A special weekend of music and dance featuring:


The Ripples

The Mean Lids



Dugan Murphy


Anne Huber

Scott Meyer

Jonathan Sivier

From Champaign-Urbana

This will be the 29th Annual Chambana Jan Jam presented by The Urbana Country Dancers

Most of the weekend's events will be held at the Illini Student Union, 1401 W. Green in Urbana, Illinois.

Schedule of Dances and Workshops

The Jan Jam Schedule (PDF - 82 KB) (Updated 12/18/2015)

Housing Information

The closest place to stay is at the Illini Union Hotel, in the Illini Student Union where the dance is being held.

Dancers, you can stay right in the beautiful Illini Union, where the dance is being held and park your car right in front of the building, all for $85 for 2 queen beds. Just call 217-333-1241 or 217-333-3030 and ask for the Jan Jam room block and give the dates. It's a good idea to book before December 24 because the campus will be closed between Dec. 24 and Jan. 1. Otherwise, you can try after Jan. 1. Each room offers free:

Or look at the Hotels & Lodging section of the Visit Champaign County page for plenty of other options.

Please contact Mark Jaeger at 217-344-1739 ASAP since space is limited (deadline Dec 18) for housing with local dancers.

Further Information

The flier for the weekend (PDF - 217 KB) (includes registration information, early-bird registration ends December 18, 2015)

Directions to the Illini Union

Information about parking on campus

A map of parking on campus (PDF - 631 KB)

This year you can register in advance for the weekend and save some money. So print out the flier and send in your registration by December 18, 2015.

Weather Information and Illinois Road Conditions

For more information email

For information call: 217-359-8225

Or look at the Urbana Country Dancers' homepage

Download and print the flier for the weekend (PDF - 217 KB)

The Urbana Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by webmaster@urbana-contra.org, last update December 18, 2015