January 2020


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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 (Jan. 4). Tickets: $3; can be purchased the week of the dance. Information: (575) 541-3000.

USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts a dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces, with 2-step waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. Free Bachata lesson is 2 to 2:45 p.m. with Mando Rodriguez of Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio. Admission: $10 ($5 members); free for age 12 and younger. Information: Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or geraldcarolcarson@gmail.com, or Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.

Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan 12, at Shundo Ballroom Dance, 120 Paragon. Dance to rhythms like country/western two-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, merengue, foxtrot and more. Lesson at 2 p.m., followed by dancing. Admission: $11; $7 members and military; with ID. Snacks and drinks included or BYOB and snacks. Information: 345-6432 or on Facebook at USA Dance Chapter 5017 Desert Dancers.

Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. Live music by West Texas band The Muletones, and caller is Lonnie Ludeman. Attire is holiday dressy. 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.

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