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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


Tuesday, July 17

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 7/17 DJ: Michelle McRuiz.
$3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served.

7:30-8:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Chat: Health Benefits of Dancing Tango. Carrie Jane Hortense Field, a beautifully skilled member of our tango community, will give a short presentation on the health and wellness effects of dancing tango as examined in scientific studies from around the world. Chats begin promptly, before the Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw. This is a free event. Carrie’s Facebook page | Website

7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consumption. 7/17 DJ: Shahin. 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, July 18



Thursday, July 19

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

Friday, July 20

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,
July 21


2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 7/21 DJ: Matt Mateo. $2 everyone.

4:15-4:45pm | Albuquerque
Corazón Tanguero airs on 1st (7/7) & 3rd (7/21) 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.


Sunday,
July 22

7:00-9:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde." 7/22 DJ: Leslie Jones. Free event. 2nd & 4th Sundays from late Spring through early Fall.

Old Town is in the NW quadrant of Albuquerque, & 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.


Monday, July 23


Tuesday,
July 24

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 7/24 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. 7/24 DJ: Fernando. 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,
July 25

Thursday, July 26

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


Friday,
July 27

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,
July 28

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 7/28 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $2 everyone.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). 7/28 DJ: Garth Bawden. 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, July 29

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Tango Corazon at Rio Chama, Sun July 29, at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 7/29 DJ: Matt Mateo. Milonga, $7 SFT members; $12 non-members. All are welcome. Please support this venue with your purchases. Upcoming: 9/9, 10/14, 11/25. Rio Chama website | SFT: Email | Website


Monday,
July 30

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Mon July 30 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 7/30 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Time for Shorts! Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq


Tuesday, July 31

7:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 7/31 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. 7/31 DJ: Davin. 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, August 1



Thursday
,
August 2

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


Friday, August 3

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, August 4

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 8/4 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $2 everyone.

6:30-10:30pm | Albuquerque
2018 Annual LEOs on Fire Tango Dance Party, Sat August 4 at the home of Gail and Richard Womack, 10709 Santa Monica Dr NE 87122. Mixed Music by Regina Held. Potluck – Bring (1) a non-dessert dish to share, (2) a smile, (3) a fun loving spirit. BYOB (water and lemonade provided).

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). 8/4 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $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, August 5

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 8/5 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Kellys Website

1:00-5:00pm | Santa Fe
SFT Second Street Brewing-Rufina TapRoom Milonga at 2920 Rufina St. 8/5 DJs: Paula & Alp. Class with Paula & Alp, 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. SFT members; $7 non-members. Join us for an afternoon of relaxed dancing on a spacious, smooth dance floor. Great food and drinks too. Upcoming: 9/25, 10/28, 11/1, 12/2. Email | Website


Monday,
August 6

 




Upcoming...

Two Moon Tango Women Leaders' Workshop, Sat/Sun August 11-12 at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). Saturday, 12:30-2:00pm and 2:30-4:00pm, + evening practica. Sunday from 12:00-1:30pm and 2:00-3:30pm. $125/weekend. Liz Haight, (505)982-5833 | Email | Website

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). 8/11 DJ: TBA. 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

7:00-9:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde." 8/12 DJ: Matt Mateo. Free event. 2nd & 4th Sundays from late Spring through early Fall.

Old Town is in the NW quadrant of Albuquerque, & 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.

Adapted Tango Teacher Training Fundamentals, Sat/Sun August 18-19 in Albuquerque. Training with founder Dr. Madeleine Hackney on Saturday, August
18, 8:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, August 19th, 12:30-5:30pm (14 hours). This
teacher training is designed for dancers and dance instructors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, fitness instructors and personal trainers interested in sharing Argentine Tango with older adults and adults with Parkinson’s. Carrie Field, Email | Details

Julio Balmaceda & Virginia Vasconi, August 31-Sept 2, 2018 in Santa Fe.
Hosted by Michael Walker. More info, Masako, Email

Buenos Aires Trip with Eva & Pablo, September 14-24, 2018. Eva & Pablo invite you to join them in Buenos Aires this September. Interested? Email




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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