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TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE



May 20, 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.

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, until further notice.


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: 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
June 3,: Michelle McRuiz
June 17: Simona Faro
July 1, 15; August 5; September 16; October 7; November 4, 18; December 2, 16

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

2022 Practicas
May 28: George Simmons
June 11: Paul Akmajian
June 25: Kipp Chynoweth
July 9, 23; August 13, 27; September 10, 24; October 15; November 12, 26; December 10, 24

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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)
June 3: Michelle McRuiz | What Tango DJs Do
Michelle McRuiz has been a tango DJ for 12 years. In this chat, she'll talk about what it takes to become a tango DJ, how DJs prepare — musically, technically, and mentally — for DJing an event, and what habits and characteristics make a tango DJ stand out from the throng.
This chat is for anyone who is already a tango DJ, who is thinking about becoming one, or who just loves tango music and/or the work that tango DJs do. 

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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.
May 29: Kipp Chynoweth
June 12 & 26; July 10 & 24; August 14 & 28; September 11 & 25

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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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OTHER ORGANIZERS' UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS

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

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

Inés Muzzopappa & Gaby Mataloni, Saturday/Sunday May 28-29 at Casa Gallina in Taos. Memorial Day Weekend workshop hosted by Joshlyn MarinoRichard Spera, and Tango in Taos. 3 workshop classes + Saturday Night Milonga with performance. Schedule and details: Facebook
Inés and Gaby are also available for private lessons Thursday 5/26 & Monday 5/30. For overnight accommodations at Casa Gallina (2 night minimum), email Richard. Rooms are limited; reserve soon.

Inés Muzzopappa & Gaby Mataloni Workshop, Tuesday May 31, 7:00-8:30pm at Maple Street Dance Studio, 3215 Central Ave NE 87106 in Albuquerque. Hosted by 8th Style Dance, Albuquerque OpenTango, Simona Faro. "Two active roles: enhancing the communication & connection in the couple." All levels. $30. Register here | Facebook
Inés and Gaby are also available for private lessons Tuesday 5/31. Contact Simona Faro or email [email protected] to reserve.

Milonga: An Illustrated Audio Play. Two free screenings — Sunday June 5, 1:00pm & Sunday June 12, 1:00pm — at Guild Cinema, 3405 Cntral Ave. NE 87106 in Albuquerque. Written & Directed by Julie Reichert. Produced by Julie Reichert, Kathleen Edwards & Tor Kingdon. "A homeless woman with a guilty past heals herself through tango."

Meg-a Milonga, Friday, June 10, 8:00-10:00pm at 2300 Calle Halcon 87501 in Santa FeHosted by Meg & Teddy. DJ: Fer. No RSVP required. Bring food to share. BYOB. Vax required. Outdoor event. "Please park in specified spaces or along one side of Calle Halcon on the  same side as our house. Practice shoes suggested for wood decking floor."

Milonga Aldea, Saturday, June 25, 6:30-9:30pm at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87501 in Santa Fe. Hosted by Stephanie & Fer.$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

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

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
 

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

 



OTHER ORGANIZERS' ONGOING & UPCOMING EVENTS

For more class information, visit the Classes page.

Weekly

Resumes in June: 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. Check with organizer regarding mask wearing policy. Facebook | Email

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

Monthly

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



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 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.


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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