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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 GREAT discount admission prices to first time dancers, and to Students.

Our events are Special    Attend a dance and See Why!
Stay Connnected
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.

See our events & calendar page.
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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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A FREE CONTRA DANCE-OUTSIDE  Saturday September 10, 2022 

Calling by Jessica Winn
Live Music by Red Cap and the Cyser Boys (Richardson Family Band)

Moose Lodge Pavilion-4211 Arctic  (Rain, no worry, the Pavilion means a Roof!)

The Pavilion (behind the Lodge) is surrounded by park space. There is plenty of room to socialize and dance on the concrete floor. Shoes that slip will be more comfortable than rubber sole shoes. 

Saturday Sept 10 from 7:30- until ?

Show up early to reconnect and welcome new dancers. No Covid protocols. Hand Sanitizer provided. Please monitor yourself and protect your friends.
Anyone who chooses to wear a mask will be warmly supported in their choice. 

Please reach out to us at [email protected] . We value your input and creative ideas and have several specific projects and jobs we need help with. We are currently a Board of three, looking to grow. 
Sept.24, Saturday, 7:30 PM at the NAVE! 3502 Spenard Road

Formerly Church of Love, we hope to make this our new primary venue!
Caller: Rich Kleinleder. Band: Boreal Notes. See the EVENTS CALENDAR page for more dances at the Nave,
 in October and November!
THE RUMORS ARE TRUE!    Contra Dancing is Alive and Well in Anchorage Alaska!