Polaris, a quartet of talented young musicians raised in the rich traditional music scene of Vermont and Western Massachusetts, will play at the monthly Belfast Flying Shoes contra dance series Friday, Aug. 4, at American Legion Post No. 43, 143 Church St.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a Community Dance called by Chrissy Fowler and with music by the All-Comers Band; all musicians are welcome to sit in. Fun and simple dances will be taught, giving beginners the opportunity to learn new skills and offering experienced dancers a chance to brush up on their steps.

The contra dance will begin at 8 p.m., called by Steve Zakon-Anderson, a skilled and seasoned caller; and organizer of the monthly Peterborough, N.H., dance, as well as the special annual balls in Peterborough.

Sharing the Flying Shoes stage with him will be Marta Bartholomew and Rose Jackson on fiddle; Sam Zakon-Anderson on piano; and Jesse Ball on accordion, guitar, hammer dulcimer and foot percussion. In two short years, Polaris has wowed dancers in such respected venues as the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield, Mass., and the Concord Scout House in Concord, Mass.

Sound is provided by Glen Loper. Admission to the Community Dance is $2 for adults, $1 for children. Contra dance admission is $10; $8 for youth age 13 to 20 and adult All-Comers; and $5 for children. Those who bring along a window fan get a dollar off. For more information, call 338-0979; email belfastflyingshoes@gmail.com; or visit belfastflyingshoes.org and the Facebook page.

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