The Harvest Moon Dance Festival
Santa Barbara, CA

September 23–25, 2011

With the Carrillo Recreation Center renovations complete, Carrillo Ballroom will r-r-rock, all weekend long, once again!

Featuring two incredible bands

Notorious & The Sevens

and two fantastic callers

Sue Rosen & Frannie Marr

Please download the Harvest Moon flyer/application, copy and distribute!

Or pick one up at a dance near you.

Applications are available here.

At this time, all are encouraged to apply.


Mark Hellenberg, Sam Bartlett, Eden MacAdam-Somer, Larry Unger

Notorious features Larry Unger, on guitar, and Eden MacAdam-Somer on fiddle, with Sam Bartlett on mandolin, Mark Hellenberg, on percussion and Ralph Gordon, driving on cello and bass.

Sarah Blair, Mark Hellenberg, Stuart Kenney, Mark Roberts, Owen Marshall

The Sevens is a high-energy Celtic ensemble that unites traditional Irish tunes with world rhythms in a highly original and exciting mix. With Mark Roberts on flute, whistle & banjo, Sarah Blair fiddle, Owen Marshall on guitar, Stuart Kenney on acoustic bass & Mark Hellenberg (Pokey) at his playful best on percussion.

Our caller Sue Rosen has written many contras that are now standards from coast to coast. Her clear teaching style, humor and choices of fun dances make her one of New England’s favorites.

Sharing the calling will be Frannie Marr, who is fast becoming one of the most popular California callers. She’s known for her friendly manner, easy humor and clear instruction.


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

Join us 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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