July 2018


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USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces, with 2-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. Free dance lesson 2:15 to 3 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 members). Information: Ellen (575) 522-1438 or edavis4455@yahoo.com; or Jerry, (575) 639-3993.

‘The Firebird’ — Ballet in Session Academy presents the timeless tale of love and adventure at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Ticket information: 356-6179 or on Facebook at Ballet in Session.

Red, White and Blue Dance — Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 Paragon, hosts a summer dance 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 8, with Argentine Tango lessons at 2:30 p.m. by Manny Carmona, NMSU Dancesport Champion. Admission: $11 ($7 member, military; $5 students). Information: 345-6432, 328-0527, 203-2257 or usadance.org.

Arabesque 2018 — Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer’s annual gala performance featuring Moria Chappell and Helena Vlahos is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Scottish Rite Temple Theatre, 301 Missouri. Tickets: $20 online; $25 at the door. Information: 691-1938. Tickets: snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com.
  Both performers will host workshops Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15. Cost per workshop: $65.
  Moria Chappell workshops are Tribal Fusion Drum Solos 9 to 11 a.m. and Archetypes in the Dancer 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and Temple Dance Fusion 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
  Helena Vlajos workshops are Zills A Cappella and Zills in General 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, and Vintage Workshop 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday.

‘Dancing in The Desert’ — Mesilla Valley Dance Collective performs at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14-15, at Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main in Las Cruces. Tickets: $15 ($12 students and seniors 65 and over). Reservations: (575) 523-1223. Information:

‘A Hero’s Journey Through Dance’ — The performance featuring a collaboration of the students from the NMSU Dance Program’s summer camp, NMSU dancers, graduates and alumni is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at NMSU’s Rentfrow Hall in Las Cruces. General admission: $10 ($5 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 646-4067.

Argentine Tango classes — Paso del Norte Tango Club hosts Argentine tango classes 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays throughout the summer at El Paso Dance Works! 6633 N. Mesa, Suite 310, followed by a Milonga. All levels welcome; no partner needed. Lessons are free; milonga admission $10. Information: 422-3338 or elpasodanceworks.com.

Big Band Dance Club — The club sponsors dances 8 to 10 p.m. selected Thursdays or Fridays, at the Court Youth Center, 402 W. Court, in Las Cruces. Cost: $8 members, $10 others, $5 students. Dance lessons at 7 p.m. Information: (575) 526-6504.

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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