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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



November 18, 2019

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



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. Please enter and exit through the rear door of NDI, the door on the right with Student Entrance above the it. Ample parking is available at the rear of the building. Map

TCA Tuesday Night Milonga, 7:30-10:00pm at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre in in Albuquerque. 11/19 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $5 members; $7 non-members. Upcoming 11/26 DJ: Garth Bawden.

TCA Saturday Practica, 2:30-4:30pm at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre in in Albuquerque. $3 everyone. 11/23 DJ: Garth Bawden. Upcoming 11/30 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth.




CURRENT & UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, December 1, 6:30-9:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 12/1 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Upcoming 12/15 DJ: Garth Bawden. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Kellys website

TCA Holiday Milonga, Saturday, December 14 at The Canyon Club (Four Hills Country Club). 12/14 DJ: Leslie Jones. Details & registration

Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, January 17-19, 2020. A TCA weekend workshop. Details and registration.

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



OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

Amilonga, Thursday, November 21, 7:00-9:00pm at Vara Winery, 315 Alameda Parkway Dr NE in Albuquerque (87113). Enjoy delicious tapas and Vara wines in a cozy space with a concrete floor. 11/21 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $10 cash only admission (includes $5 voucher). Amilonga website | Venue website & menu

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.

Milonga Mimosa, Saturday, November 23, 6:00-10:00pm at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place) in Santa Fe. 11/23 DJ: Bert Rushford. Performance by Maxi & Raquel. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. Please support this venue with your consumption. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112

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

Milonga Norteña Sunday, November 24, 4:00-8:00pm at Manzanita Market on Taos Plaza in Taos. 11/24 DJ: Jaimes Friedgen. A new milonga hosted by Joshlyn Marino & Richard Spera. Entrance fee: Dancers $10; Non-dancers (observers) $5. Eat, drink, dance and support this venue with your patronage. Richard, Email | (575)613-2868 | Facebook

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Friday, November 29, 8:00-10:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 11/29 DJ: Regina Held. Theme: Black Friday — wear something black (or that was a bargain!) $5. Alternative, nuevo, and traditional music. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

Milonga Mimosa, Saturday, December 7, 6:00-10:00pm at Café Mimosa, 513C Camino de los Marquez (entrance through Marquez Place) in Santa Fe. 12/7 DJ: TBA. Host: Los Amigos del Tango. Please support this venue with your consumption. Menu and site info | (505)365-2112

Two Moon Tango Milonga/Vals Worksop, Sunday, December 8, 1:00-4:00pm at 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe (15 minutes south of Santa Fe proper; 45 minutes north of Albuquerque). Two classes with 1/2 hour tea time between. Taught by Liz and Bob Bern. $50/day. Email to register in advance for role balance. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, December 21, 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). 12/21 DJ: Paul Akmajian. $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) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sunday, December 29, 6:00-10:00pm at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe12/29 DJ: Fer Robles. $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

New Year's Eve Milonga de las Puertas, Tuesday, December 31, 9:00pm-1:00am at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 12/31 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $12. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

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 & Luciana Guido, February 28-March 1, 2020 in Albuquerque. Workshop classes, milonga, 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. 11/19 DJ: Sam Jacobs. 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. Las Puertas 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



CLASSES

Information on tango classes in New Mexico.



NEWS OF 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

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. 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 listen to on Apple Podcasts.



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)



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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