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“Look Who’s Dancing” offers an array of dance styles and talent for the community

Leora Zeitlin

For the 12th year, the NMSU Dance department will pair up ten high-profile members of the Las Cruces community with ten high-performing student dancers in a competition where both professional judges and the audience get to choose their favorites. The event takes place on Oct. 17, from 6 -8 p.m., and will feature the ten starring couples, each of which has rehearsed two dances – choreographed by the student dancer -- over the past six weeks. Several dance ensembles, including the NMSU DanceSport (ballroom), hip hop, and flamenco ensembles, and a visiting dance troupe, will also perform. “There’s going to be some fun, some lively – real lively – stuff,” said NMSU dance professor Frank “Paco” Gilpin, who came to KRWG to talk about the event with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin

Professional ballroom dancers and judges Ron Montez, Andrea Hale Tatton and Rick Robinson were invited to Las Cruces to offer their expert opinions, and the audience also gets to choose their favorite dancers. This interview aired on Oct. 10, 2019. You can hear more about Las Cruces’ “Look Who’s Dancing!” here:

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