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July 27, 2016

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ONGOING TCA EVENTS AT Lloyd Shaw Dance Center

Lloyd Shaw Dance Center [Map], 5506 Coal SE (not the one-way Coal), Albuquerque, New Mexico. Located two blocks south of Central; 2nd block east of San Mateo, between Central & Zuni. Please no street shoes or shoes that leave marks on the dance floor, per venue manager's request/signage.

TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga, 8:00-10:30pm. 8/2 DJ: Leslie Jones. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served. Upcoming 8/9 DJ: Garth Bawden.

TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica
, 2:30-4:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. 7/30 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. FREE for first-time attendees. Upcoming 8/6 DJ: Richard Womack.


TCA Tango Tag Sale, Saturday, July 23, 2:00-4:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center.
It’s time to spruce up your wardrobe! Selling times are 2:00-4:00pm overlapping Practica (2:30-4:30pm). See flyer for details for sellers and buyers.

TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde," Sunday, July 24, 7:00-9:30pm. Free event. 7/24 DJ: Leslie Jones. Usually 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month late Spring through early Fall. Free event. Upcoming 8/14 DJ: Michelle McRuiz.

Old Town is in the NW quadrant of Albuquerque, bordered by Rio Grande Blvd on the west, Mountain Rd on the north, Central Ave. on the south. From Santa Fe/North: I-25 south to I-40 west; exit Rio Grande Blvd; south on Rio Grande (stay in your left lane) to Mountain Rd. Veer left onto Romero St. Parking is usually available around the Plaza.

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, August 7, 7:30-10:30pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 8/7 DJ: Leslie Jones. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Free event. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming 8/21 DJ: Gart Bawden. Kellys website: kellysbrewpub.com

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Traditional/Alternative Milonga, Fri July 29, 8:00-10:30pm at Enchantment Dancing, 337 San Pedro Dr NE in Albuquerque. Hosted by Michael Walker and Tony Espinoza.Traditional and alternative music. $10. Light refreshments. Parking is also available in back on Cagua street North of Copper, between Copper and Nambe. Tony Espinoza, Tony@TangoConAntonio.com | (505)385-4718; Michael Walker, (505)795-6798

Milonga de las Puertas, Sat July 30, 8:00-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 7/30 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. No class tonight; Milonga, 8:00pm-Midnight. Unique setting, great sound system, plus refreshments. A weekly milonga hosted by Lee Blaugrund. Milonga only $7 ($5 w/ valid UNM I.D.); Class (when held) + Milonga, $15 ($10 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Also, drop-in Beginner’s Class, 7:00-8:00pm. laspuertasevents.com | Darcytango@gmail.com | (505)244-0290 | Map

SFT Rio Chama Milonga, Sun July 31, 6:00-10:00pm at Rio Chama Restaurant, President’s Room, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. 7/31 DJ: Matt Kropp. Parking in the rear of the restaurant & in the lot across the street. Please keep our hosts happy and order drinks and/or dinner. Traditional music. All are welcome. $5/SFT members; $10/non-members. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

Argentine Tango Seminar with Stephanie Berg & Nicolas Tapia, August 6-7 in Sunland Park. Workshop classes, 1:00-4:300pm. Sunland Dance Studio, 1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park, NM | (915)422-3338 | sunlandballroom.com/workshops__events

7th Annual Albuquerque Tango Festival 24-hour 1/2-price sale, Sun Aug 7.
To receive a day-of-sale reminder email: emailboardman@gmail.com.
More info: albuquerquetangofestival

SFT Milonga at Quail Run, Sat Aug 13, 7:00-11:00pm at Quail Run, 3101 Old Pecos Trail (approx. ¼ mile north of the I-25/Old Pecos Trail exit) in Santa Fe. 8/13 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Special tango instructors event — SFT Board invites all of our wonderful New Mexico instructors to come as our guests. There will not be a cash bar available. Light hors d’oeuvres and iced tea will be served. Traditional music. Code word at the guard gate is “Tango.” $10 for SFT members; $15 for nonmembers. Instructors free.
info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Sat Aug 20, 7:30-11:45pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 8/20 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $10 cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Liz Haight, lizhaight@earthlink.net | Directions

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Fri July 31, 8:00-10:30pm, at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 8/31 DJ: Fernando Robles. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Favorite T-shirt. www.ALLTangoAbq.club | info@AllTangoAbq.club | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

Albuquerque Tango Festival, October 27-30. albuquerquetangofestival

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS | Please confirm with organizers.

"Leona" MIlonga at El Meson, Tuesdays, 213 Washington Ave in Santa Fe, +/-7:30-11:00pm. 7/26 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $5 minimum consumption. Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, ellatidodeltango@artsfe.com or (505)983-9650.
El Meson website: elmeson-santafe.com

Practica in Dixon, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm at Carnelian Center in Scott and Lluvia’s home in Dixon, NM. Please bring a snack. $2-5 donation. Fun, informal, well-attended. The Center is in a beautiful adobe house with nice wood floor  between the Dixon COOP market and the Post Office. More info: (505)689-2641. Feel free to call the night before and confirm it is on if you are traveling from some distance.

Guided Practica, Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm at New Mexico School of Music, 136 Washington St SE in Albuquerque (on Washington one block South of Central). DJ: Svetlana Petkovic. $5. (505)506-1728 |
tangoxchange.com | info@tangoxchange.com

Roadrunner Practica (with Eva & Pablo), Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. $5 per person, $3 for Bien Milonguero students. Map | Darcytango@gmail.com | (505)244-0290

Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol in Santa Fe, Fridays, 7:30-10:00pm. Includes a half-hour of beginning/intermediate class with James Friegden & Christa Rodriguez. $10/mini-class and practica; $5/practica only. Rotating DJs. Host: Anne Manzler Driscoll. (505)577-5997.

Milonga de las Puertas, Saturdays, 8:
00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Large floor, unique setting, great sound system, plus refreshments. $10. Weekly milonga. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund.
laspuertasevents.com | Darcytango@gmail.com | (505)244-0290 | Map

Two Moon Tango Milonga, 3rd Saturdays of the month, 7:30-11:45pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). $10 cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Liz Haight, lizhaight@earthlink.net | Directions

SFT Milongas, generally 1st, 2nd, or 4th weekends of the month in Santa Fe. For schedule: info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org


Information on tango classes in New Mexico.


Daniel Boardman's "Ten Principles of Impeccable Floor Craft" and the TCA Chat 4/15/2014 Summary: "Why won't that person dance with me?" by Gail Womack & Michelle McRuiz on TCA's Members' Forum.


Corazón Tanguero airs on 1st & 3rd Saturdays on KUNM (89.9 FM), 4:15-4:45pm. Hosted by Cristina Baccin, corazontanguero@aol.com
Corazón Tanguero is on Facebook (type Corazón Tanguero in search)

The Radio Tango Angeles broadcast (4/29/15) of “Destination Tango: New Mexico," featuring recorded interviews with Paul Akmajian and Liz Haight, and live interviews with Daniel Boardman and Karen Reck is available to download or listen to online.

iTunes or Mobilerider or Radio Tango Angeles


Santa Fe Tango, a tango association in Santa Fe presents milongas, lectures & more. Visit santafetango.org

QTANGO in Albuquerque. QTango performs traditional Argentine tango led by Erskine Maytorena, a second-generation tango singer, with Olga Tikhovidova on first violin, Anthony Chau on second violin, Jeremy Sment on Double Bass. info@qtango.com | qtango.com


Click HERE for an extensive list of current Tango Festivals (U.S. & International)

Tango News Update is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please send any additions/corrections to karen.abqnm@gmail.com.


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