About BFS

Belfast Flying Shoes (BFS) is a public benefit corporation in the State of Maine, a nonprofit 501c3, and an affiliate of the Country Dance & Song Society (CDSS). BFS and its extensive programs are funded by admission fees, grants, and donations from our supporters. Our work is done by a part time contractor acting as executive director, a board of directors, and many volunteers.

BFS was founded in 2005 to bring together our local community to share the joys of participatory dance and music. Since inception, our goal has been to provide programs that are inclusive (anyone can join), adaptable (easily modified to meet individual needs), accessible (no special skills are required), and nonhierarchical (we’re all in it together). We also value cooperation, mutual respect, kindness, and empathy.

All Belfast Flying Shoes programs are “chem free” and follow our public health policy (here.) BFS Contra Dances use the role terms lark and robin. (Details in our Role Terms at BFS Contras blog post.

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