The first 2017 Belfast International Folkdance Party will take place Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the second-floor dance annex of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St.

All dances will be taught; beginners, seasoned dancers and musicians are welcome. Live music will be led by Shana Hanson on fiddle and Bill Smith on guitar.

Savory and sweet treats are encouraged, as is a $3 to $5 donation for the hall.  Susan Wind will organize a carpool from the south; call 542-2283. Ann Tatgenhorst may organize one from the north; call 356-2505.

Cider, milk, water and percussion instruments for children will be provided. For more information, call Shana Hanson at 338-3301.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or