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Contra Dancing in Anchorage, Alaska
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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

Dec 28          Church of Love                    Brian DeMarcus                        Ten Dollar Bet
​                     3502 Spenard Road

Dec 29 (Sat)   49th State Brewing            Winter Wonderland Ball! *             Silver Train
​                        717 3rd Ave    * Note: This is not a contra dance, Price $25,($20 Students w/ID)

Jan 11           Wendler                               Bob Hume                                    Ten Dollar Bet

Feb 8             Wendler (New Comers dance)          Maria, Brian, Valerie with Fat Weasel

Feb 15           Wendler                              Brian DeMarcus                            Boreal Notes

Mar 1             Wendler                              David Maxwell                               Fat Weasel

Mar 22           Wendler                              Valerie DeLaune                            Contrails

Apr 12           Wendler                              Valerie DeLaune                            Ten Dollar Bet

Apr 26           Wendler                              Brian DeMarcus                             Boreal Notes

May 3            Wendler                              Bob Hume                                      Jubilee

May 23          Carpenters Hall                  Guest Callers and Band from Dance Camp!                            

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, Dec 28, 7:30  at Church of Love! 3502 Spenard Rd. Exciting New Venue!
                                Brian DeMarcus  &  Ten Dollar Bet

​Friday, Jan 11, 7:30 at Wendler, Bob Hume & Ten Dollar Bet

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!
Winter Wonderland Ball
Saturday, Dec 29, 8:00 - 11:30. 
49th State Brewing Co Theater, 717 W 3rd Ave.

Variety of dance tempos with Live Music by Silver Train 
and recorded break music.
No-host bar and snacks. Formal or dressy attire.
All dancers welcome, (clean dance shoes please)
$25 Adult Admission (21+), $20 Student under 25 with ID.
Tickets at the door, opens 7:30.