Join us Friday, June 2, for contra dancing at American Legion Post #43, 143 Church Street in Belfast. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Community Dance called by Chrissy Fowler and with music by the All-Comers Band. All musicians are welcome to sit in. Fun and simple dances will be taught, giving beginners the opportunity to learn new skills and offering experienced dancers a chance to brush up on their steps. The Contra Dance begins at 8:00 p.m.
Calling for this month’s dance will be Bob Isaacs of New Jersey. A caller since 1999 at dances, weekends, and camps across the country, Bob is known for a clear, enthusiastic teaching style that works for dancers of all levels. He is also a talented and prolific choreographer, whose contras and squares are both inventive and true to their traditional roots. This will be Bob’s first time calling for a Flying Shoes dance, and we’re thrilled to welcome him. Returning to the Flying Shoes stage with Bob will be:
The popular Boston-based trio Nor’easter joins the talents of fiddler Cedar Stanistreet, mandolinist and guitarist Max Newman, and pianist and accordionist Julie Vallimont. Thoroughly steeped in New England music, the three share musical interests that range from classical and jazz to rock and techno. Their light, subtle, energetic sound has made them a favorite at dances across the country.
Max Newman—mandolin & guitar
Julie Vallimont—piano & accordion
Sound provided by Eric Weest Johnson