Teen Center contra dance postponed to May
Camden — The Teen Center, an outreach program of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, had planned to present its first benefit contra dance Friday, Feb. 8, at the Camden-Rockport Middle School, 34 Knowlton St. Due to the show storm, the dance will take place Friday, May 10.
The evening will begin with a family dance, with instruction, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children and free for those younger than 5. The contra dance will run from 8 to 11 p.m.; admission is $10 for adults, $7 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Perpetual e-Motion will be playing the music, and Chrissy Fowler will be calling the dances. Perpetual e-Motion is a Maine-based duo known for passionate, propulsive and innovative interpretation of traditional electronic dance music. Fowler is committed to building community, and sees traditional dancing as a vital means to connect people across age and experience. Since leading her first dance on the New Hampshire Seacoast in 1999, Fowler has cheerfully guided people through the steps of contra dances at festivals, schools, dance series and special events throughout New England.
The collaboration does not end with musicians and caller but also incorporates the students and faculty of CRMS. At this event, the CRMS Japanese Exchange program will be selling concessions; the group’s trip to Japan this spring relies greatly on its fundraising efforts. For more than 13 years, the Teen Center has provided services to local youth in grades five through 12. This benefit dance will continue to help keep membership and programs free for all youth. For more information contact Andréa Penney, Teen Center Coordinator, at 230-0866 or the YMCA at 236-3375.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.