November 2019


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USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts a dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Free cha cha dance lesson with Hannah Cole of Sol Ballroom Dance Center is 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 members); free for age 12 and younger. Information: Jerry, (575) 639-3993 or, or Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.

Dance for Kids’ Sake — Big Brother Big Sisters of El Paso will host its 12th annual local take on the show “Dancing with the Stars” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Local corporate, political and media celebrities star as dancers and judges to money and awareness for the needs of more than 100 at-risk children and the benefits of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring. Admission: $50 (advance tickets at Ticketmaster) Information: 544-4203,

Tigua Social Dancers — Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo youth to celebrate and educate about Tigua culture for Native American Heritage Month 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Judge Marquez Public Library, 610 N. Yarbrough, in the auditorium. Admission is free and refreshments offered. Information: 212-0600 or

Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Shundo Ballroom Dance, 120 Paragon. Dance to rhythms like country/western two-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, merengue, foxtrot and more. Fox trot dance 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.

‘New Voices in Dance’ — UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the University Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre, with new works from up-and-coming choreographers and dance makers from El Paso and beyond. Tickets: $18 ($15 alumni with card; UTEP faculty and staff, seniors, and military; $12 UTEP students and age 4-12). Information: 747-5118, or on Facebook.

Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. This month features music by acoustic Band Cheap Shots from Albuquerque. Caller is Lonnie Ludeman. 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
  Cheap Shots won the Old Time Band contest at the 2006 Santa Fe Bluegrass Festival.

Retro Dance Night — DJ Joe Dorgan will play the music of the ‘70s and ‘80s for a retro dance at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Sunset Hall at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive, in Sunland Park, with cocktails and pizza available. Cost: $5 cover, age 21 and older admitted; ID needed for admission. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3 or

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
  Dances are also at the Wellington Chew Center, 4430 Maxwell, the third Friday of the month.

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 (Nov. 2, Dec. 7). Tickets: $3; can be purchased the week of the dance. Information: (575) 541-3000.

‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet — El Paso Ballet Theatre and UTEP’s 10th annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6-8, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $20-$35 (Ticketmaster). Information: 760-6002 or


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