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 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.
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
Fri, Mar. 3 Chris Page More the Merrier $10
Sat, Mar. 11 Martha Wild Crooked $10
Fri, Mar. 17 Frannie Marr Laura Light and Emil Olguín $12
Sat, Mar. 25 The Blue and Gold Ball (at the Champion Ballroom) FREE!
Fri, Mar. 31 Martha Wild Crooked $10
Sat, Apr. 8 James Hutson More the Merrier $12
Fri, Apr. 14 JoAnn Koppany Figure 8 $10
Fri, Apr. 28 Frannie Marr Buddy System $12
Fri, May 5 Chris Page More the Merrier $10
Sat, May 13 Contra Skills Workshop with Chris Page, 4-6 p.m. • Details below FREE
Sat, May 13 Frannie Marr Tectonic Shakedown $10
Sat, May 27 Chris Page Tectonic Shakedown $10
Fri, June 2 Martha Wild Crooked $10
Sat, June 10 JoAnn Koppany Figure 8 $10
Fri, June 16 TBA TBA TBA
Sat, June 24 Chris Page More the Merrier $10
Fri, June 30 Martha Wild Crooked $10
Sat, July 8 TBA Figure 8 $10
Fri, July 14 Chris Page More the Merrier $10
Sat, July 22 Martha Wild Crooked $10
Fri, July 28 Frannie Marr The Privy Tippers $12
Contra Skills Workshop: San Diego's inestimable caller Chris Page will lead this workshop that is geared to beginning and intermediate dancers, as well as anyone else who wants to improve their contra skills and enhance their dance experience. Topics to be covered include how to be a better partner; how to establish better connection with other dancers in your line; executing twirls and other flourishes without injuring other dancers; some reminders regarding contra dance etiquette; and much more. We will also step through some of the more difficult contra dance figures at a slower pace than usual. Saturday, May 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.; admission to this workshop is FREE. An evening dance will follow at 7:30 p.m. with beginners' session at 7.
Local caller and band: $10
Guest caller or guest band: $12
Guest caller and guest band: $15
STUDENTS AND ACTIVE MILITARY, WITH ID:
Local caller and band: $6
Guest caller or guest band: $8
Guest caller and guest band: $10
CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND UNDER: Free
AT OR AFTER THE BREAK:
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.