Spring 2011 Contra Dance Schedule

Dance at the Carrillo Ballroom
Times: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Also see the Dance Calendar
[ Schedule Archive ]
New membership plan and new prices as of April 3

SBCDS Membership $24/calendar year, prorated. Regular dance price $8 for members and $10 for non-members. Membership forms available at the dance or download one.

Below the grid: Schedule details & Price details

Non-member price/member price
March 6 $8
Donnalyn Karpeles
Shenanigans + ?
March 13 $12
Susan Michaels

March 20

Warren Blier
Avant Gardeners + Richard Scher
March 27 Free
Free Dance!
Jean Gorrindo
Kuffle Creek
April 3 $10/$8
Frannie Marr Gary Shapiro
Triple Junction 
April 10 $10/$8
Jon Southard
Growling Old Geezers
April 17 $10/$8
John Rogers
Michael's Mixed Nuts
April 23 $35
All-New Sprung Floor Dance Festival Saturday Noon to Midnight
April 24 $15/$13
Zesty Dance with band from Festival! 6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
May 1 $12/$10
Susan Petrick
Fiddle Rats  (Bay Area)
May 8 $15/$13
Susan Petrick
Syncopaths (CA & WA)
May 15 $10/$8
Gary Shapiro
Chopped Liver
May 22 $10/$8
Frannie Marr
Cois Farraige 
May 29 $20 festival price
Memorial Day Double Dance
2:00–5:00 • Jean Gorrindo • Rosin Doctors 
Spring Potluck—bring plenty to share, and tableware if possible
6:30–10:00 • Susan Michaels • Bonfire
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 effective April 3
(unless otherwise noted)

  • Regular dance time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Price:
    • Members: $8, non-members $10.
    • Teens, students 24 & under with ID: half non-member price.
    • Ages 12 and under: free
  • Zesty Contras, Price varies, Fifth Sundays, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Occasionally a dance will be priced higher; see chronological schedule above.
  • Contra Dance Orientation for all 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.

Santa Barbara contra dances are brought to you by the Santa Barbara Country Dance Society and the City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department.

Santa Barbara City Parks & Recreation Dept.

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