This is the home page for the Contra Borealis Dancers. Home is where the dance starts.

You can find our dance calendar here or click on the Events Calendar link above.


Winter Dance Weekend Feb. 24-26, 2017
Thanks to all who came out for afun weekend. Next major event up is planning for Dance Camp North with ContraSutra out of Seattle and caller Michael Karcher. Interested in helping out? Contact events@contraborealis.org

The Spring 2017 Dance schedule. More info on bands and callers here.

Saturday, Jan. 21
Friday, Feb. 3
Feb. 24-26 Winter Dance Weekend
Friday, March 3
Saturday, March 18
Friday, March 31
Friday, April 7
Saturday, May 6
Saturday, May 20 dance and Annual Membership Meeting

Who We Are

The Contra Borealis Dancers is the contradance organization in Fairbanks, Alaska.

We are an open and cross-generational group of folks who enjoy building a community with dancing to live music. We have dancers from 12 to 82 years of age (and sometimes younger). Contradances, square dance, waltzes and occasional schottisches, hambos and polkas are in our repertoire. More than just an opportunity for social dance (and some exercise), we strive to be a community of dancers, musicians and callers.

Every year on Labor Day weekend, we have a dance weekend called Dance Camp North, located at Lost Lake an hour south of Fairbanks.

Feel free to attend any of our events, no partner necessary and instructions are given at each dance. You can see more about our community and our dances under Organization

We are a member of the Country Dance and Song Society, the mothership of contradance for the U.S. and Canada. Check out all their resources.