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Join or renew your membership in December and it'll be valid now through the end of 2019.

Winter 2018–19 Contra Dance Schedule—most Sundays and one Tuesday [ Previous Schedules

December 2018
2 John Rogers Mariposa String Band
9 Jeff Spero Devil's Box String Band
16 Jacqui Grennan The Growling Old Geezers


FREE—Our traditional dance on the night (not eve) of Christmas
Erik Hoffman Bayou Seco & friends
30 Jean Gorrindo Mariposa String Band
January 2019
6 Andy Shore Chopped Liver
13 Jacqui Grennan Dropkick Mickeys!
27 Andy Shore Hidden Fifth
February 2019
10 Jean Gorrindo Audrey Knuth duo
17 Kalia Kliban Persons of Quality
* We give up a few Sundays each year so others will have an opportunity to rent the hall on a Sunday night.
Contra dances @ Historic Carrillo Ballroom unless otherwise stated.
100 E. Carrillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA

Dance time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.
New dancer orientation: one-half hour before dance time.

Admission: $12, except when it's more, or less, as stated.

Discounts: Members, $2 discount; Teens and students to 24, $5 admission; 12 and under, free. No discount for festivals.

Dance every Sunday except where noted.

Christmas Night (December 25) dance most years, usually free. Usual starting time, 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments provided by dancers like you. Drinking fountain in the Ballroom Lobby. Stay hydrated.

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. Personnel may change without notice.

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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Members save $2 per contra dance evening*, support the SBCDS, and receive a handsome personalized membership button.

Membership is $30 per calendar year. Note there is no prorating. The earlier in the year you join the more you could save.

Special! Join for next year in December and receive membership rate in December.

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*Member savings apply only to the regular rate at our regular weekly Sunday contra dances. 

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