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Our Next Dance:  Sat, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Called by Jeremy Korr    Music by Figure 8
More info here

Our Dance Schedule

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
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.

LEGEND

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, Dec. 8 Jeremy Korr Figure 8 $12

Fri, Dec. 14 JoAnn Koppany More the Merrier $10

Sat, Dec. 22 Frannie Marr Tectonic Shakedown $10

Fri, Dec. 28 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Mon, Dec. 31 New Year's Eve Contra Dance Party  •  Details below $25

Fri, Jan. 4 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Jan. 12 Melanie Axel-Lute Figure 8 $12

Fri, Jan. 18 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Jan. 26 JoAnn Koppany Figure 8 $10

Fri, Feb. 1 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

Sat, Feb. 9 Chris Page Flash in the Pan $10

Sat, Feb. 16 JoAnn Koppany More the Merrier $10

Sat, Feb. 23 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Fri, Mar. 1 Chris Page Crooked $10

Sat, Mar. 9 Frannie Marr Figure 8 $10

Fri, Mar. 15 JoAnn Koppany More the Merrier $10

Sat, Mar. 23 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

Fri, Mar. 29 Martha Wild StringFire $12

Fri, Apr. 5 Chris Page Flash in the Pan $10

Sat, Apr. 13 Frannie Marr More the Merrier $10

Sat, Apr. 20 Frannie Marr Figure 8 $10

Sat, Apr. 27 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Special Events

Don't miss our Annual New Year's Eve Contra Dance Party, Monday, December 31st! Guest caller Susan Petrick brings her creative programming and energetic style to the proceedings. The guest band will be Uncle Farmer, a renowned duo consisting of Ben Schreiber on fiddle and Michael Sokolovsky on guitar. With an Irish and New England sound at its core, the duo is known for its original dance tunes, modern twists on old favorites, and sets mixed with pop rhythms and improvisational flair. Their performances range from sweet and nostalgic to gritty and energetic, and their sound truly fills the dance hall! Enjoy appetizers and (non-alcoholic) beverages all evening, including our traditional brie en croute. Please bring some of your favorite, table-ready "finger foods" to share. Beginners' Session as usual from 7:30 to 8 p.m.; the dance runs from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. January 1st, 2019, and concludes with a Circle Dance at midnight. Check out our New Year's Eve dance flyer too. Admission will be $25 at the door.

Our Price Schedule

GENERAL ADMISSION:
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.

Find Us

Our dances take place in the hall of Trinity United Methodist Church (pictured), located at 3030 Thorn Street, San Diego 92104, on the northwest corner of Thorn and Grim Avenue.

Trinity United Methodist Church

From the north: Take Exit 15, marked "North Park Way / University Avenue," from the southbound I-805. Stay on the left side of the fork in the offramp, and continue west on North Park Way for two blocks until you reach 32nd Street. Turn left on 32nd Street, and continue south for five blocks to Thorn Street. Turn right on Thorn Street, and go three blocks to the intersection of Thorn Street and Grim Avenue. Destination will be to your right, on the northwest corner.

From the south: Take Exit 15, University Avenue, from the northbound I-805. Turn left on University Avenue, and proceed west for some four to five blocks to 32nd Street. Turn left on 32nd Street, and continue south for six blocks to Thorn Street. Turn right on Thorn Street, and go three blocks to the intersection of Thorn Street and Grim Avenue. Destination will be to your right, on the northwest corner.

Contact and Mailing Information

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For general inquiries, write us at sdfhcontradance@gmail.com, or click the outgoing-email icon at left. (You can also use the email icons at the top and bottom of every page of this website.) Please address regular mail and packages to San Diego Contra Dance, P.O. Box 270562, San Diego, CA 92198.

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