Flying Shoes Community Dance and Contras, Feb. 2

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    BELFAST — Come out of hibernation for a joyful evening of social connection and participatory social dancing with Belfast Flying Shoes on Friday, Feb. 2.

    The fun on Groundhog day begins at 6:30 p.m., with an easy-to-learn community dance. Lively music is provided by the All Comers Band, open to all ages, instruments and skill levels. Musicians practice at 6 p.m., tunes posted at

    At 8 p.m., Ben Sachs-Hamilton calls a contra dance with music by Starling (Mo Brachfeld and Jared Kirkpatrick) that is intergenerational and chem-free, welcoming new dancers and experienced folks alike. The three visiting performers bring lifetimes of involvement with music and dance, and offer fresh interpretations of the social traditions that have been passed along for generations.

    The First Church is at 8 Court Street in Belfast.

    Admission is $15-20 (or $1 kids $2 adults for folks only participating in the Community Dance.) Masks provided for those who wish to wear them.

    For info, First Friday FAQ, and BFS Community Care Policy, visit or contact

    Additional support is provided by the Green Store, Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping, Belfast Community Co-op, First National Bank, and other local business sponsors.

    Belfast Flying Shoes was founded in 2005 with a mission to bolster the spirited dance and music community in Midcoast Maine. Among its many programs, the nonprofit offers school residencies and a weekly show on Belfast Community Radio/WBFY.

    Event Date: 

    Fri, 02/02/2024 - 6:30pm

    Event Location: 

    The First Church


    8 Court Street
    Belfast, ME 04915
    United States