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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
Contra 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 Dance Schedule

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.

A printable PDF version of this schedule is available here.


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 Akin, Ellie Konitshek 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 San Diego Contra Dance Community Meeting, 5:30 p.m.  •  Details below Potluck dish

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 Scene from our New Year's Eve Contra Dance Party, 2014-15

Local caller and band:  $10
Guest caller or guest band:  $12
Guest caller and guest band:  $15

Local caller and band:  $6
Guest caller or guest band:  $8
Guest caller and guest band:  $10


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.