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Contra Dancing in Anchorage, Alaska
Dancing Bears
 is a nonprofit, member run, participant oriented, dance organization located in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Contra Dancing is our most popular activity, featuring live traditional music performed by local bands.  Contra Dancing is an energetic enjoyable activity that promotes healthy life stlye, and provides an excellent opportunity to socialize and meet new friends.  We dabble in some square dances too.

Because most of our activities are organized and staffed by enthusiastic volunteers, we do our best to keep event costs down.

Explore this website to learn more about Dancing Bears, our organization, and the activities we sponsor.  

Plan to attend an event soon and join in the fun!

Plus -- We offer spectacular discount admission prices to first time dancers, and to Students.


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Most Contra Dances are held at Wendler Middle School or Romig MS twice a month Friday at 7:30.  

Lessons in various other dance styles are held at the Square and Round Dance Center on Government Hill on Tuesday evenings. 

The Winter Wonderland Ball is held in early December in the Conoco Phillips atrium.  This event provides a chance to enjoy swing, waltz, cha cha and other dance styles with music provided by a live big band.

The foremost event of the year, is Dance Camp, held each Memorial Day weekend, at Kings Lake near Wasilla.  


See our events & calendar page.
The Bear Phone 907-566-2327 (BEAR) also provides the latest information on events and sometimes location changes.
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Kind of like square dancing in a line.  But we don't require you to attend lessons or wear special costumes.  You can learn just by coming to your first dance, but come early.  The first dances of the evening are the easiest!
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​Next Dance
Sept 12 at Wendler
Jim Haack & 
Muskeg Sally