The Urbana Country Dancers


The 28th Annual

Chambana Jan Jam
(Champaign-Urbana January Jam)

Friday & Saturday, January 2 & 3, 2015

This will be a special weekend of music and dance featuring:


Susan Kevra


Anne Huber

Scott Meyer


Jonathan Sivier

From Champaign-Urbana



Turnip the Beet

Mean Lids

Too Old To Be Controlled

This will be the 28th Annual Chambana Jan Jam presented by The Urbana Country Dancers

The weekend will also feature several workshops and other fun activities.
Check out the schedule at The Jan Jam Schedule (PDF - 80 KB) (Updated 12/10/2014)

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


The Jan Jam Schedule (PDF - 80 KB) (Updated 12/10/2014)

There will be time for open mic calling, open stage bands and jamming, so be sure to bring your cards and instruments.


Admission prices for the Jan Jam

Event Price
Full weekend (in advance, postmarked by Dec. 10)
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 $30/$20*
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, 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 a block of 20 rooms set aside at a 10% discount, if booked before 2 Dec, 2014.

$ 99/ Double room(1 or 2 double beds)
$105/ Queen room(1 or 2 queen beds)
$109/ King room(just 1 king bed)

Rooms may be available after 2 Dec, but with 10 percent additional charge.
Please, book directly through the Illini Union Hotel, 217-333-3030.

Or look at the Champaign-Urbana lodging page for plenty of other options.

Further Information

The flier for the weekend (PDF - 133 KB)

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 10, 2014.

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 - 133 KB)

The Urbana Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by, last update December 29, 2014