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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



January 24, 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.

Dancers: Please contact individual organizers for information on their COVID-related requirements. 

Everyone: The State of New Mexico has mandated wearing masks while in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking, until further notice.


UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

Our new 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: ASDC requires everyone who enters the building to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. TCA will require 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. Mask wearing is also currently required. * (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
February 4: Michelle McRuiz
February 18:  Simona Faro | Pre-Milonga Chat Tonight*
March 4, 18; April 15; May 6; June 3, 17; July 1, 15; August 5; September 16; October 7; November 4, 18; December 2, 16

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

2022 Practicas
February 12: Kipp Chynoweth
February 26: George Simmons
March 12, 26; April 9, 23; June 11, 25; July 9, 23;
August 13, 27; September 10, 24; October 15; November 12, 26; December 10, 24

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

2022 Chats (more TBA)
February 18: Elizabeth Auden | Switching Roles Between Leading and Following (for both leaders and followers)



Click HERE for a chronological list of upcoming events.

Click HERE to join our Facebook group.

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



OTHER ORGANIZERS' UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

Please note: Please check with organizers to confirm their schedules, and regarding vaccination or other safety measures required. The State of New Mexico currently mandates wearing masks while in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking.

Valentine's Amilonga at Las Puertas, Friday, February 11, 8:00-11:30pm at 1500 1st St. NW 87102 in Albuquerque. DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. COVID-19 vaccination cards (paper or digital) checked at the door. Masks required. (If you attended Amilonga in 2021, your status is on record.) $10. Amilonga website | Facebook




OTHER ORGANIZERS' ONGOING & UPCOMING EVENTS

For more class information, visit the Classes page.

Weekly

Lacie Forde | Milonga Amor Que Se Baila and Tango Class, Mondays at 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.  Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing required. Facebook | 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. Hosts: Adam Reynolds & 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

Milonga Volver, (usually) 1st Saturdays, 7:30-11:00pm at 2801 Eubank NE, Suite K 87108 in Albuquerque. Hosts: Cory Allison Leonard and Bentura Madrid. $10. Elegant dance space with a 3000 square-foot sprung wood floor. Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing required.

Milonga del Corazon (4th Saturdays) will resume in January at a new venue in Albuquerque. Host: Lacie Forde. Email



CLASSES

Information on tango classes in New Mexico.



SPECIAL INTEREST

Ricardo Vidort lived in Santa Fe with Ewa Kielczewska during the last year of his life. Ewa has 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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