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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



September 30, 2022

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.


UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

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 2022 Calendar PDF (subject to revisions)

TCA Milongas on Fridays at ASDC (see schedule below), 7:00-10:00pm.
$7 members; $10 non-members.

2022 Milongas
September 30: Michelle McRuiz
October 7: George Simmons
November 4, 18; December 2, 16

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

2022 Chats (more TBA)
October 7: Daniel Boardman will present "How to get the most out of any tango festival or marathon." Free event before the TCA Milonga.

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

2022 Practicas
October 15: Kipp Chynoweth
November 12, 26; December 10, 24

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

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TCA Holiday Party on Sunday, December 11
2:00-6:00pm at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. in Albuquerque 87109. DJ: George Simmons. Free for TCA members. Non-members: $25 Pay for annual membership and get in free! Delicious snacks by Gormet to Go! Please RSVP by November 30, 2022 — We need a headcount need for the caterer. Email RSVP

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TCA Board Election 
The election for TCA board members for 2023 is coming up in November. If you are interested in helping TCA provide opportunities to dance and grow the Argentine tango community in Albuquerque we'd love to have to you on the board! Please contact Tony: (505)803-0452 | [email protected] 





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OTHER ORGANIZERS' UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

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

Meg-a Milonga, Friday, September 30, 7:00-10:00pm at 2300 Calle Halcon 87505 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Meg & Teddy. DJ: Elizabeth. Outdoor, Vax event. No RSVP required. Bring friends, and food or drink to share (wineglasses provided). "Carpool if possible; parking is limited. Please park in specified spaces or along one side of Calle Halcon on the same side as our house. Practice shoes are suggested for wood deck floor." Email

Santa Fe Tango Milonga, Saturday, October 1, 7:00-10:00pm at Dance Station, 947 W Alameda St. Suite B 87501 in Santa FeDJ: Paul Akmajian. Vax event. Light refreshments served. BYOB OK. $5 SFT members; $15 non-members. "Join* between now and October 1, 2022 and pay only $5 for this milonga." *($25/yr; $15/yr for active TCA members)  Facebook event | Link to join SFT

Women Leaders' Workshop with Liz Haight, Sunday, October 2, 1:00-2:15pm & 3:00-4:15pm at Two Moon Tango, 16 Camino Largo in Santa Fe 87507. Two classes with tea-time break. $50/day. Open to all levels. More details (scroll to 10/2)
Contact Liz for her COVID-19-related requirements. Parking is limited; please carpool if possible. Text Liz with questions and to RSVP: 505-699-0106.
Website | Directions

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, October 15, 7:30am-10:30 or 11:00pm at 16 Camino Largo 87507 in Santa Fe (on the south side of Santa Fe, 5 miles past the airport). 10/15 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Limited parking; please carpool. Vaccination card required. COVID test negative before milonga to keep all safe and sound (please bring negative test). Masks optional. $15 cover. Next dates: 11/19 (DJ Sohrab); 12/17 (DJ Michelle); 1/21/23 (DJ Paul); 2/18 (DJ TBA); 3/18 (DJ Sohrab); 4/15 (DJ Marcelo). 
Website
 | Directions

Milonga Aldea, Sunday, October 16, 6:30-9:00pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie & Fer. DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. $10 cover includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. BYOB. Vax event. Next dates: 11/8 (DJ Kipp Chynoweth); 12/11, 7:00-10:00 (DJs Paula & Alp); 1/4/2023 (DJ TBA). Email | Directions from Albuquerque

Albuquerque Tango Festival 2022, October 27-30 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW 87102 in Albuquerque, a new venue with more lodging options. This event is limited to those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Website

Día de los Muertos Amilonga, Monday, October 31, 6:00-10:00pm at M'tucci's Bar Roma, 3222 Central Ave. SE 87106 in Albuquerque. Hosted by M'tucci's Bar Roma in collaboration with Amilonga. DJ: Simona Faro. Music starts at 7:00pm. Dinner & Dance event (no drop-ins). Tickets available online only HERE. Reservations are limited and required. Seating is on a first come first served basis. Dress to impress Día de los Muertos style! Facebook | Details

Special Milonga Aldea, Monday, November 1, 7:00-10:00pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie & Fer. DJ: Fer. $10 cover includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. BYOB. Please bring proof of Vax. This is a special post festival event. Email | Directions from Albuquerque (scroll down)

[Vaccinated] Milonga presented by Michael Walker, Saturday, November 19, 6:00pm-? at Dance Station, 947 W Alameda St. Suite B 87501 in Santa Fe. Virginia Vasconi in Santa Fe, November 15-28. Details TBA. Facebook



OTHER ORGANIZERS' ONGOING & UPCOMING EVENTS

For more class information, visit the Classes page.

Weekly

Tango in Bloom/Lacie Forde | Milonga Amor Que Se Baila and Tango Class, Mondaysat Black Cat Cultural Center, 3011 Monte Vista Blvd. NE 87106 in Albuquerque. Class, 7:00-8:00pm; Milonga, 8:00-11:00pm. $10 Class + Milonga; $5 Milonga only. Private lessons also available. Email | Facebook

Everett's Alternative Tango Milonga, Tuesdays, 8:00-10:00pm at Enchantment Dancing, 337 San Pedro Dr NE 87108 in Albuquerque. Host & DJ: Everett Farr. Mostly alternative music with formal tandas and cortinas. $5. Please park in back this week. Because of the State Fair San Pedro gets too congested. The back lot is enclosed by a wall that has Enchantment Dancing on it and is lighted. Interested in guest DJing? Contact Everett. Email

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. Free, but please support the venue with food and beverage purchases. All are welcome. No partner necessary. Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email

Monthly

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



CLASSES

Information on tango classes in New Mexico.



SPECIAL INTEREST

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.


READING | LISTENING

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.



TANGO ON THE RADIO

Corazón Tanguero airs on 1st & 3rd Saturdays on KUNM (89.9 FM), 4:15-4:45pm. KUNM website. Hosted by Cristina Baccin, Email



OTHER ORGANIZATIONS/GROUPS/RESOURCES

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.
Website

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



EVENTS IN OTHER STATES

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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