Star Turn: Polaris Rises Over the Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance Friday, August 4, 2017, with Caller Steve Zakon-Anderson

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.

Steve Zakon-Anderson

This month’s caller is Steve Zakon-Anderson. A skilled and seasoned caller, Steve is organizer of the monthly Peterborough, N.H., dance, as well as the special annual dances in Peterborough: the Fall Ball, Snow Ball, and Play Ball. Sharing the Flying Shoes stage with Steve will be …



A quartet of talented young musicians raised in the rich traditional music scene of Vermont and Western Massachusetts who founded their band in 2015, Polaris has already wowed dancers in such respected venues as the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, Mass., and the Concord Scout House in Concord, Mass. We can’t wait to hear their exuberant, twin-fiddle sound fill the Legion Post hall!

​Marta Bartholomew—fiddle
Rose Jackson—fiddle
Sam Zakon-Anderson—piano
Jesse Ball—accordion, guitar, hammer dulcimer, and foot percussion

Sound by Glen Loper

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!