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Fall 2019 Contra Dance Schedule—most Sundays [ Previous Schedules

September 2019
8 Jacqui Grennan Chopped Liver
15 Double Dance starting with an English Country Dance in the afternoon at the Ballroom

Andy Shore + caller's workshop

Rhythm Method
22 Jean Gorrindo Devil's Box String Band
29 Jon Southard The Dropkick Mickeys!
October 2019
6 Jean Gorrindo Devil's Box String Band
13 Open-to-the-public post-Harvest Moon Dance. $20 (see November 17 dance)
Nils Fredland Elixir
27 Halloween Double Costume Ball: English Country Costume Ball in the afternoon, then Contra Dance Costume Ball. Costumes admired; not required!
Jeff Spero Dan Levenson and the Cat Mountain Rounders
November 2019
3 Jon Southard Rhythm Method
10 Eric Black Jackalopes
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Jean Gorrindo & Simon Kiefer Emil Olguin & Laura Light
24 Special Pre-Thanksgiving Event!
Begin with an English Country & American Colonial Dance in the afternoon at the Ballroom. Then it's our annual pre-Thanksgiving turkey-provided Potluck at 5:00. All leading up to our American contra dance with...
Donnalyn Karpeles Devil's Box String Big 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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Joining this elite group 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 the discounts in December too.

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