Youth Arts invites everyone to shake off the winter doldrums and get ready to dance. The nonprofit is sponsoring a dance party with music by the Dolphin Strikers, Midcoast Maine’s original brine-ska dance band, Saturday, March 16, from 8 to 10:30 p.m. in Union Hall, 24 Central St.

Union Hall is above Nina June Restaurant, which will provide a cash bar; and comfort food appetizers will be on hand. Tickets are available online for $12, two for $20, via EventBrite. A limited number can be purchased at the door for $15/$25.

All proceeds will benefit the mission of Youth Arts, which serves to inspire and enrich each student and the entire school community with a variety of dynamic arts experiences in Midcoast Maine. For more than 45 years, Youth Arts has brought art residencies, workshops, and performances to the students of Camden, Rockport and the Five Town CSD (Hope, Lincolnville and Appleton).

Youth Arts is comprised entirely of local volunteers. Its programs are designed to provide experiences that the school system does not deliver, but all programs are requested by teachers and integrate with the curriculum.

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