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Our Next Dance:  Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.
Called by Chris Page    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.

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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, Sept. 1 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Sept. 9 Tricky Contras Workshop, 4-6 p.m. FREE

Sat, Sept. 9 Frannie Marr Crooked $10

Fri, Sept. 15 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Sept. 23 Martha Wild Crooked $10

Fri, Sept. 29 Frannie Marr The Dam Beavers $12

Fri, Oct. 6 JoLaine Pokorney Wild and Crazy $12

Sat, Oct. 14 Chris Page Wild and Crazy $10

Fri, Oct. 20 Chris Page More the Merrier $10

Fri, Oct. 27 Halloween Dance  •  Details below $10

Fri, Nov. 3 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Nov. 11 Chris Page Tectonic Shakedown $10

Fri, Nov. 17 Frannie Marr Madeira $12

Sat, Nov. 25 Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner   •  Details below FREE

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

Fri, Dec. 1 Martha Wild Crooked $10

Sat, Dec. 9 Chris Page Figure 8 $10

Fri, Dec. 15 Frannie Marr Chris Murphy $10

Sat, Dec. 23 JoAnn Koppany TBA TBA

Sun, Dec. 31 New Year's Eve Dance  •  Details below $25

Fri, Jan. 5 Martha Wild Tectonic Shakedown $10

Sat, Jan. 13 TBA Figure 8 TBA

Fri, Jan. 19 Martha Wild Crooked $10

Sat, Jan. 27 Chris Page More the Merrier $10

Special Events

Halloween Contra Dance: Come in costume to our annual Halloween Dance, whether you go mild or wild! Our caller for the evening is JoAnn Koppany, and music will be provided by Figure 8. Take the kiddies out for trick-or-treating on Tuesday if you must, but indulge your inner monster on Friday! Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m.; admission is $10.

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 25 from 6 to 7 p.m.

New Year's Eve Contra Dance: Our grandest event of the year will feature callers Jack Mitchell and Frannie Marr, with music by guest band Box Percolate! More details and a flyer to follow soon. Sunday, December 31 at 8 p.m. through Monday, January 1 at 12:15 a.m.; admission will be $25.

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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