Anadama returns to Belfast Flying Shoes contra dance, Feb. 2
NORTHPORT — Rise to the occasion! Anadama returns to Belfast Flying Shoes contra dance: Friday, Feb. 3, with caller Sarah VanNorstrand at the Blue Goose on Route 1 in Northport.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Community Dance called by Chrissy Fowler and with music by the All-Comers Band—now led with rousing enthusiasm by the amazing Gawler Family. 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 p.m.
This month's caller is Sarah VanNorstrand. An avid contra dancer since her teens, VanNorstrand co-founded a contra prom at her high school in upstate New York. Since her debut as a caller in 2006, she has built a nationwide following with a style that combines clarity, enthusiasm and an infectious sense of joy. Sharing the stage with VanNorstrand will be perennial Flying Shoes favorite, the accordion-fortified fun machine Anadama.
Boston-based contra dance band Anadama is Amelia Mason (fiddle), Emily Troll (accordian) and Bethany Waickman (guitar), who root their sound in the traditions of New England, Ireland, and Quebec.
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. FMI: call 338-0979, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit belfastflyingshoes.org and on Facebook.