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Spring 2019 Contra Dance Schedule—most Sundays [ Previous Schedules

March 2019
3 Andy Shore Devil's Box String Band
10 Spring forward into Daylight Savings Time
Jean Gorrindo Rosin Sniffers
17 St. Patrick's Day FREE DANCE
Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.
Chuck Galt Chopped Liver
24 John Rogers Dropkick Mickeys!
31 Susan Petrick Dan Levenson and the Cat Mountain Rounders
April 2019
7 Vic Ceder Mouse Noise (Steve Shapiro & Olivia Breidenthal)
14 Jon Southard + caller's medley Dropkick Mickeys!
21 Make it a double header with the English Country Dance in the afternoon at a nearby venue
John Rogers Chopped Liver
28 Jacqui Grennan + caller's medley Growling Old Geezers
May 2019
5 Jean Gorrindo Dropkick Mickeys!
12 Vic Ceder Rhythm Method
19 Make it a double header with the English Country Dance in the afternoon at a nearby venue
Jean Gorrindo Emil Olguin & Olivia Breidenthal
26 Caller's Medley Devil's Box String Band
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: Contra Dance Friends, $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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Special! Join for next year in December and receive the discounted rate in December too.

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