October 2018

Dance

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Seniors’ Saturday Night Dance — Las Cruces Senior Programs host monthly dances 5 to 7 p.m. the first Saturday of the month at the Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite. Upcoming dances are Oct. 6 and Nov. 3. Admission: $3; tickets available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Munson Center the week before the dance. Information: (575) 528-3000 or las-cruces.org/departments/quality-of-life/senior-programs.

Look Who’s Dancing — The 11th annual dance event is 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at NMSU’s Pan American Center. Las Cruces community leaders and local personalities and their DanceSport partners compete against each other in a friendly contest. NMSU DanceSport Company (DSC) students choreograph the dances, instruct, and perform with the local celebrities. Audience members cast votes for the People’s Choice award. Tickets: $12 general admission (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-2070.
  Proceeds help DSC students represent NMSU at national competitions, produce shows regionally and share dance locally.

Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by Little Table Contra Band. 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.

Twisted Fairy Tale Aerial Circus Show — Academy of Aerial Fitness, 1057 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite E, presents a re-imagining of classic stories 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 19. Admission: $20, age 18 or older admitted; BYOB. Information: 920-4341 or academyofaerialfitness.com.

‘The Cat’s Meow’ — The Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater featuring Moonlite Mirage and the Desert Darlings at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Holiday Inn Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park. Tickets: $40 in advance; $45 at the door. VIP seating is $45 through Oct. 13. Information, registration: 691-1938, snakecharmerthebellydancer@yahoo.com or snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com.
  The Cat’s Meow dinner theater is a collection of eclectic vintage fusions of Belly Dance as interpreted by regional dancers and performers, characterizing and bringing to life some of the most important women of history. Audiences are invited to come dressed as a favorite vintage character or Shady Lady of the past.
  Workshops that day at Snake Charmer Studio II in Central El Paso. Cost: $40 per workshop.

University Dance Company — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the new campus dance company and guest artists 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1-4, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre. The performance feature original works from UTEP faculty members, nationally renowned guest artists Jose Zamora and Shannon Mockli, and UTEP alumni-collective Fawnz Dance Company. Ticket information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
  The new University Dance Company that will showcase the talent and artistry of the students within the rigor of the pre-professional dance world.

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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