This Month's Special
Events & News
Desert Dancer
Chapter #5017 of
USA Dance , Inc.
El Paso - Las Cruces - West TX - Southern NM
September 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                                                September 2014       Vol. 18, #9
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dance community.  Anyone is welcome to submit info
regarding a special, one-time event.  Thank-you.

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Dance USA Future Dance Schedule
(Subject to change)

September Dance - "Putting on the Ritz"
@ 1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park, NM (at the Sunland Winery)
September 21, 2014
2:00 - 5:00 pm   $7.00 Members, $10.00 Adult Nonmembers

October 26, 2014 - "Autumn Dance"
at the  
Mesilla Community Center
2251 Calle de Santiago, Mesilla, NM,88046
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Tickets at the door $7 members, $10 non-members

December 6, 2014 - Holiday Party Dinner/Dance
Biggs Centenniel Club - WITH AZUCAR!!!

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Shundo Dance Studio
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,

MONDAYS:  Social 101 at 7:00pm  Bachata at 8:00pm
TUESDAYS: Argentine Tango at 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAYS: Social 101 at 7:00 pm  Salsa at 8:00 pm
THURSDAYS:  Rumba at 7:00 pm
FRIDAYS:  Social Party at 7:00 pm
Group Classes are progressive and require pre-registration. Call to reserve your spot! 915-532-2043

www.ShundoDanceStudio.com
Now on FACEBOOK

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El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy

Group Classes M-F - SCHEDULE
Private Classes: Joannie Garcia, Tommy Nations, Jessica Duarte, Julio Guzman

Mondays: Group Argentine Tango 8:00-9:00 pm $5pp,  
Tuesdays: Group Salsa 1 & Salsa 2 8:00-9:00pm $10pp, Dance Practice 9:00-10:00 pm
Wednesdays: Group Ballroom classes 8:00-9:00 pm $5pp
Group Bachata 9:00 - 10:00 pm  $5pp
Thursdays: Group Country Western 2-Step

DANCE PARTY Saturday, September 20, 2014 , 8:00-11:00pm $10pp

Dance Littles Group Class - Wednesday 5p.m. – 6pm
Teen Group Class - Saturday 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Tommy Nations teaches Argentine Tango Workshop on September 26, 2014
Information Tommy Nations, 915-585-0090.

Yoga Classes Taught by certified yoga instructor  Christopher Mendez -SATURDAY CLASS 9:00-10:00am $10 per clas.
Please bring your own mat

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

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SUNLAND BALLROOM

Sunland Ballroom, 1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park, NM
www.sunlandballroomnm.com
Instructors:
Heather Zubkova - Cynthia Gamez - Ubaldo Armenta
Samantha Walker and Christen Davis

Hello Everyone! Hope you are having a great week! Here is the latest:
USA Ballroom Dance at Sunland Dance Studio - September 21 go to  http://desertdanceusa.com/ for more info
Sunland Dance Studio Showcase and Dia de los Muertos Celebration - November 2. If you'd like to dance please contact us at this
email for more info! Lots of fun..Costume and competition!
New Classes and schedule (keep reading!)
New Classes!!! Sign up Soon! To register go to:  http://www.sunlandballroom.com/register_here_for_classes

Latin Dance Class!  NEW!!!
The holidays are right around the corner!  Soon we will all be thinking about health and fitness.  Why not start early and join us for
a Latin Dance Workout Class?  George Torres will be leading a fun and energetic class to help you look your best this Holiday Season!
Mondays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Just $5/class!

New Salsa Bootcamp!!! Do you really want to learn how to dance Salsa well and not just "wing it" on the dance floor?  Then this is
the class for you!  Samantha Walker will be teaching an eight week Salsa Bootcamp intensive starting this October. It will run from
October 2- November 20.  This is a progressive class.  You will be building on information from each class, so that by the end of the
8 weeks you will know how to dance Salsa with confidence. Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sign up in advance/ Cost: $75/for the
eight week session.  $90 at the door.

Women’s Formation Group - Women's 12 week class.We are forming a women's dance team that will be learning a choreographed
dance to be performed at our Student Showcase on November 2.  All ages, skill levels welcome.  Please sign up before September
18! Cost $75 for 12 lessons. This is a lot of fun!

Seniors 50+  This a fun and relaxing way to spend your Tuesday afternoons and exercise! Make new friends! Learn a new dance
each visit. Taught by Christen Davis. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Class $8 Drop in.

Swing Class Fun and relaxing class! the perfect way to end your week.  Ubaldo Armenta will lead this class designed for all skill
levels. Its a chance to work on your swing dancing and learn more!  Class $8 Drop in.

Here is a schedule of our on-going classes too!

Sundays:

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Adult Absolute Beginner Ballet
·         Mondays:
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Tots in Motion For children under 6 years old. Taught by Heather Zubkova. For more information and class
placement call Heather at: 727-204-9589
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Latin Workout Class by George Torres.  After hours, fun exercise/dance class.  Come have fun, relax, and exercise
( is that doable? YES!) Just $5 per class.
6:30 – 7:30 Performance Tango – Have you always wanted to dance tango? This is the class for you. Learn choreographed dances
from El Paso’s most prolific tango choreographers, Ubaldo Armenta.

Tuesdays
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Seniors 50+ Class $8 Drop in. This a fun and relaxing way to spend your Tuesday afternoons and exercise! Learn a
new dance each visit. Taught by Christen Davis.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Kids in Motion. Taught by Heather Zubkova.  For class placement and more information call Heather at: 727-204-
9589
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Women’s Formation Group – This is a special women’s formation group that will be learning a choreographed
dance to be performed at our Student Showcase.  Please sign up before September 18!
7:00 - 8:00 p.m  Introduction to Argentine Tango . Learn the basic steps in tango, learn how to walk with your partner and simple
combinations. Taught by Ubaldo Armenta $40 per 4 week session. This includes 1 and ½ hours of practice time after the class.
7:00 - 8:00 Tango Fundamentals. This is class is for those with a little tango experience who would like to learn more in a friendly
environment. Taught by Cynthia Gamez $50 per 5 week session, includes 1 and ½ hour practice time after class.
8:00 – 9:30 Tango Practica – If you are looking for a place to practice your tango, you are welcome to drop in to the practice
session. $5.
Wednesdays
·         5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Latin Workout Class by George Torres.  After hours, fun exercise/dance class.  Come have fun, relax, and
exercise ( is that doable? YES!) Just $5 per class.

Thursdays
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Latin Workout Class by George Torres.  After hours, fun exercise/dance class.  Come have fun, relax, and exercise
( is that doable? YES!) Just $5 per class.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.- "Salsa Bootcamp" taught by Samantha Walker. This is a progressive, 10-week course in Salsa that will take
you from beginner to confident on the dance floor. Starts September 18 – November 20. $100/ for full bootcamp.  Samantha does
want you to register for the whole session and will make payment arrangements with you!
Fridays
6:30 – 7:30 Performance Tango – Have you always wanted to dance tango? This is the class for you. Learn choreographed dances
from El Paso’s most prolific tango choreographers, Ubaldo Armenta.
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Country -Western co-taught by Christen Davis and Samantha Walker ($40 per 4 week session)
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Swing Classes are back with Ubaldo Armenta! Come learn new and exciting steps every week. This is a drop in
class!  All levels welcome! $10/ class.
Saturdays
12:00 -1:00 p.m. Kids in Motion. Taught by Heather Zubkova.  For class placement and more information call Heather at: 727-204-
9589
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Performance Tango – Have you always wanted to dance tango? This is the class for you. Learn choreographed
dances from El Paso’s most prolific tango choreographers, Ubaldo Armenta.

Keep Dancing!
Sunland Dance Studio
1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park NM 88063
www.sunlandballroom.com
(915)422-3338  Studio Phone Number: 575-589-0130
Please see our website at www.sunlandballroom.com and visit our facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SunlandBallroomNM for
more information.  
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The Paso del Norte Tango Club
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

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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NMSU - LAS CRUCES
Learn to Dance Ballroom, Latin & Swing!
Join NMSU DanceSport every Tuesday Nights
NMSU DanceSport is back and we have tons of great dancing opportunities for all.  
For starters, here are three incredible opportunities to dance with NMSU DanceSport:
Workshops with World Exhibition Champion, Tom Slater on Saturday, September 6th
FREE Tuesday Night Dance Lessons – Every Tuesday Night! - At Rentfrow Gymnasium
Phil's Big Phat Dance Party (a Look Who's Dancing Fundraiser) - Friday, September 12th


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Ongoing:
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Salsa Rueda
A social dance based off of Salsa, an internationally popular Latin partner dance.
You grab a partner and join all the other partners in a great big circle and dance together all 4 or 100 of you.

The class will be held on Saturdays at Mesilla Valley Dance by Leonard Thurman III.
Here is the website for the Studio : http://mesillavalleydance.webs.com/
If you have any questions just ask Leonard at livemovegroove@gmail.com.  Space is limited.

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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.


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Big Band Dance Club - LAS CRUCES, NM

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

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, September   , 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