About the Orange Blossom Ball

Orange Blossom Ball contra dance weekend is a zesty, urban-style dance weekend featuring great music and friendly, competent calling. Half the dance sessions will feature “dual callers” with alternating male/female voices to enhance the dancers' experience. There will be no contra teaching, very limited dance walk-throughs, and many no-walk through dances. We're gender balanced, so please try to sign up accordingly.



  • waltz karaoke
  • swing & English dance sessions
  • yoga workshops
  • plus daily contra medleys

Where and when

This all happens in sunny South Daytona, Florida, on a SPRUNG DANCE FLOOR.


  • January 15-17, 2016, Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
  • Gold Star Ballroom 3100 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona, Fla. (For GPS: enter 3090 S. Ridgewood Ave, S. Daytona, 32119; this will take you to the corner of South Ridgewood Avenue and Venture Drive.)

The callers

The bands

Sign up now

Cost: $100

Onsite registration ($105) available only if space allows.

Saturday  lunch included with paid registration.

Limited to 250 dancers.

Contact us

Email: orangeblossomball@

Phone: 954-918-5884

Facebook: www.facebook.

Housing requests other than hotel can be directed to Suanne Kimmel.

Inexpensive housing offer

We have the privilege to offer a limited number (30 beds) of dorm-style housing for $30 for both nights of the Orange Blossom Ball. 



  • 30 minutes from dance venue.
  • Dorm style -- up to 7 beds in one room (no private rooms).
  • Bring your own bedding, flashlight, towels and soap.
  • 2 dorms: one male, one female (no coed).
  • No smoking, alcohol or drugs.
  • Refrigerator and microwave available. 
  • Walking distance to Publix, Wal-Mart, 4 restaurants.
  • Each dorm has 3 bathrooms, 3 showers.


How to get a spot:

  • Register with OBB IV with flyer/check (flyer here).
  • Add $30 to registration fee (write “add housing” on registration form).
  • Get confirmation from OBB via phone and email. (If we are booked, we send back the $30).


FINE PRINT: This housing is offered by the generosity of the Chapel of Divine Mercy, Deland. If you can't attend OBB IV after registering, the $30 housing fee is non-refundable. Consider it a contribution. 


NOTE: House “mother” needed for each dorm in exchange for free housing, but you must be at dorm at 2 p.m. Friday to host (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and guide dancers to site from the dance venue after the dance.


Call David to apply: 954-918-5884

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