Should you find yourself with a sudden case of dance fever, perhaps you’ll find the remedy in this roundup of participatory dances and classes.

Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance. Weekly. Beginners swing lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St., second floor, Portland. $5 to $10 suggested donation;

Folk Dance Brunswick. Fridays. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. Many dances taught, no partner needed. World music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, Western Europe and around the globe. $8; $5 seniors and students;

Contradance at the Topsham Grange. Friday. 47 Pleasant St. Bring clean shoes and water. Family dance at 6 p.m., finger food potluck at 7 p.m., beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m. $10; $7 students and seniors. Call 233-4325.

Mayo Street Arts offers an ongoing series of classes and dance instruction, including capoeira with Joan Bordallo. Capoeira is described as a martial art, a dance, a ritual and a way of life. They also offer Argentine Tango Practica for all levels; Tango: Milonga del Este for experienced dancers; and swing dance classes where you can learn the Lindy Hop, Charleston and East Coast swing. Two-step over to for all the details.

International Folk Dance. 7 p.m. April 6. Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave. Learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and around the world. Dances will be taught from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by requests. Beginners welcome. $5; $3 children; 688-2293.


Contra Dance presented by the Greater Portland Community Dance Series. With live music from Einstein’s Little Homunculus and a guest caller. The series typically happens on the first Saturday of the month. 7:15 p.m. April 5. Falmouth Congregational Church, 269 Falmouth Road. $10; $7 for under 21; $5 for children 5 to 12; under 5 admitted free. Call 358-9354.

Lindy Hop fun in Biddeford, March 11, 18 and 25 with more coming in April. The class is designed to introduce beginners to the fun of the Lindy Hop. You’ll learn about connecting with your partner, the roles of leaders and followers and some moves to get you going. You’ll even practice with some big band music. Instructors are Scott Marcoux and Emma Holder and classes start at 7:30 p.m. at Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford. To register, hop on over to

Aimsel Ponti can be contacted at 791-6455or at:


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