Rockport – Square Dance

Rockport Opera House 6 Central Street, Rockport, Maine

{Put your} Hoe Down! A raucous square dance party celebrating the new farmer movement in Maine!  Featuring Vermont caller Will Mentor with old-time fiddle music by Sassafras Stomp (farmers/musicians Adam Nordell & Johanna Davis).  Starting 4pm onward, BYO picnic supper to  enjoy the views of Rockport Harbor from nearby parks.  Then kick up your heels […]

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Belfast Contra Dancing Sessions

Belfast Dance Studio 109 High Street, Belfast, ME

Weekly contra dancing led by Chrissy Fowler, 6:00- 8:15pm every Thursday, January 18 - May 17, at the Belfast Dance Studio.  All experience levels welcome.  Two 9week sessions.  Bring clean shoes, a water bottle, and comfortable clothes.  Drop in anytime - $10-12 sliding scale.  Pre-pay for 9week session - $70 discounted rate.  Scholarships available for […]

$10 – $12

Belfast Dance Film Documentary

Belfast Free Library - Abbott Room 106 High Street, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes and the Belfast Free Library present "Contra Connections", a four-part series of documentaries related to contra dancing at the Belfast Free Library.  Kicking off the series is Together in Time: A Story of New England Contra Music and Dance, described as a "provocative social history of how Americans have fun, how they […]

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Belfast Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

Contra dance with calling by Chrissy Fowler and music by the Gawler Family Band. Sound by Eric Weest Johnson. American Legion Hall 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.) in Belfast at 8:00 p.m. Come with or without a partner. All are welcome. Adults $10, ages 13-20 and adult All-Comers $8, kids $5. Bring a box fan for […]

$5 – $10

Belfast Dance Documentaries

Belfast Free Library - Abbott Room 106 High Street, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes and the Belfast Free Library present "Contra Connections", a four-part series of documentaries related to contra dancing.  The second film in the series, Paid To Eat Ice Cream: Bob McQuillen and New England Contra Dancing, chronicles the musical career of an icon in the contra dance community.  Winner of the prestigious National […]

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Belfast – Dance Documentaries

Belfast Free Library - Abbott Room 106 High Street, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes and the Belfast Free Library present "Contra Connections," a four-part series of documentaries related to contra dancing.  Third in the series is The Other Way Back: Dancing with Dudley, which chronicles the career of musician and caller Dudley Laufman, the charismatic figure at the center of a dance revival in the late […]

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Belfast Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler, with music by Cloud Ten (Cedar Stanistreet, fiddle; Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, accordion; Donal Sheets,cello and guitar; and Ness Smith-Savedoff,percussion). American Legion Hall, 143 High St. (entrance on Church St.), Belfast, 8:00 pm. $8-10 Preceding the contra dance will be a Community Dance […]

$1 – $10

Belfast, Contra Connections: Dance Documentaries

Belfast Free Library - Abbott Room 106 High Street, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes and the Belfast Free Library present "Contra Connections", a four-part series of documentaries related to contra dancing.  Concluding the series is What's Not To Like?, a toe-tapping portrait of a monthly community dance series in Norwich, VT.  Filmed and edited by David Millstone, the long-time caller for the series, the documentary gives […]

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Belfast Community and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler, with music by Clara & Jamie (Clara Stickney, fiddle; Jamie Oshima, guitar, keyboard, foot percussion). American Legion Hall, 143 Church St. 8:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance will be a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) […]

$1 – $10

“The Dancingmaster”-Folk Operetta & Dance Performance

Marsh River Theater 24 Monroe Hwy (Rte 139), Brooks, ME

2-5 PM Sun., May 20, at the Marsh River Theater in Brooks, 24 Monroe Hwy (Rte 139), Brooks, ME  Cost:  $15-$35 Sliding Fee Scale.    FMI:  207-338-0979, [email protected], or http://belfastflyingshoes.org/the-dancingmaster-is-coming-soon/ Belfast Flying Shoes presents Keith Murphy as Dudley Laufman in "The Dancingmaster", a folk operetta by Larry Siegel.  Featuring performances Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy, Larry Siegel, […]

$15 – $35

Belfast Community and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Adina Gordon, with music by Maivish  (Jaige Trudel, fiddle; Adam Broome, guitar & cittern; Jamie Oshima, keyboard, mandolin, feet, cajon). American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast, 8:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance will be a Community Dance (great for beginners […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Community and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is David Millstone, with music by Organic Family Band (Rebekah Geller, fiddle; Jakob Raitzyk, fiddle & foot percussion; Michael Raitzyk, guitar; Judith Geller, French horn). American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast, 8:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance will be a Community […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Community and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler, with music by Atlantic Crossing (Viveka Fox, fiddle; Peter Macfarlane, fiddle, low whistle, mandolin & feet; Donal Sheets, cello; Rick Klein , guitar). American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast, 8:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance will […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is George Marshall, with music by Wild Asparagus (Becky Tracy, fiddle; David Cantieni, woodwinds; Ann Percival, piano & guitar; George Marshall, concertina & bodhran; Corey DiMario, bass & tenor guitar). American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast, 8:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Rick Mohr, with music by Eloise & Co. (Becky Tracy, fiddle; Rachel Bell, accordion; Bethany Waickman, guitar). American Legion Hall, 143 Church St. 8:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance will be a Community Dance (great for beginners and […]

$1 – $10

Rockport-Rock & Roll Contra with the “Fab Eight”

Rockport Opera House 6 Central Street, Rockport, Maine

Belfast Flying Shoes will rock the house with contra dancing!  Mania-inspiring medleys by the “Fab Eight”, whose members hail from many revered local ensembles: John Pranio, Paul D'Alessio, Glen Loper, Rick Mohr, Toki Oshima, Sean Oshima, Jamie Oshima & Alex Wilder. Eric Weest Johnson provides sound.  Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street, Rockport, ME  04856.  7:00-10:00PM.  Sliding […]

$10 – $20

Belfast Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler, with music by Heyday (Amy Richardson Larkin, fiddle; Shirley White, fiddle; Jonathan Larkin, Cajun accordion; George White, guitar). American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast, 8:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance will be a Community Dance (great […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Will Mentor, with music by Stomp Rocket (Dave Langford, fiddle; Glen Loper, mandolin & banjo; Bethany Waickman, guitar & piano). American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast, 8:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance will be a Community Dance (great […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler , with music by The Gawler Family Band  (Ellen Gawler, fiddle; John Gawler, banjo; Molly Gawler, fiddle; Edith Gawler, fiddle; Elsie Gawler, cello; Bennett Konesni, guitar). American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra […]

$1 – $10

Belfast-Musicians’ Workshop with Genticorum

Waterfall Arts 256 High St, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes presents a Musicians' Workshop with world-class Quebecois trio, Genticorum, in the Fallout Shelter at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St, Belfast. 6:30-8:30pm.  $5-$15 Suggested donation at the door.  FMI: www.belfastflyingshoes.org/genticorum/ The Thursday workshop, plus a Friday contra dance and Saturday concert, is an outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes, with support from their […]

$5 – $15

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Sarah VanNorstrand, with music by the Genticorum from Quebec. American Legion Hall, 143 Church St., Belfast, 8:00-11 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with calling by Chrissy Fowler […]

$1 – $10

Belfast-Genticorum in Concert

First Church in Belfast, UCC 8 Court St, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes presents world-class Quebecois trio, Genticorum, in Concert at First Church in Belfast UCC, 8 Court St, Belfast.  7:30-9:30pm. $15-$35 Suggested donation at the door.  FMI:  www.belfastflyingshoes.org/genticorum/ The concert, a Thursday workshop, and a Friday contra dance are made possible by the outreach programming fund of Belfast Flying Shoes, with support from their co-sponsor, Waterfall […]

$15 – $35

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is the Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Mary Wesley from VT calling with music by Maivish from Canada.. American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler , with music by The Racket Factory from Western Maine. American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, […]

$1 – $10

Belfast-Dancing in the Park

Steamboat Landing Park 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes is taking traditional participatory social dancing beyond the confines of four walls and a floor – we're bringing it outdoors!  Kick off the "Dancing in the Park" 2019 community contra dance series at Steamboat Landing Park (Front & Commercial Streets), Belfast, ME 04915.  6:30-8:30pm with music by Velocipede (Julia Plumb & Baron […]

Free

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is David Smukler from NY , with music by Anadamafrom Maine and MA.  American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to […]

$1 – $10

Belfast-Callers Gathering

First Baptist Church of Belfast 95 High Street, Belfast, ME

Announcing a Callers Gathering with facilitator David Smukler. First Baptist Church of Belfast, 95 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915. 9:00am to 4:00pm. Cost is $25-50 per person, sliding scale, which includes creature comforts (snacks, coffee/tea, lunch) and a collection of the dances with notes.  This exciting workshop is for dance leaders and callers interested in community […]

$25 – $50

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler  with music by Riptide from Portland.   American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, […]

$1 – $10

Northport, Contra Dance

Bayside Community Hall 813 Shore Rd, Northport

Bayside Arts and Belfast Flying Shoes present and Old-Fashioned Maine Contra Dance at 7:30 pm at the Bayside Community Center, 813 Shore Rd. (map).  Belfast’s Chrissy Fowler will call with live music by Bluebird (John Pranio, fiddle; Toki Oshima, guitar). Short session for beginners at 7:00 pm to learn the basic moves!  Admission at the […]

$5 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Contra Dance and Community Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Luke Donforth  with music by Shandy. American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler with music by Cedar Stanistreet, Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin, and Ness Smith-Savedoff.  American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Chrissy Fowler with music by Peregrine Road with special guest Becky Tracy. American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the Contra Dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to […]

$1 – $10

Belfast-English Country Dance musicians’ workshop

First Baptist Church of Belfast 95 High Street, Belfast, ME

Peregrine Road (Rachel Bell & Karen Axelrod) will lead a musicians' workshop on playing for English country dances at 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 6. First Baptist Church of Belfast, 95 High Street, Belfast, ME  04915.  3:00-4:30pm.  $5-$15 Sliding scale.  FMI:  http://belfastflyingshoes/calendar/ or 207-338-0979 Rachel & Karen will teach various skills and strategies for playing […]

$5

Belfast-English Country Dance

First Baptist Church of Belfast 95 High Street, Belfast, ME

Dereck Kalish will lead an English Country Dance for all with sublime music by Peregrine Road.  First Baptist Church of Belfast, 95 High Street, Belfast, ME  04915.  7:00-9:30pm.  Admission is $8 – $20, sliding scale. FMI:  http://belfastflyingshoes/calendar/ or  207-338-0979. Experience the delightful breadth of English dance repertoire: energetic and regal, frisky and deliberate, simple figures […]

$8 – $20

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Eric Boodman with music by Electric EEL. American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the Contra Dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with calling […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Will Mentor  with music by Sassafras Stomp. American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with calling by Chrissy Fowler and […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

The first Friday of every month is Flying Shoes Contra Dance night in Belfast! This month’s caller is Dugan Murphy  with music by Velocipede. American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast, ME 04915.  8:00-11:00 pm. $5-10 Preceding the contra dance is a Community Dance (great for beginners and families with young kids) from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, with calling by Chrissy Fowler and music […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes NO DANCE TONIGHT

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

Tonight's dance has been CANCELED due to weather. Better safe than sorry. See you next month. Belfast Flying Shoes first Friday Dances at the American Legion in Belfast. At 6:30, the Community Dance features Chrissy Fowler and Lisa Newcomb leading simple dances with the All Comers Band (open to all musicians). At 8:00, the Contra […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

Belfast Flying Shoes first Friday Dances at the American Legion in Belfast. At 6:30, the Community Dance features Chrissy Fowler and Lisa Newcomb leading simple dances with the All Comers Band (open to all musicians). At 8:00, the Contra Dance will feature caller Sarah VanNorstrand, from New York State, with music by Dance Panther, from […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance CANCELED

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

Due to the rapidly developing situation regarding COVID-19, and in light of current advisories to avoid gathering in large groups, we are cancelling the Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and contra dance scheduled for Friday, April 3. We will resume the dance series in May or--if the situation warrants continued caution--when it is safe to […]

$1 – $10

Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contra Dance–Canceled

Belfast American Legion Hall 143 High St., Belfast, ME

In compliance with current advisories to avoid gathering in large groups, we are canceling the Belfast Flying Shoes Community Dance and contra dance scheduled for Friday, May 1. We will resume the dance series in June or–if the situation warrants continued caution–when it is safe to do so. To keep up with Belfast Flying Shoes […]

$1 – $10

Belfast—Sundays in the Park – Irish music & dance

Steamboat Landing Park 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

Sundays in the Park starts at 2:30 p.m. with a music workshop focusing on a distinctive branch of the contra dance music repertoire, followed by a 3:30 p.m. percussive dance workshop, to help participants discover and practice exciting ways for their shoes to fly. Guest performers and workshop participants will strut their stuff at the […]

POSTPONED: Belfast—Sundays in the Park – Franco-American music & dance

Steamboat Landing Park 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Each event starts at 2:30 p.m. with a music workshop focusing on a distinctive branch of the contra dance music repertoire, followed by a 3:30 p.m. percussive dance workshop, to help participants discover and practice exciting ways for their shoes to fly. Guest performers and workshop participants will strut their […]

Belfast—Sundays in the Park – Cape Breton music & dance

Steamboat Landing Park 34 Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

Sundays in the Park starts at 2:30 pm with a music workshop focusing on a distinctive branch of the contra dance music repertoire, followed by a 3:30 pm percussive dance workshop, to help participants discover and practice exciting ways for their shoes to fly. Guest performers and workshop participants will strut their stuff at the […]

Searsport—A Trip to Scotland with Sean Heely and Owen Kennedy

Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping 216 West Main St., Searsport, ME

A Trip to Scotland with Champion Fiddlers, Sean Heely & Owen Kennedy Monday, October 11 2:00 music workshop 3:00 concert Session after the concert, with Sean & Owen and local musicians at Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping,  216 West Main St in Searsport Free admission Welcoming donations $1 - $35 to support performer compensation, Belfast Flying […]

$1 – $35
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A monthly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A monthly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free
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Flying Shoes Radio Hour

WBFY FM Radio

Belfast Flying Shoes Radio Hour, on WBFY 100.9FM in Belfast, and streaming via Belfast Community Radio. A monthly program that highlights the roots and branches of the contra dance music we love, in Belfast and beyond; the musicians who play it with and for others; and the dancers of all ages that it inspires. Every […]

Free