Belfast Flying Shoes, Bagaduce Music host second annual Scandinavian Dance Party
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BELFAST — Belfast Flying Shoes and Bagaduce Music jointly present the second annual Scandinavian Dance Party, featuring Andrea Larson and the Belfast Spelmanslag, on Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Belfast.
Award-winning musician and dance leader, Andrea Larson returns to Belfast to teach easy-to-learn Scandi dancing, including slängpolska, schottis, and waltzes. Larson, who hails from Virginia, will be joined for the workshop and dance party by the Belfast Spelmanslag, local musicians who delight in playing dance tunes from Sweden and Norway.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m.; Workshop 3-4 p.m.; Open Scandinavian dancing 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Bagaduce Music and Belfast Flying Shoes also jointly present a musicians’ workshop at Bagaduce Music, 49 South Street, Blue Hill, on Saturday, September 8, from 2 - 5:30 p.m. All levels welcome, simple fun tunes for dancing, and learning about melody and harmony in the Nordic folk context. Register at bagaducemusic.org
Belfast Flying Shoes was founded in 2005 with a mission to bolster the spirited dance and music community in Midcoast Maine. The local nonprofit offers many programs in greater Belfast, including music lessons at the Maine Coastal Regional Reentry Center.
Bagaduce Music is a nonprofit with a mission to collect, preserve and lend printed music and promote the appreciation, knowledge and performance of music. Classes, performances, and the lending library are hosted at their campus in Blue Hill and throughout the region.