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.


Register now for the English Country Dance Class and Grand Ball.  Classes start Wednesday, January 8.  Ball on Saturday, March 28, 2020


Traditional-Live! Coming Events

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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020
Tuesday Dancing - Open Community English Country dance  Mark Lewis leads English Country dancing.  No experience necessary; all dances taught.  Drop-ins welcomed.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (3 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.  Register with Art Center East, www.artcentereast.org or 541-624-2800.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Jan 25, 2020
Celtic Session  Celtic musicians play lively reels, jigs and lovely aires.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Market Place Fresh Foods, 1912 4th St La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Matt, 541-310-7889
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (4 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.  Register with Art Center East, www.artcentereast.org or 541-624-2800.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020
Tuesday Dancing - Open Community Contra dance  Mark Lewis leads Contra dancing.  No experience necessary; all dances taught.  Drop-ins welcomed.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (5 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Feb 8, 2020
Anything Goes Jam  Anything goes at this jam.  Bring your acoustic instrument and your voice and be prepared to call out a song or a tune; Irish, Bluegrass, Old Time, Square Dance.  All ages welcome!
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Market Place Fresh Foods, 1912 4th St La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Matt, 541-310-7889
Old-Time Contra Dance - Blue Plate Special with Larry B. Smith and Mark Lewis  Contradance the winter chill away.  Live Music and easy dances taught.  No partner needed.  Wear smooth shoes and layers for comfort.  Finger food snacks welcomed.
Co-sponsored by Traditional-Live! and Art Center East.
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $7 general public, $5 Trad-LIve! members and students, children under 12 are free.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
Organizational Meeting (open to all)  Motivated members of Traditional-Live! meet to try to get ourselves better organized.  Meet in the lobby. 
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Le Bebe Cakes Coffee Shop And Bakery, 1103 Washington Avenue La Grande
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (6 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
Tuesday Dancing - Open Community English Country dance  Mark Lewis leads English Country dancing.  No experience necessary; all dances taught.  Drop-ins welcomed.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: No charge, but donations appreciated.
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
Celtic Session  Celtic musicians play lively reels, jigs and lovely aires.
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Market Place Fresh Foods, 1912 4th St La Grande
Cost: No cover.
More info: Matt, 541-310-7889
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
English Country Ball Dance Lesson (7 of 10)  Dance away the winter blues! English country dance is easy to learn and easy on the body. Enjoy it's gentle movements to glorious music while making new friends. Be part of the revival of a dance form with nearly 500 years of history; stately, playful, dreamy, joyous.. all these and more.  Gala ball on March 28th.  Full info at neofs.us/englishball.
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art Center East, 1006 Penn Avenue La Grande
Cost: $65 for 10 classes & ball ($45 for Art Center East or Trad-Live! members)
More info: Mark, 541-962-9355

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