Harvest Moon Daily Schedule(pdf)
The Thirty-Second Annual


Harvest Moon Dance Festival
Santa Barbara, California

October 14–16, 2016

The Carrillo Ballroom will yet again ROCK all weekend long.

Featuring two not-to-miss bands,

Clayfoot Strutters



plus two fantastic callers

Bob Isaacs


Dana Parkinson

To attend this amazing weekend, please download and fill out the Harvest Moon flyer/application from here.

Registration starts May 2. This dance festival is expected to fill completely with applications postmarked on May 2, 3, and 4. For best chance of not being wait-listed, get a postmark on one of those three days.
Cost is $170 Friday evening through Sunday evening!

Includes yummy catered lunches and many delicious snacks.
Local housing available. See ACCOMODATIONS below.

Special deal: If you are an experienced contra dancer age 30 or under, we are offering a $100-off youth scholarship.



Clayfoot Strutters is a groove-based Contradance fusion band from Vermont. Their unique take on traditional tunes is done with a modern funky jazz rhythm that pulls you out on to the floor and demands to be danced to!
Hailing from New England, Nova is a young contra dance band that weaves the sounds of fiddle, accordion, and guitar into a rich tapestry of sound. Nova draws from both traditional repertoire and original compositions to create versatile, high energy and driving dance music.

Bob Isaacs Hails from New Jersey, has written many much-loved dances, with the main emphasis being flow and energy. His calling is also spot on, energetic and dancer focused. You'll know you are in good hands as you let go and become one with the dance.
Dana Parkinson brings her sweet, sassy playful calling style to Harvest Moon for the first time and you will be taken by her creative programming, sense of humor, and no-nonsense walkthroughs.


You can request accomodations with fellow dancers on the application form. Alternatively, if a motel room or B&B is within your budget check here for reviews of local properties.

Join fellow dancers in Santa Barbara, CA, with its "best in the west" legendary Sprung Floor for an amazing contra time...

A weekend definitely not to be missed.

Fantastic music, scrumptious food, and amazing dance energy!

For more information, contact Kelli Butler at:


The Harvest Moon Dance Festival is brought to you by the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society & the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department.

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