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.

Check back soon for a schedule of workshops and further details

Housing Information

There may be some housing available with local dancers. Check back for more information.

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

The historic Illini Union Hotel is a wonderful 'in-house' option for Jan Jam housing. Not only are you guaranteed premier on site parking, but the ease of showering and changing clothes, having a snack, taking a nap, quite easily, any time you wish through out the day and nights. You could forget the hassle of getting to and from another place, especially as weather can be troublesome early January. The rates are pretty affordable, especially if rooms are shared. A good coffee shop is in the building and a myriad of eating places within the block! We have arranged for a block of rooms at a special rate, so let them know you are attending the Jan Jam when you book your room.

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

Further Information

The flier for the weekend (PDF - 217 KB) (includes registration information)

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 November 21, 2015