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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



January 17, 2020

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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. 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. $5 members; $7 non-members. 1/21 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Upcoming 1/28 DJ: Doris Bartha.

TCA Saturday Practica, 2:30-4:30pm at National Dance Institute, Studios F&G at the Hiland Theatre in in Albuquerque. $3 everyone. No Practica on 1/18 due to Paloma & Maxi Workshop. Upcoming 1/25 DJ: Elizabeth Auden.




CURRENT & UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, January 18-19, 2020. A TCA weekend workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. Details

IMPORTANT WORKSHOP UPDATE! We learned this morning that Maxi and Paloma’s flight from Miami was cancelled due to mechanical issues. Their revised flight plans have them arriving in Albuquerque late tonight. Therefore, TCA is CANCELLING the class and practica this evening, January 17. Maxi and Paloma’s workshop will begin Saturday, January 18 as planned at 2:15pm. The class scheduled for tonight will now be held on Sunday, January 19 at 5:00pm. The revised workshop schedule is below.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused. The flight cancellation was truly out of everyone’s control. If you scheduled a private with Maxi and Paloma, we will contact you individually.

Updated Schedule
Friday, January 17
Class and practica cancelled; (class moved to Sunday)

Saturday, January 18
2:15-3:30pm, Vals turns and contra-turns in close & open embrace
3:45-5:00pm: Accelerations for milonga lisa (intermediate)
8:00-10:30pm: Milonga with performance by Paloma and Maximiliano
DJ: Kipp Chynoweth.

Sunday, January 19
2:00-3:15pm: Special milonguero style: cuts and quebradas (intermediate)
3:30-4:45pm: Complex sacadas for social dance (advanced)
5:00-6:15pm: Special sweeps (intermediate)
6:30-9:00pm: Kellys free milonga (say farewell to Maxi and Paloma)
DJ: Richard Womack.

TCA Kellys Milonga, Sunday, January 19, 6:30-9:00pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222 Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district, Albuquerque. 1/19 DJ: Richard Womack. Special Guests: Paloma & Maxi. Usually 1st and 3rd Sundays. Support our hosts & tip generously. Upcoming 2/2 DJ: Doris Bartha. Kellys website

TCA Valentine Milonga, Saturday, February 8, 8:00-12:00pm at Las Puertas, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 2/8 DJ: Garth Bawden. TCA Members $15; Non-members $20. Cash only. Pay at the door. Appetizers will be served. Elegant attire suggested. Flyer

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OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

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

Milonga de las Puertas, Saturday, January 25, 8:00pm-Midnight at 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd) in Albuquerque. 1/25 DJ: Carlos di Stefano. Unique setting, great sound system, refreshments. 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund. $7 ($4 w/ valid UNM I.D.) Next dates: 2/22, 3/14, 3/28. Website | (505)244-0290 | Map

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Friday, January 31, 8:00-10:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 1/31 Special Guest DJ: Dean Bauman (Denver). Theme: All That Glitters. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo music. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

Milonga/Vals Intensive, Sunday, February 2, 1:00-4:00pm at Two Moon Tango, 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. Contact for details. Email to register in advance for role balance. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

Santa Fe Tango (SFT) Milonga at Rio Chama, Sunday, February 9, 6:00-10:00pm at 414 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe2/9 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. Upcoming 3/8 DJ: Pablo Rodriguez. Email | Website | Venue website

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, February 15, 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). 2/15 DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $10 cover. Traditional milonga structure & music. Potluck: BYOBeverages, snacks, desserts. Please respect nearby neighbors by being relatively quiet arriving and leaving the studio. Upcoming 3/21 DJ: Leslie Jones. Liz Haight, Email | Directions

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sunday, February 23, 4:00-6:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 2/23 DJ: Richard Womack. Theme: Balloons & Bubbles. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo music. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

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

ALLTangoAbq (ATA) Mixed Music Milonga, Sunday, March 29, 4:00-6:30pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. 3/29 DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. Theme: Silver Soiree. $5. Alternative, traditional & nuevo music. Email | Facebook: ALLTangoAbq

Gaby Mataloni & Ines Muzzopappa Workshops in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos, April 9-13, 2020. Albuquerque, Thurs 4/9, 7:00-10:30 pm at CSP Dance Studio, 1624 Eubank NE (south of Indian School). Santa Fe, Fri night 4/10. Taos, Sat 4/11 & Mon 4/13. Details TBA.

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

Monica Paz Weekend Workshop, May 28-31 in Albuquerque. Details TBA. Website | (505)244-0290

Marcos Questas & Ruta Maria Workshops in Taos, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, June 4-7, 2020. Taos, Thurs 6/4. Santa Fe, Fri 6/5. Albuquerque, Sun 6/7, 2:00-6:30pm at Lloyd Shaw. Details TBA.



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. 1/14 DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. 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. No practica on 12/27. Resumes 1/3. 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

Amilonga Milongas, generally monthly in Albuquerque. Amilonga website 



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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