“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
Santa Barbara’s English Country Ball Weekend
Winter Dreams Ball: Saturday, February 17, 2024, 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Sunday: Potluck brunch at a private home
Special Sunday Afternoon Dance: February 18, 2024, 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Dance Leader Joanna Reiner Wilkinson
Music by Shira Kammen, Karen Axelrod, Audrey Leigh Jaber
Winter Dreams Ball at the Santa Barbara Woman's Club with its suspended wooden floor and spacious changing rooms.
670 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara
Special Sunday Afternoon Dance at First Presbyterian Church
21 E. Constance Ave., Santa Barbara
Video: Ashford Anniversary
Winter Dreams Ball Saturday Evening
Map link to the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club
Potluck Brunch Sunday morning at a private home
Special Sunday Afternoon Dance
Map link to the First Presbyterian Church
All events are fragrance-free.
Ball Registration and Payment Information
Ball and Sunday Afternoon: $70 ($80 after January 7)
Not dancing? Ball Admirers may attend for $15.
Questions? Need More Information? Contact us at:
Covid Policy & Procedures
We believe that dancers care about each other and will take personal responsibility for protecting everyone's health. In the week prior to arriving, we kindly ask dancers and staff to take extra precautions to protect themselves when attending large gatherings or traveling.
Vaccination: Proof of Covid vaccination will not be required. We highly recommend full vaccination including the new bivalent booster that is available this Fall. We recommend but do not require masking. We will follow official regulations in place at the time.
Symptoms: We urge anyone with any symptoms of cold, fever, or cough to stay home. If you know that you have been exposed to someone with Covid within five days before Winter Dreams Weekend, please contact the registrar.
Refunds: Anyone who cannot attend because of a positive Covid infection, test, or symptoms will get a full refund.
Check out our Santa Barbara dances on our English Country Dance page.
The Ball Program
Click a dance name below to see its video to the left.
Another Nancy’s Fancy
Experience with English Country Dancing is required. At the Ball all dances will have a walk-through and will be prompted as necessary. We recommend all dancers learn by participating with their local ECD community.
Download the Winter Dreams flyer
1. Anonymous quote from our online Ball evaluation.