Accommodations for out-of-town dancers

Entrance to The Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe
Welcome to The Dancing Fish of Lake Santa Fe!

Accommodation options for weekend dances in Melrose

  1. Camp at The Dancing Fish
    • If you are interested in camping on The Dancing Fish property (with permission) and enjoy the facilities including toilets & showers. contacting Pat Ward by email. One may:
      • Set up tents and camp; or
      • Park your RV on the grounds nearby (no utility connections); or even
      • Sleep in the Dancing Fish ballroom.
  2. AirBnBs in the Melrose area including our favorite. We advise dancers to book early to avoid disappointment!
  3. Carpool or ride share or stay with dancers coming from Gainesville (we are still developing this option).

Notice to dancers & visitors

  • The main house and the guesthouse are private residences and are not open to visiting dancers.
  • Dogs & cats are not permitted at The Dancing Fish. Leave your pets at home, please!
  • Public bathroom/toilet/shower facilities are available during dance event periods only.
  • You are welcome to camp or park your RV on the 15-acre grounds of DF—after contacting Pat Ward by email.

Volunteers needed—perhaps you?

Do you have something that you can contribute to the dance community? Maybe just to arrive 15-20 early to help to greet and process your prospective fellow dancers?

Hey, dancers! Can you spare 15-20 minutes of your time before a DF dance? Just arrive early to help welcome & process arriving dancers, sweep the dance floor, etc.

The Dancing Fish community depends upon volunteers—including you!

One thought on “Accommodations

  • Ellen Bargeron
    March 21, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Q. How do I ask to stay in the dormitory for Friday and Saturday nights?
    A. Dancers may camp in their own tents or vehicles or sleep on the dance floor. Kindly inform Pat Ward of your arrival plans.


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