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Belfast Flying Shoes

The Belfast Flying Shoes Dance Series on the First Friday of every month at the Frank D. Hazeltine American Legion Post 43, 143 Church Street in downtown Belfast, ME

6:30pm Community Dance
Chrissy Fowler calling with the All-Comers Band

8:00pm Contra Dance
Guest callers and musicians.

For more information, please contact Chrissy Fowler (207) 338-0979 / ktaadn_me@hotmail.com.

The mission of Belfast Flying Shoes is to bolster the spirited dance community in Midcoast Maine. We do this in part by deliberately weaving three strands into the fabric of a monthly series: The Community Dance, the Social Break, and the Contra Dance.

The Community Dance – Fun and simple dances, such as those presented at weddings or schools. Calling by Chrissy Fowler. Music by the All-Comers Band, led by a core ensemble and open to all musicians. New dancers, experienced dancers, families, and musicians all collaborate to create the event.

The Social Break – A sociable half-hour between the Community and Contra dances, with emphasis on strengthening community connections through shared conversation.

The Contra Dance – Zesty dances and tunes in a program of contras and squares presented by a variety of talented callers and musicians, especially touring performers. Expectations for this particular thread are colored by committee members’ collective experiences in other exciting dance communities.

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Photo by Doug Plummer