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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



August 29, 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. 9/1 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served. Upcoming 9/8 DJ: Paul Akmajian.

TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica
, 2:30-4:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. 8/29 DJ: Matt Kropp. $2 everyone. FREE for first-time attendees.
Upcoming 9/5 DJ: Sam & Risa..


CURRENT & UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, September 6, 7:30-10:30pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 9/6 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Free event. Support our hosts & tip generously. Kellys website: kellysbrewpub.com

TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde,” Sunday, September 13, 6:30-9:30pm. 9/13 DJ: Leslie Jones. Free outdoor event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays. Upcoming 9/27 DJ: Matt Kropp.

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 Asado Picnic, Sunday, September 20, 3:00-7:00pm at the Womacks, 10709 Santa Monica Dr NE, Albuquerque 87122. Free to TCA members.
Details available now

Save the Date — TCA Holiday Milonga, Saturday, December 12 at the Canyon Club (formerly the Four Hills Country Club), 911 Four Hills Rd SE in Albuquerque. Details
TBA.

TCA Presents Cristian Sierra & Fernanda Valdovinos has moved to January 22-24, 2016. 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

Argentine Tango Beginner’s Mini Workshop, Sat Aug 29, 10:00am-1:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center in Albuquerque. 3-hour workshop with John Roy. New to tango, refer a friend, or touch up on basics. The focus for August is navigation on the social floor. The last 10 min. of each hour will be practice, review, snacks (bring your own snacks and water). $30, cash or check only; $15 for John’s Monday group class pack holders. John Roy, up4tango@yahoo.com | (505) 226-8864

Damian Lobato, August 29-30 at Double Time Dance Studio, 112 Morningside Dr SE in Albuquerque. (505)268-1123 | doubletimedance.com
Sat Aug 29: 12:00-1:30pm, Turns and rhythm; 1:50-3:20pm, Sacadas.
Sun Aug 30: 12:00-1:30pm, Playing with the free leg- leaders and followers; 1:50-3:20pm, All paradas.
Full workshop (4 classes + milonga): Earlybird (by 8/23) $125; $135 after 8/23.
Per class: $40. Sunday Evening Milonga $10.
Private lessons and workshop info: doubletimedance@yahoo.com

House Warming Milonga for Eva & Pablo at Milonga de las Puertas, Sat Aug 29, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 8/29 DJ: Pablo Rodriguez. $10 or house warming gift for their Albuquerque apartment. Contact Darcy for wish list: Darcytango@gmail.com | (505)244-0290 | laspuertasevents.com  
Map

Bien Milonguero Tango School Grand Opening, Sun Aug 30, 4:00-6:00pm at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Performance and tango lesson by Eva & Pablo, refreshments, giveaways. Free admission. Flyer
(505)244-0290 | Class schedule & more info: bienmilonguero.com  

SFT Rio Chama Milonga, Sun Aug 30, 6:00-10:00pm at Rio Chama Restaurant, President’s Room, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. 8/30 DJ: Matt Kropp. $10 (cash only). Dance and cabeceo friendly table arrangement.  Traditional music. “We invite you to order food and drink to inspire our hosts to welcome us back often.” Parking in the rear of the restaurant & across the street at the Visitor Center Lot. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

tangoXchange Milonga, Fri Sept 4 at 1020 Coal Ave SE in Albuquerque. 7:00-8:00pm pre-milonga class, $10 (free if attending milonga); Milonga, 8:00-Midnight. 9/4 DJ: TBA. QTANGO is tour. 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, Sat Sept 5, 8:00-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 9/5 DJ: George Simmons. 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

2nd Thursday Milonga, Thu Sept 10, 8:00-10:30pm at Matrix Fine Art, 3812 Central Ave SE in Albuquerque. 9/10 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. (505)268-8952

SFT Noche de Bohemia Milonga, Sun Sept 12, 8:00pm-Midnight at Dance Station, 901 West Alameda Street (Solana Center, west side) in Santa Fe. 9/12 DJ: Richard Womack. Alternative and nuevo with an occasional traditional tanda. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Sat Sept 19, 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). 9/19 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

Argentine Tango Beginner’s Mini Workshop, Sat Sept 26, 10:00am-1:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center in Albuquerque. 3-hour workshop with John Roy. New to tango, refer a friend, or touch up on basics.The last 10 min. of each hour will be practice, review, snacks (bring your own snacks and water). $30, cash or check only.; $15 for John’s Monday group class pack holders. John Roy, up4tango@yahoo.com | (505) 226-8864

SFT Tango at the Palace, Sat Sept 27, 6:00-10:00pm at the Palace Restaurant and Saloon, 142 West Palace in Santa Fe. 9/27 DJs: Sam & Risa. A traditional milonga. Appropriate milonga attire suggested. info@santafetango.org | santafetango.org | Reservations advised: 505-428-0690 or Open Table

Alicia Pons & Luis Rojas, October 2-4 and October 10-11 at Two Moon Tango in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe and at Lloyd Shaw (10/4) in Albuquerque. More info

Albuquerque Tango Festival 2015, October 28-November 1
Website





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@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.

The Taos Community Tango Club Practica, Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm at 121 North Plaza in Taos (2nd floor of The Old County Courthouse on the north side of the Taos Plaza). Free. Absolute beginners lesson 6:30-7:00pm. More info: doug@elerath.com

Guided Practica, Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm at CSP Dance Studios, 5505 Osuna
Rd NE in Albuquerque. Guided by Tony Espinoza from 7:30-8:30pm. $7. cspdancestudios.com

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. $5 cover. Rotating DJs.

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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