be playing a mixutre of danceable classic rock, coutry, contemporary music, swing and requests.  

* The address is 19270 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, 97140.  Look for our sign.  Call if you get lost:  (503) 309-0318 or (503) 313-2872.  Please park in the grass lot if barn parking is full.

(More information about the dances is included below**)

We're so looking forward to seeing all of you again!

Future Schedule:  The next dance is tentatively scheduled for April 24th and there will be at least one dance in May.  If our summer wedding schedule remains light our intention is to offer a few dances during the summer as well, which is something we don't normally get to do.  Sign up at the bottom of the page for updates or follow Heart Of Rock Farm on Facebook.  

(**Quick Note:  I didn't adapt the information below for Pandemic conditions.  Keep in mind this is our standard information for normal times.  Notes in the section above will cover temporary changes based on the Governor's current guidance.)

Welcome Social Dancers & Dance Friends!

Whenever we can, we’re hosting Barn Dances at Heart of Rock Farm.  You’re invited to come out and dance with us.

Dances are most often held on the second Saturday of the month, although we sometimes have to reschedule because of other events. Lisa is a wedding DJ and Philip is an Officiant, so our Saturdays are not always our own.  Consequently most dances are held in the winter and early Spring, although we occasionally squeeze in a summer/fall dance.  

The doors open at 7 pm (unless there's no lesson and then we open at 7:30).  We we usually offer a beginning-level dance lesson at 7:30.  Most of the time Andy Hebert is our dance instructor.  

Come alone or bring a partner (or better yet, a group of friends).  We'll be playing a mixture of danceable classic rock, country, contemporary music, swing, and requests.  We cater to a variety of dance styles, including "shake your booty" and the high school sway...so don't worry if you don't know any particular partner dances or line dances.

The cost is $5 per person.  That helps cover the cost of the events.  

We hold these events for several reasons: 

  1.  We love to dance, and we like sharing that activity with like-minded friends; we know how to choose good dance music; and we like dancing on a good floor (which we have!). 
  2. We use the events as a fun way to raise funds to help with the many building projects we have going on.  We don’t make a lot of money at the dances, but every time we hold one we get to go out and buy another handful of folding chairs and maybe a new table.  It all adds up, and we’re grateful for the support. 

Dance Lessons:

We tend to gear our lessons toward beginners because we want to share the love of partner dancing with new people.  However, we love it when experienced dancers participate.  We’ve found that it’s really helpful for beginners to have experienced dancers in the lesson with them. 

Very often, our volunteer guest instructor is Andy Hebert.  We attended Ty's and Andy's lessons at the Milwaukie Elks for years, and we learned a lot from them.  We’re grateful that Andy is willing to teach for us, and I'm sure Ty is watching from above with approval.    

Andy typically starts out with a beginner-level lesson, and then kicks it up a notch at the end for the more-experienced dancers who are kind enough to jump in for the benefit of the beginners.

Dance Floor

Our floating dance floor is one of the largest in the region:  about 1600 square feet.   There's lots of room, so bring a friend!  Remember:  line dancers and stationary dancers in the middle, and traveling couples to the outside (counter clockwise).  We value and appreciate good dance floor etiquette!

Refreshments:

We don't offer bar service but you're welcome to BYO beverage.  Please drink responsibly (which is normally the case with dancers, anyway).

There is bottled water and pop available for $1.  Help yourself from the 'fridge and drop a dollar in the cash box.  Water is also available from the dispenser near the bar.  If it's cold out, we often offer coffee as well.

We always have snacks on hand, and you're welcome to bring something to contribute to the snack table if you like.

We've occasionally had Meet-Up groups ask if it's okay to bring pizza or take-out for their group.  Go for it!  All we ask is that you clean up after yourselves. 

Parking

If it's not raining heavily, park in the field across the driveway.  If it's a muddy day and the gravel lot is full, remember that you can park alongside the gravel roads leading in and out of the property and there’s additional parking behind the Onion Barn. Update:  Please don't park next to the bathroom trailer as it makes it more difficult for guests to access the facilities.

Dress Code:

Be comfortable!  If the ladies are wearing high heels, drop them off at the door before you find your parking space.  The lot is pretty gravely. 

Call us if you have any questions or need directions.

The address is Heart of Rock Farm, 19270 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood, OR 97140.  We put lighted signs out on dance night.  Phone or text is (503) 309-0318. 

And, as always, it's okay to invite friends!  See you on the dance floor.

Lisa & Philip Hahn

Click here for April dance photos.

April 19th Dance Photos:

Photos are also posted on Heart of Rock Farm's facebook page. 

March 2014 Barn Dance Photos

Check out the photos from the March 15, 2014 dance.

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