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October 8, 2019

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Ongoing Tango Club of Albuquerque events at National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI) at the Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108. TCA will be in Studios F&G on a 2849 square foot Rosco Arabesque sprung floor. Map

TCA Tuesday Night Milonga, 7:30-10:00pm at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre in in Albuquerque. 10/8 DJ: Garth Bawden. $5 members; $7 non-members. Upcoming 10/15 DJ: George Simmons. Please enter through the front door of NDI (not the back). Map

TCA Saturday Practica, 2:30-4:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE (not the one-way Coal) in Albuquerque. $3 everyone. 10/12 DJ: Leslie Jones. Upcoming 10/17 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. Map


Are you interested in supporting TCA by serving as a volunteer Board Member? Our annual election is in November. Board Members are elected for two-year terms. Five positions are open for the 2020-2021 term. Please reply by October 13, 2019. Replies and more info.

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, October 20, 7:30-10:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 10/20 DJ: Garth Bawden. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming: (No Kellys on 10/6 due to the TCA Picnic), 11/3, 11/17, etc. Kellys website

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Alejandro Ziegler Live Music Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, October 12 at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 10/12 DJ (between live music sets): Kipp Chynoweth. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, October 19 is canceled. Website

Milonga Mimosa, Saturday, October 26, 6:00-10:00pm at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place) in Santa Fe. 10/26 DJ: James Friedgen. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. Please support this venue with your consumption. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112

Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, October 26, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW. (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. 10/26 DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Next date: 11/23. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Wednesday, October 30, 8:00-10:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 10/30 DJ: Simone Faro. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: Halloween! Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sunday, November 3, 6:00-10:00pm at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe11/3 DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $7/SFT members; $12/non-members. All are welcome. Please support this wonderful venue with your consumption. SFT membership to Chama Wine Club extended to attendees. Email | Website | Venue website

Albuquerque Tango Festival, November 7-10. Website

Maxi Copello & Raquel Makow Workshops, November 21-24 in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Sponsored by Richard Spera, Fernando Robles, and ATA (AllTangoAlbuquerque). Details & schedule. Video of them at recent Burning Tango.

Liz & Yannick Vanhove, January 24-25, 2020 in Albuquerque and Placitas. Workshop classes, tango dinner, performance. Body's Emotion Dance Studio | Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email | Website

Gustavo Benzecry Sabá & Luciano Guido, February 28-March 1, 2020 in Albuquerque. Workshop classes, milling, performance. Body's Emotion Dance Studio | Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email | Website

QTangoFest, March 18-22, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
Schedule/details: Website

QTango Fusion Fest, May 7-10, 2020 in Albuquerque. Four live music milongas featuring 7 bands and orchestras. Blues, gypsy jazz, world music, electronica, and traditional Argentine Tango. Website

OTHER ONGOING EVENTS | Please confirm with organizers.

Practica, Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Enter through the lower level. Free to all. DJ: Joseph Cowan. No Practica on national holidays. Joseph Cowan, Email

"Leona" Milonga at El Meson, Tuesdays, 213 Washington Ave in Santa Fe, +/-7:00-10:30pm. $5 minimum consumption. 10/8 DJ: Shahin. Please make a contribution to the “DJ Appreciation” vase on the piano to compensate DJs. Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi, Email or (505)983-9650 | El Meson website

Practica in Dixon, Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm at Carnelian Center in Scott and Lluvia’s home in Dixon, NM. Please bring a snack. $2-5 donation. Fun, informal, well-attended. The Center is in a beautiful adobe house with nice wood floor  between the Dixon COOP market and the Post Office. More info: (505)689-2641. Feel free to call the night before and confirm it is on if you are traveling from some distance.

Tango in Taos Practica, Wednesdays at The Studio at Casa Gallina in Taos. Drills, 4:30-5:30pm; Practica, 5:30-6:30pm. Richard, (575)613-2868 | Email

Roadrunner Practica (with Eva & Pablo), Thursdays, 8:30-10:30pm at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. $5 per person, $3 for Bien Milonguero students. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map
Practica Fridays at MOVE Dance Studio, 901 W. San Mateo in Santa Fe, 8:45-10:30pm. $5. Pre-practica class, 7:45-8:30pm. $10. Host: Jaimes Friedgen. Website

Tango in Blue Dance Party, second Fridays of the month, 8:00-10:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. Dance tango, blues, swing or your choice to Blues Music. Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email

Milonga de las Puertas, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd.) in Albuquerque. Large floor, unique setting, great sound system, plus refreshments. $7. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund.
Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

Two Moon Tango Milonga, 3rd Saturdays of the month, 7:30-11:45pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). $10 cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Noches de Bohemia, some Saturdays, 7:00-10:00pm at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda, Suite B in Santa Fe. Alternative Music Milonga. $7/SFT members; $12/non-members. Email | Website

Milonga Mimosa, some Saturdays, 6:00-10:00pm at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place) in Santa Fe. DJ: varies. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. $10. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112

SFT Milongas, generally 1st, 2nd, or 4th weekends of the month in Santa Fe. For schedule: Email | Website

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, monthly at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. DJ: varies. $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Theme: various. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq


Information on tango classes in New Mexico.


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.


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.


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

The Radio Tango Angeles broadcast (4/29/15) of "Destination Tango: New Mexico," featuring recorded interviews with Paul Akmajian and Liz Haight, and live interviews with Daniel Boardman and Karen Reck is available to download or listen to online.

Mobilerider or Radio Tango Angeles


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.
Erskine Maytorena, Email


Click HERE for an extensive list of current Tango Festivals (U.S. & International)

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


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