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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.

Some teachers are now offering online classes.
These will be listed here (top of page) as we receive notice.

Online Classes Offered

Eva Garlez & Pablo Rodriguez | Bien Milonguero Tango School

Online group (indiviuals & couples) and private classes offered through Patreon.
Classes begin Friday, April 3.
Eva and Pablo say: "We have piloted the online environment with a dozen of our students already — followers, leaders, as well as couples. We invite your to register for our new online April classes via our Patreon page."
Visit their Patreon page for more info.
Email | (505)313-5316 | Website

We assume all "in person" classes are cancelled at this time.

Previous schedules are listed below and will be edited for changes after classes

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.)
Email | (505)313-5316 | Website
Drop-in classes & practica
Mondays: Beginner drop-in class, 7:30-8:30pm. $17.
: Beginner drop-in class, 7:00-8:00pm. $17.
Thursdays: Intermediate drop-in class, 7:30-8:30pm. $20.
Thursdays: Roadrunner Practica, 8:30-10:30pm. $5; $3/Bien Milonguero students.
Private lessons for individuals and couples
also available.
Trip to Buenos Aires con Eva y Pablo in August 2020. More info soon.
CSP Dance Studio Class, 1624 Eubank NE (between Indian School & Constitution) in Albuquerque. (505)883-9521 | CSP Email | CSP Website
Saturdays: Int/Adv Sequences for Tango Salon, 1:00-2:00pm. $17/class or $65/10 classes or $110/10 classes (no expiration on class packs). New? Ask about Groupon deal.

John Roy & Marina Baden
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE 87111 (near Wyoming and Paseo), 2nd Floor Exercise Room. Map
Cancelled until further notice (Mondays): Class w/ practica. Class 7:15-8:15pm; practica 8:15-8:45pm. Fees non-refundable, non-transferable to next month' classes. Cash or check (no plastic). Classes are open to beginners; classes are progressive. Must attend one other class to attend month-end wrap-up.
To use this facility, you must buy an annual pass for $20 (downstairs at main desk). Good at all senior centers & multigenerational centers in town.)

John Roy, (505)717-2020 | Email

Tuesdays: Free tango class hosted by QTANGO, 6:00-7:30pm.
National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI) (Hiland Theatre), 4800 Central Ave SE 87108.
Fridays: Free tango class hosted by QTANGO, 7:30-9:00pm.
New Mexico School of Music, 136-J Washington SE 87108.

Joseph Chavez | BODY's Emotion
Lloyd Shaw Dance Center
Wednesdays: Basic Tango, 7:30-8:15pm; Intermediate Tango, 8:15-9:00pm. $12 a class or $20 for both.
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)
Thursdays: Fundamentals, 5:30-6:30pm; Build on first class, 6:30-7:30pm. $10/class.
Private lessons also available.
(505)385-4718 | Email | Website

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

Sam Olmsted
First & Third Sundays of the month
: Free tango lessons, 5:15-6:15pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. "Come before the dance and learn simple steps that keep you dancing all night." Host: Caroline Rempe. Next date: Check Facebook. Facebook

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 current class info.
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. 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
Back aching? Shoulders & hips feeling tight? Discomfort in your feet & ankles? Restless sleep keeping you from enjoying a good night's sleep? Time to consider giving yourself some long-lasting solutions to these problems with some one-on-one guidance. A simple session or two will provide you with a gentle opportunity to address and manage your problem areas bringing renewed comfort and ease to your dancing.Private lessons with Marina, Email

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

Liz Haight | Two Moon Tango | Studio closed until further notice
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.
Wednesdays, 2/19-3/25: Tango III, 7:00-8:30pm. $100/6 weeks or $20/class. Drop-ins welcome.
Saturdays (occasionally): Tango I & II, 6:15-7:15pm, before monthly milonga as noted. Taught by Liz, assisted by Bob Bern. $10/class drop-in.
Vals/Milonga Workshops. Contact for dates/details.Two classes with 1/2 hour tea time between. Taught by Liz and Bob Bern. Email to register in advance for role balance.
Women Leaders Workshops. Two classes with 1/2 hour tea time between.Contact for details. Email or text to register. 
Tango as a Spiritual Path Workshops. Contact for dates/details.
Deepening Milonguero Style Workshops. Contact for dates/details. Email to register/role balance.
Private lessons also available.
Liz, (505)669-0106 | 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 | The Tango House of Santa Fe | No NM classes at this time
Private classes in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque.
Fundamentals of movement, musicality, social floor technique (dancing tango universally) for all levels. Reserve your space & learn about details. All privates in Santa Fe or Albuquerque.
Santa Fe classes (all privates) at 1201 Don Diego Ave, Santa Fe (corner of Don Diego and Cordova).
: 3:00-8:00pm.
Tuesdays: 3:00-6:30pm.
: 10:00am-12:00pm.
Fridays: 12:00-9:00pm.
Saturdays: 12:00-6:00pm.
Albuquerque classes, call Shahin.
See info for Taos classes below under Taos.
Call Shahin to RSVP for any classes, (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 | 8th Style Tango 
747 Baca St. in Santa Fe. 
Fridays before Practica, 7:00-8:00pm. $10/class. Practica, 8:00-10:00pm, $5.
Held once a month with special class &/or guest teachers at Move Studios, 901 W. San Mateo. Check website to confirm schedule/location.
Group and private lessons. Classes in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque.
Contact for current schedule
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, 613 Callejon in Taos.
Contact for current schedule.
Info: (818)267-0529 | Email | Website

Shahin Medghalchi | Shahin’s School of Dance
94 NM State Road 150 (Sky Valley Rd) El Prado, NM 87529 (at Plaza Venado #A1, between Common Fire and Medley restaurants).
Wednesdays: 4:00-9:00pm (all privates).
Thursdays: 10:00am-5:00pm, all privates followed by Group lesson/Guided Practica, 5:30-6:30pm. 
Call Shahin to RSVP for any classes, (505)920-9987 | Email | Website

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