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One student describes Kristen Dorsey’s belly-dancing classes this way: “It’s all about women having fun, dancing and letting go.”

Two new sessions taught by Dorsey, who owns Divine Journeys in Martinsburg, will begin in January – one on Monday evenings, the other on Wednesdays.

Classes will be held in the gymnastics area of the Berkeley 2000 Rec Center at 273 Woodbury Ave. in Martinsburg.

Explains Dorsey: “The ancient, low-impact movements of belly dance will tone, strengthen and stretch the body – and reunite dancers with the natural sensuality inherent in every woman.”

To sign up or get more details, email kristen@divine-journeys.com or call 304-261-8157.



Outstanding images

Through Dec. 31, arresting photographs created by the Jefferson County Photography Club will be on display at the public library in Martinsburg.

The club’s annual exhibition features shots taken in 2012 in far-flung locales such as Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, Natchez, Miss., even Varanasi, India.

Club members taking part in the exhibit include Lisa Arroniz, Melanie Brownsmith, Sally Fitzgerald, Curt Mason, John Moore, Alice Newton, Dan Smith and Rip Smith.

Part of the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, the club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Fire House Gallery at 108 N. George St. in Charles Town.

The Martinsburg-Berkley County Public Library, located at 101 W. King St. in downtown Martinsburg, is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m.

The library’s number is 304-267-8933.

For more information on the club or the free exhibition, go online to jcpc.org.


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