Love this thread! Here's info for Belfast Flying Shoes (in Belfast, ME)
From Belfast Flying Shoes website:
The mission of Belfast Flying Shoes is to bolster the spirited dance
community in Midcoast Maine. We do this in part by deliberately weaving
three strands into the fabric of a monthly series: The Community Dance,
the Social Break, and the Contra Dance.
The Community Dance - Fun and simple dances, such as
those presented at weddings or schools. Calling by Chrissy Fowler.
Music by the All-Comers Band, led by a core ensemble and open to all
musicians. New dancers, experienced dancers, families, and musicians all
collaborate to create the event.
The Social Break - A sociable half-hour between the
Community and Contra dances, with emphasis on strengthening community
connections through shared conversation.
The Contra Dance - Zesty dances and tunes in a
program of contras and squares presented by a variety of talented
callers and musicians, especially touring performers. Expectations for
this particular thread are colored by committee members' collective
experiences in other exciting dance communities.
From Belfast Flying Shoes corporate bylaws:
The name of this organization
is Belfast Flying Shoes (the “Organization”).
Flying Shoes is a non-profit public benefit corporation. The purpose of Belfast Flying
to promote the presentation, preservation, perpetuation, participatory
enjoyment, and continuing evolution of traditional folk dance and music.