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June 22, 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.

Please note: Contact individual organizers/teachers for information on their COVID-related requirements before showing up at their events, even if none are noted in our listings.

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.


Our 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 supported, but not currently required (as of 2/17/2022).
* (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
July 1: George Simmons
July 15: Kipp Chynoweth
August 5; September 16; October 7; November 4, 18; December 2, 16


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

2022 Practicas
June 25: Kipp Chynoweth
July 9: Michelle McRuiz
July 23: Michelle McRuiz
August 13, 27; September 10, 24; October 15; November 12, 26; December 10, 24


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

2022 Chats (more TBA)


TCA Old Town Gazebo Milongas, "Tango por la Tarde" usually on 2nd & 4th Sundays (May-September), 7:00-9:30pm. Free outdoor event at the Albuquerque Old Town Plaza Gazebo. Please leave a tip in the tip jar to help us offset DJ and other costs.
June 26: Michelle McRuiz
July 10: Paul Akmajian
July 24: Simona Faro
August 14 & 28; September 11 & 25


TCA Weekend Workshop | Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, August 5-7
Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St 87109
5 classes + practica. Registration by the day or for full workshop.
Saturday Night Milonga at Las Puertas with performance (separate admission $10/person, payable at the door). Flyer
Details and online workshop registration/payment available HERE

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


Please note: Please check with organizers to confirm their schedules, and regarding vaccination or other safety measures required.

Amilonga at Canteen Brewhouse, Saturday, June 25, 7:00-9:30pm at 2381 Aztec Rd NE 87107 in Albuquerque. DJ: Doris Bartha. An honor system $5 donation in the tip jar is requested to support the DJ, cost of the dance floor, and the venue. Please tip your servers generously. Amilonga website

Milonga Aldea, Sunday, June 26, 6:30-9:00pm. at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87501 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie & Fer. DJ: Carolyn Stoklosa. $10 cover includes snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. BYOB. Vax event. Next dates: Sunday, July 17, 5:00-7:30pm; Sunday, August 21, 5:00-7:30pm. Email for more info

Practilonga @ Aldea, Wednesday, June 29, 6:30-8:30pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio in Santa FeHosted by Stephanie. Twice-monthly on Wednesdays. Upcoming summer dates: July 6, 20; August 3, 24. A practilonga is in between a practica and a milonga. All levels welcome. Format: 3-song tandas, no cortinas. 80/20 Golden Age/contemporary. Juice/water provided. $2-$4 suggested donation to cover supplies and DJ gratuity. Vax event. More info

TCA Weekend Workshop with Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, August 5-7at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St 87109 in Albuquerque.
5 classes + practica. Registration by the day or for full workshop.
Saturday Night Milonga at Las Puertas with performance (separate admission $10/person, payable at the door). Flyer
Details and online workshop registration/payment available HERE

Milonga at Las Puertas with Paloma & Maxi performance, Saturday, August 6, 8:00pm-Midnightat 1500 1st St. NW 87102. DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $10. Las Puertas website

Albuquerque Tango Festival 2022 registration opens on Sunday, August 7, 2022 with their 24-hour, ½-price pass sale. Website

Albuquerque Tango Festival 2022, October 27-30 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd St NW in Albuquerque, a new venue with more lodging options. This event is limited to those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Website



For more class information, visit the Classes page.


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 required.

Albuquerque OpenTango, Wednesdays: Tango Beginner Social Class + Dance, 7:00-9:30pm at Juno Brewery + Cafe + Art, 1501 1st St. NW 87102 in Albuquerque. Host: 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


Amilonga. Check Upcoming events above or Amilonga website.
Email | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube


Information on tango classes in New Mexico.


Simona Faro was recently interviewed on Joe's Tango Podcast. Listen here. For a links to podcasts with New Mexico-based interviewees (over the years) visit our website's Forum page.

Tango: Assemblage of Impossible Loves by Magdalena Lily McCarson, a book of poetry and photographs, is available for pre-order from Casa Urraca Press in Abiquiu, NM. Website

Ricardo Vidort lived in Santa Fe with Ewa Kielczewska during the last year of his life. Ewa 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. KUNM website. Hosted by Cristina Baccin, Email


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.

505 Tango, Website (links to various organizations' event listings, etc. on social media platforms) and events.


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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