BENNINGTON -- Come dance at Nataraja, a new monthly gathering for the local dance community on the third Friday of each month. The next gathering will be Friday, May 16, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at The Yoga Place in Bennington (532 Main Street, over Panache).

The forming of Nataraja came out of a desire from and for dancers of any shape, size and ability to have a safe and fun place to find their artistic expression. Talking is kept to a minimum. Please bring your water bottle and there will be no alcohol or mind-altering substances. Each person is asked for a $5 donation, with the proceeds to be donated to The Greater Bennington Interfaith Council’s Food Pantry or the Homeless Shelter.

Music is eclectic and will vary each month. All dancers welcomed to help create an all-inclusive and tight-knit dance community. Please call 720-298-7910 for more information.