“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

Winter Dreams Weekend
(Friday, February 10 to Sunday, February 12)

including the fourth annual

Winter Dreams
Santa Barbara’s 2017 English Country Ball

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 6:30 to 10:30 pm

Gene Murrow Dance Master

Music by Shira Kammen, Bonnie Insull, 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: A Girl's Best Friend

Weekend and Ball Information

Friday evening: Welcome Dance
7:30 to 10:30 pm, Carrillo Ballroom.
Gene, Shira, Bonnie, Charlie
A festive opening to the weekend.

Saturday Morning: Ball Review
10 am to 12 noon, First Presbyterian Church
Instructor James Hutson
Music by Seán Wood, Mary Wood, and Robert Winokur

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 Mason, Weed & Burch and calling by Jean Gorrindo.

All events are fragrance-free.

Payment Information

All-Three Package (Welcome Dance, Ball Review, Winter Dreams Ball) $55 in advance only
Ball: $40, advance registration required
Welcome Dance: $12
Ball Review: $10

Sunday night contra dance: $12 at the door only ($10 for SBCDS members)


Ball flyer including registration form

Mail-in registration form by itself


Select All-Three or Ball only:

Addt'l registrant name:

You may also make a charitable donation to the Winter Dreams Fund. (Hint: transaction fees are about 3%.)


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 $10, 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

Includes links to videos

Auretti's Dutch Skipper
A Girl's Best Friend video
The Drummer video
Doctor Vincent's Delight video
Gentlemen's Delight video
Saint Margaret's Hill video
Sapphire Sea video

Autumn Moon video
Sir Watkins' Jig video
The Introduction video
East Indian video
Autumn in Amherst video

Long Odds video
Dunant House Waltz video
Corelli's Maggot video
Terpsicourante video
Lambs on Green Hill video

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

1. Anonymous quote from our online Ball evaluation.