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.


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

Dec. 16, 2020: Due to COVID-19, dances are cancelled for the rest of 2020 and likely at least through June 2021. It’s been quite a run

This spring, dances will start at 7:45 pm with some beginner dance instruction. Please come and help our new dancers find the right direction. Your efforts will be rewarded later in the evening.

Thanks to all those who came out for Winter Dance Weekend. Saw lots of smiles.

The Dance Camp North Committee announces the 2020 talent. If Dance Camp happens, we will announce a new registration date.

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.