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.
Early preparations for Winter Dance Weekend Feb. 24-26 are under way. Wendy Graham Settle will be our caller and Uncle Farmer our band. More info soon.
The Spring 2017 Dance schedule is not filled out with bands and callers yet, but here are the dates.
Friday, Jan. 6
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
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.