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Our Next Dance:  Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
Called by Martha Wild    Music by Tectonic Shakedown
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

Fri, Sept. 7 Frannie Marr Toss the Possum $12

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

Sat, Sept. 22 Contra Dance Workshop 4-6 p.m.  •  Details TBA FREE

Sat, Sept. 22 Chris Page Figure 8 $10

Fri, Sept. 28 Jacqui Grennan Audrey Knuth and Erik Hoffman $15

Fri, Oct. 5 Chris Page More the Merrier $10

Sat, Oct. 13 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Fri, Oct. 19 JoAnn Koppany Crooked $10

Fri, Oct. 26 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

Fri, Nov. 2 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Nov. 10 Martha Wild Rhythm Method String Band $12

Fri, Nov. 16 Chris Page Flash in the Pan $10

Sat, Nov. 24 Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner  •  Details below Food

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

Fri, Nov. 30 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

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 Dance  •  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

Special Events

Contra Styling Workshop: San Diego's inestimable caller Chris Page will lead this workshop that is geared to relatively new dancers who have been to a few contra dances at least, as well as intermediate-level dancers who want 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, September 22 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.

Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner: Please bring a dish to share; bring holiday leftovers if you must—whatever! But most of all, bring your appetite, some good cheer, and your readiness to dance off the calories, because the potluck will be followed by our fourth-Saturday dance as usual, with beginners' session at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 24 beginning at 6 p.m.

New Year's Eve Contra Dance: Our grandest event of the year will feature caller Susan Petrick, with music by guest band Uncle Farmer! More details and a flyer to follow soon. Monday, December 31 at 8 p.m. through Tuesday, January 1 at 12:15 a.m.; admission will be $25. Please check back soon for further information on advance ticket purchasing.

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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