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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, May 14

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 5/14 DJ: Leslie Jones. $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. 5/14 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

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.


Wednesday,
May 15

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
,
May 16

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, May 17

7:30-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica at Lightfoot Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol in Santa Fe. $5. Rotating DJs. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website


Saturday, May 18

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. $2 everyone. 5/18 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. FREE for first-time attendees.

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga, Sat May 18 at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 5/18 DJ: Leslie Jones. $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, May 19

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 5/19 DJ: Richard Womack. Free event. Support our hosts & tip generously. Next date: 6/2, etc. Kellys website


Monday,
May 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

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. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map


Tuesday, May 21

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 5/21 DJ: Garth Bawden. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for first-time attendees. Refreshments served.

7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 2Carlos DiStefano. 13 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consumption. 5/21 DJ: 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

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.



Upcoming...

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. Nest date: 5/24. More info: John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email | Map

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas, Sat May 25 at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). 5/25 DJ: Doris Bartha. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 6/8, 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Wed May 29, 7:30-10:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 5/29 DJ: Jeff Wallace. $5 cash only. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Happy Birthday! (ATA turns 3.). Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

7:30-10:30pm | Albuquerque
Celebration of Geminis Tango Dance Party, Sat June 1 at Linda Smith’s Home, 1600 Adelita Dr NE (87122). Music provided by Simona Faro. Feel free to BYOB and a non-dessert dish to share.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas, Sat June 8 at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 6/8 DJ: TBA. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 6/22, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sun June 9 at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 6/9 DJ: Sam Jacobs. $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

10:30am - | Albuquerque
Please join us for a Celebration of Sam Young’s Life, Sun June 30th at Gail and Richard Womack’s home, 10709 Santa Monica Drive NE in Albuquerque (87122). Please bring a dish to share for brunch, a story about Sam, any photographs of Sam to be added to an empty photo book that Gail will make available. Everyone in the tango community is invited. To RSVP, please email Gail. This is not a dance (no need for dance shoes) — just a time to come together, share our memories of Sam, and celebrate his life.



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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