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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.
  • Please contact organizers of private or small group events for their schedules. We will be updating news regarding event cancellations as we are notified.



Monday, March 23

Contact organizer: 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,
March 24

Cancelled | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at National Dance Institute.

Contact organizer: 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.

Cancelled | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. Resumes 3/31.
Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, Email or (50s5)983-9650. El Meson Website


Wednesday,
March 25

Contact organizer: 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, March 26

Cancelled | Santa Fe
Vanessie's Milonga at Vanessie's Piano Bar, 434 W. San Francisco St. Hosted by Los Amigos del Tango.

Cancelled until further notice | 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, March 27

Contact teacher: 6:00-7:30pm | Albuquerque
Follower's Technique Workshop with Eva Garlez, Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). Elements needed to take your dance to the next level: embellishments, axis control, footwork, musicality, balance, flow. Bring comfortable shoes (high heels are welcome too). $80 for full workshop (4 classes) or $25/class drop-in. More info/registration: Email | (505)313-5316 | Map

Contact organizer: 7:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at J&C's, 747 Baca St in Santa Fe, 8:00-10:00pm. $5. Pre-practica class, 7:00-8:00pm. $10. Held once a month at Move Studios, 901 W. San Mateo. Check website to confirm schedule/location. Jaimes Friedgen & Christa Rodriguez. Website


Saturday,
March 28

Cancelled | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at National Dance Institute.


Sunday,
March 29

Cancelled | 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

Cancelled until further notice | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Women Leaders' Workshop, Sunday, March 29 at 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. $50. Contact for details. Email or text to register. Liz Haight, Email | Website |  (505)669-0106 | Directions


Monday,
March 30

Contact organizer: 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, March 31

Cancelled | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at National Dance Institute.

Contact organizer: 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.

Contact organizer: 7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consump
tion. 3/31 DJ: Sam Jacob. 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,
April 1

Contact organizer: 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
,
April 2

Cancelled until further notice | 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, April 3

Contact organizer: 7:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at J&C's, 747 Baca St in Santa Fe, 8:00-10:00pm. $5. Pre-practica class, 7:00-8:00pm. $10. Held once a month at Move Studios, 901 W. San Mateo. Check website to confirm schedule/location. Jaimes Friedgen & Christa Rodriguez. Website

Saturday, April 4

Cancelled | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center.

Cancelled | Santa Fe
Cafecito Milonga at 922 Shoofly, Suite 101. Hosted by Los Amigos del Tango.

Cancelled | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW, north of Mountain Rd. 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


Sunday
, April 5

Cancelled | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE in the Nob Hill business district. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Kellys website

Monday, April 6

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, April 7

Cancelled | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center.

Contact organizer: 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.

Contact organizer: 7:00-10:30pm | Santa Fe
"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, 213 Washington Ave. $5 minimum consumption. 3/31 DJ: Sam Jacob. 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, April 8

Contact organizer: 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, April 9

Cancelled: 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, April 10

Cancelled: 7:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Practica Fridays at J&C's, 747 Baca St in Santa Fe, 8:00-10:00pm. $5. Pre-practica class, 7:00-8:00pm. $10. Held once a month at Move Studios, 901 W. San Mateo. Check website to confirm schedule/location. Jaimes Friedgen & Christa Rodriguez. Website


Saturday, April 11

Cancelled | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica at National Dance Institute.


Sunday, April 12




Upcoming...

Cancelled | Albuquerque
Amilonga Milonga, Thursday, April 2 at Vara Winery, 315 Alameda Park Dr NE 87113.
Menu and info | Map | Amilonga website  

Cancelled | Virginia Vasconi, April 1-5, 2020 at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St. #B in Santa Fe. Michael Walker. (505)795-6798 | Email

Cancelled | Albuquerque
TCA Saturday Afternoon Practica, Saturday, April 4 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center.

Cancelled | 6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 4/5 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $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

Cancelled: 7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Tuesday Night Practica, Tuesday, April 7 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center.

Cancelled/Postponed to the Fall: Gaby Mataloni & Ines Muzzopappa Workshops in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos, April 9-13, 2020.
Albuquerque hosted by ATA. Email | Facebook.
Santa Fe & Taos hosted by Los Amigos del Tango. Richard Spera, (575) 613-2868 | Email

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

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, May 16 at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 5/16 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 Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Adam and Ciko Workshop + Milonga Norteña, May 16-17, 2020 at Casa Gallina, 613 Callejon in Taos. Los Amigos del Tango. James Friedgen, Email

TBA | Albuquerque
TCA Tango Chat, Tuesdays at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108 (not the one-way Coal). Map
Upcoming Chats: 5/19, 7/21, 9/15.

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 and Santa Fe, Fri 6/5, hosted by Los Amigos del Tango. Fer Robles, Email. Albuquerque, Sun 6/7, 2:00-6:30pm at Lloyd Shaw, hosted by ATA. ATA Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq



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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