“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

The Ball: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 6:30 to 10:30 pm
The Weekend: four ECD events, February 7 through 9

  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

One can read this review of the Historic Carrillo Ballroom.

Video: Winter Dreams

Weekend and Ball Chronology

Welcome Dance Friday night
With Graham and our Ball musicians
7:30 to 10:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church
$15 at the door or Weekend Pass

Ball Review Saturday morning
With Graham and our Ball musicians
10:00 am to 12:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church
$10 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: $40 Ball or $80 Weekend Pass (see below)

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

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 our Ball musicians
$15 at the door or Weekend Pass

Sunday evening: Contra dance
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Historic Carrillo Ballroom
Caller Martha Wild
With music by Audrey Knuth, Christopher Jacoby, and Charlie Hancock
6:30 to 9:30 pm
$12, SBCDS/CDSS members $10
(not included in Weekend Pass)

All events are fragrance-free.

Ball Registration and Payment Information

Ball: $40
Weekend Pass (includes all four ECD events): $80
Advance registration required for either of the above.
All other weekend ECD events pay at the door or purchase a Weekend Pass.
(No other combos available, no refunds for missed events.)


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


First, register online. Then return to this page to either pay online, or put a check in the mail.

Use this link: Winter Dreams registration to register online.

If paying by mail, send check, payable to SBCDS, to:

Winter Dreams
c/o Vicki Gardner
495 Reed Ct.
Goleta, CA 93117



(small convenience fee added)

Pay online here after registering.

Choose purchase option
Your registration name
Partner Name (if applicable)



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

Click underlined name for video

Black Heath
Trip to Greene
Cheshire Rounds
How Great Is the Pleasure
Bury Fair
The Maid’s Last Wish
Whately Barn
The Severn Bore
The Goose and the Gridiron
Apollo’s Hunt
Vain Belinda (California Premiere)
Maggie’s Waltz Square (animation)
The 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.