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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 9

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 7/9 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 consumption. 7/9 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 10

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
,
July 11

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, July 12

6:30-8:30pm | Albuquerque
Alternative Music Practica, 2nd & 4th Fridays at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo). Hosted by John Roy. $5 donation. Next date: 7/26. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map

8:00-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at MOVE Dance Studio, 901 W. San Mateo in Santa Fe. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website


Saturday, July 13

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. $2 everyone. 7/13 DJ: Richard Womack. FREE for first-time attendees.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 7/13 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 7/27, 8/10, 8/24. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map


Sunday, July 14


7:00-9:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde," Sunday, July 14, 7:00-9:30pm. 7/14 DJ: Garth Bawden. Our opening date this year!  Free event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays on Old Town Plaza. Upcoming: 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22.

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 7/14 DJ: TBA. $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,
July 15

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

7:15-8:45pm | Albuquerque
Alternative Music Practica, Mondays at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo). Hosted by John Roy. $5 donation. Upcoming: 7/29. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map


Tuesday, July 16

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 7/16 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $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. 7/16 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. 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 17

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
,
July 18

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, July 19

8:00-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at MOVE Dance Studio, 901 W. San Mateo in Santa Fe. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website

Saturday, July 20

2:15-5:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Workshop with Alejandra Armenti & Daniel Juaréz, Saturday, July 20 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE (not the one-way Coal) in Albuquerque. Classes: 2:15-3:30pm. Boleos and Patadas for Leaders and Followers; 3:45-5:00pm, Barridas for Leaders and Followers. Details

Sunday, July 21

7:00-9:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde." 7/21 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. Our opening date this year!  Free event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays on Old Town Plaza. Upcoming: 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22.


Monday,
July 22

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

7:15-8:45pm | Albuquerque
Alternative Music Practica, Mondays at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo). Hosted by John Roy. $5 donation. Upcoming 7/15, 7/29. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map


Tuesday, July 23

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 6/11 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 consumption. 7/23 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,
July 24

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
,
July 25

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, July 26

6:30-8:30pm | Albuquerque
Alternative Music Practica, 2nd & 4th Fridays at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo). Hosted by John Roy. $5 donation. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map

8:00-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at MOVE Dance Studio, 901 W. San Mateo in Santa Fe. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website

Saturday, July 27

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. $2 everyone. 7/27 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. FREE for first-time attendees.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW, north of Mountain Rd. 7/27 DJ: George Simmons. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 8/10, 8/24. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga, Sat June 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). 6/15 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. Liz Haight, Email | Directions


Sunday
, July 28

7:00-9:30pm
| Albuquerque
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde." 7/28 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Our opening date this year!  Free event. Usually 2nd and 4th Sundays on Old Town Plaza. Upcoming: 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22.


Monday,
July 29

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...

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 7/31 DJ: Fernando Robles. $5 cash only. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Primary Colors (red, blue, yellow). Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

7:30-10:30pm | Albuquerque
Annual LEO Tango Dance Party, Fri. August 2 at the Womack’s, 10709 Santa Monica Ave NE. DJ: Mixed Music by Simona Faro. Pot Luck. Bring (1) a non-dessert dish to share (2) a smile and (3) a fun loving spirit. BYOB; water and lemonade provided. All tango dancers welcome.

TBA | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Noches de Bohemia (Alternative Music Milonga), Sat. August 3 at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda, Suite B. 8/3 DJ: Richard Womack. Time & cost TBA. Email | Website

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga, Sat. August 17 at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 8/17 DJ: Garth Bawden. $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




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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