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CLASS: african dance + drum

Seacoast West African Dance and Drum are hosting plenty of treats at the Kittery Dance Hall this spring. On Saturday, April 6 there will be drum and dance classes with Ismael Bangoura and Sidiki Sylla (from  Vermont’s Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater). From 1:00 to 2:30pm is the drum class, from 2:45 to 4:15pm […]

CLASS: yoga + flamenco

Starting in April, Lindsey Bourassa will be teaching Yoga for Dancers and Flamenco in Portland. Beginning April 2nd, Yoga for Dancers class every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Bright Star World Dance Studio located at 496 Congress Street. This class will focus on strengthening core, improving balance and flexibility, hip openers, and finding […]

CLASS: joffrey ballet masterclass

Next Wednesday the Joffrey Ballet will make their Maine debut – did someone say Rite of Spring? – and during their residency in Portland, Artistic Director Ashley Wheater will teach a ballet masterclass at Portland Ballet. If you’re into ballet this is a dope opportunity. Registration is $25 and space is limited;  email offstage@portlandovations.org to […]

FESTIVAL: maine island dance festival

Um, yes that’s right – June 17-22nd on Chebeague Island is the 2nd Annual Maine Island Dance Festival. Maybe the greatest idea ever? Yes I think so. This week-long festival features daily classes/practice in Countertechnique, Reactive Body Technique, Choreography and Dance and Technology — the Festival will be led by teachers/choreographers: Andrew Cowan, Kira Blazek, […]

PERFORMANCE/SYMPOSIUM: rite of spring

As previously mentioned, Rite of Spring is celebrating its 100th anniversary. University of Southern Maine will be hosting a symposium “Scandalous Modernism: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and the Armory Show in Context” this Saturday, March 2nd on the Gorham campus. The event is free and will be INCREDIBLE. Lecture topics include: “Musical Modernism and Rite of […]

CLASS: modern technique

Starting tonight, Gwyneth Jones is teaching an intermediate modern technique class at Terpiscore Dance.  Gwyneth Jones performs with Portland, Maine based modern dance company Berg, Jones & Sarvis. She was a member of NYC’s Dan Wagoner and Dancers for five years, worked as a guest artist at London Contemporary Dance Theatre, and performed with Ram […]