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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,
September 10

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 9/10 DJ: George Simmons. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served.

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. 9/10 DJ: Carlos Di Stefano. 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,
September 11

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
,
September 12

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, September 13

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, September 14

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. $2 everyone. 9/14 DJ: Garth Bawden. FREE for first-time attendees.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW, north of Mountain Rd. 9/14 DJ: Doris Bartha. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 9/28, 10/12. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map


Sunday, September 15


7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 9/15 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming: 10/6, 10/20, etc. Kellys website


Monday,
September 16

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

7:00-10:00pm | Albuquerque
Orquestra Romantica Milonguera, September 16-17. Monday, 9/16: Musicality class with full orchestra, 7:00-8:00pm; Milonga, 8:00-11:00pm. Tuesday, 9/17: Free Concert with ORM, 7:30-9:00pm. Details: QTango Website



Tuesday, September 17

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 9/17 DJ: Richard Womack. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served.

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.

7:30-9:00pm | Albuquerque
Orquestra Romantica Milonguera Free Concert, 7:30-9:00pm. Details: QTango Website

7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consumption. 9/17 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,
September 18

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
,
September 19

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
,
September 20

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



Saturday,
September 21

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. $2 everyone. 9/21 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. FREE for first-time attendees.

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Milonga Mimosa, Saturday, September 21 at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place). 9/21 DJ: David Cohen. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. Please support this venue with your consumption. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, September 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). 9/21 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. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Sunday, September 22

7:00-9:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde," Sunday, September 22. 9/22 DJ: Leslie Jones. Free event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays on Old Town Plaza.

2:00-6:00pm | Santa Fe
Milonga Mimosa, Sunday, September 22 at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place). 9/22 DJ: Davin Quinn. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112

Monday, September 23

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, September 24

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 9/24 DJ: Doris Bartha. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served.

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. 9/24 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. 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,
September 25

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, September 26

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, September 27

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
,
September 28

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. $2 everyone. 9/28 DJ: Richard Womack. FREE for first-time attendees.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, September 28 at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd). 9/28 International Guest DJ: Marcelo Rosensalt. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next date: 10/12. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map


Sunday, September 29

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sunday, September 29, at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 9/29 DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Arts & Sciences (Frida Kahlo or Einstein t-shirt? Jerry Garcia tie?). Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq class="style66">


Monday,
September 30

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




Upcoming...

Maria Olivera Workshop, October 4-6 at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Details & schedule | Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

7:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Noches de Bohemia, Saturday, October 5 at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda, Suite B. 10/5 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. Alternative Music Milonga. $7/SFT members; $12/non-members. Email | Website

3:00-7:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA’s Annual Picnic/Milonga, Sunday, October 6, at the home of Gail & Richard Womack, 10709 Santa Monica Drive NE 87122. 10/22 DJ: TBA. Rudy’s BBQ, tea/water/lemonade, and cake will be provided. Bring a side dish to share. Free for TCA members; $15 for non-members. Capacity is limited to 75, so save your spot by signing up at TCA’s Tuesday Milonga or Saturday Practica or email your confirmation with attendee names. Names will be placed on the sign-in list in the order received. Flyer

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 10/6 DJ: Carolyn Stoklosa. $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


Alejandro Ziegler Special Performance Milonga, Saturday, October 12, 8:00-Midnight at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

Albuquerque Tango Festival, November 7-10. 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.

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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