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CLASS REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION POLICY

Registration
Full payment for fee-based classes is required for registration.  The El Paso Museum of History does not hold spaces for later payment.  Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register early to prevent class cancellation due to low enrollment. Unless otherwise requested, enrollment constitutes agreement for all museum photography of class participation for future use by the El Paso Museum of History.

Cancellation
The El Paso Museum of History reserves the right to cancel a class when the required minimum enrollment is not met. If a class is cancelled, students will be notified before the class starts and receive a refund if they registered in advance.
 
UPCOMING CLASS SESSIONS:

Summer II: (8 sessions)
Classes on Thursdays: July 10 to August 28
Classes on Saturdays: July 12 to August 30
Student Appreciation Day - where all the students will show their work and will have a potluck, event open to the public - Saturday, August 30 at 1 pm

Fall: (8 sessions)
Classes on Thursdays: September 4 to October 23
Classes on Saturdays:  September 6 to October 25
Student Appreciation Day - where all the students will show their work and will have a potluck, event open to the public - Saturday, October 25 at 1 pm

Winter I: (7 and 8 sessions)
Classes on Thursdays: October 30 to December 18 (7 sessions) Due to holidays on several Thursdays
Classes on Saturdays:  November 1 to December 20 (8 sessions)
Student Appreciation Day - where all the students will show their work and will have a potluck, event open to the public - Saturday, December 20 at 1 pm 
 
Continuing Class

Italian Language and Culture class - NEW!
From July 12th to August 30th, 2014

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

Buongiorno a tutti! This course of Italian, the language of music and great food, is for beginners. You will be able not only to say Ciao, but also find your way from Leonardo da Vinci airport to Venice, order vermicielli all marinara in a trattoria,  purchase a souvenir , understand why  the Pope is in Rome and Colosseo has no marble floors. You will speak, read and write (a little), learn a dash of history, music and culture. No textbooks needed, handouts will be provided for each lesson. Class is taught by Professor Joanna Sikorski. Sessions are for adults and children (+12). Benvenuti al corso di Italiano!
 
 
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Latino Dance Class - NEW!
From July 10th to August 28th, 2014

Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

You will learn in this class beginning Bachata and Salsa. With each week building on the previous lesson we will take you on a journey from the most basic steps to combinations that will impress everyone who lays eyes on you on the dance floor.

Danced closely, Bachata can be both sensuous and cheeky and a lot of fun!

The meaning of “bachata” is “get together”, a party of food, drink, dance and merriment…Perfect! Salsa is energetic, playful and fun. Class is taught by dance instructors Jessica Duarte and Julio Guzman. Open for teenagers (16+) and adults men and women.
 
 
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Digital Photography II Class - NEW!
From July 10th to August 28th, 2014

Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

This class is for more advanced and experienced students. In this class you will learn a more extensive part of photography composition; it will cover tools such as filters. It will also cover lighting explanations, night photography, environmental portraiture and photojournalism. Class is taught by bilingual professional photographer Heriberto Ibarra. Please bring your own digital camera. Class is open to adults and children (9+).
 
 
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Yoga
Starting Date July 12th to August 30th, 2014

Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

Learn the Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. Yoga is widely practiced for health and relaxation. Taught by instructor Chris Borunda. Class is for adults women and men.
 
 
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Conversational English
July 10th to August 28th, 2014

Thursdays, 7-8 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

Hey there! What's up? Welcome! This is an English conversation course for beginners or English speakers of all levels, taught by Professor Tom Wilson.  Emphasis will be on basic day to day communication, greetings, practical social situations, and business and family interactions. There is a textbook for this course, but it is meant as a guide only. The overall goal of the course is to increase English fluency and gain confidence in speaking English. See you there! Class is open to adults and children (9+).
 
 
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Digital Photography 1
July 10th to August 28th, 2014

Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

In this class, you will learn first 10 rules of composition in order to create your own hypermodernist form of visual expression with a variety of elements, backgrounds and perspectives. Class will be taught by bilingual professional photographer Heriberto Ibarra. Please bring your own digital camera. You will be able to display your photos on the 3-D Digital Wall at the Museum of History when it opens. Class is open to adults and children (9+).
 
 
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Flamenco Dance
July 10th to August 28th, 2014

Thursdays 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

This is a 1-hour class introducing the student to the beauty, discipline and fun of flamenco! Basic footwork, arm and hand technique, literacy, palmas, culture and compas will be covered. Basic flamenco dance technique will be incorporated into a simple choreography. Wear comfortable clothes and hard soled and heeled shoes (no open toes). Taught by principle flamenco soloist Linda Gallegos of ¡Gallegos y Baile Flamenco! This class is open to adults and children (9+).
 
 
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Conversational Spanish
July 10th to August 28th, 2014

Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

Hola Que tal? Bienvenidos! This is a Spanish conversation course for beginners or Spanish speakers of all levels, taught by Professor Tom Wilson. Emphasis will be on basic day to day communication, greetings, practical social situations and business and family interactions. There is a textbook for this course, but it is meant as a guide only. The overall goal of the course is to increase Spanish fluency and gain confidence in speaking Spanish. Nos vemos! Adults and children (9+) are welcome.

 
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Belly Dance
July 10th to August 28th, 2014

Thursdays 6- 7 p.m.
Cost: $10.00 for museum members/$20.00 for non-museum members for 8 week session.

Taught by Sonia Flores and her daughter Seneé, this is your opportunity to learn the fundamentals of an ancient art. Wear your sweats since this is not about looking pretty. Belly dancing is wonderful exercise and gives you whole body movement. The class is open to all ages and children (9+). Mother/daughter teams are welcome! The class is held in a secluded classroom that is not open to the public.

 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Event

El Paso Museum of History - History Happy Hour!
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

$6 Admission; Free for El Paso Museum of History Members

August theme is Caribbean Islands (Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic).
Talks, traditional music and dancing, traditional food, cocktails and mingling. This event will be held on the second Thursday of the month, with something different on every event.
Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour! While you're here, grab a drink at the cash bar, enjoy beats from a local DJ or band, and satisfy your hunger with delicious food. 
Sip a cocktail, check out the galleries with friends, take part in an interesting talk, and enjoy the view. Stop in after work or make the History Happy Hour the first stop of your night out.
Must be 21 or over to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages from the cash bar.

The Museum is open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

Visit this page to discover each month’s theme, or simply show up and enjoy.

*Event description, theme and admission fee subject to change, for further info and to RSVP call the EL Paso Museum of History at 915-351-3588.
 

Taught by Sonia Flores and her daughter Seneé, this is your opportunity to learn the fundamentals of an ancient art. Wear your sweats since this is not about looking pretty. Belly dancing is wonderful exercise and gives you whole body movement. The class is open to all ages and children (9+). Mother/daughter teams are welcome! The class is held in a secluded classroom that is not open to the public.

 
Lectures

Polish Exhibit Lectures FREE and open to the public:
  • Saturday, July 26th, 2 p.m.
    Shockingly Short Skirts in Panna Maria, Texas, Oldest Polish Settlement in the United States
    presented by Mary Rapstine Haynes, BA & MA, University of Texas, and fifth Texas generation from Panna Maria
  • Saturday, August 9th, 2 p.m.
    Why was the Exhibit Created, and Why was it Shipped to America?
    presented by Joanna Sikorski, Warsaw University of Natural Sciences, Warsaw School of Economics
  • Sunday, August 31st, 4 p.m.
    Poland’s Contribution to the Allied Cause in World War II
    presented by Anthony Kruszewski, PhD, University of Chicago
  • Sunday, September 14th, 4 p.m.
    The Secrets of the Exhibit
    presented by Anthony Kruszewski, PhD, University of Chicago
The exhibit and lectures are brought to you courtesy of the General Casimir Pulaski Society of El Paso, Texas.
 

For information and to reserve a seat, please call 915-351-3588. Schedule of events is subject to change, please contact the museum if you have any questions.

   
 

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