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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



Sunday, January 13

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
SFT Milonga at Rio Chama at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe. 1/13 DJ: Matt Mateo. $7 members; $12 non-members All are welcome. Please support this wonderful venue with your consumption. SFT membership to Rio Chama Wine Club extended to attendees. Upcoming: 2/10, 3/10. SFT Email | SFT Website | Venue website


Monday,
January 14

6:00-7:00pm | Los Alamos
Practica, Mondays at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Enter through the lower level. Free to all. DJ: Joseph Cowan. No Practica on national holidays. Joseph Cowan, Email


Tuesday,
January 15

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 1/15 DJ: Richard Womack. $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. 1/15 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

6:00-7:00pm | Dixon
Practica in Dixon, Tuesdays at Carnelian Center in Scott and Lluvia’s home in Dixon, NM. Please bring a snack. $2-5 donation. Fun, informal, well-attended. More info/confirm date: (505)689-2641


Wednesday, January 16

4:30-6:30pm | Taos
Tango in Taos Practica, Wednesdays at The Studio at Casa Gallina in Taos. Drills, 4:30-5:30pm; Practica, 5:30-6:30pm. Richard, (575)613-2868 | Email


Thursday,
January 17

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, January 18

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
Fabian Salas & Lola Díaz, January 18-20, 2019, a TCA Workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 7:30-8:45pm, Volcadas; 8:45-10:00pm, Practica. More info | Registration | Flyer | Fabian’s website | YouTube

Saturday, January 19

2:00-4:45pm | Albuquerque
Fabian Salas & Lola Díaz, January 18-20, 2019, a TCA Workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 2:00-3:15pm, Colgadas; 3:30-4:45pm, Vals, Musicality, and Rhythm.
More info | Registration | Flyer | Fabian’s website | YouTube

7:30-10:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Milonga at Enchantment Dance Studio, 337 San Pedro Dr. NE. 1/19 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Special Guests: Fabian & Lola. Pay at the door, $5.

4:15-4:45pm | Albuquerque
Corazón Tanguero airs on 1st (1/5) & 3rd (1/19) 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). 1/19 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. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Sunday, January 20

2:00-4:45pm | Albuquerque
Fabian Salas & Lola Díaz, January 18-20, 2019, a TCA Workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 2:00-3:15pm, Enrosques; 3:30-4:45pm, Intermediate-Level Milonga Lisa and Traspié.
More info | Registration | Flyer | Fabian’s website | YouTube

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 2/3 DJ: Leslie Jones. Special Guests: Fabian & Lola. Free event. Support our hosts & tip generously. Next date: 2/17. Kellys Website

Monday, January 21

6:00-7:00pm | Los Alamos
Practica, Mondays at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Enter through the lower level. Free to all. DJ: Joseph Cowan. No Practica on national holidays. Joseph Cowan, Email

Tuesday, January 22

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 1/22 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $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. 1/22 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

6:00-7:00pm | Dixon
Practica in Dixon, Tuesdays at Carnelian Center in Scott and Lluvia’s home in Dixon, NM. Please bring a snack. $2-5 donation. Fun, informal, well-attended. More info/confirm date: (505)689-2641.


Wednesday,
January 23

4:30-6:30pm
| Taos
Tango in Taos Practica, Wednesdays at The Studio at Casa Gallina in Taos. Drills, 4:30-5:30pm; Practica, 5:30-6:30pm. Richard, (575)613-2868 | Email


Thursday
,
January 24

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, January 25

6:30-8:30pm | Albuquerque
Friday Night Practicas on 2nd & 4th Fridays, Jan-March at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo) in Albuquerque. $5 cash only. Dates: 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map

Saturday, January 26

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. $2 everyone. 1/26 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. FREE for first-time attendees.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). 1/26 DJ: Davin Quinn. Vinyl! 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, January 27

 




Upcoming...

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Wed January 30 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 1/30 DJ: Fernando Robles. $5 (cash only). Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Sports! (Superbowl is around the corner...) Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

7:30-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd & Acequia Madre. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Practica resumes in February 2019.

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 2/3 DJ: Leslie Jones. Support our hosts & tip generously. Next date: 2/17. Kellys Website

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
TCA Valentine’s Milonga, Saturday, February 9, at Las Puertas Events Center, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). 2/9 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $10 TCA members; $15 non-members. Map

Marcos Questas & Ruta Maria Tango Workshops, February 8 and 9 in Santa Fe on 2/9 hosted by SFT, and in Albuquerque on 2/9 hosted by ALLTangoAbq (ATA).
More info about Marcos & Ruta

8:00-11:00pm | Santa Fe
Zero Hour Tango Trio Milonga and Concert, Sat February 23 at Dance Station, 947 W Alameda St in Santa Fe. Alan Kapulski on guitar, Hillary Schact on violin and Justin Bransford on double bass will play two 45-minute sets of live tango music including traditional and nuevo tango songs. DJ betwee songs: Elizabeth Auden. Refreshments served. SFT members $9; nonmembers $12. Email | Website




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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