Families: Dancing School

BATES COLLEGE/LEWISTON, MAINE

Deep in the woodsy heart of Maine, summer brings to the old mill town of Lewiston an ecstatic burst of...contemporary dance! Indeed, it was Bates College and its cultural offerings--the dance festival foremost among them--that lured elementary school counselor Susan Weiss and her physician husband to move to Lewiston from Boston 16 years ago. "The enthusiasm and spirit of the dancers really enriches our community," says Weiss. The annual festival, which this year runs from July 21 to Aug. 19, offers professional training programs for dancers and a program for local schoolchildren as well as a public performance series. Visitors to...

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