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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



September 20, 2021

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


Please note: Tango Club of Albuquerque/TCA's indoor events at ASDC resume on Friday, September 24, 2021.

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, as of August 20, 2021.


UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS | Indoor events at ASDC resume 9/24/2021.

TCA is seeking nominees for our 2022-23 Board of Directors. We need you! Any current Club member may have their name included on the ballot. Cut-off for nominations is November 5, 2021. The election is November 19, 2021.
Details here (PDF)

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.)

Our goal will be to schedule TCA milongas on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and practicas on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. However, due to ASDC's prior commitments to current users, this was not entirely possible at this time.

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

2021 TCA Friday Milonga Dates/DJs (thru October; others TBA)
Resumes September 24
September 24: Doris Bartha
October 8: Paul Akmajian
October 15: Kipp Chynoweth
November 19
December 3
December 17
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TCA Practicas on Saturdays at ASDC (see schedule below), 2:30-4:30pm.
$5 everyone.

2021 TCA Saturday Practica Dates/DJs (thru October; others TBA)
Resumes October 2
October 2: George Simmons
October 30: Michelle McRuiz
November 13
November 27
December 11
December 18
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TCA Old Town Gazebo Milongas, "Tango por la tarde" on Sundays (see schedule below), 7:00-9:30pm.

Free and open to the public (including both vaccinated and unvaccinated people). Masking is recommended due to the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Bring your own water bottle.

2021 TCA Sunday Gazebo Dates/DJs
Outdoor event
September 26: Michelle McRuiz

Old Town is in the NW quadrant of Albuquerque, bordered by Rio Grande Blvd on the west, Mountain Rd on the north, Central Ave. on the south. From Santa Fe/North: I-25 south to I-40 west; exit Rio Grande Blvd; south on Rio Grande (stay in your left lane) to Mountain Rd. Veer left onto Romero St. Parking is usually available around or near the Plaza.
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TCA Special Event/Holiday Party at ASDC
Sunday, December 19. Confirmation/details TBA.



Click HERE for a chronological list of upcoming events.

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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 has mandated wearing masks while in indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking, as of August 20, 2021.

Tango Practica, Thursday, September 23, 8:00-10:00pm at Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerillos Rd in Santa Fe. Hosted by 8th Style Tango. $5. Next dates: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14. Website

Milonga del Corazon, Saturday, September 25, 8:00pm-Midnight at United We Dance Studios, 10131 Coors Rd NW, Unit H7 (87114) in Albuquerque. Host: Lacie Forde. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $15. Snacks provided. Monthly milonga. *The studio is next to State Farm in the far south and west side of the Albertson's shopping center (north of Cottonwood Mall). Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing required. Facebook

Milonga Volver, Friday, October 1, 7:00-11:00pm at 2801 Eubank NE, Suite K 87108 in Albuquerque. DJ: Kipp Cynoweth. 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. Monthly event. Facebook

Amilonga at Scalo, Thursday, October 7, 6:30-9:30pm at 3500 Central Ave SE 87106 in Albuquerque. Hosted by Amilonga. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $15 cash only (includes $10 voucher for food/drink at SCALO the day of purchase). "Enjoy delicious Italian food and wine... Dance under SCALO's covered patio on Amilonga's portable dance floor." Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. If you were at a previous SCALO Amilonga, your card was noted. Limited tables. Reservations (ASAP)are strongly advised: Reserve online. Reservations from 5:30-7:00pm will be accepted; no patio reservations accepted after 7:00pm time slot. SCALO's menu | Amilonga website | Email | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube

Albuquerque Tango Festival, November 4-7, 2021.
Details/updates on AFT website | Join Facebook Group



OTHER ORGANIZERS' ONGOING & UPCOMING EVENTS

For more class information, visit the Classes page.

Ongoing

Lacie Forde & Jorge Cardenas | Milonga Amor Que Se Baila and Tango Class, Wednesdays at United We Dance Studios, 10131 Coors Rd NW 87114* in Albuquerque. Class, 7:00-8:00pm; Milonga, 8:00-10:00pm. Class & Milonga $10; Milonga only $5. Facebook | *The studio is north of Cottonwood Mall in the Albertson'shopping center (at the far south and west end) next to a State Farm office.

Monthly

Amilonga at Scalo, Thursdays (monthly), 6:30-9:30pm at 3500 Central Ave SE 87106 in Albuquerque. Hosted by Amilonga. $15 cash only (includes $10 voucher for food/drink at SCALO the day of purchase). "Enjoy delicious Italian food and wine... Dance under SCALO's covered patio on Amilonga's portable dance floor." Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required. If you were at a previous SCALO Amilonga, your card was noted. Limited tables. Reservations (ASAP) are strongly advised: Reserve online. Reservations from 5:30-7:00pm will be accepted; no patio reservations accepted after 7:00pm time slot. SCALO's menu | Amilonga website | Email | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube

Milonga Volver, (usually) 1st Saturdays, 7:00-11:00pm 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, 8:00pm-Midnight at United We Dance Studios, 10131 Coors Rd NW, Unit H7 (87114) in Albuquerque. Host: Lacie Forde. $15. Snacks provided. Monthly milonga. *The studio is next to State Farm in the far south and west side of the Albertson's shopping center (north of Cottonwood Mall). Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mask wearing required.


A list of (previously) regularly scheduled events with organizer contact info:

Monday Practica in Los Alamos
Joseph Cowan, Email

Tuesday "Leona" Milonga at El Meson in Santa Fe
Shahin Medghalchi, Email | (505)983-9650

Tuesday Practica in Dixon, NM
(505)689-2641

Wednesday Tango in Taos Practicas in Taos
Richard, (575)613-2868 | Email

Friday Practica at J&C's in Santa Fe
Jaimes Friedgen & Christa Rodriguez, Website

Second Fridays Tango in Blue Dance Party in Albuquerque
Joseph Chavez, (505)948-1579 | Email

2nd Saturdays Two Moon Tango Milonga in La Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe
Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Some Saturdays, Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Noches de Bohemia in Santa Fe
Email | Website

Some Saturdays, Milonga Mimosa in Santa Fe
Los Amigos del Tango | (505)365-2112

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

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, monthly in Albuquerque
Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

Amilonga Milongas, generally monthly in Albuquerque
Amilonga website



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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