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Contra Dancing in Anchorage, Alaska
Dancing Bears Events Calendar

2018 Dance Schedule -- Anchorage
Dances begin at 7:30 Friday unless other wise noted.
Most dances are at Wendler Middle School, 2905 Lake Otis Parkway
The Location link takes you to Google maps to our venue locations.

​DATE              LOCATION                        CALLER                                       BAND

Sept 14          Wendler                              Robyn Lauster                             Ten Dollar Bet

Oct 5             Central MS                          Valerie DeLaune                          Boreal Notes
                      1405 E St, Location change, this dance only.

Oct 26           Wendler                               David Maxwell                             Fat Weasel

Nov 16          Wendler                               Brian DeMarcus                           Jubilee

Dec 7            Wendler                                Bob Hume                                    ABCD

Dec 28          Carpenters Hall                    Brian DeMarcus                           TBA
​                     407 Denali St

Dec 29 (Sat)   49th State Brewing            Winter Wonderland Ball! *             Silver Train
​                        717 3rd Ave                      * Note: This is not a contra dance, Price TBA

More to come in 2019!  
Anchorage Folk Festival!  More Contras!  Dance Camp!
Plus take a look at the Palmer Dances in the box below.

Friday evenings, 7:30 

Nov 16, Brian DeMarcus with Jubilee at Wendler

Dec 7, Bob Hume with ABCD at Wendler

For more, see the schedule boxes below

Please Bring clean dry shoes to dance in. Help us keep our dance floors free of wet dirt and slush. Thanks!

12271 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645

See Palmer Dance Schedule in box below.


Tuesdays or Thursdays, 7 to 9 or 9:30pm
Address is 12271 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645 (Salvation Army digs!)
$9 for adults, $5 for students, little ones dance for free

Maria D'Agostino will be calling all the dances (might have to sub out one!)

Band schedule below (potentially subject to change too!)

Sept 6, Thurs - Shonti & Friends

Sept 20, Thurs - Ten Dollar Bet

Sept 25, Tues - Boreal Notes

Oct 9, Tues - Ten Dollar Bet

Oct 18, Thurs - Shonti & Friends

Nov 1, Thurs - Shonti and Friends

Nov 6, Tues - Boreal Notes

Nov 27, Tues - Ten Dollar Bet

Dec 13, Thurs - Ten Dollar Bet

PS - Please bring a water bottle if you can!
Dancing Bears Membership Meeting
Dec 2 (Sunday) 6 PM
Location To Be Announced
Lets get together to talk about the present status of Dancing Bears, and consider ideas for the future of Dancing Bears.  All Members Welcome and encouraged to attend!