BELFAST — Belfast Flying Shoes presents an evening of couple dances by the All Comers Band – waltz, polka, schottische, foxtrot and more — on Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave.

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 welcome). Boston-based musician and tunesmith 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. Part of a younger generation of exciting dance fiddlers, Rebecca Weiss hails from the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts and grew up in greater Washington, D.C., where a variety of tradition-bearers mentored her in the Appalachian, Irish, and contra dance music communities.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a warm up session for All Comers Band musicians, with open dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Dance callers will offer mini-lessons on ways to enjoy the various types of dances, giving simple tips for satisfying and accessible dancing.

Sliding scale admission is $5 to $20 per person. Masks required indoors. For information and updated public health protocols, visit or contact

Belfast Flying Shoes was founded in 2005 with a mission to bolster the spirited dance and music community in Midcoast Maine. BFS also produces school residencies and programs for older adults and residents at the Reentry Center. Save the date for a musical celebration of Stephen Costanza’s award-winning book, “King of Ragtime: The Story of Scott Joplin,” on June 5 at the Colonial Theatre.