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


Winter Dance Weekend will be Feb. 18-21 with guest musicians Karina Wilson and Larry Unger, coming with caller Wendy Graham-Settle. Santa Fe, NM, Concord, MA. and Durango, CO. respectively.

Our spring schedule is on the calendar. No bands and callers yet, but dates are there. First Friday will have no dance in Feb, but there will be an extra dance in Jan.

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.