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January 31, 2023

Click HERE if you prefer a chronological list of TCA & other upcoming events.

Scroll down for a list of non-TCA events. Please contact other organizers and teachers directly for information/confirmations on their events and classes. Online classes will be listed at the top of the Classes page.

Please note: Contact individual organizers/teachers for information on their COVID-related requirements before showing up at their events, even if none are noted in our listings.


Our home for milongas and practicas is the Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. in Albuquerque 87109. ASDC is near I-25 and San Antonio/Ellison. ASDC Website 

Please note: TCA currently requires that all attendees show proof of vaccination for  every event. Proof can be in the form of the original COVID-19 vaccination record card, a photocopy of the card*, or a picture of the card on the attendee's cell phone.
* (Perhaps leave a copy in your shoe bag.)

TCA 2023 Calendar PDF (subject to revisions)

TCA 2023 Milongas on Tuesdays at ASDC (see schedule below), 7:00-9:30pm.
$5 members; $7 non-members.
New night, new times, new prices!
2nd & 4th Tuesdays with some exceptions due to other events.
February 28: Simona Faro


TCA Pre-Milonga Chats on Tuesdays at ASDC, 6:30-7:00pm (prior to the TCA Tuesday Night Milonga scheduled the evening of the Chat). Free.

2023 Chats (TBA)


TCA Practicas on Saturdays at ASDC (see schedule below), 2:30-4:30pm.
$5 everyone.

2023 Practicas — Weekly (with a few exceptions) in 2023!
February 4: Paul Akmajian
February 11: Kipp Chynoweth
February 18: Max Cubillos
February 25: Michelle McRuiz


TCA Old Town Gazebo Milongas, "Tango por la Tarde" usually on 2nd & 4th Sundays (May-September). Returning next year!


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Click HERE for links to amazing places to visit while visiting New Mexico.


Please note: Please check with organizers to confirm their schedules, and regarding vaccination or other safety measures required.

Albuquerque OpenTango Tango Beginner Social Class + Dance, Wednesday, February 1, 7:00-9:30pm at Juno Brewery + Cafe + Art, 1501 1st St. NW 87102 in AlbuquerqueHost: Simona Faro. Free, but please support the venue with food and beverage purchases. All are welcome. No partner necessary. Weekly event — Next dates: Wednesdays, February 8, 15, 22. 
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Guided Practica "El Roce," Thursday, February 2, 8:00-10:00pm at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102 in AlbuquerqueHosted by Graham Stanford. Free/currently enrolled Puerta al Tango students; $10/drop-ins. A true practica with weekly challenges of a fun fundamentals concept. Next dates: February 9, 16. "Please note that Thursday February 23rd there is no practica as we’ll be supporting Amilongas event!" Website | Email

Milonga del Corazon Dance Night/Community Event at Mila's, Friday, February 3, 6:00-9:00pm at 3409 Central Ave NE 87106 (between Tulane & Amherst) in Albuquerque. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Tango in Bloom and Mila’s Mesa offer a night of tango and scrumptious food in the beautiful Nob Hill area. Questions? Email | Mila's Mesa Venue & Eatery

Santa Fe Tango Milonga, Saturday, February 4, 7:00-10:00pm at Dance Station, 947 W Alameda St. Suite B 87501 in Santa FeDJ: Fernando Robles. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; BYOB. Vax event. "Please be prepared to pay with cash, check, or Venmo, and remember to bring proof of vaccination if we don't already have a record of your vaccine card on file." Website

ATA's (All Tango Albuquerque's) Re-Opening Milonga, Sunday, February 5, 4:00-7:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave SE 87108 (near San Mateo & Central). DJ: Richard Womack. ATA's milongas are “mixed music” — a mix of traditional/Golden Era (no more than 1/3), alternative, and Nuevo — DJ’s choice! Shorter tandas for more turnover, with cortinas that don't leave you guessing. ATA's milongas are relaxed and informal, welcoming allstyles of dancing and all kinds of music. "Dance what you hear; dance what you feel. Please move any non-progressive dance like WCS, NC2, rumba, to the center and out of line-of-dance." Light snacks and drink provided. Please BYOW (Bring Your Own Water.) Still only $5. Depending on attendance there will be more ATA milongas this year. More info: Email Cynthia

Practilonga Amor Que Se Baila Guided Practica, Monday, February 6, 7:00-10:00pm at 3015 Monte Vista Blvd NE 87106 in Albuquerque. Hosted by Tango in Bloom/Lacie Forde. $10. Next dates: Mondays, February 13, 20, 27.
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Tango in the Afternoon: Albuquerque workshops for the New Year — Sunday, February 12, 1:00-4:00pm at Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins St. NE 87109 in Albuquerque. Two 1 1/4 hr. classes with a break in between. These workshops are designed for those already comfortable with close embrace dancing. We will be focusing on enriching the internal qualities of Milonguero style dancing... with intermediate level figures. $55/afternoon. COVID protocol: Vax card and either test prior to class or K95/KN94 mask. RSVP by texting Liz Haight at (505)699-0106. | Website | Subscribe to Two Moon Tango News

Milonga Aldea Milonga, Sunday, February 12, 7:00-9:30pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa FeHosted by Orlando, Carol, & Fer. DJ: Paul Akmajian. Vax event. $7 cover includes snacks and nonalcoholic beverages. Next dates: March 12; April 9. Email | Directions from Albuquerque

Milonga Suerte Loca and pre-milonga class at Las Puertas, Saturday, February 18, 7:00pm-Midnight at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102 in AlbuquerqueHosted seasonally by Carrie Field and Graham Stanford. Guest DJ: Maria Valentina (NYC) — a regular DJ at La Nacional and Enseuño milongas. Class, 7:00pm; Milonga, 8:00pm-Midnight. More details soon. Graham Stanford, (610) 462.6392 | Email | Website

February Amilonga, Thursday, February 23, 7:00-9:30pm at Public House ABQ, 201 Hermosa NE 87108 in Albuquerque. DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. Enjoy New Mexico wines, beers and cocktails. Please tip your servers generously. Seating is first come, first serve (no reservations taken). Facebook

Film Screening + Open House + Milonga, Sunday, February 26, 12:00-5:30pm at 8719 Central Ave, NE 87123 (NW corner of Central and General Marshall; one block east of Wyoming). A screening of Julie Reichert's film Milonga, an open house for Daniel Boardman's conversion of a 1940s commercial building into live/work studio space, and a milonga with DJ Michelle McRuiz. Schedule: Reception and refreshments, 12:00-12:30pm; Film screening, 12:30-3:10pm; Milonga, 3:15-5:30pm. Dancing on concrete floor; choose your shoes accordingly. Free event. Bring food/beverages to share if you like. More about the film

Santa Fe Tango Milonga Cañoncito, Saturday, March 4, 6:30-9:30pm at 729 Canyon Road 87501 in Santa Fe. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Vax event. Please note that Canyon Road is a no alcohol venue. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. "Please be prepared to pay with cash, check, or Venmo, and remember to bring proof of vaccination if we don't already have a record of your vaccine card on file." Website

Analia Centrion, Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12 at Body’s Emotion Dance Studio & Wellness Center, 8338 Comanche Rd. NE 87110. Workshop classes, Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12. Private classes available. Website | Facebook

March Amilonga — Tango at Canteen Brew House, Saturday, March 11, 6:30-9:30pm at 2381 Aztec Rd NE 87107 in Albuquerque. DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Dance under Canteen's outdoor covered patio while you enjoy craft beers, Varo wines, and food. $5 suggested donations and purchase of drink and/or food followed up with a generous tip for your servers. Seating is first come, first serve (no reservations). Facebook

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, March 18, 7:30-10:30pm at 16 Camino Largo 87507 in Santa Fe (on the south side of Santa Fe, 5 miles past the airport). DJ: Sohrab Soltani. Limited parking; please carpool. Vax cards required; masks optional. $15 cover. Next date: Saturday, 4/15 (DJ Marcelo). Website | Directions

Monica Paz in Albuquerque, Friday-Sunday, April 28-30. Monica's Spring Workshop returns to Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Private by appointment lessons also available. Flyer | Facebook event

Albuquerque Tango Festival 2023, Thursday, November 2—Sunday, November 5 at Embassy Suites Albuquerque, 1000 Woodward Place NE 87102. Website


Milonga Leona in Santa Fe will resume at a new venue in January 2023. Details TBA.
Shahin Medghalchi | Email


For more class information, visit the Classes page.


Tango in Bloom/Lacie Forde | Practilonga, Mondays at 3015 Monte Vista Blvd. NE 87106 in Albuquerque. Details TBA. Private lessons also available. Email | Facebook

Albuquerque OpenTango, Wednesdays: Tango Beginner Social Class + Dance, 7:00-9:30pm at Juno Brewery + Cafe + Art, 1501 1st St. NW 87102 in Albuquerque. Host: Simona Faro. Chacarera class this Wednesday with Guest instructor Paul Akmajian. Free, but please support the venue with food and beverage purchases. All are welcome. No partner necessary. Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email

Puerta al Tango/Graham Stanford, Thursdays (starting January 19): Práctica "El Roce" Guided Practica, 8:00-10:00pm at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102 in Albuquerque. Free/currently enrolled students; $10/drop-ins. A true practica with weekly challenges of a fun fundamentals concept. See Classes for class info. Email Graham | Puerta al Tango website | Las Puertas events


Amilonga. Check Upcoming events above or Amilonga website.
Email | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube

Two Moon Tango Milonga. Monthly on Saturdays, 6:30am-11:00pm at 16 Camino Largo 87507 in Santa Fe (on the south side of Santa Fe five miles past the airport). Check Upcoming events above for details. Website | Directions

Milonga Aldea. Monthly on Sundays,  7:00-9:30pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa FeHosted by Stephanie & Fer. $10 cover includes snacks and beverages. BYOB. Vax event. *Check Upcoming Events above for dates. Email | Directions from Albuquerque


Information on tango classes in New Mexico.


La Chacarera step guide (PDF)

Simona Faro was recently interviewed on Joe's Tango Podcast. Listen here. For a links to podcasts with New Mexico-based interviewees (over the years) visit our website's Forum page.

Tango: Assemblage of Impossible Loves by Magdalena Lily McCarson, a book of poetry and photographs, is available from Casa Urraca Press in Abiquiu, NM. Website

Ricardo Vidort lived in Santa Fe with Ewa Kielczewska during the last year of his life. Ewa worked for seven years to create a comprehensive website about this unforgettable milonguero. The project may be viewed here.


Find "Ten Principles of Impeccable Floor Craft," by Daniel Boardman, and
"Why won't that person dance with me?" by Gail Womack & Michelle McRuiz,
+ more topics of tango-interest at TCA's Members' Forum.


Santa Fe Tango, a tango association in Santa Fe presents milongas, lectures & more. Visit santafetango.org

QTANGO in Albuquerque. QTango performs traditional Argentine tango led by Erskine Maytorena, a second-generation tango singer, with Olga Tikhovidova on first violin, Anthony Chau on second violin, Jeremy Sment on Double Bass.

505 Tango, Website (links to various organizations' event listings, etc. on social media platforms) and events.


Click HERE for a list of some current U.S. Tango Festivals and Marathons.

Tango News Update is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please email any additions/corrections.


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