TANGO CLUB OF ALBUQUERQUE TANGO NEWS UPDATE
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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.
Paloma Berrios & Maximiliano Alvarado, January 18-19, 2020. A TCA weekend workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in Albuquerque. Details
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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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 Fe. 2/9 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
QTangoFest, March 18-22, 2020 at First United Methodist Church in Albuquerque.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Information on tango classes in New Mexico.
TANGO ON THE RADIO
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.
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)
EVENTS IN OTHER STATES
Tango News Update is compiled & maintained by Karen Reck. Please email any additions/corrections.