Winter 2010-11 Contra Dance Schedule

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

Dance at the Carrillo Ballroom
Times: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Also see the Dance Calendar
[ Schedule Archive ]
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Dec 5 $8
Leda Shapiro
Dec 12 $8
Teens and students get in free!
Susan Michaels
Michael's Mixed Nuts

Dec 19

Frannie Marr
Dec 26 Free
Annual (usually on Dec 25) Dance — Free!
Erik Hoffman
Bayou Seco (& friends!)
Jan 2 $8
Jean Gorrindo
Ragged Edge
Jan 9 $8
Warren Blier
Jan 16
Jan 23 $8
Donnalyn Karpeles
Jan 30 $9
Zesty Contra 6:30-10:00
Susan Petrick
The Newts (Chris Knepper and Noel Cragg from the Bay Area) with Richard Scher
Feb 6 $8
John Rogers
Screaming Earwigs
Feb 13 $8
Gary Shapiro
Growling Old Geezers
Feb 20 $8
Jon Southard
Fiddle Tunas
Feb 27
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.
  • Five 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 26.
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 canceled, rescheduled, or relocated; always double check before traveling for a dance. Personnel, price and schedule are subject to change.

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