Free Contra Dance-Whole Hog band-Carrillo Ballroom

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Date & Time

Sun, Jun 30 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Address (map)

100 E Carrillo St.

Venue (website)

Carrillo Recreation Center

  • Our quarterly free Contra Dance is Sunday June 30th 6-9pm in the Carrillo Ballroom. The band is Whole Hog (For a rollicking good time – Go Whole Hog!) and the caller is Jean Gorrindo, one of the best, from SLO.A short intro at 6pm is followed by easy dances and you will be walked through each dance all night long.Rooted in tradition, the Whole Hog band pushes the boundaries of bluegrass, Irish, swing, country and old time music. Lush vocal harmonies, instrumental mastery and fresh arrangements are at the forefront of their unique sound. Whole Hog is a Ventura-based bluegrass band that performs timeless hits, eclectic selections from the roots of Americana music.Their sound blends traditional bluegrass repertoire with Irish, vintage jazz, yodeling, country, western swing, and honky tonk.

    Seth Andrey Oster (guitar) is a contest winning flatpicker, fingerpicker, singer, and yodeler.

    Charletta Erb“Sharleeta” is a California State Adult Division Fiddle Champion recognized for her lyrical waltzes and clear tone. She has a deep affection for Irish and Old Time music.

    Keith Frankel found his true passion for music as a teenager when he discovered the five-string banjo. Before moving to California, he worked with a variety of Colorado-based string bands and currently teaches at Boulevard Music in Culver City.

    Corey Highberg sings and plays upright bass. He teaches, researches, composes, and performs music in a variety of styles.

    Jean Gorrindo is a favorite caller with a confident, easy going style. Hailing from San Luis Obispo County, she is a pro at looking out for the needs of the hall, and will bring a fun assortment of dances. Jean’s strong teaching and musical skills, combined with her rhythmic vocal quality, help her deliver flowing, challenging choreography in a fun and accessible way! She has a particular knack for collecting dances with exceptional flow designed to enhance the connectedness between us all. In her mind, that feeling of connection is what it is all about.


  • CONTRA DANCE: sponsored by the SB Country Dance Society and the SB Park and Rec Department
    • Fun social dance
    • A live band and a caller
    • Enjoyable
    • Good Exercise
    • Good for the body and brain
    • You don’t need a partner

    Come alone or bring friends!

    Have fun and dance for free. If in doubt, come, listen, and watch the great patterns dancers create from the balcony.



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