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Address: 208 Smith Street, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907-747-5516
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"The New Archangel Dancers mission is to promote and encourage interest in Alaska's Russian History and culture through sharing of ethnic folk dance and song. The Dancers support performing arts in the community of Sitka, and promote and encourage tourism, in addition to frequent summer shows
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We saw the New Archangel Dancers as part of a tour. This group of six dancers, all female, with another woman who introduced each dance performed for around 30-40 minutes. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Redmond, Washington
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

These ladies, yes ladies - were excellent - especially the women who learned to dance as men in the Russian folk dances. I loved these dances and the information given on each dance

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The history behind the dancers was interesting and the women tried really hard to entertain the group. It was underwhelming, but a good time killer.

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georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We saw the New Archangel Dancers as part of a tour. This group of six dancers, all female, with another woman who introduced each dance performed for around 30-40 minutes. The music was recorded but was appropriate. The costumes were colorful. Several of the women danced what would be the male dancers parts and they were very good. The troupe... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a stop on a tour, probably to fill in time. These are very enthusiastic women, none Russian, doing folk dances to recorded music in a converted warehouse. It serves its purpose.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was fun and a great tradition for them to keep up. It was good, but I was underwhelmed overall. We were actually there in 2011. But I wasn't given that option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The New Archangel Dancers are an all volunteer group of women who perform Russian folk dances to preserve a part of Sitka's Russian History. The dedication, enthusiasm and athleticism of the ladies is remarkable. This show is a lot of fun and shouldn't be missed during a visit to Sitka.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The costumes were beautiful and the dances are authentic. It is held in an auditorium without too much ambience, but we enjoyed the performance very much. After the dances the dancers were outside to talk and have pictures taken. They are knowledgeable about the dances and the costumes. I especially admire the dancers who took the male parts and did... More 

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Santo Andre, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you really would like to experience Alaska's Russian History and culture through ethnic folk dance and song, you must not loose this show when in Sitka. Performing at the Harrigan Centennial Hall close to the cruising dock in Sitka, this group is formed only by volunteer girls performing on stage with enormous enthusiasm and sympathy. Takes less than one... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We have seen these dancers of Russian dances 3 times, most recently this past week. (You can't actually call them Russian dancers, because none of them are actually Russian.) Each presentation is a little different, although there are some dances which are always included. It is amazing how much effort and energy is given to the presentation of these dances,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We enjoyed the short show of the New Archangel Dancers. They dance with great energy and enthusiasm, that is infectious. Can't help but have a good time.

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