LEWISTON – Youngsters will be given a chance to experience cultures from around the world in an international folk dance workshop offered Tuesday, April 22, at the Lewiston Public Library.

Designed for youth age 8 and older, the program is free and will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Callahan Hall on the third floor of the library.

Folk dance instructor Kathleen Carroll of Westbrook will teach a selection of beginner level dances from such countries as Bolivia, Israel, France, Greece, Turkey, Armenia and Romania.

The simpler dances will be taught at the beginning of the workshop and the choreography will become gradually more challenging as the session goes on.

“While we won’t be requiring parents to get out onto the dance floor, they certainly will be encouraged – and grandparents, too,” said Carroll, whose two children have danced for years.

“This is the perfect family activity, offering a good aerobic workout as well as an opportunity to make new friends while learning about customs from around the globe,” said LPL cultural coordinator Cindy Larock.

Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult or a teenage sibling. For more information, call the library at 513-3050.

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