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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.



Sunday, November 17

6:30-9:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 11/17 DJ: Doris Bartha. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming: 12/1, 12/15, etc. Kellys website


Monday,
November 18

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, November 19

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Ave SE. 11/19 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Please enter and exit through the rear door of NDI, the door on the right with Student Entrance above the it. Ample parking is available at the rear of the building. Map

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.

7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consumption. 11/19 DJ: Sam Jacobs. Please make a contribution to the “DJ Appreciation” vase on the piano to compensate DJs. Please note that using any kind of powder on the dance floor at El Meson is not allowed, and also respect the dress code (no shorts, jeans, or sneakers). Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, Email or (505)983-9650. El Meson Website


Wednesday,
November 20

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
, November 21

7:00-9:00pm | Albuquerque
Amilonga, Thursday, November 21, at Vara Winery, 315 Alameda Parkway Dr NE (87113). Enjoy delicious tapas and Vara wines in a cozy space with a concrete floor. 11/21 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $10 cash only admission (includes $5 voucher). Amilonga website | Venue website & menu

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

Maxi Copello & Raquel Makow Workshops, November 21-24 in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Sponsored by Richard Spera, Fernando Robles, and ATA (AllTangoAlbuquerque). Details & schedule. Video of them at recent Burning Tango.


Friday, November 22

8:45-10:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at MOVE Dance Studio, 901 W. San Mateo in Santa Fe. $5. Class, 7:45-8:30pm. $10. Practica follows. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website

Maxi Copello & Raquel Makow Workshops, November 21-24 in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Sponsored by Richard Spera, Fernando Robles, and ATA (AllTangoAlbuquerque). Details & schedule. Video of them at recent Burning Tango.


Saturday,
November 23

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Ave SE. $3 everyone. 11/23 DJ: Garth Bawden. Please enter and exit through the rear door of NDI, the door on the right with Student Entrance above the it. Ample parking is available at the rear of the building. Map

Maxi Copello & Raquel Makow Workshops, November 21-24 in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Sponsored by Richard Spera, Fernando Robles, and ATA (AllTangoAlbuquerque). Details & schedule. Video of them at recent Burning Tango.

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Milonga Mimosa, Saturday, November 23 at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place). 11/23 DJ: Bert Rushford. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. Please support this venue with your consumption. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW, north of Mountain Rd. 11/23 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map


Sunday, November 24

Maxi Copello & Raquel Makow Workshops, November 21-24 in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Sponsored by Richard Spera, Fernando Robles, and ATA (AllTangoAlbuquerque). Details & schedule. Video of them at recent Burning Tango.

4:00-8:00pm | Taos
Milonga Norteña, Sunday, November 24, at Manzanita Market on Taos Plaza. 11/24 DJ: Jaimes Friedgen. A new milonga hosted by Joshlyn Marino & Richard Spera. Entrance fee: Dancers $10; Non-dancers (observers) $5. Eat, drink, dance and support this venue with your patronage. Richard, Email | (575)613-2868 | Facebook


Monday,
November 25

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,
November 26

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Ave SE. 11/26 DJ: Garth Bawden. Please enter and exit through the rear door of NDI, the door on the right with Student Entrance above the it. Ample parking is available at the rear of the building. Map

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.

7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consump
tion. 11/26 DJ: TBA. Please make a contribution to the “DJ Appreciation” vase on the piano to compensate DJs. Please note that using any kind of powder on the dance floor at El Meson is not allowed, and also respect the dress code (no shorts, jeans, or sneakers). Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, Email or (505)983-9650. El Meson Website


Wednesday,
November 27

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, November 28


Contact organizers to confirm whether practica will take place on Thanksgiving.
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 29

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 11/29 DJ: Regina Held. Theme: Black Friday — wear something black (or that was a bargain!) $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

8:45-10:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at MOVE Dance Studio, 901 W. San Mateo in Santa Fe. Practica, $5. Pre-practica class, 7:45-8:30pm, $10. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website


Saturday
,
November 30

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Ave SE. $3 everyone. 11/30 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Please enter and exit through the rear door of NDI, the door on the right with Student Entrance above the it. Ample parking is available at the rear of the building. Map


Sunday, December 1

6:30-9:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 12/1 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming: 12/15, etc. Kellys website

Monday, Deccember 2

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,
December 3

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Ave SE. 12/3 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Please enter and exit through the rear door of NDI, the door on the right with Student Entrance above the it. Ample parking is available at the rear of the building. Map

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.

7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consumption. 12/3 DJ: TBA. Please make a contribution to the “DJ Appreciation” vase on the piano to compensate DJs. Please note that using any kind of powder on the dance floor at El Meson is not allowed, and also respect the dress code (no shorts, jeans, or sneakers). Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, Email or (505)983-9650. El Meson Website


Wednesday,
December 4

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
,
December 5

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,
December 6

8:45-10:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at MOVE Dance Studio, 901 W. San Mateo in Santa Fe. Practica, $5. Pre-practica class, 7:45-8:30pm, $10. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website


Saturday, December 7

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Ave SE. $3 everyone. 12/7 DJ: George Simmons. Please enter and exit through the rear door of NDI, the door on the right with Student Entrance above the it. Ample parking is available at the rear of the building. Map


Sunday, December 8

1:00-4:00pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga/Vals Worksop at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). Two classes with 1/2 hour tea time between. Taught by Liz and Bob Bern. $50/day. Email to register in advance for role balance. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

 



Upcoming...


TCA Holiday Milonga, Saturday, December 14 at The Canyon Club (Four Hills Country Club). 12/14 DJ: Leslie Jones. Details & registration

6:30-9:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 12/15 DJ: Garth Bawden. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming: 1/5, 1/19, etc. Kellys website

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, December 21 at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 12/21 DJ: Paul Akmajian. $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, Email | Directions

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sunday, December 29, at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 12/29 DJ: Fer Robles. $7/SFT members; $12/non-members. All are welcome. Please support this wonderful venue with your consumption. SFT membership to Chama Wine Club extended to attendees. Email | Website | Venue website

9:00pm-1:00am | Albuquerque
New Year's Eve Milonga de las Puertas, Tuesday, December 31, at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). 12/31 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $12. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, January 17-19, 2020. A TCA weekend workshop. Details and registration.

Liz & Yannick Vanhove, January 24-25, 2020 in Albuquerque and Placitas. Workshop classes, tango dinner, performance. Body's Emotion Dance Studio | Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email | Website

Gustavo Benzecry Sabá & Luciana Guido, February 28-March 1, 2020 in Albuquerque. Workshop classes, milonga, performance. Body's Emotion Dance Studio | Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email | Website

QTangoFest, March 18-22, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
Website

QTango Fusion Fest, May 7-10, 2020 in Albuquerque. Four live music milongas featuring 7 bands and orchestras. Blues, gypsy jazz, world music, electronica, and traditional Argentine Tango. 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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