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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



November 30, 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.


UPCOMING TCA EVENTS & NEWS

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: TCA currently requires 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.
* (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
December 2: Paul Akmajian
December 16: Kipp Chynoweth

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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)
December 2: Allison Shewmake — How to take care of our bodies when we tango.

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

2022 Practicas
November 26: Michelle McRuiz

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TCA Old Town Gazebo Milongas, "Tango por la Tarde" usually on 2nd & 4th Sundays (May-September). Returning next year!

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TCA Holiday Party on Sunday, December 11
2:00-6:00pm at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. in Albuquerque 87109. DJ: George Simmons. Free for TCA members. Non-members: $25 or pay $25 annual membership and get in free. Delicious snacks by Gourmet to Go! Please RSVP by November 30, 2022 — We need a headcount need for the caterer. Email RSVP

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TCA Board Election 
The election for TCA board members for 2023 is coming up in November. If you are interested in helping TCA provide opportunities to dance and grow the Argentine tango community in Albuquerque we'd love to have to you on the board! Please contact Tony: (505)803-0452 | [email protected] 





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OTHER ORGANIZERS' UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

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

Santa Fe Tango Holiday Milonga, Saturday, December 3, 7:00-10:00pm at Dance Station, 947 W Alameda St. Suite B 87501 in Santa Fe. DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; BYOB. Vax event. Website

Tango as a Spiritual Path: An Afternoon Workshop, Sunday, December 4, 1:00-4:30pm at 16 Camino Largo 87507 in Santa Fe. Two 1.5 hr classes with a tea break between. We are a small group, planning to explore the qualities of deep connection, presence and open-heartedness and how they enrich the shared experience of our dance and our lives. $65. Please RSVP if you would like to attend: Liz Haight, (505)699-0106. Ask Liz about her COVID policy for this class.

Practilonga @ Aldea, Wednesday, December 7, 6:30-8:30pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie. $2 suggested donation. Vax event. Next practilonga dates: December 14; January 4 & 18. Email | Directions from Albuquerque (scroll down)

Amilonga Holiday Milonga, Thursday, December 8, 7:00-9:30pm at Public House ABQ, 201 Hermosa NE 87108. DJ: Sam Jacobs. Enjoy New Mexico wines, beers and cocktails. Please tip your servers generously. Seating is first come, first serve (no reservations taken). Facebook

TCA Holiday Party, Sunday, December 11, 2:00-6:00pm at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109 in AlbuquerqueDJ: George Simmons. Free for TCA members. Non-members: $25 or pay $25 annual membership and get in free! Delicious snacks by Gourmet to Go! Please RSVP by November 30, 2022; we need a headcount for the caterer. Email RSVP

Milonga Aldea Holiday Milonga, Sunday, December 11, 7:00-10:00pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa FeHosted by Stephanie & Fer. DJ: Carolyn Stoklosa. $10 cover includes snacks and beverages. Vax event. 
Email
 | Directions from Albuquerque

Two Moon Tango Women Leaders' Workshop, Saturday, December 17, 5:45-6:45pm at 16 Camino Largo 87507 in Santa Fe. Open to all experience levels. Role-reversing and working on what feels best for both leaders and followers. Vax card and either negative test or N95/KN94 masks. Limited parking; carpool if possible. Please RSVP (text or phone) with Liz Haight: (505)699-0106. Website | Directions

Two Moon Tango Milonga, Saturday, December 17, 7:30-10:30pm or 11:00pm at 16 Camino Largo 87507 in Santa Fe (on the south side of Santa Fe, 5 miles past the airport). DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Limited parking; please carpool. Vax cards and masks optional. $15 cover. Next dates: 1/21/23 (DJ Paul); 3/18 (DJ Sohrab); 4/15 (DJ Marcelo). Website | Directions

Milonga Aldea, Sunday, January 15, 6:30-9:00pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie & Fer. DJ: Elizabeth Auden. $10 cover includes snacks and beverages. BYOB. Vax event. Email | Directions from Albuquerque

Puerta al Tango on Tuesdays & Thursdays in January 2023 at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102 in Albuquerque. Puerta al Tango is a team of Monica Paz (Buenos Aires) & Graham Stanford (soon to be in Albuquerque). In January, Graham will present his Monica Paz-approved Milonguero Style curricula in three workshop courses of 8 classes each. Graham will be visiting Albuquerque later this month, October 26-November 3. Puerta al Tango website | Las Puertas events

Milonga Leona in Santa Fe will resume at a new venue in January 2023. Details TBA.
Shahin Medghalchi | Email



OTHER ORGANIZERS' ONGOING & UPCOMING EVENTS

For more class information, visit the Classes page.

Weekly

Tango in Bloom/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. Private lessons also available. No class 11/28. Email | Facebook

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. Chacarera class this Wednesday with Guest instructor Paul Akmajian. Free, but please support the venue with food and beverage purchases. All are welcome. No partner necessary. Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email

Bi-Monthly

Practilonga @ Aldea twice-monthly on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie. $2 suggested donation. Vax event. Next practilonga dates: November 9 & 16; December 7 & 14; January 4 & 18. Email | Directions from Albuquerque (scroll down)

Monthly

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

Two Moon Tango Milonga. Monthly on Saturdays, 6:30am-11:00pm at 16 Camino Largo 87507 in Santa Fe (on the south side of Santa Fe five miles past the airport). Check Upcoming events above for details. Website | Directions

Milonga Aldea. Monthly on Sundays, usually 6:30-9:00pm* at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa FeHosted by Stephanie & Fer. $10 cover includes snacks and beverages. BYOB. Vax event. *Check Upcoming Events above for dates/times. Email |Directions from Albuquerque



CLASSES

Information on tango classes in New Mexico.



SPECIAL INTEREST

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 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.


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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