BELFAST — Belfast Flying Shoes, the nonprofit arts organization that produces first Friday community and contra dances, kicks off "Dancing in the Park," Saturday, June 1 (rain date June 2) at 6:30 p.m., at Steamboat Landing.
Chrissy Fowler and Lisa Newcomb will call dances to lively fiddle tunes played by Velocipede (Julia Plumb and Baron Collins Hill). Sit-in musicians are welcome.
These participatory New England social dances are for all ages and experience levels, and dancers are encouraged to bring friends and family.
This free outdoor dance series brings community contra dancing to four public parks and conservation lands in Belfast: June 1 at Steamboat Landing, July 27 at City Park, August 23 on the Armistice Footbridge, and September 7 at City Point Railroad Station (the terminus of the Hills to Sea Trail and the Belfast Rail Trail.)
"Dancing in the Park" is an outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes, and is made possible with the support of the City of Belfast Parks and Recreation Department, the Brooks Preservation Society (who own and operate the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad), the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation, the Waldo County Trails Coalition, and WERU-FM Community Radio.
Visit www.belfastflyingshoes.org/dancing-in-the-park to learn more.