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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

Oct 11             Wendler                             Brian Marcus                        Jubilee
                       Dance Party ..... More challenging dances toward the end.
                       Come Early for Membership Meeting at 7:00 before the dance!

Oct 25            Wendler                             Odette Edgar                        Fat Weasel
                       Halloween Theme

Nov 8             Wendler                              Bob Hume                           Contrails

Nov 22           Wendler                              Brian DeMarcus                   Boreal Notes
                      Dance Party ......  More challenging dances toward the end.

Nov 29          Carpenters Hall                   Bob Hume                            Fat Weasel
                      Theme: Giving Thanks

Dec 13           Wendler                             Brian DeMarcus                   Jubilee

Dec 27           Carpenters Hall                 Brian DeMarcus                    Ten Dollar Bet
                      Theme: Winter Fun

​More dances to be scheduled on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.

More to come in 2020!  
 More Contras!  Dance Camp!
Plus take a look at the Palmer Dances in the box below.

Friday, Nov 29 at Carpenters Hall. Caller Bob Hume with Fat Weasel.
             Theme, Giving Thanks

Friday, Dec 13 at Wendler. Caller Brian DeMarcus with Jubilee.

Friday, Dec 27 at Carpenter Hall. Caller Brian DeMarcus with 10 Dollar Bet
               Theme, Winter Fun

​Dances are scheduled each 2nd and 4th Friday of the month to provide a predictable schedule for your calendar.

7:30 to 10:30 pm, Easier Dances early in the evening.  Some dances are planned as Dance Party.  These dances will feature more challenging dance towards the end of the evening.

Plus, DANCE WITH OUR FRIENDS IN PALMER!  1st and 3rd Thursdays

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!


WHEN: 1st and 3rd Thursdays; 6:40-7pm LESSON for beginners and those who would like to help beginners; 7-9:30pm DANCE!

WHERE: the Palmer Salvation Army, 12271 E Palmer-Wasilla Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645


HOW MUCH: $9 for adults, $5 for students, little ones dance for free

Maria D'Agostino will be calling most dances.

Sep 19 - Ten Dollar Bet
Oct 3 - Ten Dollar Bet
Oct 17 - Shonti and Friends
Nov 7 - Shonti and Friends
Nov 21 - Ten Dollar Bet
Dec 5 - Shonti and Friends
Dec 19 - Ten Dollar Bet

PS - Please bring a water bottle if you can!