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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

Saturday, April 13

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Max Cubillos. $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. Next date: 5/11. 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, 6:00-7:00PM; Free practica, 7:00-8:30PM. Second Saturdays: 5/11. Email | Website

7:00-10:30PM | Albuquerque

Puerta*Longa Practica*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 dates: 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, etc. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Map link

Sunday, April 14
6:00-7:00PM Lesson; 7:00–9:30PM Milonga | Santa Fe
Milonga Aldea at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507. DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. Hosts: Stephanie, Carol, & Fer. Free (with milonga admission) pre-milonga lesson with Liz Haight. "Playing with Forward Ochos in Milonguero Style Tango —These forward ochos are circular in nature, with a characteristically deep internal sense of giving and receiving within the embrace, both beautiful and requiring no space." $10 donation. Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Free parking. All 2024 milongas (except December) are on the second Sunday of the month. Email | Map link or contact Stephanie for directions.

Monday, April 15

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

Tuesday, April 16
Check Classes for times/details | Albuquerque
Tonight only — Puerta al Tango classes will be held at Double Time Studio located at 209 Washington St. SE 87108 (just off Central Ave.) due to filming at Las Puertas.

Wednesday, April 17
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 on Wednesdays: 4/17, etc. 
Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | Instagram | Email
 

7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe
Tango at Cafecito, 922 Shoofly St. 87501 in Santa Fe. 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: 4/17, etc. Website

Friday, April 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, build community and have fun. "A fun, open, inclusive practice time to hone skills, build community with an occasional DJ Duel!" Floor A for group work and practice, Floor B for open practice. $15 suggested. Next dates: 5/17, 6/21, 7/19, 8/16, etc. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Facebook Event | Map link

Saturday, April 20

| Albuquerque

No TCA Practica today due to ASDC event. Practica resumes 4/27.

7:30–10:30PM | Santa FeTwo 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 date: 5/18, etc. Website

Saturday, April 27

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

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

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

Sunday April 28
5:00-8:30PM | Santa Fe
Canoncito Milonga at Edition One Gallery, 729 Canyon Road 87501. DJ: Fer. Milonga entry fee includes pre-milonga class with Christa Rodriguez, 5:00-5:30
PM. Milonga: 5:30-8:30PM. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Email | Website

May 2-7, 2024

Monica in May! Monica Paz in Albuquerque at Studio Roma, 1508 Roma NW 87104. Book private and/or semi-private lessons on Monica's websiteFacebook event

Thursday, May 2

8:00-11:59PM | Albuquerque

Milonga Puertitas (little doors) at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. DJ: Paul Akmajian. Let's blend our awesome community at large here in Albuquerque with the visiting dancers from out-of-town and out-of-country. It is a late one, but so are some of the great milongas you will experience with new and interesting people/dancers. $15. (The regularly scheduled Puerta al Tango 5:20PM and 6:30PM classes will still take place.) Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Facebook Event | Map link

Saturday, May 4

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: TBA. $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: Max Cubillos. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; you may BYOB. First Saturdays. Next dates: 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, etc. Email | Website

Saturday, May 11

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. Next date: 6/8. 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, 6:00-7:00PM; Free practica, 7:00-8:30PM. Second Saturdays: 6/8. Email | Website

7:00-10:30PM | Albuquerque

Puerta*Longa Practica*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: 6/8. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Map link

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, build community and have fun." Details TBA. $15 recommended on the honor system and be-generous-system. Next dates: 6/21, etc. 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
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

Friday, May 24
7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe
Meg-a-Milongas at Meg & Teddy's (address/directions TBA). This is an outdoor event. $5 admission supports the DJs. 2nd and 4th Fridays. Next dates: 6/14 & 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

7:00–10:30PM | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. DJ: Lua. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Next dates: 6/22 (Kipp), 7/27 (George), 8/24 (Maria Valentina), etc.
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Saturday, June 1

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

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

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.

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

 

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

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

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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