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Tango Events in New Mexico

A chronological list (TCA events first) of upcoming Tango events (milongas, practicas, workshops) in New Mexico, prepared by Tango Club of Albuquerque events are listed as "TCA." It is advisable to contact other event organizers to confirm dates and information, as scheduling, content and details may change without notice.

Click here for a list of classes offered by local New Mexico instructors.

  • Please note: Many venues are "dance shoes only," meaning "please no street shoes or shoes that leave marks on the dance floor."
    Dance shoes only venues include:
    Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, Albuquerque
    Las Puertas venue, Albuquerque
    The Studio, Santa Fe



Monday, November 12



Tuesday,
November 13

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 11/13 DJ: Leslie Jones. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served.

7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consumption. 11/13 DJ: Matt Mateo. Please make a contribution to the “DJ Appreciation” vase on the piano to compensate DJs and help to increase DJ diversity. Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, Email or (505)983-9650. El Meson Website


Wednesday, November 14




Thursday,
November 15

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


Friday, November 16

7:30-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Friday Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd & Acequia Madre. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen.


Saturday, November 17

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 11/3 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $2 everyone.

4:00-5:00pm | Santa Fe
Physio-Tango Workshop for Leaders and Followers with Carolyn Stoklosa. Sat 11/17: Kinesthetic Awareness Exercises to help find your static balance, and keep that awareness while dancing. Continues on Saturdays 12/1 & 12/8 at The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Studio, 550 St. Michael's Drive (SW corner of Galisteo & St. Michael's). Each one-hour class covers a different topic. Carolyn is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. $10/class (cash only). More info/Class topics (Facebook) | Email

4:15-4:45pm | Albuquerque
Corazón Tanguero airs on 1st (11/3) & 3rd (11/17) Saturdays on KUNM (89.9 FM). Hosted by Cristina Baccin, [email protected] | Listen on the radio or internet kunm.org live or on archives for two weeks following the show.

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 11/17 DJ: Leslie Jones. $10. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Tango I & II class, 6:15-7:15pm. Class, $10; Milonga, $10. Liz Haight, Email | Directions


Sunday, November 18

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 11/18 DJ: Matt Mateo. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Next dates: 12/2, 12/16, etc. Kellys Website


Monday,
November 19

Tuesday, November 20

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 11/20 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served.

7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consumption. 11/20 DJ: TBA. Please make a contribution to the “DJ Appreciation” vase on the piano to compensate DJs and help to increase DJ diversity. Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, Email or (505)983-9650. El Meson Website


Wednesday,
November 21


Thursday, November 22

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


Friday,
November 23

7:30-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd & Acequia Madre. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen.



Saturday,
November 24

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 11/24 DJ: Leslie Jones. $2 everyone.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). 11/24 DJ: Matt Mateo. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($5 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map


Sunday,
November 25

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Tango Corazon at Rio Chama, Sun November 25 at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 11/25 DJ: Christa Rodriguez. Milonga, $7 SFT members; $12 non-members. All are welcome. Please support this venue with your purchases. Upcoming: 12/16. Rio Chama website | SFT: Email | Website




Upcoming...

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Fri November 30 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 11/30 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Bust Out Your Purple! Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

1:00-5:00pm | Santa Fe
SFT Second Street Brewing-Rufina TapRoom Milonga at 2920 Rufina St. 12/2 DJ: Rufina DJ Crew. Class w/ James Friedgen, 1:00-2:00pm; Milonga, 2:00-5:00pm. Class only, $10. Class + Milonga, $13 SFT members; $15 non-members. Milonga only, $4 Members; $7 non-members; free to students. Join us for an afternoon of relaxed dancing on a spacious, smooth dance floor. Great food and drinks too. Upcoming: 12/2. Email | Website

1:30-4:30pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Essentials of Close Embrace Workshop, Sat December 8 at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). $40/session. Email to register/role balance. More info: Liz Haight, (505)699-0106 | Email | Directions

2:00-5:30pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Vals/Milonga Traspie Workshop, Sun December 9 at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). $50/day. Email to register/role balance. More info: Liz Haight, (505)699-0106 | Email | Directions

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Save the date! TCA Holiday Milonga, Saturday, December 15 at the Canyon Club of Four Hills. 12/15 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Tickets go on sale in November: $20/TCA members; $30/non-members. Attendance is limited to 100 people. Tickets/More info

Fabian Salas & Lola Díaz, January 18-20, 2019, a TCA Workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. Registration begins in November. More info TBA. Fabian’s website | YouTube





Tango Events in New Mexico is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please send any additions/corrections to her at [email protected].

 

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