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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



March 21, 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.3/24 DJ: Paul Akmajian.$3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served. Upcoming 3/31 DJ: Michelle McRuiz

TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica, 2:30-4:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. 3/28 DJs: Sam & Risa. $2 everyone. FREE for first-time attendees. Upcoming 4/4 DJ: Leslie Jones.


CURRENT & UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, March 15, 7:30-10:30pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 3/15 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Free event. Support our hosts & tip generously. Kellys website: kellysbrewpub.com

TCA Presents Christopher Nassopoulos & Caroline Peattie, May 1-3. Details HERE.

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)




OTHER WORKSHOPS IN NM

Currently scheduled tango workshops in New Mexico



OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

Milonga de las Puertas, Sat March 21, 8:00-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 3/21 DJ: Pablo Rodriguez. Pre-milonga class with Eva & Pablo, 8:00-9:00pm; Milonga 9:00pm-Midnight. 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

Milonga at Iconik, Sat March 21 at Iconik Coffee House, 1600 Lena Street in Santa Fe. Class with David Cohen, 7:30-8:25pm; Milonga, 8:30pm-Midnight. 3/21 DJ: Davin Quinn. $12 class & milonga; $8 milonga only. David Cohen, (505)988-2275 | battie@earthlink.net

tangoXchange Milonga, Fri March 27 at tangoXchange, 302 Central Ave SE 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

SFT Spring Milonga, Sun March 29, 7:00-11:00pm at Quail Run, 3101 Old Pecos Trail (approx. ¼ mi. north of I-25/Old Pecos Trail exit) in Santa Fe. DJ: Fernando Robles. $10, 2015 SFT Members; $15, non-members. Hors d’oeuvres & cake. Cash bar. Code word at the guard gate: Tango. “This is a special opportunity for everyone to get to know and hopefully dance with the Encuentro participants. The dance floor is parquet and there
is a border of tile around the outside with tables and chairs. We are now very much aware of how many dancers the floor will comfortably hold; please respond to info@santafetango.org soon to make a reservation.” santafetango.org

"Follower's Technique," Alicia Pons, Sat April 4 at Two Moon Tango Studio in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe. All levels intensive workshop. Flyer | twomoontango.com

2nd Thursday Milonga, Thu April 9, 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. Every 2nd Thursday of the month. (505)268-8952

La Gallina Tango Retreat, with Ney Melo (New York) & Melina Mistral (Montreal), May 1-3 at the Casa Gallina Inn in Taos. Six-class workshop with Ney and Melina, two Milongas, morning Yoga classes, and outdoor Sunday brunch. Early-bird price (until April 5): $130/workshop (for all 6 classes + Saturday evening Milonga); + $25 for Sunday brunch. After April 5: $145/workshop. A la carte classes: $25/class. Workshop schedule,
registration, or questions: tangointaos@gmail.com

Folias, Fri May 29 at tangoXchange, 302 Central 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




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

SFT Milongas, usually 1st and 4th Saturdays of the month, 8:00-Midnight at Dance Station, 901 West Alameda Street (Solana Center, west side) in Santa Fe. $7/SFT members; $10/non-members. Alternative, Nuevo, and Traditional music. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

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

 



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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