Scares ‘n Squares

Ramping Up for 2018!

We look forward to greeting a colossal group of square dancers at 2018 Scares and Squares!

When: October 26-28, 2018.

Where: NEW VENUES for 2018. The Multnomah Arts Center is under construction and unavailable for our dance weekend. We have made other arrangements for 2018.

  • On Friday night and Saturday, we will be dancing at the Oak Grove Community Club, 14496 SE Cedar Ave., Oak Grove, Oregon 97267.
  • On Sunday, we will be dancing at the Milwaukie Grange, 12015 SE 22nd Ave., Milwaukie, Oregon 97222.

What: Your registration includes:

  • 15 hours of dancing, from Basic through C-2!
  • Friday picnic-style dinner, Saturday night banquet, and Sunday brunch.
  • Saturday night Halloween costume contest!
  • Snacks!
  • Camaraderie

Callers: We have three of the world’s greatest square dance callers: Kris Jensen (Albuquerque), Michael Kellogg (LA), and Gary Monday (Seattle).

Schedule: There’s something for every dance level at Scares and Squares. Here is our Scares and Squares 2018 Schedule.

Around the Dance Hall: Here are some suggestions for places to eat:

Vinyl Tap
The Bomber
Mod Pizza
El Tapatio
Imperial Garden
Mike’s Drive-In

There are also many fast-food options close by.

Hotel options include:

RiverShore Best Western

If a bed and breakfast is more to your liking, consider Sandes of Time.

Cost: The entire weekend of dancing, food, and fun costs $85 per dancer if you register by September 1, 2018. If you miss that deadline, you can register for $95 per dancer by October 1, 2018. After that, registration is still a bargain at $105 per dancer.

Register: Ready to register? Here is our Registration Form.

Questions: More information is available on our event page at the IAGSDC website. If you have questions, please send an email to