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Contra Dancing in Anchorage, Alaska
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2019 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

Jan 11           Wendler                               Bob Hume                                    Ten Dollar Bet

Feb 8             Wendler       Maria, Brian, & Valerie      Ten Dollar Bet
                                       NEWCOMERS DANCE, Newcomers admission Free!            

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                              Valerie DeLaune                             Boreal Notes

May 3            Wendler                              Bob Hume                                      Jubilee

May 23  Thursday        Wendler                  Guest Callers and Band from Dance Camp!                            

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

Friday, April 26 at Wendler. Caller Valerie DeLaune with Boreal Notes.

Friday, May 3 at Wendler.  Caller Bob Hume with Jubilee.

​Thursday, May 23 at Wendler.  Special Contra dance featuring Guest Callers and Band Musicians who will be at Dance Camp!  

7:30 to 10:30 pm, Easier Dances early in the evening.
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.


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!)

Jan 3 - Ten Dollar Bet
Jan 31 - Shonti & Friends
Feb 21 - Ten Dollar Bet
Mar 7 - Ten Dollar Bet, (maybe Boreal Notes)
Mar 21 - Ten Dollar Bet
Apr 4 - Shonti & Friends
Apr 18 - Ten Dollar Bet
May 9 - Shonti & Friends
May 16 - Ten Dollar Bet

PS - Please bring a water bottle if you can!
2019 Dance Camp, May 24 -- 27, Registration Begins Mar 15
Callers and Bands Bios now available on Dance Camp Page!