Come dance, sing and dine 50 miles north of the Golden Gate

in one of the nation’s dandiest old dance halls

in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country!




Hotpoint Stringband

Hotpoint Stringband is first and foremost a dance band, characterized by their own brand of sizzlingly hot contradance tunes, high-energy squares, and string swing. Playing an eclectic mix of high-energy original and traditional old-time and Celtic fiddle tunes, Hotpoint is known for their ability to maintain a deep groove at any tempo. Their legendary energy has made them a favorite at contradance weekends across the country. Hotpoint is: Mark Burhans on fiddle; Hilarie Burhans on clawhammer banjo; Mark "Pokey" Hellenberg on percussion and banjo uke; Marlene Shostak on piano; and Nick Weiland on bass.


Rhythm Raptors

Be ready to rock your contra dance socks off with this high energy trance contra music! The Rhythm Raptors is one of the hottest new musical groups on the contra scene featuring well know contra dance musicians Rodney Miller on fiddle, TJ Crow on mandolin and Jeff Spero on keyboard. The rhythm section is deeply and mysteriously groovy. TJ will drive you to mando madness while Rodney sweeps you away to new heights of fiddlistic ecstacy. These musicians take your dancing fun seriously!





Lisa Greenleaf

Lisa Greenleaf, treats dancers across the country to her high spirited, witty calling and is known for precise walk-throughs of zesty and flowing dances. Lisa's playful style makes everyone feel welcome. Her wide knowledge of traditional and modern dances (both contras and squares) and her community-building attitude put her in high demand at camps around the country.





Joyce Miller

The much-loved caller Joyce Miller calls from the Sierra foothills to the San Francisco Bay area to Reno, Nevada. She has called for multiple dance camps, Chehalis, Contra Carnivale, Corvallis, Dance Awakening and Balance the Bay, and many times for the 12 hour dance, Fall Has Sprung.



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Tentative Schedule

Friday, June 19
6:30   Hall opens
7:30–9:15   Contra Dance with Rhythm Raptors and Lisa Greenleaf
9:45–11:30   Contra Dance with Hotpoint String Band and Lisa Greenleaf


Saturday, June 20
10:30 – 11:00   Couples Dancing with Rhythm Raptors
11:00 – 12:45   Contra Dance with Rhythm Raptors and Joyce Miller
12:45 – 2:00   Lunch on your own
2:00 - 4:00   Contra Dance with Rhythm Raptors and Lisa Greenleaf
4:00 – 5:30   Contra Dance with Hotpoint String Band and Lisa Greenleaf
5:30 – 7:00   Dinner at Hall
7:00 - 7:30   Concert with Rhythm Raptors
7:30 - 9:15   Contra Dance with Hotpoint String Band and Lisa Greenleaf
9:45 - 11:30   Contra Dance with Rhythm Raptors and Lisa Greenleaf


Sunday, June 21
9:00 - 10:30   Breakfast at hall
10:30 – 11:00   Couples Dancing with Hotpoint String Band
11:00 – 12:30   Contra Dance with Hotpoint String Band and Joyce Miller
12:30 – 2:00   Contra Dance with Hotpoint String Band and Lisa Greenleaf
2:00   Weekend ends!
3:00 - 6:30   Post-party BBQ (details to be provided)
7:30 – 10:30   Aftershock! Hotpoint String Band & Lisa Greenleaf at Strawberry Hall

Don’t miss the Aftershock Contra dance on Sunday evening in Mill Valley with Hotpoint Stringband and Lisa Greenleaf. Sunday June 21, 7:30–10:30 pm. Strawberry Recreation Center, 118 E Strawberry Dr. Mill Valley (separate admission: $12 members and Faultline Frolic attendees with button; $15 non-members; $7 adults under 26, FT students, and financially challenged).

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Click here to download a pdf application.

Pre-registration is required. Registration begins March 1, 2015


  • Registration: $130
  • Full-time student or age 30 and under: $70 - $130 sliding scale (you decide)
  • Work Scholarship: $65*
  • Work Scholarship for: FT Student or Age 30 and under: $30*

* Work scholarship requires a four-hour time commitment (limited quantity - apply and you'll be contacted) Anyone not awarded a work scholarship will have to promptly send in the remaining funds due.

Registration is not transferable. All cancellations are subject to a $15 processing fee. After June 6, 2015 the full fee will be retained unless we are able to fill your place from the waiting list, if any. Refunds will be processed as soon as possible, but may not be paid until two weeks after the event.

To register, send application and payment (check payable to NBCDS) to our registrar, Michael Martin, at the address below. If you are unable to open the pdf registration form, just send your (very clearly printed) name, gender, address, email address, and phone number and indicate whether we can print your contact information on the event roster.

Michael Martin - Registrar
1282 Dutton Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michael Martin, Registrar at contrabeet43@gmail.com (preferred) or (707) 545-1274.

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Known and loved by dancers throughout Sonoma County and beyond, we’ve been told that Monroe Hall has the finest dance floor in all of Northern California! The hall boasts a beautiful maple floor — originally laid in 1947. The floor offers resiliency due to its premium construction and a twice-yearly treatment with lemon oil. The ambience of the hall harkens back to a time of comfort and grace – and reflects its history as a social hall (starting in 1922). While resting between sets, dancers can gaze at the original warm redwood walls lined with horseshoes from mules, oxen, and horses; a collection of square nails, painted saw blades, old farm equipment, antique fire extinguishers and much more.



Monroe Hall is located at 1400 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa 
(click here for a map)



Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast will be provided at the hall as well as a variety of refreshments during the weekend. Saturday dinner features Michael Martin’s homegrown salad greens and locally-sourced tamales. Sunday breakfast includes organic multigrain pancakes, local fresh fruit, and sausages. A list of nearby places to eat will be at the Hall.



Please ask us for specific suggestions for North Bay delights beyond dancing — like hikes, picnics and wine tasting, to round out your vacation.


Fragrance Free Policy

Faultline Frolic is a "Fragrance Free" event. Please do not use scented products (cosmetics, cleaners, and personal hygiene items). Chemicals used in perfumes and fragrances cause allergic reactions in some of our dancers. In consideration of our valued dancing friends who are affected, please come scent free.



Contact Michael Martin, Faultline Frolic Registrar at contrabeet43@gmail.com (preferred) or (707) 545-1274.

Visit our Facebook Group page to arrange shared housing and/or carpools.

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