Dancing in Fairbanks Alaska is fun! Fairbanksans have eclectic dance tastes and the variety of places to dance offers everything from Swing and Ballroom dancing in Faibanks to Rock'n Roll, Contra Dancing, Country Two Step and Line Dancing, Salsa, Tango, even Flamingco on occasion!
Visitors to Fairbanks Alaska always comment on how much fun they have dancing here ... how friendly Fairbanks dancers are.... and how enthusiastic we are about including newbies. The variety of music options around town is amazingly diverse, because we are appreciators of good dance music! Big band sound, blues, rock n roll, blue grass, live country music.
For a quick overview of the variety of dance opportunities in Fairbanks, scroll on down. You can get more details about each style of dance by following the links in each section.
Swing and Ballroom Dancing (with a good mix of Latin and Tango)
Swing and Ballroom at the Silver Spur
Every Saturday evening (with rare exceptions) from 6 to 8:30, the University of Alaska Good Time Swing Dance Club hosts a combination swing and ballroom (and latin) dance at the Silver Spur nightclub. The Spur has a nice big dance floor. Only adults over 21 can attend, sorry kids!
Social Dances at the Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks
The Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks holds bimonthly social dances (often with a dance lesson before hand) at the great little dance hall at Pioneer Park. Dancers of all ages and skill levels have a great time dancing to good Swing and Ballroom dance music (also lots of latin!) and socializing in this smoke-and-alcohol-free atmosphere.
Dance lessons are scheduled almost every weeknight (except in the summer) and on Saturday afternoons you can come to a free dance practice at the dance hall!
Swing Dance at the Howling Dog
The Fartherest North Rock'n Roll and Blues Saloon in North America is right here in Fox Alaska!
Wednesday is Blues Jam Night at the legendary Howling Dog Saloon in beautiful Fox, Alaska all summer long. It's a great swing dance night at the Dawg with plenty of swingin' tunes by the Mighty Untouchables. Their national class blues and rock'n roll is supplemented by recorded swinging blues played during the band's breaks.
It is a great place to practice your West Coast, East Coast and 4-count Swing dancing in Fairbanks. There always seem to be some cha-cha and an occasional waltz too! Not a big crowd on Wednesday's until late in the evening.
You can also get in a lot of rock 'n roll dancing in Fairbanks at the Howling dog (which is technically in Fox... but that's okay).
Santa Square and Round Dancers Santa Square and Round dancers hold a dance on the 2nd and 4th Saturday from 7:30-9:30 PM September to May and the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 7:30-9:30 PM June, July, August. Come join us at the Farthest North Square Dance Hall in Pioneer Park. Mainstream with caller Dave Smith. Round Dancing Phases 1-4 to Records. Dances are $7.00 Adults/$5.00 Students & Young Adults. (907) 488-6681 Jerrie Lynn (e-mail).
The Prospector Squares You can square dance every Tuesday Night from 7:30-9:30 PM. Come join the Farthest North Square Dancers at the Dance Hall in Pioneer Park. Plus Dance with Rounds by Caller/Cuer Bill Mudd. Dances are $7.00 Adults / $5.00 Students & Young Adults. (907) 479-4522
Contra Borealis Dancers If you've never done this high energy, high contact dance before, you are in for a treat! And if you are familiar with it, be prepared for Fairbanks-style contra dance! Contra dancing in Fairbanks is for all ages, from 7-year olds to 77-year olds. In fact, kids under 13 are free, if they behave themselves. It is a great way to meet a hugely diverse group of Fairbanksans. Check their website athttp://www.acsalaska.net/~jadams47/ for a complete dance schedule. Dances are $6 non-members / $5 members - $3 student non-members and $2 student members. Dance instruction is provided, and beginners are welcome. Times are usually 8 p.m. to midnight. (907) 457-8957.
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