"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 second annual

Winter Dreams
Santa Barbara's 2015 English Country Ball

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Tom Amesee Dance Master

Jacqueline Schwab piano
Shira Kammen fiddle
Bonnie Insull flute and other woodwinds, and feet

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

Ball and Weekend Information

February 21–22, 2015

Saturday: Ball Review with Tom Amesee, music by Susan McNeill, Robert Winokur, and Sean Wood (!)
1:30 to 3:30 pm, Carrillo Ballroom
$8 separate admission

Saturday evening: Winter Dreams Ball, $40, $35 through January 28, 2015.
Simple refreshments will be offered; guests are welcome to contribute.
A fragrance-free event.

Not dancing? We are allowing Ball Observers to attend for $10, which includes any refreshments that might be available.

Sunday morning: Potluck brunch at a private home.

Sunday evening: Contra dance at the Ballroom with Tom, Jacqueline, Shira, and Bonnie. Separate admission.

Ball Flyer including Registration Form

Registration Form by itself

Map link to the Carrillo Ballroom

Need More Information?

Registration, scholarships, or other: or (805) 699-5523

Hospitality (need or offer), contact Bonnie Lassen: or (805) 881-3396

Contributing refreshments? Please contact to coordinate.

The Ball Program

Autumn in Amherst
Barbarini’s Tambourine
Bryon’s Boutade
Dancing Across the Atlantic
Easter Thursday
Excuse Me
Gigue for Genny
Gypsy Round
Leather Lake House
Love And A Bottle
The Pursuit
Quite Carr-ied Away*
Rafe’s Waltz
The Ragg
Wa Is Me, What Mun I Do?
Weekend in Wilton

*We suggest becoming familiar with all the dances, but especially this one, as it can only be briefly reviewed at the Ball.

Ball Practice in Santa Barbara

See our English Country Dance page.

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

1. Anonymous quotes from our online Ball evaluation.