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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, March 2

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


6:00-10:00PM | Taos
Manzanita Milonga at Manzanita Market, 103 N Plaza 87571. Guest DJ: John Miller. Special performance by Gaby Mataloni and Christa Rodriguez. $20. Dinner available for purchase; wine provided. Formal dress. Facebook

7:00-10:00PM | Santa Fe

Santa Fe Tango Milonga at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501. DJ: Sam Jacobs. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; you may BYOB.
Next date: 3/30 (Blue Moon Milonga). Email | Website

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

 

Monday, March 4

7:00PM (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, March 6
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: 3/13, 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: 3/13, etc. Website

Saturday, March 9

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

TCA Practica at Albuquerque Square Dance Center (ASDC), 4909 Hawkins St. 87109. DJ: George Simmons. $5 everyone. 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: 4/13, 5/1. 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. "Two ronda mini-challenges in community spirit to help empower up-and-coming dancers with experience and insight. It's fun and is less than a mini-tandita!" 2nd Saturdays monthly. Next date: April 13. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Map link

Sunday, March 10
7:00–9:30PM | Santa Fe
Milonga Aldea at Aldea Community Center, 3 Nuevo Milenio, Santa Fe 87507. DJ: Sam Jacobs. Hosts: Stephanie, Carol, & Fer. $10 donation. Snacks and nonalcoholic beverages provided. Free parking. All 2024 milongas (except December) are on the second Sunday of the month, with an occasional free pre-milonga lesson or guided practica by local teachers, next one April 14. 
Email | Map link or contact Stephanie for directions.

 

Friday, March 15

5:00-9:00PM | Albuquerque

3rd Friday 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. Lots of cool ideas that you'll have to check out on our FB page and website... or better yet just show up! Occasionally we'll swap in Guest Teacher workshops (and alter the practica idea). $15 recommended on the honor system and be-generous-system. Next dates: 4/19, 5/17, 6/21. 

Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Facebook Event | Map link

Saturday, March 16

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. Next date: 4/20, etc. Website​

Saturday, March 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

6:00–10:30PM (Pre-Milonga Class + Milonga — Doors open at 5:40PM) | Albuquerque
Milonga Suerte Loca at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. Pre-milonga class — Fun & Free Intro to Argentine Tango, 6:00-6:50PM; Milonga, 7:00-10:30PM. DJ: Shahin Medghalchi. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford. $15. Monthly on 4th Saturdays. Next date: April 27. Webpage | Email | Facebook | Instagram | Map link

Saturday, March 30

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
Santa Fe Tango "Blue Moon" Milonga at Dance Station, 947 W. Alameda St., Ste. B 87501. DJ: Paul Akmajian. $10 SFT members; $15 non-members. Light refreshments served; you may BYOB. Email | Website

April 5-7, 2024

Maria Olivera Workshop Weekend — Early-bird pricing ends March 5th! Tango Club of Albuquerque, in cooperation with Puerta al Tango, presents a weekend with Maria Olivera. Info and registration page | PDF Flyer

Saturday, April 6

| Albuquerque

No TCA Practica today due to Maria Olivera Workshop (see above). Practica resumes 4/13.


7:30-11:00PM | Albuquerque

Milonga Puertitas (little doors) at Las Puertas, 1500 1st St. NW 87102. DJ: Paul Akmajian. "Come celebrate and stretch into your new moves after a great afternoon studying with Maria Olivera! Milonga Puertitas offers the same great floor, sound and warmth as Milonga Suerte Loca... but it's nice to have a new name and date." $15. Host: Puerta al Tango | Graham Stanford (610)462-6392 | Email | Website | Facebook | Map link

Saturday, April 13

2:30–4:30PM | Albuquerque

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

Saturday, April 20

| Albuquerque

No TCA Practica today due to Maria Olivera Workshop (see above). Practica resumes 4/27.

Friday, April 26

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, 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

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

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

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 

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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