This is the home page for the Contra Borealis Dancers. Home is where the dance starts.
Check out the events calendar for future dances. Our next dance will be on Fri. Dec. 6, 2013 at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall with Contradance with Celtic Confusion and Amy Steiner calling.
Winter Dance Weekend 2014
For those of you who were able to participate in last Feb. Winter Dance Weekend, we hope you will agree that the weekend filled with dance, musician, and caller workshops and dance instruction helped you enjoy the evening dance events more. We are considering reprising this weekend Feb. 21-23, 2014. If you would be interested in helping with logistics, donation of air miles, or even good words, drop the webmaster a note. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Camp North from 2013 to 2014
Thanks to all who came to dance camp with the Great Bear Trio and Adina Gordon. Next Labor Day weekend, we are pleased to announce that Nor’easter and caller Nils Fredland will be coming as our guests. Nor’easter was here for the Winter Dance Weekend in February 2013 and was well received. Nils has never been to Fairbanks. Expect a rollicking good time. If you are interested in helping plan next year’s camp, drop an email to email@example.com
Nils is one of the most sought after callers in the country and has worked with Nor’easter quite a lot. Check out this youtube video at the Spanish Ballroom in Maryland. He seems to be able to impart what to do right from the start.
Here’s what the Echo Summit camp had to say about Nor’easter:
“Nor’easter is a Boston-based trio that draws from New England musician traditions to delight their audiences in creating an exciting, joyous sound that catches both your ears and feet. Layered, dance-driven arrangements and fiery performances are at the heart of this band’s commitment to playing great and powerful music. On fiddle is Cedar Stanistreet , Max Newman on the mandolin and guitar, and Julie Vallimont on the piano and accordion.
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.