Screenshot of Irons from a Videodance by filmmaker André Rosa, who will be in residency at Cottage Street Creative Exchange, July 2024

NORWAY — Debi Irons will be dancing while Danielle Tran plays the keyboard during the annual fundraising gala. Cottage Street Creative Exchange brings dancers from around the neighborhood and the state of Maine together for an evening of music, dance, and reverie to raise money for the Globalocal non-profit. Gala favorites Cait Bushnell Catering and The Cobblestones band will be on hand to fuel and entertain guests along with dancers from Art Moves, Expansion Arts, Collective Motion, and The Moving Company dance studios, along with Cosmic Creation, who will welcome all to Temple Street with their mesmerizing fire dances upon arrival.

CSCE’s indoor gala activities will be held on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Art Moves Dance Studio building on Cottage Street and Temple Street in downtown Norway, Maine from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning with The Cobblestones playing for most dance groups, along with plenty of songs for the audience to dance to. The show moves up to the dance studio for a bit, then back to the 2nd floor for a dance party from 8-9 with the band. Cait Bushnell Catering will be offering fabulous fare and a cash bar. 32auctions will host an online silent auction once again at For tickets or to donate a silent auction item, please go to the project side of or call 207-743-5569. The mission of Cottage Street Creative Exchange is to provide an educational dance platform for creative expression, cultural exchange, and collaboration – at home and abroad. Norway Savings Bank is a longtime sustaining sponsor. CSCE’s directors are Amanda Daniels, Cathy Lane, Dana Ryerson, Koley True, and Founder and Artistic Director, Debi Irons.



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