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Belfast Flying Shoes | Bolstering the Spirited Dance Community in Midcoast Maine | First Fridays...and so much more! | Donate to BFS Outreach Programs in person or online.

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Fundraising for Outreach Programs in 2020

Today, we’re tying on our Flying Shoes to leap! into “Fundraising 2020“.  We’re raising $15,000 from at least 150 contributors, and we’d love your support!

Already, 38 people have given $3,671.33 (almost 25% of both goals.) Wow!

Since 2005, Flying Shoes has connected thousands of people to traditional, participatory music and dance and to each other, via our First Friday Community & Contra Dances and our Outreach Programs. First Fridays are self-sustaining, thanks to loyal dancers and All Comers Band musicians, but every outreach program requires outside funding.

The $15,000 is for:

  • Reentry Center dance & music programs = $ 5k (BFS must match a grant.)
  • Free dances in public parks = $ 4k (see last year’s Dancing in the Park schedule)
  • Other Outreach Programs = $ 6k (workshops for musicians, organizers, and dancers; school residencies; programs for older adults; teacher mentoring; and more!)

We know these programs are valuable, and others agree:

“Belfast Flying Shoes has always been an inspiration to me for how to really engage the community, and these programs are just one more example.” -Contra Dance Caller

“I feel complete! Between the dance materials and my music literacy resources, I have enough to inspire me until retirement.” – K-5 Music Teacher 

“Contra dances heal me.” -Nurse Practitioner  

“I had to step a little out of my comfort zone, but it was so fun and energetic that I smiled the whole time.” -Reentry Center Resident  

“I was amazed by how well-behaved and engaged our students were, with the whole student body dancing in the gymnasium. This was an incredible experience for them!” -Elementary School Principal

We’ve had a phenomenal outpouring of support already.  Please join us!

To make a tax-deductible donation and support our nonprofit’s community outreach programs, send a check to Belfast Flying Shoes, 93 Kaler Rd, Belfast, ME 04915 or click the “Donate” button our website.

Thank you, one and all!

(L to R) Annadeene K Fowler (co-founder) with BFS Board Members – May Young, Bruce Snider, Raelin Callahan, Alex Mann, Christina Barstow, and Chrissy Fowler – in Dec. 2019.
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