“This was a splendid evening in every way. We certainly hope this will become an annual tradition.”1

The Santa Barbara Country Dance Society presents

the 2018

Winter Dreams
Santa Barbara’s Fifth Annual English Country Ball

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Scott Higgs Dance Master

Music by the fabulous Shira Kammen, Jim Oakden, and Charlie Hancock

At the Carrillo Ballroom on its legendary cantilevered Sprung Floor
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara

Imagine that, a ball, in a ballroom.

Video: We Meet Again

Weekend and Ball Information

Friday evening: Ball Review
7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church
21 E. Constance Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dances reviewed by Scott Higgs
Music by Jim Oakden, Charlie Hancock, and Dominic Padula
$10 separate charge, at the door only

Saturday evening: Winter Dreams Ball
6:30 to 10:30 pm, Carrillo Ballroom
Simple refreshments will be offered

Map link to the Carrillo Ballroom

Sunday morning: Potluck brunch at a private home.

Sunday evening: Contra dance at the Ballroom with calling by Scott Higgs and music by our Winter Dreams Ball musicians. $12, SBCDS/CDSS members $10

All events are fragrance-free.

Ball Registration and Payment Information

Ball: $40 (take a $5 discount through January 15, 2018).
Advance registration required


Ball flyer including registration form


We will contact you to confirm your name and registration information, after you register.

Extra instructions to seller:


Please consider a donation to the Winter Dreams Fund.

Not dancing? Ball Admirers may attend for $10, which includes refreshments.

Questions? Need More Information? Contact us at:

Ball Practice in Santa Barbara

See our English Country Dance page.

The Ball Program

Mendocino Redwood video
Vermont Friends
After Dinner Maggot video
Round About Our Coal Fire
Heidenröslein video
Midwinter Maggot video

Woodshed video
Hudson Barn video
Shropshire Lass video
Impropriety video
News From Tripoli video
Michedonia video

Leslie’s Valentine video
We Meet Again video
The Dancing Wife video
The Lover’s Knot video
Old Wife Behind the Fire video

The most experienced
English Country Dancers
can likely prepare
by attending our
Ball Review.
Newer dancers
are strongly advised
to attend dances
in their communities
and our Ball Review.

This event is supported in part by the City of Santa Barbara
Parks and Recreation Department.

1. Anonymous quote from our online Ball evaluation.