September 2019


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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.

USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts a dance 2:45 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Belton Bridge Center, 1214 E. Madrid in Las Cruces. Free waltz dance lesson with George Torres of Sol Ballroom Dance Center are 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.

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

‘Nutcracker’ auditions — El Paso Ballet Theatre, 1060 Doniphan Park Circle, Suite H, hosts auditions for the 11th anniversary performance of the Nutcracker, Saturday, Sept. 7. Auditions will be held by age group. Information: 760-6062,
  Times are noon for age 6-7; 12:45 p.m. for age 8-9; 1:30 p.m. for age 9-12; 11:30 a.m. age 10-12. Company audition for ages 13 and up is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Retro Dance Night — DJ Joe Dorgan will play the music of the ‘70s and ‘80s for a retro dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 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

Afternoon Tea Dance — USA Dance Chapter 5017 hosts a tea dance 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Cielo Vista Mall on Gateway West. Dance to rhythms like country/western two Step, waltz, cha cha cha, salsa, tango, swing, merengue, foxtrot and more. Selected dance lesson at 1 p.m.; dancing to follow. Admission: $11; $7 members and military. Snacks and drinks included or BYOB and snacks. Information: Raquel at 345-6432, Veronica at 253-7876 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, Sept. 20, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. This month features music by Rus Bradburd and Dennis Daily of Las Cruces. Caller is Lewis Land of Carlsbad. 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

Dance for Dreams — Dance for Dreams hosts a dancing fundraising gala 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 28, at Best Western Plus El Paso Airport Hotel & Conference Center, 6655 Gateway West, with live music dancing to salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, kizomba and more. Live music by Azucar, and Israel Aguirre, with DJ music from Fernie Aveytia. Dance performances by Bridgette Maria of Scottsdale, Ariz., and raffles also offered. Dress to impress.
  Dance workshops with Bridgette Maria are 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27-28, at Shundo Ballroom Dance Studio, 120 Paragon Lane Suite 120. Workshops offered in cha-cha, bachata, salsa, rumba, bolero, Tango Argentino, kizomba, lambada, West Coast and big band swing.
  Cost (in advance): $10 per workshop; $30 all day Friday; $60 all day Saturday; $100 VIP (both days, plus gala). At the door: $15 workshop $35 all day Friday; $65 all day Saturday; $115 VIP (both days, plus gala). Dinner paid on site at gala. Bring snacks for workshops and BYOB for gala. Information: Deliris Montanez, (704) 293-4307, or on Facebook at dancefordreamsfoundation.

Tango in the Park — El Paso Dance Works hosts free dancing 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at San Jacinto Plaza, Downtown. Bring comfortable shoes and water. Information: 422-3338 or

Tango Lessons — El Paso Dance Works, 6633 N. Mesa, Ste. #310, hosts free community tango lessons for beginners 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays. No partner needed. Information: 422-3338 or

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