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Our Next Dance:  Sat, August 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Called by Frannie Marr    Music by More the Merrier
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, June 8 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

Fri, June 14 JENNIFER AND MIKE'S SEND OFF! FREE!

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 Contra with the Berea Festival Dancers  •  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 & 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

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.

Guidelines for Contra Dance Conduct and Etiquette

San Diego Contra Dance is an inclusive dance community committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. To that end, we have published some guidelines as to proper conduct at a contra dance, as well as guidelines for contra dance etiquette. Please take some time to read these two documents, and do your part to ensure the safety and comfort of all dancers in attendance.

If you experience an uncomfortable or inappropriate interaction at one of our dances, or if you witness inappropriate activity taking place, we strongly encourage you to speak with one of our dance committee members, or with the caller, or the dance manager right away. You can also report an incident in writing by using our Incident Report form online.

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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