This will be the 27th Annual Chambana Jan Jam presented by The Urbana Country Dancers

The weekend will also feature calling by Anne Huber, Scott Meyer & Jonathan Sivier as well as several fun workshops.

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


The Jan Jam Schedule (PDF - 21 KB) (Updated 1/3/2014)

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

There will be a potluck breakfast Sunday morning hosted by Debbie Dorsey and Lee Roberts at 1369 CR 2700 N, northeast of Urbana, just south of Rantoul. Maps and details will be available at the dance.


Admission prices for the Jan Jam

Event Price
Full weekend (in advance, postmarked by Dec. 20)
Print the flier and mail in the registration form, or bring it to the next dance.
Full weekend (at the door) $50/$45*
Friday evening contra dance $20/$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


Volunteers are always needed to help run events like this. If you would be willing to volunteer you can sign up at

Or contact Jan Kalmar at

Housing Information

Contact Cheryl at
if you would like to stay with a local host.

The closest place to stay is at the Illini Union Hotel, where the dance is being held.
Fine historic hotel rooms are available, with parking adjacent to the building. How cozy!
Until December 3rd, we have a block of 30 rooms set aside at the following discount rates.

$ 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 3 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 - 362 KB)

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

Download and print the flier for the weekend (PDF - 362 KB)

Download the Jan Jam Schedule (PDF - 21 KB)

The Urbana Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by, last update January 3, 2014