August 2018


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‘A Hero’s Journey Through Dance’ — The performance featuring a collaboration of the students from the NMSU Dance Program’s summer camp, NMSU dancers, graduates and alumni is 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at NMSU’s Rentfrow Hall in Las Cruces. General admission: $10 ($5 age 12 and younger). Information: (575) 646-4067.

Club Contra Dance — Nana Lopez and friends host the dance to recorded pop music 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Casa Vida Auditorium, 3501 Hueco (Grama and Copia). No experience or partner required. Cost: $5. Information: (512) 970-4919.

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 Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. Admission: $3; tickets available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Munson Center the week before the dance. Information: (575) 528-3000 or

USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces, with 2-step, waltz, cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, hustle, cumbia and more. Free dance lesson 2 to 2:45 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 members). Information: Jerry at (575) 639-3993 or, or on Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.

‘Viajando Por Mexico’ — The “tour of Mexico” through song and dance is 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial.
Admission: $8. Information: 545-7190.

Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by the Little Table Contraband 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

‘A Night in Spain’ — The two-act show featuring highlights from two renowned ballets set in Spain, “Don Quixote” and “Carmen,” is 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18-19, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Other dance styles presented in this showcase include jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, partnering, folklorico, and flamenco. Admission is free. Information: 727-3168.

Champion Studio — The studio presents its annual “Folklórico Summer Fiesta” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial, with young dancers performing to regional music from various states in Mexico under the direction of Luz Happy. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273.

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 7 and older; auditions will be held by age group. Audition cost: $10. Call 760-6062 or email for audition times and clothing requirements.

Argentine Tango classes — Paso del Norte Tango Club hosts Argentine tango classes 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays throughout the summer at El Paso Dance Works! 6633 N. Mesa, Suite 310, followed by a Milonga. All levels welcome; no partner needed. Lessons are free; milonga admission $10. Information: 422-3338 or

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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