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Summer 2019 Contra Dance Schedule—most Sundays [ Previous Schedules

June 2019
2 Free Dance sponsored by Mary and Don for their anniversary and Mary's birthday
Jean Gorrindo Syncopaths
9 Kelsey Hartman Devil's Box String Band
23 Jon Southard + caller's workshop The Rosin Sniffers
30 Two Free Dances sponsored by George Williams for his birthday
First is an English Country Dance in the afternoon at the Ballroom
Rich Goss Knepper, Abell, and Metzgar
July 2019
7 Jeff Spero Devil's Box String Band
14 Jean Gorrindo Rhythm Method
21 Jean Gorrindo The Dropkick Mickeys!
28 Preceded by an English Country Dance in the afternoon at the Ballroom featuring callers Jacqui Grennan and Gary Shapiro
Jacqui Grennan + caller's workshop
Chopped Liver
August 2019
4 Jon Southard Devil's Box Striing Band
11 Jacqui Grennan Stuart Mason & John Weed
18 Jean Gorrindo The Growling Old Geezers
25 Jeff Spero + caller's workshop

High Strung Band
* 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: 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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