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Our Next Dance:  Sat, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Called by Martha Wild    Music by Tectonic Shakedown
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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.

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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, Jan. 3 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Jan. 11 Frannie Marr Rhythm Method $12

Fri, Jan. 17 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Jan. 25 JoAnn Koppany More the Merrier $10

Fri, Jan. 31 Jimmy and Ellie Weapons of Musical Destruction $10

Sat, Feb. 8 Jimmy Akin presents Ars Technica Electronic Music $8

Fri, Feb. 14 Frannie Marr Kingfisher $12

Sat, Feb. 22 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

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

Fri, Mar. 6 Jimmy Akin Weapons of Musical Destruction $10

Sat, Mar. 14 Contra Community Meeting, 5:30 p.m.  •  Details below FREE

Sat, Mar. 14 Frannie Marr Figure 8 $10

Sat, Mar. 21 Jeff Spero Emil Olguín and Olivia Breidenthal $15

Sat, Mar. 28 Ellie Konitshek More the Merrier $10

Fri, Apr. 3 Martha Wild The Drop Kick Mickeys $12

Sat, Apr. 11 Jimmy Akin Figure 8 $10

Sat, Apr. 18 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Apr. 25 Frannie Marr More the Merrier $10

Special Events

San Diego Contra Dance Community Meeting: Once every quarter, San Diego Contra Dance holds a committee meeting to attend to a myriad of organizational matters. These meetings are run very democratically, and all dancers are always invited to come and participate. During this quarter, we want to make your participation as easy as possible! On Saturday, March 14th, just come to the church hall early, promptly at 5:30 p.m., and bring a potluck dish to share. The beginners' session and dance will begin as soon as the meeting is adjourned at 7 p.m. One key benefit of attending is that your vote will count as long as you're present, even if you're a first-time attendee, or you don't attend regularly, or you don't consider yourself to be a committee member. Don't hesitate; stand up, be heard, and do great good for your contra community! Saturday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the church hall. Please plan to attend!

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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Visiting callers and bands: Our San Diego Contra Dance community enjoys having guest callers and guest bands come into town to show off their stuff! Please email our guest talent coordinator, Frannie Marr, or click the outgoing-email icon at left, and indicate your interest and availability.

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Want to be on our mailing list? For those who wish to be apprised of upcoming dances, we maintain a mailing list for distributing weekly dance announcements. To subscribe to these announcements, just email us and let us know—or click the incoming-email icon at left. Rest assured that we do not send anything other than our dance announcement each week, and your email address will never be shared with any other individual, group, or organization.

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