Studio Red, top of the stairs in the historic Odd Fellows building at 16 School St., offers dance and acrobatic classes for children by day but two nights a week plays host to community dance options for teens and adults. Both are offered free, with donations appreciated to help cover studio rental.

Dancing 4 Fun

Dancing 4 Fun, the free weekly night of freestyle dancing, will return from its summer hiatus Tuesday, Sept. 3. Dancing 4 Fun meets every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and is run by people who love to dance to all kinds of music including the blues, Latin, world and rock. It is neither a dance class nor a "social dance," but rather a place people can move any way they like for fun and health to all kinds of recorded music; attendees are welcome to being their own CDs or mp3 players to add their favorite dance tunes to the mix.

Dancing is perhaps the most fun one can have exercising and is good for both body and soul. All ages are welcome. For more information on either the dance or the weekly series, call 354-0931; send email to; or visit

Sunday night salsa

On Sunday nights, the public is invited to dance the salsa, merengue and bachata from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with casual instruction and encouragement by Nohora Estes, longtime local teacher originally from Colombia, and Heuris Matos, originally from the Dominican Republic.

Beginners are most welcome. For more information, call 593-7914.

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