The Urbana Country Dancers


The 34th Annual

Chambana Jan Jam
(Champaign-Urbana January Jam)

Saturday - Sunday, January 7 - 8, 2023

A special weekend of music and dance featuring:


The Resurrection Marys

With Karen Eisenhauer (banjo), Erin Kearby (fiddle) & Allison Miller (guitar)


with Claire Johnson (fiddle), Amanda Ramey (fiddle) & Matt Turino (fiddle, guitar, feet)



Lauren Peckman

Georges Augustin

This will be the 34th Annual Chambana Jan Jam presented by The Urbana Country Dancers

All of the weekend's events will be held at the Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon in Urbana, Illinois.

After a 3 year hiatus we are glad to be able to hold Jan Jam again. This year's event will be smaller than previous years, but we hope it will be a great time for everyone who attends and that we will be able to make it bigger and better in the future.



4-5 p.m.   Irish Set Dance with Daniel Flora

5-6 p.m.   Swing Dance with Soop Kish

6-7 p.m.   Dinner on your own

7:30-11 p.m.   Contra Dance with The Resurrection Marys and Lauren Peckman

11 p.m. - ??   Open band and open calling


9- 10 a.m.   Open Waltzing with band TBD

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Contra Dance with Meadowhawk and Georges Augustin


We will require proof of vaccination plus bivalent booster for this event (if you qualify for the most recent booster). Please bring your vaccine card or a picture of your card with you to the event.

Everyone will be required to take a COVID rapid test on arrival (provided) and have a negative result to participate in the weekend. If you are coming from out of town, we encourage you to test before driving down so you are not turned away! If you test positive at the dance hall or cannot attend because you are sick, think you had a recent exposure, or have another health issue, we will refund your registration fee.

Everyone will be required to wear a N95 or KN95 mask and wear it over their nose and mouth while in the building. We will provide some masks at the dance for those who need it.

Thank you for helping to keep our dancers healthy!


Pre-registration is required and there will be a registration cap of 100 (also for comfort in this smaller dance hall).

Jan Jam is sold out and registration is now closed. If you couldn't make it this year we hope to see you next year.

Housing Information

The closest place to stay is at the Illini Union Hotel, in the Illini Student Union.

We have a block of rooms available. If you are interested in booking a room at the Illini Union, use code "JanJam23" when reserving online or over the phone to get a discounted rate! Call them at 217-333-1241 or check online at


  1. Go to
  2. Click on "BOOK NOW" located in the upper right corner of the page
  3. Fill in dates and other info
  4. Click on "have a Promo or Group Code? Enter it Now"
  5. Put in the Group Code: JANJAM23

Over the Phone:

  1. Call 217-333-1241
  2. Give them the Group Code: JANJAM23

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

Weather Information and Illinois Road Conditions

For more information email

Or look at the Urbana Country Dancers' homepage

The Urbana Country Dancers' web pages are maintained by, last update January 6, 2023