Spring 2010 Contra Dance Schedule

Santa Barbara Country Dance Society
Contra Dance co-sponsor
Santa Barbara City Parks & Recreation Dept.

Contra Dance Schedule
Dance at First Presbyterian Church
Carrillo Ballroom resuming in June 2010! (but there are no guarantees)

Times: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Also see the Dance Calendar
[ Schedule Archive ]
Below the grid: Schedule details & Price details


Dances below to be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara [directions] but returning to the Carrillo Ballroom (yay!) sometime in May or June or…
while work to repair, renovate and improve the Carrillo Recreation Center is underway

To learn when we will return to the Ballroom (with a Free Dance!) watch this space, subscribe to our contradance announcement list, or better yet, come to our dance every week!

March 7 Sun $10
Jeremy Korr
March 14 Sun $8
Special Dance Location: Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara for March 14 only
Barbara Stewart
Screaming Earwigs
March 21 Sun $8
Jean Gorrindo
March 28 Sun $8
Susan Petrick
Michael's Mixed Nuts
April 4 Sun $8
John Rogers
Chopped Liver
April 11 Sun $8
Warren Blier
April 18 Sun $8
Gary Shapiro Frannie Marr
April 25 Sun $8
Jonathan Southard
Growling Old Geezers
May 2 Sun $8
Gary Shapiro
Southern Comfort
May 9 Sun $8
Donnalyn Karpeles
Ragged Edge
May 16 Sun $8
Darrow Hand
May 23 Sun $8
Frannie Marr Gary Shapiro
Fiddle Tunas
May 30
Sun $15
2:00–5:00 • Contra dance with Susan Michaels and Bonfire (with Jeff Spero)
5:15–6:15 • Spring Potluck—bring lots to share and maybe your own tableware (plates, forks, etc.)
6:30–10:00 • Contra dance with Jean Gorrindo and Iron Mountain Boys
indicates a Santa Barbara debut
Contra Dance dates & locations
  • Schedule above and in the Dance Calendar
  • Every Sunday except five per year
  • Dance times and prices at right
  • Sprung Floor Dance Festival in May above supercedes one regular Sunday dance
  • Sunday of Martin Luther King weekend in January: No dance, as many of us will be at Contra Carnivale in San Luis Obispo.
  • Fourth Sunday in June: No dance
  • Three more Sundays per year, no dance. Always check the quarter's schedule above or the calendar.
  • Fifth Sundays are special Zesty Contras. An extra half hour of dancing (until 10:00) and a somewhat more challenging program.
  • Christmas Night (December 25) dance almost every year, traditionally with caller Erik Hoffman and music by Bayou Seco & friends, starting at the usual 6:30 p.m. and often free. This year's dance will be on December 27.
Carrillo Ballroom
Carrillo Recreation Center
100 E. Carrillo St.
Santa Barbara
Map & Directions

Times & prices
(unless otherwise noted)

  • Regular dance time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Price: $8, 13-17 half-price, 12 and under free
  • Zesty Contras, $9-10, Fifth Sundays, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Occasionally a dance will be priced higher; see chronological schedule above.
  • Contra Dance Orientation at 6:00 p.m.
  • Refreshments usually provided (donation requested).

On occasion, a dance is cancelled, rescheduled, or relocated; always double check before traveling for a dance. Personnel, price and schedule are subject to change.

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