the Dancing Bears      
HomeEvents CalendarAbout Dancing BearsContact UsMembershipAdmission Prices
Newcomers InfoLocationsDance CampPoliciesOther Groups

Contra Dancing in Anchorage, Alaska
Dancing Bears Events Calendar

2017 - 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

Jan 12            Wendler                              Bob Hume                                    Boreal Notes

Feb 9             Wendler                               Jim Haack                                    Ten Dollar Bet

Feb 23           Wendler                               David Stutzer                               Jubilee

Mar 9             Wendler                               Brian DeMarcus                           ABCD Band

Mar 23           Wendler                               Jim Haack                                    Fat Weasel

Apr 6              Wendler                               Brian DeMarcus                           Boreal Notes

Apr 20            Wendler                               Bob Hume                                    Fat Weasel

May 4             Wendler                               Darth D'Marcus       Jubilee Jedi Cantina Combo

May 18           Wendler                               Jim Haack                                    Ten Dollar Bet

May 24 Thur  Carpenters Hall                    Guest Callers and Bands from Dance Camp

May 25 - 28.  Annual Memorial Day weekend Dance Camp at Kings Lake Camp Wasilla!

THERE IS STILL A LITTLE BIT OF TIME to Register for Dance Camp ! Click the Dance Camp link!

May 18 at Wendler. Jim Haack with Ten Dollar Bet

May 24, Thursday at Carpenters Hall.  

Here's your chance to have a taste of Dance Camp (if you can't make it) or an appetizer if you are planning to come! This dance is open to the community, so by all means come and dance to the fabulous tunes of one of our Guest Bands, Stomp Rocket, and to the delightful calling of Guest Callers Carol Ormand and David Millstone!! You'll be glad you did!!

When: Thursday, May 24th 7:30 PM
Where: Carpenters Hall (407 Denali Street, Anchorage, AK 99501)
Admission prices will be $10 for members, $12 for guests, $5 for students

Dance Camp! Memorial Day Weekend! May 25-28!

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.

New Valley dance floor! New Valley schedule!

Greetings old friends and new! Old players and new! Old callers and new!
COME! TELL your friends, BRING your friends! All levels welcome!
Now we just need you...
See you on the dance floor,
Gene and Maria

Thursdays, 7 - 9 or 9:30pm
Address is 12271 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645 (New 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 11 - Ten Dollar Bet

Feb 1 - Shonti and Friends

Feb 15 - Boreal Notes

Mar 1 - Ten Dollar Bet

Mar 15 - Ten Dollar Bet

Mar 29 - Shonti and Friends

Apr 12 - Ten Dollar Bet

Apr 26 - Ten Dollar Bet

May 10 - Shonti and Friends

PS - No kitchen at our new home, please bring a water bottle if you can!