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Community Dance Social Features Latin Dance Workshops, Nov. 3

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The community is invited to “Cirque du Scarlet,” an evening of social dancing and Latin dance instruction in the College Avenue Gym on the New Brunswick Campus, Saturday, November 3. Music will be provided by Brian Nash, founding coach of the Rutgers University Ballroom Dance Team, which co-sponsors the event with Rutgers Recreation.

Dancers of all ages may attend the dance social, 8:30 p.m. to midnight, with or without a partner. The dance is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Recreation Instructional Program and the Rutgers Ballroom Dance Team.

Prior to the dance social, Nash will teach a 90-minute Salsa/Mambo and Rumba workshop for experienced dancers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the same time, Carmen Valverde, founder of the dance program at Rutgers Recreation, will teach basic steps of these dances for beginners. Prior experience is neither expected nor required for the basic workshop.

Admission to the dance social is $15 for non students, and $5 with Rutgers student ID card, payable at the door. The combined price for the workshop and social for nonstudents is $25. Admission for either workshop alone is $15 for non-students, and $8 for students with Rutgers ID, also payable at the door.

A portion of the admission fee helps to support the Rutgers Ballroom Dance Team. Members of the team appeared on national television's Dancing with the Stars in May 2010. See for details.

For further information, contact Rutgers Recreation - Instructional Program at 732-932-8204 between 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday or email

The gym is located at 130 College Ave., New Brunswick.

PHOTO CAPTION: Members of the Rutgers University Ballroom Dance Team appearing on Dancing With the Stars in 2010.

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