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Concerts on the Quad

Thurs, June 29, 6pm
Thurs, July 13, 6pm
Thurs, July 20, 6pm

Bates Historic Quad


Learn a dance style for 30 minutes, during an open-level lesson, then enjoy an hour of live music and put your new skills to work! 

Primo Cubano and Danza Latina
Thursday, June 29 at 6:00PM
Due to weather, this concert will take place indoors at the Gomes Chapel (275 College St., Lewiston, ME)

Traditional Cuban dance music with salsa lesson from Danza Latina
Paul D’Alessio on Tres Cubano and vocals, Marc Chillemi on Trumpet, percussion and vocals, Lenny Hatch on Congas, Bongo and Bell, Duane Edwards on Upright Bass, and Eric Winter on Timbales, percussion and vocals.

Danza Latina is a dab d company established in 2015. Our mission is to offer affordable dance classes in a beautiful state of Maine. We welcome all levels and all genders, ages 14+. Danza Latina offers a variety of latin dance classes, among those Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Kizomba.

Dela Murphy and Stomp Rocket
Thursday, July 13 at 6:00PM
Contra dance and music

Dela Taylor Murphy is a contra dance caller based in Portland, Maine. Not only known for her her clear, efficient teaching and solid dance choices, she’s also famous for her infectious laugh and warm style that puts dancers of all levels at ease. She’s an avid dancer and cofounded Portland Intown Contra Dance, a weekly series in Portland, Maine.

Stomp Rocket is a trio whose moniker evokes a certain wholesome recklessness and perfectly captures the zip/chunk/zoom essence of the band’s sound. They are fiddler extraordinaire, guitarist, and teacher Dave Langford; mandolinist and tenor-banjo player Glen Loper; and guitarist (sometimes pianist) Bethany Waickman. They’ve played for contra dances throughout New England, and at dance weekends across the United States.

The Zoot Jumpers and LaTasha Barnes
Thursday, July 20 at 6:00PM
Hot jump blues and cool swing
Bruce Couillard on saxophones, Michelle Boggs on trumpet, Bess Jacques on piano, Tom Jacques on bass and harmonica, and Per Hanson on drums and harmonica. Everybody sings!
Learn more about LaTasha Barnes here! 

Photo by Jonathan Hsu

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