“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, 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: Winter Dreams

Weekend and Ball Information

Friday evening: Ball Review
To be announced

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

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

All events are fragrance-free.

Registration and Payment Information

Watch this space.


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

Not dancing? Ball Observers may attend for $tba, which includes refreshments.

Map link to the Carrillo Ballroom

Need More Information?

Ball Practice in Santa Barbara

See our English Country Dance page.

The Ball Program

To Be Announced

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

1. Anonymous quote from our online Ball evaluation.