April 2017


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Love Tango Workshop — The workshop featuring ATUSA 2014 Champions Nicholas Tapia and Stephanie Berg is 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, at Sunland Dance Studio, 1769 Victory Lane. Cost: $125 at the door; $30 individual workshops. Online registration at Sunlandballroom.com. Information: 422-3338, pasodelnortetangoclub.com.

‘Talisman’ — Human Nature Contemporary Ballet performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7-9, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. “Talisman” is a reimagining of the legend of La Llorona. The show explores the origins of La Llorona in a brand new one act ballet. Admission: $10; available online at humannatureballet.com.
  Also featured are Cello Suites by the El Paso Ballet Theatre, #Pulse, a dance in memory of those lost in Orlando to the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub, and other dances performed by HNCB and guest artists.

Viva España — The celebration of Spanish dance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8-9, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, as part of its New Mexico Heritage Series. Tickets: $12-17; available at riograndetheatre.com. Information: (575) 523-6403.
  Flamenco and other Spanish dance forms come alive with sensational performances by NMSU dance students. Co-produced by the Rio Grande Theatre and the Flamenco and Spanish Dance Program at New Mexico State University.

‘A Night in the 40s’ — Paso Del Norte Big Band, a 16-piece group, hosts 1940s style dancing and music, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Shundo Ballroom, 120 N. Paragon. TBOYB; food and snacks allowed. Admission: $15. Information: 532-2043, 203-7292, music@pdnbigband.com or on Facebook at PDNbigband.

Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s monthly contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces, with music by the Rus Bradburd and Dennis Daily from Las Cruces, and caller Jeffery Lindsey of El Paso. Beginners’ lessons at 7:30 p.m.; no partner needed. Cost: $6 ($4 youth; $15 family). Information: (575) 522-1691 or snmmds.org.

‘Fragmentos’ — El Paso Ballet Theatre presents the piece choreographed by Reniel Basailas part of it part of its new season of contemporary classical works, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28-30, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, inspired by the movements of people across borders. Tickets: $12 ($10 Children). Information: 760-6062 or elpasoballettheatre.com.

International Day of Dance — Branigan Cultural Center’s 9th annual celebration of dance is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, featuring multi-cultural performances for all ages. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2154 or Facebook (Branigan Cultural Center).

Golden Bears Anniversary — The Golden Bears Social Club’s Anniversary Dance is 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Scenic View Ballroom, 1340 Murchison. Music by Rhapsody. Free Refreshments and Set-ups: BYOB and munchies. Doors open at 4 p.m. Donation: $17 per person. Tickets and information: 755-4038.

Argentine Tango Saturday Night Milonga — Paso Del Norte Tango Club hosts lessons 8 to 9 p.m. every Saturday, at Sunland Dance Studio, 1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park, followed by a practice milonga. No partner needed; beginners welcome. Cost: $10 (includes free lesson). Information: 227-8953, 422-3338 or pasodelnortetangoclub.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.

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