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‘The Straussiana’ — El Paso Community Foundation’s Jewel Box Series presents a performance by Ballet in Session Academy at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Philanthropy Theatre (next to the Plaza Theatre). Tickets: $16 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-4020 or epcf.org.
The music and dance of old Vienna come to life in this original production from Rebecca Meza of Ballet in Session Academy, set to music by Johann Strauss, Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss.
‘Dottie!’ — The Dance Eclectic presents its original show 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at Black Box Theater, 430 N Mail in Las Cruces. Members of the local dance collective present choreography in genres ranging from classical ballet to jazz to modern dance. Ticket information (575) 523-1223 or tktassistant.com. Information: thedanceeclectic.com or on Facebook.
Dottie! is set in 1920s Hollywood and loosely based on the classic story of “The Wizard of Oz.” Follow the adventures of Dottie Gable, who moved to Hollywood to become a famous actress.
Flamenco Fusion Workshop — Sol Studio, 4016 Montana, hosts a workshop 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 15-16, using basic movements of Flamenco to teach incorporating self-expression into this particular style of dance. Techniques from other dance forms will also be used. Open to non-dancers, beginners, and experienced dancers of all styles. Cost: $40 by Jan 31; $50 after. Information: 996-1814 solstudioep.com.
The workshop will culminate with a short performance on Sunday immediately after the workshop. Participation in the performance is optional.
Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces, with a Mardi Gras theme. Live music by Bayou Seco and the Deming Fusiliers/Fusilettes. Caller is Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or experience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth). Information: (575) 522-1691 or snmmds.org.
Tea Dances — Free tea dances to Big Band and Golden Oldies hits spun by DJ Larry are 1 to 3 p.m. every Monday, plus Fridays except the last two Fridays of the month, at Memorial Park Senior Center, 1800 Byron (behind El Paso Rose Garden on Copia). Information: 212-2115 or elpasotexas.gov/parks-and-recreation/senior-centers.
Dances are also at the Wellington Chew Center, 4430 Maxwell, the third Friday of the month.
Munson Center Saturday Night Dance — Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, Las Cruces, hosts its monthly senior dance 4 to 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month (Feb. 1). Tickets: $3; can be purchased the week of the dance. Information: (575) 541-3000.
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