The Urbana Country Dancers


The 30th Annual

Chambana Jan Jam
(Champaign-Urbana January Jam)

Friday & Saturday, January 13 & 14, 2017

A special weekend of music and dance featuring:


Turnip the Beet

Big Bluestem



Maggie Jo Saylor

From Chicago


Anne Huber

Scott Meyer

Jonathan Sivier

From Champaign-Urbana

This will be the 30th 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.

Check back soon for a schedule of workshops and further details


Admission prices for the Jan Jam

Event Price
Full weekend (in advance, postmarked by Dec. 19)
Print the flier and mail in the registration form, or bring it to the next dance.
Full weekend (at the door) $55/$45*
Friday evening contra dance $25/$15*
All day Saturday $35/$25*
Saturday afternoon contra dance $10/$5*
Saturday evening contra dance $25/$15*
Workshops $5 each
* - Students or 25 and under. 13 and under free.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Please contact Dan Lewart at

Housing Information

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

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 19) for housing with local dancers.

Further Information

The flier for the weekend (PDF - 271 KB) (includes registration information, early-bird registration ends December 19, 2016)

Directions to the Illini Union

Information about parking on campus

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

Weather Information and Illinois Road Conditions

For more information email

For information call: 217-359-8225

Or look at the Urbana Country Dancers' homepage

The Urbana Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by, last update September 9, 2016