We’re still whooping it up on First Fridays. even though we dearly miss* dancing and playing music under the disco ball. See our Calendar page for specific details about each date!
BFS Radio Hour:
“A monthly 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, with occasional re-broadcasts. Available on demand for a week after each show.
6:00 pm ~ 100.9 FM
Streaming via the WBFY site – https://belfastcommunityradio.org/
or here – https://streamdb9web.securenetsystems.net/cirrusencore/WBFY
Each show is packed with anecdotes about tunes, players, dancers, and the connections among them all – stories worth saving! We’re happy to share the Archived Transcripts of the Radio Hour commentary and tune info.
BFS Social Break:
To connect folks in our dance & music community in real time, we launched the Social Break in February. Co-hosted each month by Raelin Callahan & Chrissy Fowler and featuring:
- dance tunes (listed here) from featured musicians (play along or just enjoy listening)
- an element of dancing
- sharing stories and socializing
- a poem or a song or both
- plenty of laughter and camaraderie
BYO disco ball, tasty treats, silly hats, dance duds — whatever helps you feel the Flying Shoes love!
Can’t wait to see you!
*It’s been over a year since our last BFS First Friday under the disco ball. On March 6, 2020, both dances were packed! A joyful all ages crowd of dancers and All Comers musicians for the Community Dance, and an equally joyful all ages crowd of dancers for the Contra Dance with Sarah Van Norstrand of Syracuse calling and music by Maine’s own Dance Panther (Bethany Waickman, Alden Robinson, and Glen Loper)