The Thirtieth Annual


Harvest Moon Dance Festival
Santa Barbara, CA

October 10–12, 2014

The Carrillo Ballroom will once again ROCK all weekend long.

Featuring two not-to-miss bands,

Latter Day Lizards


Mean Lids

and two fantastic callers

Lisa Greenleaf


Jean Gorrindo

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

The Harvest Moon flyer/application is available here and at a dance near you. Please print and distribute!

Registration starts May 5. This dance camp is expected to fill very fast, but please do not send applications postmarked before this date.
Cost is $160 Friday evening through Sunday evening!

(If you are not attending the weekend, the Sunday evening dance is $18. Sorry, no discounts for this annual special dance.)

Special deal: If you are an experienced contra dancer under the age of 29, we are offering a $100-off youth scholarship. Please enclose a note with your application if you are interested in this offer.



Latter Day Lizards, along with special guests Stuart Kenney and Mark Hellenberg, will amaze you with their excellent musicianship, playfulness, and unrelentingly infections rhythm, which blaneds swing, rock and roll, and jazz influences with traditional foot-stomping dance!

Mean Lids are only as mean as they need to be to keep the grit in their tones and the edge on their tunes. An awesome band that you'll know by their hats, their great driving sounds, and their @$$-kickin' "chin-cello" grooves emanating from their mean fiddle fingers!

Lisa Greenleaf is known for her high-spirited and witty calling, delighting dancers across the country with her precise walk-throughs of zesty and flowing dances. Can't wait!

Jean Gorrindo's strong teaching and musical skills help her deliver dances that are flowing, challenging, and fun! She has a particular knack for collecting dances with exceptional choreography designed to enhance the connectedness between us all. In her mind, that feeling of connection is what it is all about!


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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