The Urbana Country Dancers


The 31st Annual

Chambana Jan Jam
(Champaign-Urbana January Jam)

Friday & Saturday, January 5 - 7, 2018

Jan Jam Jar

A special weekend of music and dance featuring:


The Mean Lids

With Miriam Larson (flute), Ben Smith (fiddle) & Matt Turino (fiddle, guitar, feet)

Sassafras Stomp

From Unity, Maine, with Johanna Davis (fiddle, vocals) & Adam Nordell (guitar, feet, vocals)



Jo Mortland

From Chicago

Check back soon for further information on the bands and callers

This year will feature dancing and other activities on Sunday

Check back soon for a schedule of workshops and further details

Further Information

The flier for the weekend (PDF - 1331 KB) (includes registration information, early-bird registration ends December 20, 2017)

Directions to the Illini Union

There is currently a lot of construction taking place on the U of I campus with some streets closed. This situation is fluid and will change by the time Jan Jam gets here. We will try to update this information in a timely manner, but just be aware that conditions may be different than shown on any available maps.

Information about parking on campus

A map of parking on campus (updated 7/21/2016)

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 - 1331 KB)

The Urbana Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by, last update September 23, 2017