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.
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Admission charge is SLIDING SCALE
Suggested range $10 to $25 for adults.
Kids 12 and Under FREE
Other Students, $5
Our events are Special Attend a dance and See Why!
We intend to begin a regular schedule of Contra Dances in Fall of 2022. Watch for details on this website, the Dancing Bears Community Facebook page, and our free Listserver!
The foremost event of the year, is Dance Camp, held each Memorial Day weekend, at Kings Lake near Wasilla. Dance Camp was canceled in 2020, 2021, and 2022 due to pandemic concern.
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Kind of like square dancing in a line. We don't require you to attend lessons or wear special costumes. Learn just by coming to your first dance, but come early. The first dances of the evening are the easiest!
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For other great dance opportunities, check the Other Groups link for more informantion.
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Dancing with a strong sense of community and friendship
Sharing, enjoying with each other, the dynamic interface of live music & dance
Synergy between musicians, callers and dancers
Vibrancy of music, calling and dancing; the uplifting flow of a well crafted match
Fun, Silly fun, Laugher and Smiles
Welcoming dancers of all ages & persuasions; a steady sense of safety and respect
Magic of synergy when music is driving the dancing & calling is clear and instructive
Great exercise ( These are our Community Values, Collectively created in 2021 )
THE RUMORS ARE TRUE! Contra Dancing is Alive and Well in Anchorage Alaska!
NEXT CONTRA DANCES!!
Friday, December 1st
Jess W/David BP and Whistlepig
Wendler, Multi Purpose Room, 2905 Lake Otis Pkwy
Orientation at 7:15pm. Dancing starts at 7:30pm.
More info about Dance Camp 2024 coming soon!