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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.



Friday, January 17

| Albuquerque
Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado's flight from Miami was cancelled due to mechanical issues. Tonight's events have been cancelled and tonight's class has been rescheduled to Sunday. Details

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, January 18

2:15-10:30pm | Albuquerque
Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, January 18-19, a TCA weekend workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque.
2:15-3:30pm, Vals turns and contra-turns in close & open embrace.
3:45-5:00pm: Accelerations for milonga lisa (intermediate).
8:00-10:30pm: Milonga with performance by Paloma and Maximilian. DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Details

| Albuquerque
No TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica today due to Paloma & Maxi workshop. Practica resumes 1/25.


Sunday, January 19

2:00-9:00pm | Albuquerque
Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, January 18-19, a TCA weekend workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque.
2:00-3:15pm: Special milonguero style cuts and quebradas (intermediate)
3:30-4:45pm: Complex sacadas for social dance (advanced)
5:00-6:15pm: Special sweeps (intermediate)
6:30-9:00pm: Kellys Milonga (see below). Free. DJ: Richard Womack. Details

6:30-9:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE in the Nob Hill business district. 1/19 DJ: Richard Womack. Special Guests: Paloma & Maxi. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Kellys website

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


Monday,
January 20

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 21

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. 1/21 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. 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. 1/21 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. 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,
January 22

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 23

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 24

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

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


Saturday,
January 25

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. 1/25 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. 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

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

Sunday, January 26


Monday,
January 27

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 28

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. 1/28 DJ: Doris Bartha. 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. 1/28 DJ: Shahin. 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,
January 29

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 30

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 31

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Friday, January 31, at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 1/31 Special Guest DJ: Dean Bauman (Denver). Theme: All That Glitters. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo 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
,
February 1

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. 2/1 DJ: Richard Womack. 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
, February 2


1:00-4:00pm | La Cieneguilla
Milonga/Vals Intensive at Two Moon Tango, 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. Contact for details. Email to register in advance for role balance. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 2/9 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. Upcoming 3/8 DJ: Pablo Rodriguez. Email | Website | Venue website

Monday, February 3

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,
February 4

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. 2/4 DJ: Paul Akmajian. 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. 2/4 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,
February 5

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
,
February 6

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




Upcoming...

8:00-12:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Valentine Milonga, Saturday, February 8 at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 2/8 DJ: Garth Bawden. TCA Members $15; Non-members $20. Cash only. Pay at the door. Appetizers will be served. Elegant attire suggested. Flyer

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, February 15 at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 2/15 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. Upcoming 3/21 DJ: Leslie Jones. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW, north of Mountain Rd. 2/22 DJ: Doris Bartha. 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

4:00-6:30pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sunday, February 23 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 2/23 DJ: Richard Womack. Theme: Balloons & Bubbles. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo music. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq
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

4:00-6:30pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sunday, March 29 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 3/29 DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. Theme: Silver Soiree. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo music. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

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

Gaby Mataloni & Ines Muzzopappa Workshops in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos, April 9-13, 2020. Albuquerque, Thurs 4/9, 7:00-10:30 pm at CSP Dance Studio, 1624 Eubank NE (south of Indian School). Santa Fe, Fri night 4/10. Taos, Sat 4/11 & Mon 4/13. Details TBA.

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

Monica Paz Weekend Workshop, May 28-31 in Albuquerque. Details TBA. Website | (505)244-0290

Marcos Questas & Ruta Maria Workshops in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, June 4-7, 2020. Taos, Thurs 6/4. Santa Fe, Fri 6/5. Albuquerque, Sun 6/7, 2:00-6:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. Details TBA.



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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