“This was a splendid evening in every way. We certainly hope this will become an annual tradition.”1

The Santa Barbara Country Dance Society invites you to the seventh annual

Winter Dreams Ball

Santa Barbara’s English Country Ball

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 6:30 to 10:30 pm

  Dance Master Graham Christian
Music by Audrey Knuth, Charlie Hancock, Christopher Jacoby

At the Historic Carrillo Ballroom with its legendary cantilevered Sprung Floor
100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara

We'd like you to read this review of the Historic Carrillo Ballroom.

Video: Winter Dreams Waltz

Weekend and Ball Information

Saturday evening: Winter Dreams Ball
6:30 to 10:30 pm, Historic Carrillo Ballroom
Simple refreshments will be offered

Welcome Dance Friday night, location to be announced.

Ball Review Saturday, time and location to be announced.

Map link to the Historic Carrillo Ballroom

Sunday morning: Potluck Brunch at a private home

Sunday evening: Contra dance
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Location: Historic Carrillo Ballroom
Staff TBA
6:30 to 9:30 pm
$12, SBCDS/CDSS members $10

All events are fragrance-free.

Ball Registration and Payment Information

Welcome Dance: $TBA
Pay at the door

Ball Review: $TBA
Pay at the door

Ball: $40
Advance registration required



Please consider a donation to the Winter Dreams Fund.


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Not dancing? Ball Admirers may attend for $10, which includes refreshments.

Questions? Need More Information? Contact us at:

Ball Practice in Santa Barbara

See our English Country Dance page.

The Ball Program


The most experienced
English Country Dancers
can likely prepare
by attending our
Ball Review.
Newer dancers
are strongly advised
to attend dances
in their communities
and our Ball Review.

This event is supported in part by the City of Santa Barbara
Parks and Recreation Department.

1. Anonymous quote from our online Ball evaluation.