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Latest News: Tango Events in New Mexico

A chronological list of upcoming tango events (milongas, practicas, workshops) in New Mexico.
Tango Club of Albuquerque events are listed as "TCA."

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2024

Friday, May 17

5:00-9:00PM | Albuquerque

3rd Fridays "after-work" Practica with Puerta al Tango at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. "A fun, open, inclusive practice time to hone skills, and build community." See website and Facebook event for this month's music format. $10. Next dates: 6/21, 7/19, 8/16. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Facebook Event | Map link

Saturday, May 18

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $5 everyone. Map link

 

7:30–10:30PM | Santa Fe
Two Moon Tango Milonga at 16 Camino Largo 87507 (on the south side of Santa Fe, 5 miles past the airport). DJ: Fernando Robles. Limited parking; please carpool. $15 cover. Monthly event on 3rd Saturdays. Website

Sunday, May 19
1:00-4:00PM | Santa Fe

Fundamentals for Close Embrace Tango at 16 Camino Largo 87507 (on the south side of Santa Fe, 5 miles past the airport). A workshop for people interested in a more in-depth exploration of Milonguero-style tango, focusing on the fundamentals of the dance: A great embrace, connection, and clear communication of figures for the social dance floor. Open to new and experienced dancers as well as those experienced in other styles, and people wanting to explore another role. Two 1.25 hour classes with a tea break in between. $65. Taught by Liz Haight, assisted by Bob Bern and Emma Simmons. Please RSVP/register via text at 505-699-0106. Directions


4:00-7:00PM | Albuquerque

ATA's (All Tango Albuquerque's) Mixed Music Alternative Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave SE 87108 (near San Mateo & Central). DJ: Uma Pattabhiraman. ATA's milongas are "mixed music" — a mix of traditional/Golden Era (no more than 1/3), alternative, and Nuevo — DJ’s choice. "Shorter tandas for more turnover... ATA's milongas are relaxed and informal, welcoming all styles of dancing and all kinds of music." Light snacks and drink provided. Please BYOW (Bring Your Own Water.) Still only $5. Email Cynthia

Monday, May 20

7:00PM | Los Alamos (email or check Facebook to confirm)
Los Alamos Argentine Tango Group Practica at Betty Erhart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row 87544 in Los Alamos. Free event. Weekly event on Mondays. Email | Atom City Facebook Group

Wednesday, May 22
7:00-9:30PM | Albuquerque

Albuquerque OpenTango Tango Beginner Social Class + Dance at Juno Brewery + Cafe + Art, 1501 1st St. NW 87102. Host: Albuquerque OpenTango. Free, but please support the venue with food and beverage purchases. All are welcome. No partner necessary. Weekly event on Wednesdays. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Email
 

7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe

Tango at Cafecito, 922 Shoofly St. Santa Fe, 87501. Host: 8th Style Tango. Lesson, 7:00-8:00PM; Milonga, 8:00-10:00PM. Light refreshments and snacks. Lesson + milonga $20; Milonga only $10. Weekly on Wednesdays. Website 

Friday, May 24
 | Santa Fe
Postponed: Meg-a-Milongas at Meg & Teddy's. Will start on 6/14. Dates following 6/14: 6/28; 7/12 & 26; 8/9 & 23; 9/13 & 27. Email 

Saturday, May 25

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $5 everyone. Map link

Saturday, May 25
7:00–10:30PM | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. DJ: Mystery TBA. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 6/22 (Kipp); 7/27 (George Simmons), etc. Webpage | Email | Facebook | Instagram | Map link

Saturday, June 1

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $5 everyone. Map link

7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango Milonga at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501 in Santa Fe. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; you may BYOB. First Saturdays. Next dates: 7/6 (Shahin; pre-milonga class w/ John & Rosalia 6:00-7:00PM; 8/3 (Sohrab); 9/7 (TBA), etc. Email | Website

Sunday, June 2
6:30-9:30PM | Albuquerque
Opening 2024 TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, Tango por la Tarde at 200 N. Plaza St. NW 87104. DJ: Paul Akmajian. Second and fourth Sundays with some exceptions. Free and open to the public. Donations are greatly appreciated. Bring your own water bottle. Parking available around or near the Plaza. Next date: 6/23.

Saturday, June 8

 | Albuquerque

No TCA Practica today. Practica resumes 6/15.

 

5:10-6:00PM | Albuquerque

Free Introductory Class at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Experience social Argentine Tango. 2nd Saturdays monthly. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Webpage | Map link

 

6:00-8:00PM | Santa Fe

Santa Fe Tango Iconic Red Practica at 1366 Cerrillos Rd. 87505. Free lesson with Patricia & Arturo, 6:00-7:00PM; Free practica w/ DJ Fer, 7:00-8:30PM. Second Saturdays. Email | Website

7:00-10:30PM | Albuquerque

Practi*Longa Puerta*Longa at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Great music, relaxed social dancing, practice space and ronda space."One ronda mini-group-community exercise to help new dancers. It's fun and brief, followed by a community tanda!" 2nd Saturdays monthly. $15. Next date: 7/13. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Map link

Friday, June 14
7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe
Meg-a-Milongas at Meg & Teddy's (address/directions TBA). 6/14 DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. This is an outdoor event. $5 admission supports the DJs. 2nd and 4th Fridays. Next dates: 6/28; 7/12 & 26; 8/9 & 2

Saturday, June 15

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Max Cubillos. $5 everyone. Map link

7:30–10:30PM | Santa Fe

Two Moon Tango Milonga at 16 Camino Largo 87507 (on the south side of Santa Fe, 5 miles past the airport). DJ: Paul Akmajian. Limited parking; please carpool. $15 cover. Monthly event on 3rd Saturdays. Website | Directions

Friday, June 21

5:00-9:00PM | Albuquerque

3rd Fridays "after-work" Practica with Puerta al Tango at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. "A fun, open, inclusive practice time to hone skills, and build community." See website and Facebook event for this month's music format. $10. Next dates: 7/19, 8/16. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Facebook Event | Map link

Saturday, June 22

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: George Simmons. $5 everyone. Map link

Saturday, June 22
7:00–10:30PM | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 7/27 (George); 8/24 (Maria Valentina), etc. Webpage | Email | Facebook | Instagram | Map link

June 22-30, 2024
| Santa Fe
Virginia Vasconi at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501. Group and private classes. Host: Michael Walker. Email Masako for more info.

Saturday, June 29

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Paul Akmajian. $5 everyone. Map link

7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe
Special Santa Fe Tango Milonga & Performance at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501 in Santa Fe. DJ: Fernando Robles. Performance by Virginia Vasconi & Jaimes Friedgen. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members; $5 local tango teachers. Light refreshments served. You may bring a bottle of wine to share. Email | Website

Saturday, July 6

Class 6:00-7:00PM; Milonga 7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe

Santa Fe Tango Milonga at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501 in Santa Fe. DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. Pre-milonga class w/ John & Rosalia 6:00-7:00PM. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; you may BYOB. First Saturdays. Next dates: 8/3 (Sohrab); 9/7 (TBA), etc. Email | Website

Sunday, July 7 
4:00-7:00PM | Albuquerque

ATA's (All Tango Albuquerque's) Mixed Music Alternative Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave SE 87108 (near San Mateo & Central). DJ: Simona Faro. ATA's milongas are "mixed music" — a mix of traditional/Golden Era (no more than 1/3), alternative, and Nuevo — DJ’s choice. "Shorter tandas for more turnover... ATA's milongas are relaxed and informal, welcoming all styles of dancing and all kinds of music." Light snacks and drink provided. Please BYOW (Bring Your Own Water.) Still only $5. Email Cynthia

Friday, July 12

Early evening (TBD) | Albuquerque

Save the Date! Cross-over free intro event between Zephyr Fitness, ABQ Kickboxing, and Puerta al Tango for a fun and free evening with a little tango, a little BBQ and a lot of fun. The awesome community of Zephyr and ABQ Kickboxing will be hosting Puerta al Tango's intro to energy in motion tango. More info soon: Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email

Saturday, July 13

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $5 everyone. Map link

5:10-6:00PM | Albuquerque

Free Introductory Class at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Experience social Argentine Tango. 2nd Saturdays monthly. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Webpage | Map link

6:00-8:00PM | Santa Fe

Santa Fe Tango Iconic Red Practica at 1366 Cerrillos Rd. 87505. Free beginner lesson with Crista, 6:00-7:00PM; Free practica, 7:00-8:30PM. Second Saturdays. Email | Website

7:00-10:30PM | Albuquerque

Practi*Longa Puerta*Longa at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Great music, relaxed social dancing, practice space and ronda space."One ronda mini-group-community exercise to help new dancers. It's fun and brief, followed by a community tanda!" $15. 2nd Saturdays monthly. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Map link

Friday, July 19

5:00-9:00PM | Albuquerque

3rd Fridays "after-work" Practica with Puerta al Tango at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. "A fun, open, inclusive practice time to hone skills, and build community." See website and Facebook event for this month's music format. $10. Next dates: 7/19, 8/16. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Facebook Event | Map link

Saturday, July 20
7:30–10:30PM | Santa Fe
Two Moon Tango Milonga at 16 Camino Largo 87507 (on the south side of Santa Fe, 5 miles past the airport). DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. Limited parking; please carpool. $15 cover. Monthly event on 3rd Saturdays. Next dates: 8/17 (Sohrab Soltani); 9/21 (Michelle McRuiz); 10/19 (Paul Akmajian); 11/16 (Shahin); 12/21 (Paul). Website​ | Directions

Monday, July 22
6:30-9:00PM | Albuquerque

July Amilonga at Speakeasy Z Lounge, Hotel Zazz, 3762 Copper Ave NE 87108 (Central Ave at Copper). DJ: TBA. $15 includes a complimentary drink. Charcuterie boards available for purchase. Facebook event 

 

Saturday, July 27
7:00–10:30PM | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. DJ: George Simmons. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Next date: 8/24 (Maria Valentina), etc. Webpage | Email | Facebook | Instagram | Map link

Saturday, August 3

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $5 everyone. Map link

Sunday, August 4
Albuquerque Tango Festival 2024 One-day Pass Sale
Facebook event | Website

Saturday, August 10

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $5 everyone. Map link

5:10-6:00PM | Albuquerque

Free Introductory Class at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Experience social Argentine Tango. 2nd Saturdays monthly. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Webpage | Map link

6:00-8:00PM | Santa Fe

Santa Fe Tango Iconic Red Practica at 1366 Cerrillos Rd. 87505. Free beginner lesson with Crista, 6:00-7:00PM; Free practica, 7:00-8:30PM. Second Saturdays. Email | Website

7:00-10:30PM | Albuquerque

Practi*Longa Puerta*Longa at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Great music, relaxed social dancing, practice space and ronda space."One ronda mini-group-community exercise to help new dancers. It's fun and brief, followed by a community tanda!" $15. 2nd Saturdays monthly. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Map link

Friday, August 16

5:00-9:00PM | Albuquerque

3rd Fridays "after-work" Practica with Puerta al Tango at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. "A fun, open, inclusive practice time to hone skills, and build community." See website and Facebook event for this month's music format. $10. Next dates: 9/20, 10/18. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Facebook Event | Map link

Saturday, August 17

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $5 everyone. Map link

Saturday, August 24

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $5 everyone. Map link

Saturday, August 24
7:00–10:30PM | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. DJ: Maria Valentina. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays.  Webpage | Email | Facebook | Instagram | Map link

Saturday, August 31

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $5 everyone. Map link

Monday, September 2

7:00–9:30PM | Albuquerque

Amilonga at JUNO Brewery, 1501 1st St NW 87102. DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $15 cover includes drink ticket. A community milonga for local and visiting dancers.

October 31-November 3, 2024
Albuquerque Tango Festival 2024
Facebook event | Website

Monday, November 4

Albuquerque | Post-Albuquerque Tango Festival
Milonga Puertitas ("little doors") at Las Puertas, 1500 1st Street NW 87102. DJ: TBA. "Why not sleep in on Monday morning, explore Albuquerque in the afternoon and then come dance at our venue known for its warmth, hospitality, great sound, and uniqueness!"  Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. More info at: Website | Facebook | Map Link

Sunday, November 24
4:00-7:00PM | Albuquerque

ATA's (All Tango Albuquerque's) Mixed Music Alternative Milonga at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave SE 87108 (near San Mateo & Central). DJ: Jeff Wallace. ATA's milongas are "mixed music" — a mix of traditional/Golden Era (no more than 1/3), alternative, and Nuevo — DJ’s choice. "Shorter tandas for more turnover... ATA's milongas are relaxed and informal, welcoming all styles of dancing and all kinds of music." Light snacks and drink provided. Please BYOW (Bring Your Own Water.) Still only $5. Email Cynthia

Tango Events in New Mexico is compiled and maintained by Karen Reck.
Please send any additions/corrections to her at webmaster@abqtango.org.

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