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.
July 5, 2021: The Board has determined Dance Camp North will not happen in 2021 with too many concerns over vaccination rates and limitations. Safety of our community is paramount. When we will be able to safely start up contra dance will be determined in the fall, as we know more.
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.