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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."

  • Contact other event organizers to confirm dates and information. Scheduling, content, and details may change without notice. Check with organizers regarding their COVID-19 safety requirements.

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November

Saturday, November 25

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque
TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $5 everyone. Map link

6:00-9:00PM | Santa Fe

Virginia Vasconi "Rhythm and Flash" Workshop Class & Practica at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501. Class, 6:00-7:30PM; Milonga, 7:30-9:00PM. Hosted by Michael Walker. DJ: Fer. Performance by Virginia Vasconi and Jaimes Friedgen. Class & Practica $40; Class only $35; Practica only $10. Facebook event | For more info/to register email Masako.

6:15–10:30PM | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Class, 6:15PM (included with entry); Milonga, 7:00-10:30PM. DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Next date: 12/23 (George Simmons). Website | Email | Map link

Monday, November 27
6:45-8:15PM | Santa Fe

Virginia Vasconi "Rhythm and Flash" Workshop Class 2 at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501$35. For more info/to register email Masako.

7:00PM  | Los Alamos

Los Alamos Argentine Tango Group Practica at Betty Erhart Senior Center, 1101 Bathtub Row 87544 in Los Alamos. Free event. Weekly event on Mondays — Next dates: 12/4, etc. Email | Atom City Facebook Group

Wednesday, November 29

 7:00–9:30PM | Albuquerque

Albuquerque OpenTango Tango Beginner Social Class + Dance at JUNO Brewery + Cafe + Art, 1501 1st St. NW 87102. Host: Simona Faro. Free, but please support the venue with food and beverage purchases. All are welcome. No partner necessary. Weekly event — Next dates: Wednesdays, 12/6, etc. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Email

7:00–10:00PM | Santa Fe

Tango at Cafecito, 922 Shoofly St. 87501. Host: 8th Style Tango. Lesson, 7:00-8:00PM; Milonga, 8:00-10:00PMLight refreshments and snacks. Lesson + milonga $20; Milonga only $10. Weekly on Wednesdays — next date: 12/6. Website

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December

Friday, December 1

6:00–9:00PM | Albuquerque
Milonga del Corazon at Mila's Mesa, 3409 Central Ave. NE 87106. DJ: Paul Akmajian. Hosts: Tango in Bloom and Mila's Mesa. Tapas and tango. $15 cover includes a wine or botanical beverage. Monthly on 1st Fridays. Facebook event

Saturday, December 2

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque
TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Max Cubillos. $5 everyone. Map link

1:00-5:00PM | Santa Fe
Holiday Tango Shoes and Clothing Sale at 
629 Placita de Luna 87506. Hosted by Jean Farrar and Nicolasa Chávez. "Come enjoy drinks and snacks while shopping for gently used tango shoes and clothing." Facebook event


7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe
Santa Fe Tango Holiday Milonga at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501. DJ: Carolyn Stoklosa. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; you may BYOB. Next date: 1/14.  Email | Website

Friday, December 8

6:30–9:30PM | Santa Fe
Holiday Milonga Aldea at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio 87507 in Santa Fe. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Hosts: Stephanie, Carol, & Fer. $7 cover includes snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol not permitted at the venue. Ample free parking. 2024 milongas on second Sundays of the month. Email | Map link

Saturday, December 9

| Albuquerque
No TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC) today due to TCA Holiday Party on 12/10. Practica resumes 12/16.

5:30-6:45PM | Albuquerque
Bread & Butter Ronda Gathering of Friends at Las Puertas 1500 1st St. NW 87102. A feast with conversation and occasional guest speakers and live music. 24 seat RSVP details and monthly menu info by email or website. 2nd Saturdays monthly. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 Email | Puerta al Tango website | Map link

6:00-8:30PM | Santa Fe

Santa Fe Tango Iconik Red Practica at 1366 Cerrillos Rd. 87505. Class 6:00-7:00PM; Practica 7:00-8:30PM. Facebook event

7:00-10:30PM | Albuquerque
Practica*Longa La Ronda
at Las Puertas 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Great music, relaxed social dancing, practice space and ronda space. Two ronda challenges in community panda form. It's fun and empowers solid social dancers. 2nd Saturdays monthly. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 Email | Puerta al Tango website | Map link

Sunday, December 10

2:00-6:00PM | Albuquerque
TCA Holiday Party 2023 at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Simona Faro. Festive fare by Gourmet to Go. TCA members $10; non-members $25.

Saturday, December 16

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque
TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. $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. 3rd Saturdays. Website

Sunday, December 17
5:00-9:00PM | Santa Fe
Milonga Legato at 125 E Palace Ave. 87501. DJ: Davin Quinn (vinyl). Host: Carolyn Stoklosa-Quinn. $15 entrada 
Please support the restaurant and order food and drink.
Facebook event

Saturday, December 23

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque
TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: Kipp Chynoweth. $5 everyone. Map link

6:15-7:00PM (Class); 7:00–10:30PM (Milonga) | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Class, 6:15PM (included with entry); Milonga, 7:00-10:30PM. DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Next date: 1/27 (Paul Akmajian); 2/24 (Michelle McRuiz). Website | Email | Map link

Saturday, December 30

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque
TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: George Simmons. $5 everyone. Map link

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2024

Saturday, January 6

TBA | Santa Fe

Santa Fe Tango Milonga at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501. Chacarera Teacher & DJ: Jorge Midon. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; you may BYOB. Email | Website

 

Saturday, January 27

6:15-7:00PM (Class); 7:00–10:30PM (Milonga) | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Class, 6:15PM (included with entry); Milonga, 7:00-10:30PM. DJ: Paul Akmajian. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Next date: 2/24 (Michelle McRuiz). Website | Email | Map link
 

February 19-26, 2024
| Albuquerque

Brigitta Winkler will be in residence with Puerta al Tango, with classes and workshops the weekend of Milonga Suerte Loca, at Las Puertas 1500 1st Street NW 87102. More info on private lessons, classes, and workshop details will be posted in December. Hosted by Puerta al Tango. Graham Stanford: Email | (610)462-6392 | Website

Saturday, February 24

6:15-7:00PM (Class); 7:00–10:30PM (Milonga) | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Class, 6:15PM (included with entry); Milonga, 7:00-10:30PM. DJ: Michelle McRuiz. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Website | Email | Map link

Sunday, March 3
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: Elizabeth Auden. 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 (maybe) drink provided. Please BYOW (Bring Your Own Water.) Still only $5. Email Cynthia

 

April 5-7, 2024

Save the dates! Tango Club of Albuquerque and Puerta al Tango present a weekend with Maria Olivera. Details TBA.

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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