Calendar

2023

Belfast Flying Shoes programs below, including details on our weekly Radio Hour and our First Friday Sponsors (scroll down, past upcoming calendar listings)

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First Friday Flying Shoes Dance DETAILS:

  • 6:00 pm ~ Musicians Warmup ~ Tunes on the All Comers Band page
  • 6:30 pm ~ Community Dance ~ Lisa Newcomb & Chrissy Fowler calling with the All Comers Band, led by Benjamin Foss & Willy Clemetson ~ Admission is $1 kids, $2 adults
  • 8:00 pm ~ Contra Dance ~  Guest caller & musicians ~ We use the terms lark and robin to identify the dance roles. (More on that, here.) ~ Admission is $15 suggested (everyone is welcome; pay what you can; $15 each will help us cover expenses; admission supports the performers and BFS)
  • At the Fellowship Hall of the First Church in Belfast UCC (8 Court St in Belfast, entrance on Spring St)
  • BFS programs are chem free ~ If you don’t feel well, please stay home ~ Provide email address upon entry ~ Details in our Community Care Policy and our First Friday FAQ
  • Scroll down for links to our First Friday Sponsors! (Belfast Community Co-op, Colburn Shoe Store, and Thomas Fowler PE)
  • Everyone is welcome at this two-part monthly dance series. From neophytes to lifelong participants, we all collaborate to make this community-building participatory arts program a joyful success. See you at the dance!

Looking for more?!?  ~ Similar music & dance programs throughout Maine are listed at DownEast Friends of the Folk Arts ~ deffa.org/events/.

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Upcoming BFS Programs:

FEB. 3 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ). This month’s contra dance features Chris Ricciotti calling with music by SpringTide (Elsie Gawler, Willy Clemetson & Ethan Tischler).

MARCH 3 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ)

MARCH 11, Saturday ~ OH! Flying Shoes ~ Community Dance & Contras at the Rockport Opera House, Rockport ME  **POSTPONED** Due to water damage at the Opera House, we’re rescheduling our collaboration with the Rockport Opera House.

APRIL 7 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ). This month’s contra dance features Hannah Chamberlain calling, with music by Benjamin Foss, Alden Robinson & Glen Loper.

MAY 4, Thursday ~ Musicians’ Workshop: Playing for Dances Details coming soon!

MAY 5 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ). This month’s contra dance features music by Emily Troll & Larry Unger.

JUNE 2 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ)

JULY 7 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ)

AUGUST 4 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ)

SEPT. 1 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ)

OCT. 6 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ)

NOV. 3 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ)

DEC. 1 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Celebrating our 18th BFS Birthday Party! ~ Scroll to top of this page for dance details (location, admission, callers/musicians, links, sponsors, Community Care Policy and First Friday FAQ)

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Every WEEK ~ Flying Shoes Radio Hour:  An hour-long program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, here in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires.

Every FIRST FRIDAY ~ “Flying Shoes First Fridays” ~ Varied programs (see info above). Supported in part by these fabulous First Friday Sponsors:

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Past Programs:

JANUARY 6 ~ Flying Shoes on First Fridays ~ Chrissy Fowler and the Gawler Family Band (Ellen, John, Molly, Edith & Elsie Gawler, Ethan Tischler & Bennett Konesni)

 

See top of page for Upcoming Programs!