Fiddling Frog Dance Festival

February 24-26, 2023

Dear Fiddling Frog Friends: 

It is with much sadness and disappointment that we’re writing to let you know that the Fiddling Frog Weekend has decided to cancel our event for Feb 2022. It took a lot of deliberation amongst the committee members, considering safety, travel, vaccines, masks, and testing obstacles, as well as the general unknowns about how the disease might change or increase over the coming months.  We know you were looking forward to a fun weekend of dance, but the Frog weekend will have to wait until 2023.

We were exploring the possibility of holding a one day special dance with local talent but that will not be happening. Please stay safe and healthy and we look forward to eventually dancing together again. 

Save the 2023 date for the annual Fiddling Frog Dance Festival!  A full weekend of great contra dancing to fabulous bands and skillful callers in beautiful Pasadena, CA, February 24-26, 2023!

photo credit: Sonya Sones


To be announced – stay tuned!

To be announced – stay tuned!

2020 Schedule (the 2023 schedule will be similar)


7:00Welcome / Registration
7:30–11:45 A Rainbow of Colorful Dancers Contra Dance
7:30–8:45Contra Dance (Wake Up Robin & Frannie)
9:15-10:30Contra Dance (Uncle Farmer & Lindsey)
10:35-11:45Noah Contra Remix


9:30-10:00Waltzing with Uncle Farmer
10:00-11:45Contra Dance (Uncle Farmer & Frannie)
12:15-1:00Medley – Both bands & both callers
1:15-2:45Contra Dance – Gender neutral role terms (Wake Up Robin & Lindsey)
3:00-4:30Noah Contra Remix
7:00-11:00A Fancy Affair
7:00-8:45Contra Dance (Uncle Farmer & Lindsey)
9:15-11:00Contra Dance (Wake Up Robin & Frannie)


10:00-10:30Waltzing with Wake Up Robin
10:30-12:00Contra Dance (Wake Up Robin & Lindsey)
11:00-12:30Singing with Jeremy Korr – Upstairs
12:30-2:15Contra Dance (Uncle Farmer & Frannie)
2:30-3:30The Final Hoorah – Both bands & both callers
3:30-4:00Clean up and Goodbyes
6:30-10:30Open-to-the-public dance – Both bands & both callers $18
6:30-8:15Contra Dance (Uncle Farmer & Lindsey)
8:45-10:30Contra Dance (Wake Up Robin & Frannie)

Registration and Pricing

Registration for Fiddling Frog Dance Festival 2023 will be open in October 2022! Online registration as well as by mail is available.  

(Note: the following information was for Fiddling Frog 2020. Prices and dates are subject to change) Registration early-bird pricing is $165 until Dec 31. Beginning January 1 it is $175. If you are under 30 you can register for $85 in exchange for a youth work scholarship. Work scholarships are available upon request on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Registration is not transferable. All cancellations are subject to a $20 processing fee. If you cancel after January 17, 2023, refunds will be at the discretion of California Dance Co-op (e.g., a dancer is admitted from the waiting list). ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS AFTER FEBRUARY 16, 2023.

Online Payment — Paypal

Prices below include registration fee plus PayPal’s service charges (about 3%), so they are higher than if you send a check.

•  You can view your Shopping Cart at any time before checkout by clicking the View Cart button.
•  If paying for several of the SAME item, you can adjust the quantity on the Shopping Cart page.
•  To pay for several DIFFERENT items, click “Continue Shopping” in upper right of the Shopping Cart page to go back and enter additional items.
•  To Donate to the scholarship fund, the “buy now” button
will allow you to enter an amount, then take you directly to PayPal
•  SCHOLARSHIP REGISTRATIONS – Please only make payments for these if you have arranged it with Frannie Marr in advance.
•  Questions? Contact Registrar Frannie Marr-

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Fiddling Frog is held at the fabulous Pasadena Masonic Temple, at:

200 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA


A list of local hotels is provided below.

NameAddressPhone NumberMiles From Hall
Sheraton303 Cordova St, Pasadena, CA626-449-40000.07
Hilton Hotel168 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA626-577-10000.10
GreenTree-Pasadena Inn400 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA626-795-84010.34
Westin Hotels & Resorts191 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA626-792-27270.50
Courtyard-L A Old Pasadena180 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA626-403-7600 0.65
Vagabond Inn1203 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA626-449-31701.03
Saga Motor Hotel1633 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA626-795-0431 1.53
Travelodge2131 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA626-796-31212.1


A wide variety of healthy and hearty refreshments will be provided throughout the daytime and evening dances.  There are many options for meals nearby.

Clothing Exchange

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