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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



May 18, 2015

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. 5/19 DJs: Sam & Risa. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served. Upcoming 5/26 DJ: Elizabeth Auden.


TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica
, 2:30-4:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. 5/23 DJ: Matt Kropp.$2 everyone. FREE for first-time attendees.
Upcoming 5/30 DJ: Michelle McRuiz.


CURRENT & UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde,” Sunday, May 24, 6:30-9:30pm. 5/24 DJ: Leslie Jones. Free outdoor event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays. Upcoming 6/14 DJ: Michelle McRuiz.

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.

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, June 7, 7:30-10:30pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 6/7 DJ: Leslie Jones. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Free event. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming 6/21 DJ: Matt Kropp. Kellys website: kellysbrewpub.com

TCA Presents Cristian Sierra & Fernanda Valdovinos, September 4-6. Details TBA.

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TCA Members’ Opportunity

Workshop Scholarship Policy and Procedures


Click HERE to read:
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.



TANGO ON THE RADIO

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




OTHER WORKSHOPS IN NM

Currently scheduled tango workshops in New Mexico



OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

tangoXchange Milonga, Fri May 22 at tangoXchange, 1020 Coal Ave SE in Albuquerque. 7:00-8:00pm pre-milonga class ($10 or free if attending milonga); Milonga, 8:00-Midnight. (When in town, QTANGO plays live; DJ before and after sets.) $15 when QTANGO plays; $10 for DJ only nights. Weekly event. (505)506-1728 | info@tangoxchange.com | tangoxchange.com

Milonga de las Puertas, Sat May 23, 8:00-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 5/23 DJ: Garth Bawden (on 1512 side). Unique setting, great sound system, plus refreshments. A weekly milonga hosted by Lee Blaugrund. Milonga only $10 ($5 w/ valid UNM I.D.); Class (when held) + Milonga, $15 ($10 w/ valid UNM I.D.)
laspuertasevents.com | Darcytango@gmail.com | (505)244-0290 | Map

SFT Milonga Tango Corazón, Sat May 23, 8:00pm-Midnight at Dance Station, 901 West Alameda Street (Solana Center, west side) in Santa Fe. 5/23 DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. $7/2014 SFT members; $10/non-members. An evening of traditional music interspersed with an occasional alternative/nuevo. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

Folias, Fri May 29 at tangoXchange, 1020 Coal Ave SE in Albuquerque. 7:00-8:00pm, musicality class; 8:00pm-Midnight, Milonga with Folias playing live music. Class only, $10; Milonga only, $10; Class + Milonga, $15. (505)506-1728 | info@tangoxchange.com | tangoxchange.com

Monica Paz, June 5-7 at Studio Roma, 1508 Roma NW in Albuquerque. Flyer
laspuertasevents.com | Darcytango@gmail.com | (505)244-0290

SFT Milonga at Scottish Rite, Sat June 6, featuring live music with QTANGO, 8:00pm-Midnight at 463 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe. $5 SFT members; $10/non-members. Elegant attire suggested. Traditional music. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

2nd Thursday Milonga, Thu June 11, 8:00-10:30pm at Matrix Fine Art, 3812 Central Ave SE in Albuquerque. 6/11 DJ: TBA. Balanced mix of traditional, alternative and nuevo tango music by Regina Held and occasional guest DJs. Great floor and sound system, snacks. $5. Ample parking behind the gallery on Solano and Silver. Every 2nd Thursday of the month. (505)268-8952

Los Alamos Tango Club Milonga, Sat June 13, 7:00-11:00pm at UnQuarked The Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in Los Alamos. 5/13 DJ: Joseph Cowan. unquarkedwin.com
Directions: When Los Alamos take a slight right to Central Avenue, then another right before getting to the post office which is opposite of Starbucks.

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Sat June 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). 6/20 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

Las Puertas Tango Marathon, July 2-5 in Albuquerque.
laspuertastangomarathon.com




OTHER ONGOING EVENTS | Please confirm with organizers.

Ongoing Tuesday Night Milongas at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave in Santa Fe, +/-7:30-11:00pm. $5 minimum consumption. Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, ellatidodeltango@earthlink.net 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.

2nd Thursday Milonga, 8:00-10:30pm at Matrix Fine Art, 3812 Central Ave SE in Albuquerque. Balanced mix of traditional, alternative and nuevo tango music by Regina Held and occasional guest DJs. Great floor and sound system, snacks. $5. Ample parking behind the gallery on Solano and Silver. 2nd Thursdays of the month. (505)268-8952

Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol in Santa Fe, Fridays, 7:30-10:00pm. Rotating DJs. $5 cover.

Milonga Fridays at tangoXchange, 8:00-12:00am at 302 Central Ave SE at Broadway in Albuquerque. 7:00-8:00pm pre-milonga class, $10 (free if attending milonga);
Milonga, 8:00-Midnight. When in town, QTANGO plays live; DJ before and after sets. $15 when QTANGO plays; $10 DJ only. Weekly event.
(505)506-1728 | info@tangoxchange.com | tangoxchange.com

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

 



OTHER ORGANIZATIONS/GROUPS

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



CLASSES

Information on tango classes in New Mexico.



EVENTS IN OTHER STATES

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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