"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 third annual

Winter Dreams
Santa Barbara's 2016 English Country Ball

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Joanna Reiner Dance Mistress

Music by Persons of Quality (Jon Berger, Rebecca King, Jim Oakden)

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

Imagine that, a ball, in a ballroom.

Video: The Minor Spaniard

Ball and Weekend Information

February 12–14, 2016 (Presidents' Day is February 15)

Friday: Ball Review with Joanna Reiner, music by Wood & Co. (Deirdre Wood Becher, Robert Winokur, and Susan McNeill)
7:30 to 10:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara
$8 separate admission (pay at the door)

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

Saturday evening: Winter Dreams Ball
6:30 to 10:30 pm, Carrillo Ballroom
Simple refreshments will be offered.
A fragrance-free event.

$40, $5 discount available through January 14, 2016

Not dancing? Ball Observers may 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 Persons of Quality and caller Chris Page. Separate $12 admission (pay at the door).

Ball Flyer including Registration Form

Registration Form by itself

Map link to the Carrillo Ballroom

Map link to the First Presbyterian Church

Need More Information?

Ball Practice in Santa Barbara
including extra Sunday afternoons

See our English Country Dance page.

The Ball Program
Includes links to YouTube videos

Minor Spaniard video
Muriel's Measure video
Dunrobin Castle
Well Hall video
Ashford Anniversary video
Elizabeth video
Apollo's Hunt video

Trip to Amsterdam video
Neat, Mr. John video
An Early Frost video
Jaque Latin video
Love and a Bottle
Sapphire Sea video

Punch Bowl video
Foxfire video
Bloomsbury Market video
Candles in the Dark video
Good Man of Cambridge video

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

1. Anonymous quotes from our online Ball evaluation.