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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 18

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 9/18 DJ: Michelle McRuiz.
$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. 9/18 DJ: Fernando Robles. 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 19



Thursday, September 20



Friday,
September 21

7:30-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd & Acequia Madre. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen.


Saturday,
September 22


2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 9/22 DJ: Garth Bawden. $2 everyone.

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Milonga de las Puertas at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd). 9/22 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($5 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map


Sunday,
September 23

7:00-9:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde." 9/23 DJ: Leslie Jones. Free event. 2nd & 4th Sundays from late Spring through early Fall; may be adjusted for Kellys, workshop & holiday schedules. Last of the season.

Old Town is in the NW quadrant of Albuquerque. & is bordered by Rio Grande Blvd on the west, Mountain Rd on the north, Central Ave. on the south. From Santa Fe/North: I-25 south to I-40 west; exit Rio Grande Blvd; south on Rio Grande (stay in your left lane) to Mountain Rd. Veer left onto Romero St. Parking is usually available around the Plaza.

1:00-5:00pm | Santa Fe
SFT Second Street Brewing-Rufina TapRoom Milonga at 2920 Rufina St. 9/23 DJ: David Cohen. Class with David, 1:00-2:00pm; Milonga, 2:00-5:00pm. Class only, $10. Class + Milonga, $13 SFT members; $15 non-members. Milonga only, $4 Members; $7 non-members; free to students. SFT members; $7 non-members. Join us for an afternoon of relaxed dancing on a spacious, smooth dance floor. Great food and drinks too. Upcoming: 10/28, 11/1, 12/2. Email | Website


Monday, September 24



Tuesday,
September 25

8:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 9/25 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $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. 9/25 DJ: Davin. 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 26



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Friday,
September 28

7:30-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd & Acequia Madre. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen.



Saturday,
September 29

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 9/29 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $2 everyone.

Damian Lobato One-Day Workshop, Sat September 29 at Double Time Dance Studio, 112 Morningside SE in Albuquerque. Details soon. Email | Website

1:30-5:00pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Women Leaders’ Workshop, Sat September 29 & Sat October 6,
1:30-3:00pm and 3:30-5:00pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south
of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of
Albuquerque). $50/day. More info: Liz Haight, Email | Directions


Sunday,
September 30

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sun September 30 at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE. 9/30 DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Rainbows, Bows, & Bow Ties. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq


Monday,
October 1



Tuesday,
October 2

7:00-10:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Tuesday Night Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 10/2 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $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. 10/2 DJ: Matt Mateo. 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, October 3



Thursday
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October 4


Friday,October 5

7:30-9:30pm | Santa Fe
Practica at The Studio, 332 Camino Del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd & Acequia Madre. $5. Host: Jaimes Friedgen.


Saturday, October 6

2:30-4:30pm | Albuquerque
TCA's Saturday Afternoon Practica at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. 10/6 DJ: Matt Mateo. $2 everyone.

4:15-4:45pm | Albuquerque
Corazón Tanguero airs on 1st (10/6) & 3rd (10/20) Saturdays on KUNM (89.9 FM). Hosted by Cristina Baccin, [email protected] | Listen on the radio or internet kunm.org live or on archives for two weeks following the show.

1:30-5:00pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Women Leaders’ Workshop, Sat September 29 & Sat October 6,
1:30-3:00pm and 3:30-5:00pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south
of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of
Albuquerque). $50/day. More info: Liz Haight, Email | Directions


Sunday, October 7

2:00-6:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Annual/Picnic/Potluck/BBQ/Milonga at Gail and Richard Womack's, 10709 Santa Monica Ave NE, Albuquerque 87122. 10/7 DJ: Elizabeth Auden (Golden-Age tango music). Limited to 75 people. Register by signing up during a Tuesday Night Milonga in September, or via email (mailto:[email protected]) with the number of attendees in your party. Registrants should bring a side dish (not dessert) or adult beverage of your choice. TCA will provide Rudy's BBQ, Whole Foods chantilly cake, and non-alcoholic beverages. Free for TCA members; non-members $15/person.


Monday,
October 8




Upcoming...

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

7:30-11:45pm | La Cieneguilla
Two Moon Tango Milonga at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). 10/13 DJ: Matt Mateo. $10. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Tango I & II class, 6:15-7:15pm. Class, $10; Milonga, $10. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

6:00-10:00pm | Santa Fe
Tango Corazon at Rio Chama, Sun October 14, at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail. 10/14 DJ: Regina Held. Milonga, $7 SFT members; $12 non-members. All are welcome. Please support this venue with your purchases. Upcoming: 11/25. Rio Chama website | SFT: Email | Website

Albuquerque Tango Festival, October 18-21, 2018. Website

8:00pm-Midnight | Albuquerque
Alejandro Ziegler Cuarteto at Milonga de las Puertas, Sat October 27, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Live music milonga. 8/11 DJ: Garth Bawden (between/after live music sets). Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $15 at the door. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

7:30-10:00pm | Albuquerque
TCA Kellys Milonga at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. 11/4 DJ: TBA. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Next dates: (10/7 cancelled due to TCA Picnic), (10/21 cancelled due to ABQ Tango Festival), 11/4, 11/18, etc. Kellys 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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