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Friday Dance Schedule Free beginner-friendly lesson: 7:30 to 8 p.m.    No partner needed    Please arrive promptly
Contra dance: 8 to 11 p.m.    Free refreshments at 9:30 p.m. Saturday Dance Schedule Free beginner-friendly lesson: 7 to 7:30 p.m.    No partner needed    Please arrive promptly
Contra dance: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.    Free refreshments at 9 p.m. Location 3030 Thorn Street, San Diego, CA 92104  in the hall of Trinity United Methodist Church

Our Dance Schedule

Our dances are usually held on the first and third Fridays and the second and fourth Saturdays of each month except when we reschedule to accommodate touring bands and callers, church events, or calendar oddities. Where appropriate, further information regarding special events is provided in the Special Events section below. For information on discounted prices, see our complete price schedule below. Please note: By popular demand, we have rescheduled our Saturday dances to begin and end one-half hour earlier than our Friday dances; please see the schedule above.

A printable PDF version of this schedule is available here.


Local caller or local band Guest caller or guest band Link to the website of a guest caller or band Special announcements, events, and workshops

Sat, June 8 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10


Sat, June 22 Martha Wild Clinton Davis and Ryan Finch $12

Fri, June 28 Rich Goss Chuck Abell and Friends $15

Fri, July 5 JoAnn Koppany Flash in the Pan $10

Sat, July 13 Chris Page Figure 8 $10

Fri, July 19 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

Sat, July 27 A Special Contra with the Berea Festival Dancers of Kentucky  •  Details below $10

Fri, Aug. 2 Chris Page Flash in the Pan $10

Sat, Aug. 10 Jimmy Akin Tectonic Shakedown $10

Fri, Aug. 16 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Aug. 24 Frannie Marr More the Merrier $10

Fri, Aug. 30 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Fri, Sept. 6 Jimmy Akin Flash in the Pan $10

Sat, Sept. 14 JoAnn Koppany Figure 8 $10

Fri, Sept. 20 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Sept. 28 Jimmy Akin TBD TBD

Sat, Oct. 5 Frannie Marr Figure 8 $10

Sat, Oct. 12 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Oct. 19 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

Fri, Oct. 25 JoAnn Koppany Squirrly Dan and the Roundcat Ramblers $12

Special Events

A Special Contra Dance Event with Our Guests, the Berea Festival Dancers: The Berea Festival Dancers Folk Dance Troupe comprises a community group for youth aged 12 to 18, and is based in Berea, Kentucky. The group performs dances from the Regency period, English Country Dances, Danish and Irish dances, English Ritual dances, Appalachian dances, as well as dances from the U.S. Antebellum period. International travels have taken them to England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia and Fiji. Domestically the group has performed at Walt Disney World three times, toured most of the American West, and in May and June of 2017 the dancers performed on tour in China and Denmark. (More about the Berea Festival Dancers on their website and their Facebook page.)

On Saturday, July 27, join us as we celebrate their arrival in San Diego on another U.S. tour! The group will mingle with us for contra dances through the evening, and during the break they will perform a demonstration of historical American and British folk dance. Our caller for the evening will be Frannie Marr, with music provided by More the Merrier. Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.; admission to this special dance event is still just $10!

Our Price Schedule Anna Levitt: fiddler, vocalist, and spiritual leader of the band Crooked

Local caller and band:  $10
Guest caller or guest band:  $12
Guest caller and guest band:  $15

Local caller and band:  $6
Guest caller or guest band:  $8
Guest caller and guest band:  $10


Half-price, dependent on above schedule.

First-time contra dancers receive free passes to attend their second dance event. Refreshments at the break are free of charge.