But in a Good Way!: Catastrophe Strikes the Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance Friday, November 3, 2017, with Caller Chrissy Fowler

Join us for contra dancing at American Legion Post #43, 143 Church Street in Belfast! The evening begins at 6:30 pm 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 pm.

Chrissy Fowler

This month’s caller is Belfast’s own Chrissy Fowler. A founder and leading light of the Belfast Flying Shoes dance series, Chrissy spreads the joy of contra dancing also at schools, community gatherings, and private events. With wit and good cheer, Chrissy keeps things spicy enough for veteran dancers while making novices feel equally welcome. Sharing the Flying Shoes stage with Chrissy will be …


This super-talented, super-energetic young quartet is tearing through the Maine contra dance circuit, leaving a trail of happily exhausted dancers in its wake. The forecast is for powerful and sustained grooves, irresistably driving rhythms, and flashes of melodic inspiration. We can’t wait!

  • Kyra Bleicher—fiddle
  • Dana Hartshorn—keys
  • Ness Smith-Savedoff—drums
  • Bethany Waickman—guitar

Sound by Eric Weest Johnson

Ness Smith-Savedoff photo credit: Alexander Faunce
Dana​ Hartshorn photo credit: Lucy Schultz Photography
Bethany Waickman
Kyra Bleicher

Admission to the Community Dance is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Admission to the Contra Dance is $10 for adults, $8 for ages 13 to 20 and adult All-Comers, and $5 for children. Bring along a window fan and get $1 off. For more information: call 338-0979, or email us at [email protected]. Find us on Facebook too!