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Instruction in Argentine Tango

Please contact instructors directly for details on their classes & to confirm schedules. Lisitngs are a courtesy of Tango Club of Albuquerque; acccuracy is dependent on individual instructor's updates to us.

Group Classes and Private Lessons in Albuquerque

Eva Garlez & Pablo Rodriguez | Bien Milonguero Tango School
Las Puertas Events Center, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.)
Drop-in classes
Advanced Beginners class, 6:30-7:30pm; Absolute Beginners class, 7:30-8:30pm. $17/class.
Wednesdays: Beginners class, 7:30-8:30pm; Advanced Beginner class, 8:30-9:30pm. $17/class.
Thursdays: Advance Beginners class, 7:30pm-8:30pm. $17/class.
Intermediate/Advanced class, 7:30-8:30pm. $20/class.
Thursdays: Roadrunner Practica, 8:30-10:30pm. $5; $3/Bien Milonguero students.
New! Classes at CSP Studios. 1624 Eubank Blvd NE
Tuesdays: Beginners class, 7:00-8:00pm.
Saturdays: Beginners Class, 3:00-4:00pm.
For prices contact CSP Studios: 505-883-9521 | mailto:[email protected]
Contact or check Bien Milonguero website for current or upcoming courses.
Private lessons for individuals and couples also available.
Contact or check Bien Milonguero website for current or upcoming courses.
Private lessons for individuals and couples
also available.
Course info/sign up | (505) 313-5316 | Email | Website

John Roy & Marina Baden
Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE
Mondays, 8:00-9:00pm: Mar 5 & 12, last two Fundamentals of Argentine Tango classes; March 19 & 26, Molinetes.
$15/class; $50/5 classes, expires in 3 months unless other arrangements are made. Cash or check. Video wrap-up at end of class. Must have attended at least one other class in the Fundamentals series to attend the 3/12 wrap-up. Will vote on April topic on 3/26, to progress during the month from beginner to advanced. Private lessons also available focusing on close embrace, salon, and nuevo styles of Tango.
John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email

New Mexico School of Music, 136-J Washington SE
Tangoxchange will take a break for the month of March in preparation for the
A-B-QTANGO-FEST on March 14-18. Monday and Saturday classes are on hiatus;
Wednesday practica ($5) will be hosted by students with the exception of the
week of the festival (March 14).

Mondays (contact for schedule): Basic Tango Salon for beginners or anyone interested, 6:00-7:30pm. 4 weeks/$60.
Wednesdays: Practica, 6:00-7:30pm. $8.
Saturdays: Tango I, 12:00-1:00pm; Tango II, 1:00-2:00pm. $10/class; $15/both.
Musicality, Embellishments and Navigation in a Variety of Embraces. Classes are non-sequential. Tango II will build on the figures taught in Tango I.
Svetlana Petkovic is also avaialble for private and semi-private lessons in Albuquerque & Santa Fe.
(505)506-1728 | Email | Facebook

Joseph Chavez | Abracadabra Dance Company
Currently at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center
Tuesdays: Tango Fundamentals, 7:00pm-8:00pm; Intermediate/Advanced Tango, 8:00-9:00pm.
Private lessons also available.
Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email

Michael Walker
Enchantment Dancing, 337 San Pedro Dr NE (north of Copper Ave on the west side)
Wednesdays: 7:15-8:15pm. $20/class or $120/8 classes.
Private lessons also available Albuquerque or Santa Fe.
Michael Walker (505)795-6798

Tony Espinoza
Enchantment Dancing, 337 San Pedro Dr NE (north of Copper Ave on the west
side of the road) on
Thursdays: Fundamentals, 5:30-6:30pm; Build on first class, 6:30-7:30pm. $10/class.
Sundays: Mixed level class focusing on technique and rhythm, 5:00-6:00pm; Practica, 6:00-7:00pm. Class, $10; Practica, $5. 2 for 1 couples special, $15/class + practica. 10-class punch card, $85.
Private lessons also available.
(505)385-4718 | Email | Website

Double Time Dance Studio | John Henry Moore & Adrienne Cozza
112 Morningside SE in Nob Hill (just off Central, west of San Mateo, east of Carlisle). Contact for next tango session dates.
Classes in other dances and private lessons available.
Studio, (505)268-1123 | Email | Website
John Henry, (505)268-1123 | Email
Adrienne, (505)414-5408 | Email

Argentine Tango Private Lessons in Albuquerque

Private lessons are also available by instructors listed above.

Paul Akmajian
Argentine Tango private lessons in Albuquerque/Los Ranchos (when in town) or Tucson. Milonguero Style.
(505)453-1786 | Email

Felipe el Alemán
Private lessons in Milonguero Style Argentine Tango in Albuquerque.
All days, 9:00am-8:00pm. $20 per person/hour; $30 per couple/hour
(509)389-4154 | Email | Website

Carrie Field
Private and group lessons in Albuquerque.
(575)613-0250 | Email | Website

William (Bill) Gruner
Argentine Tango private lessons in Albuquerque.
(505)884-8198 | Email

Cory Allison Leonard
Argentine Tango private lessons in Albuquerque.
(505)918-3955 | Email

Marina Baden | Yoga for Dancers
Mondays, 6:30-7:45pm, Lloyd Shaw Dance Center (in the large studio). Open to any & everyone. All levels welcome. Dress comfortably. Mats available or BYO. $10. Marina, Email

Group classes and Private lessons in Santa Fe , Los Alamos & Taos

Liz Haight | Two Moon Tango
La Cieneguilla classes in close-embrace Club-style/ Milonguero Style tango at 16 Camino Largo, La Cieneguilla, NM. 45 min. north of Albuq.; 15 min. south of Santa Fe. Call or email to receive directions.
Thursdays (contact for next session dates): Tango III, 7:00-8:30pm. $90/6-weeks or $18 drop-in. Taught by Alicia Pons on 4/19 & 4/26. Email for price/details.
Saturdays (Mar 17, 24): Tango I & II, 12:00-1:15pm. Register by email to enable role-balance. Taught by Liz, assisted by Bob Bern.
Vals/Milonga Traspie Workshop (contact for next session dates), 1:00-2:30pm and 3:00-4:00pm. $50/day. Email to register/role balance.
Private lessons also available.
Liz, (505)982-5833 | Email | Website

David Cohen
Argentine Tango ongoing classes at Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd in Santa Fe. No previous dance experience necessary; no dance partner required.
Thursdays: All levels, 7:00-8:00pm. $12 drop-in class; $50/5-class card.
Private lessons also available.
David Cohen, (505)988-2275 | Email

Michael Walker
Santa Fe classes at Dance Station, 901 West Alameda Street (Solana Center, west side).
Thursdays: Beginning classes, 8:00-9:00pm.
Michael is also available for private lessons in Santa Fe or Albuquerque.
Michael Walker, (505)795-6798 | Email

Shahin Medghalchi | Tango House of Santa Fe
Teaching out of state 3/7-17; regular NM schedule resumes 3/19.
Private classes in Santa Fe (1201 Don Diego Ave) and Taos, and Albuquerque, Mondays-Fridays. Fundamentals of movement, musicality, social floor technique (dancing tango universally) for all levels. Reserve your space & learn about details.
Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm; and Thursdays, 11:00am-6:30pm in Taos.
Private and group classes, and practica at “Shahin’s School of Dance,” 94 NM State Road 150, El Prado, NM 87529 at Plaza Venado.
For details/to register: Shahin, (505)920-9987 or (575)779-0712 | Email | Website

Alp Findikoglu & Paula Couselo-Findikoglu
Classes in Los Alamos & Santa Fe. Small Group Sessions — Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced levels. Private lessons also available. Email

Jaimes Friedgen & Christa Rodriguez
Group and private lessons. Classes in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque.
Email | Website

Rosalia Galassi & John Dunbar
Private lessons in Salon Style Tango in Santa Fe. (505)989-1225 | Email

Peter Roche
Private lessons in tango with emphasis on balance and connection in Santa Fe. (505)474-2801 | Email


James Friedgen & Christa Rodriguez

Group and private classes at The Studio at Casa Gallina in Taos.
Mondays, (contact for current session info), 6:30-8:00pm.
Practica on Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. $5. Info: (818)267-0529 | Email | Website

Shahin’s School of Dance
Teaching out of state 3/7-17; regular NM schedule resumes 3/19.
Wednesday evenings, Beginners group class, 7:00-8:00pm; Beginners guided
practica, 8:30-9:30pm.
Thursdays, Private classes, 11:00am-5:00pm; Intermediate/Advanced Group/Guided practica, 5:30-6:30pm.
94 NM State Rd 150, El Prado, NM 87529 at Plaza Venado
Shahin, (505)920-9987 or (575)779-0712 | Email | Website

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