FARMINGTON – About 50 graduates of the University of Maine at Farmington will return to Alumni Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UMF Dancers.

The concert of dancers from across the country is titled Uniting/Reuniting Dancing Friends. Saturday night’s program consists of 10 divergent dances.

The UMF Dancers are a modern dance company founded by Maine native Margaret Gould Wescott. Former Greater Franklin County alums include Lisl Fuson, Katie Perry, Dona Seegers, Lee Sharkey, Becky McKenzie, Pamela Morse, Brownie Siegler, Jeanne Bruce, Judy Zink, Margaret Collinson, Joanne Moloney, Angie Thompson, Hannah James, Sara Therrien, and Carl Rudman.

Former Mt. Blue High School graduate Kristin Perry, now working as a dance therapist in suburban Philadelphia, and Newport Rhode Islander Dina Affondante will be dancing a duet they have choreographed via e-mail.

The Alumnae/alumni will have a full schedule on Saturday, including a campus tour and a brunch sponsored by the Alumni Association with speaker Mary Sylvester.

On Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m., also in Alumni Theatre on Academy Street, the present undergraduate dance company will be presenting a one-hour concert of new works.

Both concerts are free for UMF students with ID, $6 for the general public, and $4 for children under 12 and seniors. There are no advanced ticket sales or reserved seating. For more information, call 778-7141 or go online to

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