Patti Luchetti of Rockland’s Shalimar Dance Studio is offering two sections of Middle Eastern Dance via the 5-Town Adult Ed beginning Thursday, Feb. 28, at Camden Hills Regional High School, Keelson Drive off Route 90.

Both sessions are held Thursdays at 7 p.m. For beginners, a seven-week introductory session will run through April 11; followed by three weeks, April 25 through May 9, for those with some experience in belly dancing or other movement styles.

Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing or dancewear and bring a large scarf for the hips. Session 2 will feature a slow veil taksim and a lively grapevine dance using the scarves. For registration information, call 236-7802 or visit

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