This Month's Special
Events & News
Desert Dancer
Chapter #5017 of
USA Dance , Inc.
El Paso - Las Cruces - West TX - Southern NM
April 2014
USA Dance Mission Statement:
"Improving the quantity and quality of ballroom dancing in the United States"  
For the latest information, please check our website at www.desertdanceusa.com
Email desertdanceusa@yahoo.com. Or call the editor, Barbara Aley @ Phone 915-585-1936.
DESERT DANCER  USA Dance, Inc.   Chapter # 5017
Your Ballroom Dance Newsletter                                               April 2014       Vol. 18, #4
Our newsletter is provided as a courtesy to the entire
dance community.  Anyone is welcome to submit info
regarding a special, one-time event.  Thank-you.

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May 18 (Sunday) at the NEW Shundo - 120 Paragon Lane, El Paso, TX - 2-5 pm

December 6, 2014 - Biggs Centenniel Club -Holiday Party

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NMSU - LAS CRUCES - DANCE PARTY

Congratulation to the NMSU DanceSport Team
YEA! Results are in!
One - 1st      One- 5th    One- 3rd     Two - 4th's    One - 6th
2014 National DanceSport Championshipsheld at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
in Baltimore MD

Learn to Dance Ballroom, Latin & Swing!
Join NMSU DanceSport every Tuesday Night
7:00 pm  Level One - FREE
8:15 pm Level Two - $5
NMSU @ Rentfro Gymnasium (corner of Stewart & Williams
Lessons are taught by NMSU Sance Sporet Company members and act as a practicum for professional development.
No experience necessary. No partner required.



                                                                                                         The NMSU DanceSport Company will present
                                                                                                             it's 2014 Spring Showcase
                                                                                                         Rhythm Nights: The Gift
                                                                                                              on April 25, 26 & 27.
      
                                                                                                      A celebration of twelve stages of life told
                                                                                               through Ballroom, Latin and Swing dance performance.
                                                                                                              This show is a culmination of work created
                                                                                                               by NMSU DanceSport Company members
                                                                                                               and faculty and tells a life story.

























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Shundo Dance Studio
NEW LOCATION
120 Paragon Lane, El Paso, TX

Mando Rodriguez, Christen Davis, Samantha Walker
Adriana Castillo, Gabriela Moreno, Lorry Arellano, GianCarlo Greco, Joel Aguilar,
Jules Maldonado, Oliver Dominguez,
www.ShundoDanceStudio.com
Now on FACEBOOK

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El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy
Group Classes M-F
Private Classes: Joannie Garcia, Tommy Nations, Luisa ALvarez, Jessica Duarte, Julio Guzman

Ballroom Classes Wednesdays 8:00-9:00 pm $5pp
Saturday Night Dance Party April 19 - 8:00-11:00 pm $10pp

Bachata Group classes Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:00 pm  $5pp

Group Kizomba Saturdays 2:00-3:00 $5pp

March Group Salsa 1 & Salsa 2 8:00-9:00pm Tuesdays $10pp, Dance Practice 9:00-10:00 pm
Salsa Socials Saturday March 29 10:00pm-3:00am

Night Club Survival - Group Class - Bachata, Cumbia and Merengue - Perfect for singles, couples, beginners and brush-up
Take this survival class and you will learn 2 – 3 patterns in each dance and it will give you the courage to get off your chair
and onto to the dance floor -  $20 for March or $8 per class per person per class

Dance Littles Group Class - Wednesday 5p.m. – 6pm - $20 for January or $7 per class -
Teen Group Class - Saturday 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. - $20 for January $ 7 per class

Tommy Nations teaches Argentine Tango Fundamentals on Monday nights, 8-9 PM $5pp
Workshop on March 21st  $15 pp or $25 Couple - Information Tommy Nations, 915-585-0090.
Argentine Tango Boot  Camp and Practice, Sunday March 23 - 1pm-4pm - $25pp

Yoga Classes Taught by certified yoga instructor  Christopher Mendez - Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.
NEW SATURDAY CLASS 9:00-10:00am $10 per class Hatha Yoga suitable for all levels Please bring your own mat

7220 N. Mesa, El Paso, TX 79912, 915-585-0090, www.danceelpaso.com

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NEW STUDIO GRAND OPENING

Sunland Ballroom, 1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park, NM
www.sunlandballroomnm.com
Instructors:
Heather Zubkova - Cynthia Gamez - Ubaldo Armenta
727-204-9589
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The Paso del Norte Tango Club
NEW LOCATION
Dancer's Studio located at 111 Rio Flor off of Mesa Street across from Bella Napoli Restaurant.  
If you have any questions, you can call Larry at (915) 490-4956 or Cynthia at (915) 422-3338.  Thank you!

Every Saturday Night Argentine Tango Class (8:00-9:00) and Milonga until 11:00 p.m.
www.pasodelnortetangoclub.com

Tango Happenings: Saturdays: The Paso del Norte Tango Club will be hosting a  Beginner's Tango Lesson (8:00)and Milonga at 9:00

We are looking for performers! Performance Tango Classes are Mondays 7:00 p.m and Fridays 6:30 p.m. at Studio Metropolis, 2308
North Piedras, and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Dancers' Studio 111 Rio Flor. Ubaldo Armenta, Instructor with Cynthia Gamez. Cost
is $7.00 per class.

For your information:
Pasodelnortetangoclub at http://www.pasodelnortetangoclub.com/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TangoEP
Tango Connexion (http://www.meetup.com/TangoConnexion/events/dtplffysgbhc/ )
Milonga Volver (http://www.meetup.com/Tango-Club-of-El-Paso/)
Don't forget!  - Private and group lessons are available from Ubaldo and Cynthia. We will also work help you plan your tango event
or party. Call (915) 422-3338 to schedule or contact us at tangoelpaso@gmail.com!
Tango Noir Ensemble (Steve Jones, Rene Castaneda, Martha Vera, and Hilario Gamez) are also booking this year for special events.  
Please support our very own Tango Ensemble!

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Ongoing:

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Tuesday - Las Cruces Tango Club
"Social Dancers of Las Cruces, Ltd."
a non-profit organization is sponsoring dances generally the first Saturday of each month.
The Argentine Tango de Las Cruces Tango Club is a dance club promoting Tango in the Las Cruces area.
We have a weekly lesson every Tuesday night from 6:30 - 7:00 PM with dancing immediately following until 9:30 PM.
We meet every Tuesday at the Mesilla Community Center, 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla New Mexico (Google Maps). Admission is $5.

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LEARN TO DANCE - FREE DANCE LESSONS! - SWING - BALLROOM - LATIN
TUESDAYS - 7pm
Rentfrow Gymnasium (corner of Stewart and WIliams, Las Cruces, NMSU Campus
No partner necessary - NMSU DanceSport - Call 575-646-2070 for more info

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Las Cruces Swing
Swing and social dance in southern New Mexico and the Mesilla valley.

Swing at NMSU
Spring 2014 Schedule
Wednesdays - 7:30pm-11:00pm in Room 151 of O’Donnell Hall (Map)
This spring, we will be offering a single, hour long lesson, followed by social dancing.
The social dance will have a variety of styles played, including West Coast Swing, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Blues, Salsa,
Bachata, Cumbia, Foxtrot, Waltz and more. Requests are welcome!

Dates and Classes:

April 16th, 23rd: Anne or Bryant with Lindy Hop or Argentine Tango (respectively)
April 30th, and May 7 and 14: Gregg with Bachata

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Big Band Dance Club

BBDC CALENDAR, ALL DANCES ON

THURSDAYS FROM 8-10PM AT COURT
YOUTH CENTER, WITH DANCE LESSON (WEST COAST SWING) AT 7:00-7:45pm TAUGHT BY JOHN GUISTO

April 17, Thursday, DJ Dave Kibler, CD's 8-10PM
*April 24, Thursday, Ron Theilman's Septet, LIVE MUSIC, finger food, 8-10PM
May 1, Thursday, DJ Gary Koverman, CD's 8-10PM
*May 8, Thursday, Fiesta Time, Jim Helder's Septet, LIVE MUSIC, 8-10PM
May 15, Thursday, DJ Mike D'Arcy, CD's 8-10PM
*May 22, Thursday, SPRING PROM, High Society Orchestra, formal, finger food, decorations, 8-10PM
May 29, Thursday, NO DANCE, SCHOOL HAS GRADUATION

For you dance a holics .
Every Tuesday, the Las Cruces Tango Club meets. They will be meeting this coming Tuesday, at the Mesilla Community center at 2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla NM. The lesson will be
from 6:30 – 7:15 and dancing will be from 7:15– 9:00. Contact: Terri Coffman, 526-9197.
Every Monday, Beginning Argentine Tango is taught by Tommy Nations at El Paso Ballroom, 7220 N Mesa, El Paso, Tx, 8-9PM, 915-585-0090.
April 5, Sat, Social Dancers, CYC, Genie & Starliners, 7-9PM

*Dale Ellis teaches Western group lessons on Wednesdays, Grahams Central Station, 7-8:30PM,

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DANCES IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
USA DANCE CHAPTER 5047  -   First and Third Sunday Parties
Our chapter 5047  dance parties are on the first and third Sundays of the month. They are held at the Albuquerque Square Dance Center
at 4915 Hawkins Street NE in Albuquerque. Admission is $8 per person, $5 for USA Dance members, $2 college students & adults
over 80, FREE admission for ages 18 and under. Dancing begins at 6 PM and continues until 9:30 PM. Each first Sunday dance
party features a mini-lesson from 6:30-7:10; the third Sunday dance offers a dance demonstration by outstanding amateur or
professional dancers at 7:30.
USA Dance members - $5
USA Dance member college student and members over 80 yrs. old - $2
Non-USA Dance member - $8
Non USA Dance member college student and non-member over 80 yrs. old - $5
18 yrs. and under – free – must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
From I-25 take the Ellison/San Antonio exit, west on Ellison a short distance, then right on Hawkins.

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TUCSON, AZ
Maker House - Each Tuesday in Tucson, there is a lesson in blues held at Maker House, followed by a social dance.
Desert Moon Blues - Every third Saturday in Tucson, the Tucson Blues Dancers hold a blues dance at the DanceLoft.

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Don’t Forget…
Our next board meeting will be Thursday April , 2014  at 6:00 pm.,
Call for location (915-585-1936) or email (desertdanceusa@yahoo.com).
We will have refreshments and discussion. All are welcome to join.
18 years old...and getting stronger!
Shundo
Sunland Studio