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Contra Dancing in Anchorage, Alaska
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2020 Dance Schedule -- Anchorage
Dances begin at 7:30 Friday unless other wise noted.  Most 2nd and 4th Fridays.
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            BAND                    CALLER                                       

Jan 10             Wendler                 Fat Weasel            Jess Winn

Feb 14            Wendler                  Boreal Notes         Bob Hume

Feb 28            Wendler                  $10 Bet                 Brian DeMarcus

Mar 13            TBA                        Fat Weasel            TBA

Mar 27            Wendler                 Contrails                 Odette Edgar

Apr 10             TBA                       TBA                        TBA

Apr 24            Wendler                 $10 Bet                   Bob Hume

May  8            Wendler                 Jubilee                    Brian DeMarcus

May 21           Wendler                Dance Camp bands and callers

May 22 - 25    DANCE CAMP at Kings Lake Camp!!!
Watch the Dance Camp page for complete information.

Plus take a look at the Palmer Dances in the box below.

Friday, Feb 14.  Boreal Notes playing. Bob Hume calling.
Friday, Feb 28.  $10 Bet playing. Brian DeMarcus calling.

​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 at Wendler. 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!
UAA Student Union, 2921 Spirit Way
Enjoy contra dancing with special guest band the Pig Runners! Calling will be provided by the notorious illustrious Brian DeMarcus
​(This is a Folk Festival special event supported by the Dancing Bears)