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Heart of Rock Farm

April Update:  

To be on the safe side, the April 2020 Barn Dance is cancelled.  Even though participation would undoubedly be under the 25-person limit, we think it's  best to just not take any chances.  No dancing makes us sad, and we'll miss all of you for sure.  Hopefully this all turns around by winter and we'll be able to start up again.  Make sure you're on our email list so we can let you know.   Lisa & Phil

Barn Dances will resume at the end of the wedding season. 

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Quick Details:

* $5 per person, casual dress. No bar, but you're welcome to bring your own.  (You are responsible!)

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

* Dance lesson (TBD).

* 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.

Invite a friend!  (We need leads!)

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Future Dance Lesson Schedule:  

  * TBA

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 mostly 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 7:00 pm, and we usually have 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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COVID-19 Update

We're still hanging in there!  By working closely with our current batch of amazing wedding couples and keeping a sharp eye on the future, we're confident Heart of Rock Farm will survive these "interesting" times. 

Wedding planning is a major challenge for all right now, but we've got to move forward with confidence.  We're anticipating a possible need to reschedule a few more of our early-summer weddings for 2021, which will mean fewer available dates next year unless things change; but at this point our current clients have to be our priority. 

* With Washington County going into Phase 1 on June 1st, events are currently limited to 25 people.  If all goes well the county should open up to Phase 2 before July, with increased numbers allowed for social gatherings.  Because we've already re-scheduled a few summer weddings to next year, we have a couple of open dates for shorter/smaller events this year.  Check the Is My Date Open panel for availability. 

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 * We ARE booking for those dates as well as 2021, and still conducting abreviated tours by appointment.  Limit of 2 adult participants of the same household for the on-site tour, but you're welcome to use Facetime or another program to include others virtually.  We're practicing appropriate safety precautions before, during and after visits. 

* Planning meetings for current clients can be in person, or by phone with a full walk-through to finalize details later when things ease up.

* Barn Dances are on hold until this winter.

* We're always available by email, phone or text.  If you have a question, please don't hesitate!

Hang in there folks.  This has been a tough time for the wedding industry and especially 2020 wedding couples, but things are starting to look up.

 Available Dates 

Is my date open?

2020:  

June 13th & 27th

July 11th & 25th

Nov 7, 21 & 28

Dec 12th & 19th

2021:  

Jan-Mar:  most Saturdays

May 1st & 8th

July 17th (+waiting list)

Sep-Oct (waiting list)

Nov-Dec: most Saturdays

(Use the form below to inquire.)

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