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Munson Center Saturday Night Dance — Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite, Las Cruces, hosts its monthly senior adults 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Tickets: $3; can be purchased the week of the dance. Information: (575) 541-3000.
Upcoming dances are Feb. 2, March 2, April 6 and May 4.
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces, with 2-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. Free rumba dance lesson 2 to 2:45 p.m. by Leonard Thurman. Admission: $10 ($5 members). Information: Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.
Gala Mexicana — The classical ballet recital is 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, accompanied by traditional music from Mexico performed live by a mariachi group. Information: 532-7273.
Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by The Muletones of Dell City. Caller is Lonnie Ludeman. The dance begins with beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner or experience needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family). Information: (575) 522-1691 or snmmds.org.
World Dance Alliance Americas — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance hosts the World Dance Alliance Americas General Assembly, “Moving Interactions: Dancing through In-Between Borders” as national and international guests artists gather to present their work Feb. 14-16, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre, with original works from UTEP faculty members, nationally renowned guest artists Jose Zamora and Shannon Mockli, and UTEP alumni-collective Fawnz Dance Company. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon Saturday. Tickets: $10. Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
The conference provides an opportunity for dance to take center stage within the campus and the city of El Paso at large, through performances, site-specific choreographies, panel presentations, dance for the camera screenings and more.
Dancing with Parkinson’s — The dance classes for people with Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders El Paso are 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays at New Hope Lutheran Church, 4801 Sun Valley. Professional caregivers and family (age 16 and older) are welcome. No dance partner necessary. Walker and wheelchair friendly. Classes are modeled after the Mark Morris Dance Group/ Brooklyn Parkinson’s Group/Dance for PD program. Beginning classes integrate all styles of music and movement. Cost: $5 for dancer/patient (first class is free). Information: 345-1438.
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