The Contra Borealis Dancers are the contradance group in Fairbanks, Alaska. Formed in 1999 with the disbanding of the University Contradancers when it became too difficult to get space at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) for our twice monthly dances. We are members of the Northern Lights Council of Dancers who own and maintain the Dance Hall at Pioneer Park.

Membership and Admission

Membership is only $20/year and, if you are a student/young adult under 26 years of age, only $15/year. Membership provides a discount on regular dances and is required for Dance Camp North.

Regular dance admission is:
Adult members $8
Adult non-members: $10
Young adult (under 26) members: $5
Young adult (under 26) non-members: $7
Dancers under 13 years old: no charge

Board of Directors

A contradance organization is typically run by volunteers and Contraborealis Dancers is no different. Board meetings are open to all Contra Borealis Dancers members.


President: Theresa Vick – – 388-8270
Vice-President: David Maxwell – – 451-6167
Secretary: pending
Treasurer: Alan Braley – 457-8957

Board Members at large

Gary Newman – 488-2001
Tim Coahran – – 452-2536
Scott Luper – – 388-9829
John Amneus III – 371-6741
Grace V – student rep –

Volunteer Positions

Dance Host: Theresa Vick – – 388-8270
Membership: Tim Coahran –
Publicity Coordinator: Barbara Braley – – 457-8957
Webmaster: Gary Newman – – 488-2001
Rep. Northern Lights Council of Dancers: Gary Newman – 488-2001
Spring Scheduler: Colleen Herning – – 488-9180
Fall and Summer Scheduler: Barbara Braley – – 457-8957
Special Events Coordinator(s): –
Dance Camp Co-coordinator(s): – 457-8957
(all area codes 907 unless otherwise specified)


Organization Bylaws