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.

Upcoming

Check the posts on the right side of this page for current updates.

June 8, 2021: The Board is still considering how and when to start up dancing again. This will be a topic at the Annual Membership Meeting due to take place Sun. June 13, 2021 at 7 pm. Contact info@contraborealis.org for the Zoom log-in

It is doubtful that Dance Camp North will take place, but that is yet to be determined. Challenging times, but safety of our community is paramount.


Who We Are

The Contra Borealis Dancers is the contra dance 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). Contra dances, 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.