“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 Biggest Ever)
Winter Dreams
Ball Weekend

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

Weekend and Ball Information

Welcome Dance Friday night
With Graham and our musicians
7:30 to 10:00 pm, location TBA
$15 at the door only

Ball Review Saturday morning
With Graham and our musicians
10:00 am to 12:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church
$10 at the door only

Winter Dreams Ball Saturday Evening
6:30 to 10:30 pm, Historic Carrillo Ballroom
Simple refreshments will be offered
$40 advance registration only (see below)

Map link to the Historic Carrillo Ballroom

Potluck Brunch Sunday morning at a private home

"Best of the Rest" Workshop Sunday afternoon
Christian's selections from our six previous balls.
2:30 to 5:00 pm, Historic Carrillo Ballroom
With Graham and music by Audrey Knuth and Christopher Jacoby
$15 at the door only

Sunday evening: Contra dance
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Historic Carrillo Ballroom
Caller TBA
With music by Audrey Knuth and Christopher Jacoby
6:30 to 9:30 pm
$12, SBCDS/CDSS members $10

All events are fragrance-free.

Ball Registration and Payment Information

Ball: $40
Advance registration required
All other weekend events payment accepted at the door only.


Please consider a donation to the Winter Dreams Ball/Scholarship Fund.


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Full-size flyer (8.5x14)

Info portion only (8.5x11)

Registration form only

Not dancing? Ball Admirers may attend for $10.

Questions? Need More Information? Contact us at:

Ball Practice in Santa Barbara

See our English Country Dance page.

The Ball Program

Black Heath
Trip to Greene
Cheshire Rounds
How Great Is the Pleasure
Bury Fair
Maid’s Last Wish
Whately Barn
Severn Bore
Goose & Gridiron
Apollo’s Hunt
Vain Belinda
Maggie’s Waltz Square
Young Widow
Beautious Grove
Tambourine Dance
Angels Unawares

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.