Tango Club of Albuquerque

   Latest News

   Membership Info

   Video Listing

  Subscribe to Tango News

   Contact Us



May 26, 2017

Click HERE if you prefer a chronological list of TCA & other upcoming events.

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. 5/30 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served. Upcoming 6/6 DJ: Garth Bawden.

TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica, 2:30-4:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. 6/3 DJ: Garth Bawden. FREE for first-time attendees. Upcoming 6/10 DJ: Richard Womack.


TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, May 7, 7:30-10:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 5/28 DJ: Leslie Jones. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Next dates: 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, etc. Kellys website: kellysbrewpub.com

TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde,” Sunday, June 11, 7:00-9:30pm. 6/11 DJ: Garth Bawden. Free outdoor event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays, but 2nd & 3rd in May. Next dates: 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24.

Old Town is in the NW quadrant of Albuquerque, and is 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 or surrounding streets.

Save the Date: TCA Members' Picnic, Sunday, October 1, 3:00-7:00pm. Free to members. Details TBA.

Click HERE for a chronological list of upcoming events.

Click HERE to join our Facebook group.

Click HERE for links to amazing places to visit while visiting New Mexico.


Argentine Tango Workshop with Shahin Medghalchi, May 26-28 at Holiday
Dance Studio, 5200 Eubank Blvd (87111) in Albuquerque. Shahin Medghalchi,
ellatidodeltango@artsfe.com | (505)920-9987 | thetangohousesf.com
Workshop schedule/details

ATA (All Tango Abq.) Mixed Music Milonga, Mon May 29 (Memorial Day), 8:00-10:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 5/29 DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. $5. Alt, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Orange? Come celebrate ATA's One-Year Anniversary! Facebook

Monica Paz workshop, June 2-4, 2017 at Las Puertas workshop, 1512 1st St NW
(north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Schedule & details
laspuertasevents.com | (505)244-0290 | Map

John Roy Tango Workshop at Albuquerque Folk Festival, Sat June 3, 10:30-11:30am at the Balloon Museum in Albuquerque. www.abqfolkfest.org

Milonga de las Puertas, Sat June 3, 8:00-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 6/3 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Special Guest: Monica Paz. Unique setting, great sound system, plus refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Upcoming. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($5 w/ valid UNM I.D.) laspuertasevents.com | (505)244-0290 | Map

Weekend Workshop with Rommel Oramas, Sat-Sun June 10-11 at Bianca Lily
Ballet, 222 Truman NE in Albuquerque (near San Mateo/Copper). Sat 6/10: 3:45-5:00pm, Beginner tango; 5:15-6:30pm Beginner milonga. Sun 6/11: 3:45-5:00pm, Sacadas y barridas (open to experienced dancers only); 5:15-6:30, Milonga 2 (open to experienced dancers & to beginners who took the Sat 6/10 milonga class). $15/class, $25/2 classes; $45/all 4 classes. Payable by cash, check, or plastic. Hosted by Bianca, info@inmotionat222.com. Private lessons, Fri June 9-Mon June 12. $100. Contact Rommel, rommeloramas@yahoo.com

Weekend Workshop with Rommel Oramas, June 17-18 at Casa Gallina, 609
Callejon Road in Taos. Sat 6/17: 2:00-3:15pm, How to Find Your Own Comfort and Independence in the Dance: Axis and Balance; 3:30-4:45pm, The Magic of the Embrace. Sun 6/18: 2:00-3:15pm, Let's Use our Feet: Impulses, Push and Control of the Step; 3:30pm- 4:45pm, Creating Musicality Together. $20/ckass; $30/2 classes; $60/full weekend. Milonga at Casa Gallina, Fri June 16, 8:00pm-Midnight. $10 for dancers; $5 for non-dancers. Antonia Brunnert, antoniabrunnert@gmail.com

SFT Tango Corazón at The Palace, Sun June 11, 1:00-4:00pm at The Palace
Restaurant and Saloon, 142 West Palce in Santa Fe. 6/11: DJ: Jorge Midón.
Reservations: (505)428-0690 (leave a message) or on their Facebook site. Please support our hosts with you food and drink purchases. Traditional music. Note new time — The Palace will serve brunch 11:00-4:00pm, and during the milonga, but will not be open for Sunday dinner. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Sat June 17, 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). 6/17 DJ: Leslie Jones. $10 milonga cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Tango I & II, 6:15-11:45pm; Milonga, 7:30-11:45pm. Liz Haight, lizhaight@earthlink.net | Directions

SFT Noche de Bohemia Milonga, Sat June 24, 8:00pm-Midnight at Dance Station, 901 West Alameda St (Solano Center, west side) in Santa Fe. 6/24 DJ: Peter Roche. $5 SFT members; $10/non-members. Alternative and nuevo with an occasional traditional tanda. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

ATA (All Tango Abq.) Mixed Music Milonga, Mon June 30, 8:00-10:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 6/30 DJ: Fernando Robles. $5. Alt, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Polka Dots. Facebook

Albuquerque Tango Festival, October 26-29, 2017. Details TBA.

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS | Please confirm with organizers.

"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, Tuesdays, 213 Washington Ave in Santa Fe, +/-7:30-11:00pm. $5 minimum consumption. 5/30 DJ: Shahin. 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, 6:00-7:30pm at New Mexico School of Music, 136 Washington St SE in Albuquerque (on Washington one block South of Central). DJ: Svetlana Petkovic. $8. (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. laspuertasevents.com | (505)244-0290 | Map

Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol in Santa Fe, Fridays, 7:30-10:00pm. $5. Rotating DJs. Host: Anne Manzler Driscoll. (505)577-5997.

Milonga de las Puertas, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8:
00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Large floor, unique setting, great sound system, plus refreshments. $7. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund.
laspuertasevents.com | (505)244-0290 | Map

Two Moon Tango Milonga, 3rd Saturdays of the month (no milonga in April — resumes in May), 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

Practica de los Colibríes, Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm at Pomegranate Studios,
535 Cerrillos Rd in Santa Fe. Hosted by Jessica Hasenbank. livelearntango.com | Facebook

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.


Top | Home  |  Schedule  |  Workshops  |  Classes  |  Photos  |  Map  |  Links
Tango Club of Albuquerque | Site design © Copyright, Paul Akmajian. Maintenance: Karen Reck
Updated May 28, 2017