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USA Dance — USA Dance Las Cruces NM Chapter #5058, hosts two programs in March:
• 2-6 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Mesilla. Two-step waltz, foxtrot, cha cha, salsa and more. Free dance lesson by Mando is 2:15-3 p.m. General dancing is 3:15-6 p.m. Admission: $10 ($5 for members). Information: (575) 522-1438 or (575) 639-3993.
• “Dance into Spring” event is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Shundo Dance Studio at 120 Paragon Lane, El Paso, with a variety of dances. No partner needed. Bring a refreshment or treat to share. Admission: $10 ($6 USA Dance members and military; $5 for students). Information: Georgena Askew, 328-0527 or Rachel Allard, 345-6432.
Contra Dance — The Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society’s contra dance is 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago in Las Cruces. Music by Big Ditch Crickets from Silver City. Caller is Lewis Land from 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) 636-5509 or snmmds.org.
Pavo Real St. Patrick’s Day Dance — Pavo Real Senior Center, 9311 Alameda, hosts its monthly dance celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 16, with music by Triangulo Band performing rock-n-roll, cumbias and other mixes. Cost: $5. Information: 860-9131 or on Facebook at Pavoreal.
‘La Vida Flamenca: Life in the Upbeat’ — ¡Linda Gallegos Flamenco!, takes to the stage at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at El Paso Public Library Main Branch Auditorium, 501 N. Oregon. Authentic flamenco dance, song and guitar during a one-hour special program. Sponsored by the City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Admission is free. 755-1414
UTEP Children’s Dance program — UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance offers Session II inclusive dance class for ages 6 and older is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, March 31-May 19. Cost per session is $105 ($90 early bird) per student. Early bird registration is March 1-23. Discounts and financial assistance available. Information: 747-5146 or utep.edu/liberalarts/theatre-dance/.
Argentine Tango classes — Paso del Norte Tango Club hosts Argentine tango classes 8 to 9 p.m. Saturdays in December, 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 elpasodanceworks.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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