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New Archangel Dancers

208 Smith Stree, Sitka, AK 99835
907-747-5516
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Ranked #12 of 22 activities in Sitka
Type: Performances
Owner description: "The New Archangel Dancers mission is to promote and encourage interest in Alaska's Russian History and culture through sharing of ethnic folk dance... more » Owner description: "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 « less
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Ventura, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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Quartzsite, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

With Sitka's mixed Russian history, it is so thrilling to see local young ladies learning and performing for us. They share true Russian folk dances as well as celebratory dances for weddings and such. They obviously train well, are very committed with the time and energy, and strive for authenticity. It was a joy to watch. Young ladies, about 40... More

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San Diego, CA
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24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This was my second time seeing the New Archangel Dancers, and it was just as much fun this time. This all women troop is made up completely of local volunteers, and they dance the male and female parts in this traditional Russian folk dances. The show is about 40 minutes, and includes some information about Alaska and Sitka history as... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

A must see when you are in Sitka. This dance performance was actually the highlight of our trip. It was very inexpensive. Do not miss it!!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This show is a delight! The performers are local women who are presenting traditional Russian folk dances as part of Alaska's heritage. They wear traditional costumes and the women even play the men's roles and costumes. The show is full of energy and the ability of these performers to showcase some of the more rigorous Russian dance moves is amazing.... More

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Greenbank, Washington
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This dance troupe provided an outstanding performance of various Russian dances - along with an informative narration = XLNT !!

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Redmond, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This was part of a tour so do not have admission fee. Dancing group preserving their Russian Heritage.

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SITKA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Such a pleasure to watch the energy flow through the auditorium. The women are wonderful and the dances authentic. You can tell they all ejoy what they're doing!

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Atlanta, GA
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

The Archangel Dancers perform when the large liners are in port – and usually have a performance at 9:30am and again 12:30pm. This is an all-female organization of volunteers who are highly skilled and committed to first rate performances. They give a variety of traditional Russian dances and usually do so in groups of two or four. Their performances are... More

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