Eastport Arts Center

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Freestyle Dance Hour Coming Up Tuesday, September 27

A special session of Ecstatic Dance will be offered 5-6 pm, Tuesday, September 27, at EAC. Robin Farrin, who founded the group five years ago at EAC, is visiting the area, and excited to share a special playlist of dance-inspiring songs she’s made. “Thankfully Alberta Hunter kept it going,” … [Read More]

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Ecstatic Dance Group is Back!

Ecstatic Dance has resumed weekly meetings at Eastport Arts Center. All are invited to come and dance to great rhythmic music and move however they wish on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm. Attendees should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring water to drink. The sessions are offered by $5 suggested … [Read More]

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Spring Dance Classes Are Underway; Drop-ins Welcome, Offerings for All Ages!

Eastport Arts Center’s intern, L. Elwood, is now offering dance instruction, with two classes for youth, and two for teens and adults.  Classes are held on a drop-in basis, with a suggested sliding scale donation. No previous dance experience is needed, and no dress code is required. For older … [Read More]

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EAC Dance Groups Continue Online

EAC’s two weekly dance groups—Ecstatic Dance and International Dance—will continue to offer opportunities for participation, via YouTube playlists. The Ecstatic group has always provided dancers a chance to cut loose and dance with no rules or judgement, and the initial playlist offers listeners some great inspiration to do the … [Read More]

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Contra Dances with Moose Island House Players a Huge Hit

The Moose Island House Players—Alice S. Clair, Ross and Brandy Argir, Susan Luthin and Joan Lowden—and caller Eustacia Landrum delighted large groups of dancers at their first two dances—February 1 and 29. The group, which formed recently in hopes of bringing regular contra dances to Eastport and surrounding communities, … [Read More]

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Energetic International Dancers Get Calais Elementary Students Moving

On Thursday, September 21st, Eastport Arts Center’s International Dancers visited the third grade students of music teacher Miss Moody at Calais Elementary School. This enthusiastic group of 30 children loved the music and learning folk dances from Israel, South Africa and Greece. The hour-long session began with the Israeli … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.