Fiddling Frog Dance Festival

February 26-28, 2021

Dear Fiddling Frog Friends: 

As it should come as no surprise to anyone, we have to cancel our dance weekend for February 2021 due to the uncertainties related to the coronavirus. We can’t wait to dance but we want to wait until it’s safer. 

At this time, we are hopeful for Fiddling Frog 2022 which will be the weekend of February 25-27, 2022. We are in touch with our musicians, callers, and sound person and we are happy that we will have the same line up of The Dam Beavers, Root System, Gaye and Jeremy who we meant to have in 2021.  

As a special event we are planning a wonderful concert with our fabulous local talent to be held Saturday afternoon February 27, 2021.  We’ll be in touch with more details.

In the meantime, there are a number of dance, music and workshops events happening online, mostly on Zoom and Facebook Live. If you would like to stay connected with the dance community and attend some of these events, please check out the CDSS online events calendar at

Please take care of yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again!

See you on the dance floor!Frannie Marr & Jacqui GrennanFiddling Frog organizers

Save the 2022 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 25-27, 2022!

photo credit: Sonya Sones


To be announced – stay tuned!

To be announced – stay tuned!

2020 Schedule


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 2020 will be open October 7, 2019! Online registration as well as by mail is available.  

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, 2020, 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 20, 2020.

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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