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Contra Dancing in Anchorage, Alaska
Other Dance and Music Groups

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 Winter folk music in Anchorage: 

Each January, the Anchorage Folk Festival features performances by more than 120 acts from throughout Alaska and around the world. Singers, dancers, storytellers, and a variety of groups perform traditional and original material in styles ranging from folk to Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, klezmer and more. 

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​Contra Borealis Dancers, Fairbanks Alaska. Our contra / square brothers and sisters in the Golden Heart City. They sponsor another great dance camp at Lost Lake, every Labor Day weekend.

Also, the Contradance Connection web site. Another website that lists Alaska dance group contacts.


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Check out what the Juneau Contra Dancers are up to. They operate Camp Damp mid summer.

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 (Formerly Known as Alaska Fiddle Camp) 
Although fiddling is a major attraction for many, there's also first rate instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, hammered dulcimer, whistle, voice, children's activities, and more. 

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​West Coast Swing Alaska -- A non-profit organization creating West Coast Swing and other dance opportunities in Anchorage. 

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​A safe place to dance, socialize, and meet other singles.  In Anchorage.

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​Dan Boccia has created a website for the Tango community in Anchorage and all over. It's called tangotrance.blogspot.com. Tangotrance is for the mental and physical state you go to when you tango. 


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Longtime Dancing Bear Barbara Rowland is moderating a listserver for distributing messages about Argentine Tango in Anchorage. 

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Welcome to Nellee's East & Westcoast Swing, Lindy Hop and Hustle and more site. 


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CDSS -- Celebrating a Living Tradition of English and Anglo-American Folk Dance and Music since 1915

The Dancing Bears is an Affiliate Member organization of Country Dance and Song Society. 


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For an overview of Folk Music in general in Alaska. 

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AND FINALLY !!!!!   More Dance Links Than You Will Ever Need !!!! 
Contra Dance / Contradance in
the United States, Canada, and the World
Sites and Pages




There are LOTS of places to Dance, and People to dance with and opportunities to hear or play live music.  
Here are a few starter clues to help find them.