Faultline Frolic 2022

Faultline Frolic is back: June 17-19, 2022

Our FAULTLINE FROLIC contra dance weekend began Friday, June 17, 2022 with check-in at 7:30 p.m. and dancing starting at 8:00 p.m. The Santa Rosa dance weekend ended Sunday at 2:00 p.m., but Faultline registrants get in free at the Sunday night AFTERSHOCK dance in Petaluma. Our band is the exhilarating NOTORIOUS – Betsy Branch, fiddle; Larry Unger, guitar; Sam Bartlett, mandolin; and Mark (Pokey) Hellenberg, percussion, with the fabulous caller Frannie Marr.

LOCATION: FAULTLINE FROLIC is held at Monroe Hall, 1400 West College Avenue, in Santa Rosa, fifty miles north   of the Golden Gate and just minutes off Highway 101. Monroe Hall, with its beautiful maple floor, is among the finest dance floors in Northern California.


Friday, June 17

7:00 p.m. Hall opens
8:00 – 11:00 Contra – Notorious / Frannie

Saturday, June 18

10:30 – 1:30 Contra – Notorious / Frannie
1:30 – 5:30 Afternoon on your own.
Relax or recreate… hike the redwoods with Andy,
head to the coast, or dip your toes in the Russian River
5:30 – 7:00 Dinner provided at the Hall
7:00 – 7:30 Concert with Notorious
7:30 – 11:00 Contra – Notorious / Frannie

Sunday, June 19

9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast provided at the Hall
10:30 – 2:00 Contra – Notorious / Frannie
2:00 p.m. Monroe Hall dance ends
3:30 – 6:00 Potluck party at Cathy Clary’s
(813 Bantam Way, Petaluma)
6:30 – 9:30 Aftershock Contra – Notorious / Frannie
at St. John’s Episcopal, Petaluma

COVID POLICY: In accordance with current NBCDS COVID policy, Faultline dancers will need to be confirmed vaccinated and boosted and wear a KF94, KN95 or N95-comparable mask while indoors and/or dancing. We have decided to require proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 6 hours prior to attending. A photo of a self-administered rapid antigen test is sufficient. We request that participants obtain their own test kits (visit Covid.gov/tests to order free tests) but will have a supply on hand at the door and can offer guidance if you are new to rapid tests. If you plan to test at the door, arrive a half hour early so you have time to run the test. Re-testing each subsequent day is optional.

ACCOMMODATIONS and CARPOOLS: We provide an event Facebook 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.

FOOD: We provide local and organic food throughout the weekend. Included are Saturday dinner featuring Michael Martin’s homegrown salad greens and local family-made tamales, Sunday breakfast of organic freshly-ground multigrain pancakes, fresh fruit and sausage, and plentiful healthy (and some decadent) snacks. A list of local restaurants will also be available.

REGISTRATION & CANCELLATIONS: Full weekend registration fee is $160.00. The work-trade fee is $80 for a 4-hour time commitment (limited quantity; must be approved). If you want to attend but need a limited income scholarship, indicate that on the registration form and we will contact you. Low stamina or busy with other commitments? Worried about the heat? A la carte registration is now available! Join us for one day or whatever segment works for you — pre-registration is required.

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