January 26-28, 2018 in Gulfport, Florida

This year we'll have music by Elixir and Gaslight Tinkers.

Our callers will be Cis Hinkle and Susan Petrick.

This is a contra dance weekend not to be missed. It will be held at the Gulfport Casino, a beautiful beach-front ballroom with a large white maple floor.

Presented by Tampa Friends of Old-Time Dance.


Friday January 27


Saturday Night



The Florida Snow Ball registration officially opens on September 9, 2017. Early submission of registration is permitted but will considered to have been submitted on September 9, 2017. This is a gender-balanced event . The deadline for early registrations, $110, is December 19, 2017, after that date it is $120. If you must cancel after your registration is confirmed, a refund, minus $15, will be granted before January 2, 2018. No refunds after January 2, 2018 unless you can be replaced by a dancer from our waiting list. No refunds after January 20, 2018

The registration form for Florida Snow Ball 2018 is HERE.

We currently have spots for single men and are maintaining waiting lists for couples and single women.

Lodging and Meals

Click HERE for a list of local hotels and motels.


No childcare will be provided. Parents are responsible for their children.


Bring your favorite dish to the potluck dinner Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, continental breakfast will be provided. Refreshments will also be provided during the dances. (A list of local restaurants will be available at the dance.)

Directions to Gulfport Casino

Gulfport Casino is at 5500 Shore Blvd. South, in Gulfport, Florida. (MapQuest)

Take I-275 to the 22nd Avenue S. exit and head west. Turn left onto Beach Blvd. (55th Street will be on the right.) Head south until the street ends at the Gulfport Casino, which is located directly on the water.


For further information, please contact Stan or Linda Prince at 727-823-2725, or E-mail us at tfootd@tampabaycontra.com.

Watch for Florida Snow Ball updates on this website (www.FloridaSnowBall.com).

Pictures from recent Snow Balls

Snow Ball 2012 Snow Ball 2011 Snow Ball 2010