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

Sat, Mar. 14 San Diego Contra Dance Community Meeting CANCELLED

Sat, Mar. 14 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Mar. 21 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Sat, Mar. 28 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

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

Sat, Apr. 11 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

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

Sat, Apr. 25 ** NO DANCE THIS WEEK **

Special Events

Dear San Diego Contra Dancers: Our Dance Committee regrets to announce that we will not hold any dances through the duration of the current lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. While we cannot predict just how long this situation will last, please know that we do intend to resume dancing at some point, but not until we can be certain that it's safe to do so.

Please be assured that we will monitor closely the advice of the CDC and similar health organizations, and keep you apprised until such time as the shelter-in-place order ends, and we can once again enjoy the activity that we all love without incurring further risk. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and look forward to dancing with all of you as soon as the current situation has passed.

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.