Two by Two: A couple dances on tap with Belfast Flying Shoes

BELFAST — Belfast Flying Shoes presents an evening of partner dances by the All Comers Band – waltz, polka, schottische, foxtrot and more – on Friday May 6, 6.30pm, at Troy Howard Middle School, Belfast.

Musical guests Rebecca Weiss, on fiddle, and Larry Unger, on guitar and banjo, will lead the All Comers Band (all musicians, instruments and skill levels are welcome).

“Boston-based musician and blacksmith Larry Unger is a local favorite, known for his rock-solid rhythm, a rich repertoire that includes his 5,000 original compositions and his deep roots in traditional music,” Flying Shoes said in a press release. .

“Part of a young generation of exciting dance fiddlers, Rebecca Weiss hails from Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts and grew up in greater Washington D.C., where a variety of tradition bearers framed her in communities. Appalachian, Irish and counter dance music. “, said the press release.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a warm-up session for the musicians of the All Comers Band, with an open dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and accessible dance.

Sliding scale admission is $5-20 per person.

The Troy Howard Middle School gymnasium is located at 173 Lincolnville Ave (Rte 52) in Belfast. Doors open at 6 p.m., the All Comers Band warms up at 6:30 p.m., and dancing begins at 7 p.m. Mandatory masks inside. For more information and updated public health protocols, visit www.belfastflyingshoes.org or contact [email protected]

Belfast Flying Shoes was founded in 2005 with a mission to strengthen Midcoast Maine’s vibrant dance and music community. BFS also produces school residences and programs for seniors and Reentry Center residents.

Save the date for a musical celebration of Stephen Costanza’s book, King of Ragtime: The Scott Joplin StoryJune 5 at the Colonial Theater.

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