Registration forms for the Florida Snow Ball 2016, our 21st, will be available on the website in August.

January 22-24, 2016 in Gulfport, Florida

This year we ll have the JEMS (with Jamie Oshima on guitar, Ed Howe on fiddle, Matthew Kenney on percussion, and Stuart Kenney on Bass) and the Syncopaths (Ryan McKassen on fiddle, Ashly Broda on mandolin, Jeff Spero on keyboard and Christa Burch on bodhrain). Our callers will be Cis Hinkle and Frannie Marr.

Sound will be handled by Jamie Platt, "The Sound Guy".

This is a contra dance weekend not to be missed. It will be held at the Gulfport Casino, a beautiful beach-front ballroom with a large white maple floor.

Presented by Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance.


(Subject to change!)

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The Florida Snow Ball is a gender-balanced event. All registrations must be received in advance of the weekend. No walk-ins will be admitted to any of the sessions.

Lodging and Meals

Here is this year's list of nearby lodging places.


No childcare will be provided. Parents are responsible for their children.


Bring your favorite dish to the potluck dinner Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, continental breakfast will be provided. Refreshments will also be provided during the dances. (A list of local restaurants will be available at the dance.)

Directions to Gulfport Casino

Gulfport Casino is at 5500 Shore Blvd. South, in Gulfport, Florida. (MapQuest)

Take I-275 to the 22nd Avenue S. exit and head west. Turn left onto Beach Blvd. (55th Street will be on the right.) Head south until the street ends at the Gulfport Casino, which is located directly on the water.


For further information, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725, or E-mail us at

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Pictures from recent Snow Balls

Snow Ball 2012 Snow Ball 2011 Snow Ball 2010 Snow Ball 2008 Snow Ball 2007 Snow Ball 2006 Snow Ball 2005 Snow Ball 2004