“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 eighth annual

Winter Dreams Weekend

Santa Barbara’s English Country Dance Event

The 2021, 2022, and 2023 Ball and Weekend events have been canceled. Below is tentative information for a possible 2024 event.

The Weekend: four ECD events. In February, a Friday TBA and the following two days, including the Ball on Saturday from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m 

Talent TBA

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

One ought to read this review of the Historic Carrillo Ballroom.

Video: Winter Dreams

Weekend and Ball Chronology

Welcome Dance Friday night
Details TBA
$TBA at the door or Weekend Pass

ECD Workshop Saturday morning
Exact time TBA, First Presbyterian Church
$TBA at the door or Weekend Pass

Map link to the First Presbyterian Church
21 E. Constance Ave.

Winter Dreams Ball Saturday Evening
6:30 to 10:30 pm, Historic Carrillo Ballroom
Simple refreshments will be offered
Advance registration required: $TBA or Weekend Pass $TBA

Map link to the Historic Carrillo Ballroom
100 E. Carrillo St.

Potluck Brunch Sunday morning at a private home

Weekend Finale Dance Sunday afternoon (but stay for the evening contra dance)
2:00 to 5:00 pm, Historic Carrillo Ballroom
$TBA at the door or Weekend Pass

Sunday evening: Contra dance
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Historic Carrillo Ballroom
6:30 to 9:30 pm
(not included in Weekend Pass)

All events are fragrance-free.

Ball Registration and Payment Information

Registration and payment information will be shown when available.


Questions? Need More Information? Contact us at:

Ball Practice in Santa Barbara

See our English Country Dance page.

The Ball Program

2024 information will appear here when and if available.

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

1. Anonymous quote from our online Ball evaluation.