September 2018

Dance

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Nutcracker auditions — El Paso Ballet Theatre, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite H, will hold auditions
for the 10th anniversary performance of the Nutcracker Saturday, Sept. 1. Open to ages 6-13; auditions will be held by age group. Audition cost: $10; lead roles will be compensated. Information: 760-6062, dance@elpasoballettheatre.com or ≈
  Times are noon for age 6-7; 12:30 p.m. for age 8-10; 1 p.m. for age 11-13 (beginner/intermediate); 2 p.m. age 12 and older (advanced/pointe). Arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time for registration. Make audition 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 8.
   Male and female dancers age 14 and older with a strong technical foundation in classical and contemporary dance, and have at least five years of serious training also sought. Trainee positions available.
  Female dancers wear black leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes, and hair in a bun. Male dancers wear black tights, white shirt, black or white ballet shoes.
  El Paso Ballet Theatre is also is taking registration for new students for its regular classes. Information at elpasoballettheatre.com.

Seniors’ Saturday Night Dance — Las Cruces Senior Programs host monthly dances 5 to 7 p.m. the first Saturday of the month (Sept. 1, Oct. 6)at the Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite. 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.

Square Dance Lessons — See Saws Square Dance Club hosts free family-friendly lessons at 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 7 and 21, at Crosspoint Church’s Community Center, 1995 Montwood, suitable for ages 10 to adult. Dress comfortably; no partner needed. Information: edie@elp.rr.com.

Mexico … Sones and Jarabes — The Ballet Paso del Norte performance is 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8-9, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $5. Information: 588-5743.

Elena Baker Dance Studio — Elena Baker Dance Studio present an evening of dance at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.

‘Above Borders’ Aerial Festival — Project in Motion, 430 N. Compress in Las Cruces, hosts modern dancer Monica Newsam during its yearly weekend of training, Sept. 21-23 at the company’s Harvey Gin Studios, 430 N. Compress in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 208-4413 or projectinmotion.com.
  Public performances are 7 p.m. each night. Tickets: $7-$10, space is limited.
  Weekend workshops are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $50 for both days.
  Special session is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday. Cost: $30.
  Company auditions are 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. RSVP at pimdance@gmail.com.

Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by Rus Bradburd and Dennis Daily of Las Cruces. 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.

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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