Epicenter 2023

March 31 – April 2, 2023

Registration is OPEN – register now!

EPICENTER, an urban contra dance weekend in Mill Valley, CA, begins Friday March 31, 2023 and ends Sunday April 2. We’ll have two great bands! The Figments – Anna Patton (clarinet), Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Owen Morrison (guitar, foot percussion); and The Latter Day Lizards – Dave Langford (fiddle, guitar), Bill Tomczak (clarinet, saxophone, banjo, uke, doumbek), Kate Barnes (piano, guitar, flute, harmonica), Mark Murphy (bass). Plus renowned callers Cis Hinkle from Georgia and Lindsey Dono from Washington. Gender neutral calling.

LOCATION: Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E Strawberry Dr, Mill Valley, CA 94941

COVID POLICY: Masks, vaccinations and testing are required; please see the registration page for details.


6:30 Hall Opens
7:00-8:15 Contra Dance with LATTER DAY LIZARDS & LINDSEY
8:15-8:45 Break
8:45-10:00 Contra Dance with THE FIGMENTS & CIS

9:30-10:00 Couple Dancing with LATTER DAY LIZARDS
10:00-11:50 Contra Dance with LATTER DAY LIZARDS & CIS
11:50-12:10 Break
12:10-12:40 Concert with LATTER DAY LIZARDS
12:40-2:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
2:00-2:30 Medley with BOTH BANDS & BOTH CALLERS
2:30-2:50 Break
2:50-4:30 Contra Dance with THE FIGMENTS & LINDSEY
6:30-7:00 Concert with THE FIGMENTS
7:00-8:15 Contra Dance with THE FIGMENTS & LINDSEY
8:15-8:45 Break
8:45-10:00 Contra Dance with LATTER DAY LIZARDS & CIS

9:30-10:00 Couple Dancing with THE FIGMENTS
10:00-10:10 Break
10:10-12:00 Contra Dance with THE FIGMENTS & CIS
12:00-1:30 LUNCH AT THE HALL
1:30-2:50 Contra Dance with LATTER DAY LIZARDS & LINDSEY
2:50-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Contra Dance with LATTER DAY LIZARDS & LINDSEY
4:00-4:30 Contra Dance with BOTH BANDS & BOTH CALLERS
4:45   We’d love your help breaking-down & cleaning up the hall 

* We are not hosting a Sunday evening dance this year.

ACCOMMODATIONS and CARPOOLS: We provide a Facebook event page for dancers wishing to arrange shared housing and/or carpools. We make every effort to find housing for out-of-town dancers if desired. We appreciate locals offering hospitality to traveling dancers – it’s a wonderful way to expand your network of dance friends. List of nearby motels

FOOD: A variety of tasty and healthy snacks will be served throughout the weekend. Lunch will be provided on Sunday. Consult this list of local restaurants for other meals.


  • Full-weekend Adult ($175)
  • Full-weekend Youth ($120 for ages 30 and under)
  • A LA CARTE: Evening sessions (Friday or Saturday): $40 (3 hours)
  • A LA CARTE: Daytime sessions (Saturday or Sunday): $60 (~5 hours)

If you want to attend but need a limited income scholarship, indicate that on the registration form, and we will contact you. Go to the Epicenter Registration page to register today!

CANCELLATION:  Cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee (except COVID-related). After March 18, 2023 the full fee will be retained unless we are able to fill your place.

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Rhonda Cayford, Registrar, at epicregistrar@nbcds.org (preferred) or (925) 788-2832.