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‘The Cat’s Meow’ — The Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer present the dinner theater featuring Moonlite Mirage and the Desert Darlings at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Holiday Inn Sunland Park, 900 Sunland Park. Tickets: $40 in advance; $45 at the door. VIP seating is $45 through Oct. 13. Information, registration: 691-1938, firstname.lastname@example.org or snakecharmerandthebellydancer.com.
The Cat’s Meow dinner theater is a collection of eclectic vintage fusions of Belly Dance as interpreted by regional dancers and performers, characterizing and bringing to life some of the most important women of history. Audiences are invited to come dressed as a favorite vintage character or Shady Lady of the past.
Workshops that day at Snake Charmer Studio II in Central El Paso. Cost: $40 per workshop.
Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet — El Paso Dance Works, 6633 N. Mesa, hosts a concert and afternoon milonga with quartet 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Hailing from Buenos Aires, the quartet performs classical tango in the style of famous orchestras, with a unique mix of tango, improvisation and romanticism. Admission: $25. Information: 422-3338 or elpasodanceworks.com.
University Dance Company — The UTEP Department of Theater & Dance presents the new campus dance company and guest artists 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1-4, at UTEP’s Wise Family Theatre. The performance feature original works from UTEP faculty members, nationally renowned guest artists Jose Zamora and Shannon Mockli, and UTEP alumni-collective Fawnz Dance Company. Tickets: $12-$18 ($10 on Nov. 1). Information: 747-5118, theatredance.utep.edu or on Facebook.
The new University Dance Company that will showcase the talent and artistry of the students within the rigor of the pre-professional dance world.
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 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 las-cruces.org/departments/quality-of-life/senior-programs.
USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts an afternoon dance 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 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 Cha-Cha dance lesson 2 to 2:45 p.m. by George Torres of Shundo. Admission: $10 ($5 members). Information: Jerry at (575) 639-3993 or email@example.com, or on Facebook at USADanceLasCruces.
Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by Rus Bradburd. 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.
‘The Nutcracker’ Ballet — El Paso Ballet Theatre and UTEP’s 9th annual presentation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets: $15 to $25, available through Ticketmaster or the UTEP Ticket Office, 747-5234. Information: 760-6002 or elpasoballettheatre.com.
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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