Summer 2010 Contra Dance Schedule

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

Dance at the Carrillo Ballroom resuming June 27, 2010!

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

June 6 $8
Susan Petrick
Avant Gardeners
June 13 $8
Warren Blier
Michael's Mixed Nuts
June 20 $8
Frannie Marr
Celtic Spring

Dances at the newly refurbished Carrillo Ballroom!
June 27 $8
Susan Michaels
Southern Comfort
July 4
No Dance—Happy Independence Day!
July 11 $8
Robin Steen
Ragged Edge
July 18 Free!
Free Dance! In fond memory of (and courtesy of) Vince Messina, who passed away in December
Also, free Introduction to Flatfooting with Ruth Alpert, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Peg Hesley
Hands Four
July 25 $8
Donnalyn Karpeles
August 1 $8
Chuck Galt
Michael's Mixed Nuts
August 8 $8
John Rogers
Chopped Liver
August 15 $8
Jonathan Southard
Fiddle Tunas
August 22 $8
Gary Shapiro
Growling Old Geezers
August 29 $9
Zesty Contra 6:30-10:00
Susan Petrick
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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