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Weekly Newsletter of the Santa Fe Tango Club July 19-26, 2018

Website: santafetango.org  facebook: https://www.facebook.com/santafe.tango.7

Santa Fe Tango, P. O. Box 9674, Santa Fe, NM  87504-9674

Santa Fe Tango membership is $25 for one year from the date you join or renew. Tango Club of Albuquerque & Santa Fe Tango have a special membership rate for joining each others' organization.  If your primary membership is with TCA, you may join SFT for $15.  If your primary membership is with SFT, you may join TCA for $15.

For more information about Santa Fe Tango please contact Fer Robles at roblesf@gwu.edu


Practica East

Date:   Friday, July 20

Time:  7:30-9:30 pm

DJ:       TBA

Cost:    $5

Location:  332 Camino del Monte Sol

Host:   Jaimes Friedgen

TCA Practica

Date:   Saturday, July 21

Time: 2:30-4:30 pm

DJ:       Matt Mateo

Cost:    $2 everyone

Location:  Lloyd Shaw Dance Center,  5506 Coal SE, Albuquerque

TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga

Date:   Sunday, July 22

DJ:       Leslie Jones

Time: 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Old Town Albuquerque - bordered by Rio Grande Blvd., Mountain Rd. and Central Ave.


Milonga Leona at El Meson

Date:  Tuesday, July 24

Time:  7:30-10:30 pm

DJ:       Fer

Please contribute any amount to the DJ appreciation pool by the sign on the piano

Cost:     $5 minimum consumption

Location:  El Meson, 123 Washington Avenue  505-983-6756 http://elmeson-santafe.com

Host:    Shahin Medghalchi

Class with Carrie and Practica East

Instructor: Carrie Field

Date: Friday July 27

Time: 7:00-8:00 pm

Argentine Tango People Technique: Skill and drills for practicing the physical technique of the arriving foot, the departing foot, hip freedom and stability, the ocho, crosses and the giro. Most classwork is individual with some partnering and group work.  Then stay for Practica!

Class: $10, Practica $5

Practica: 8:00-10-00


Host: Jaimes Friedgen

Location: The Studio Santa Fe, 322 Camino del Monte Sol

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/450210402114214/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1531936051634234

SFT ‘Tango Corazon’ at Rio Chama

Date:    Sunday, July 29

Time:    6 :00-10:00 pm

DJ:        Matt Mateo

Cost:   $7 members; $12 non-members

Location:   414 Old Santa Fe Trail, http://riochamasteakhouse.com

All are welcome. Please support this wonderful venue with your consumption. SFT membership to Rio Chama Wine Club extended to attendees.

Upcoming Dates-  Sept 9; Oct 14; Nov 25

Two Moon Tango Studio - Traditional milonga structure and music

Date:    Saturday, August 4

Time:    7:30-11:45 pm

Cost:    $10

DJ:       Michelle McRuiz

Location:  Two Moon Tango Studio, 16 Camino Largo, Santa Fe.

Host:   Liz Haight


SFT @ Second Street Brewing - Rufina TapRoom Milonga

Join us for an afternoon class and relaxed dancing on a spacious, smooth dance floor.

Date:    Sunday, August 5

Time:    1 to 2 pm Class with Paula & Alp

               2-5 pm Milonga

DJ:         Paula & Alp

Cost:    Class $10; Class and milonga: $13 members; $15 non-members

Milonga only : $4 members; $7 non-members; free to students.

Location: 2920 Rufina St., 505-954-1068 https://www.secondstreetbreweryrufina.com

Upcoming Dates:   Sept 25; Oct 28; Nov 1; Dec 2

Two Moon Tango

Vals/Milonga Workshop

Date: July 28

Time: 1:00-4:30 pm

Women Leaders’ Workshop

Date: August 11-12

Saturday, 12:30-2:00 pm & 2:30-4:00 pm

Sunday, 12:00-1:30 pm & 2:00-3:00 pm

Cost: $125 weekend

Contact:  Liz Haight @ 505-982-5833 lizat2moon@earthlink.net

Camino Largo in Cieneguilla, just south of Santa Fe

Michael Walker is bringing Julio Balmaceda and his partner Virginia Vasconi to Santa Fe the weekend of August 31September 1 and 2. Intermediate and advanced classes. The workshop is full... just 30 Milonga tickets left.

Please contact Masako at

 View Julio and Virginia dancing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq8JFYzudvE

Community News

July Member and SFT Friends Birthdays

Jamie Cagan July 21



TCA Tuesday Night Milonga

Date:   Tuesday, July 24

Time:  8:00-10:30 pm

DJ:       Kipp Chynoweth

Cost:    $3 members, $5 non-members

Location: Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE, Albuquerque

TCA Practica

Date:   Saturday, July 28

DJ:       Elizabeth Auden

Cost:    $2 everyone

Location:  Lloyd Shaw Dance Center,  5506 Coal SE, Albuquerque


Milonga de las Puertas

Date:   Saturday, July 28

Time: 8:00-Midnight

DJ:        Garth Bawden

Cost:    $7

Location: 1512 1St NW, Albuquerque

Host:   Lee Blaugrund


ATA  Mixed music (Alternative, Nuevo and Traditional)

Date:   Monday, July 30

Time:  7:30-10:00 pm

DJ:       Kipp Chynoweth

Cost:    $5 cash only

Theme: Time for Shorts!

Location: Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE, Albuquerque

2018 Annual LEOs on Fire Tango Dance Party

Date: Saturday, August 4

Time: 6:30-10:30m pm

Location: Home of Gail and Richard Womack, 10709 Santa Monica Dr, NE

DJ: Regina Held

Bring 1) a non-dessert dish to share; 2)a smile, and 3) a fun loving spirit. BYOB

Water and lemonade provided.

TCA Kelly's Milonga

Date:  Sunday, August 5

Time:  7:30-10:30 pm

DJ:       Elizabeth Auden

Location: Kelly's Brew Pub, 3222 Central Avenue SE in the Nob Hill Business District in Albuquerque

Milonga de las Puertas

Date:   Saturday, August 11

Time: 8:00-Midnight

DJ:        TBA

Cost:    $7

Location: 1512 1St NW, Albuquerque

Host:   Lee Blaugrund


TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga

Date:   Sunday, August 11

DJ:       TBA

Time: 7:00-9:30 pm

Location: Old Town Albuquerque - bordered by Rio Grande Blvd., Mountain Rd. and Central Ave.

Adapted Tango Teacher Training Fundamentals

Date: Sat/Sun. August 18-19

Time: 8:00-5:00 Saturday; 12:30-5:30 Sunday

Training with founder Dr. Madeleine Hackney. This teacher training is designed for dancers and dance instructors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, fitness instructors and personal trainers interested in sharing Argentine Tango with older adults and adults with Parkinson’s disease.

Cost: Early bird registration by June 25: $350; fulltime students $250. After June 25: $400, FT students $300

Contact: Carrie Fieldhttps://tangoinform.wordpress.com/about/

Buenos Aires Tour with Pablo & Eva, September 14-24, 2018. Pablo and Eva invite you to join them in Buenos Aires this September.  Contact Pablo for info. (505)313-5316 | Email | Website

Milonga and Swing Dance

Date: Saturday,  August 18

Time: 8:00- 9:00 pm Swing and tango class

9:00-11:30 pm Milonga and Swing dance

DJ: Davin Quinn

Cost: $10 admission

Location: Maple Street Dance Space 3215 Central Avenue, NE

Sponsors: Wingtips and Windsors, 505 Swing and 505 Tango. For more information contact Sam Olstead sfolmsted@gmail.com


Practica East every Friday night at The Studio (332 Camino del Monte Sol, Santa Fe), Host: Jaimes Friedgen contact@8thstyletango.com  7:30 to 9:30 PM.  Cost: $5 - Rotating DJs, themes and DJ challenges.

Tango in Taos at The Studio at Casa Gallina

Practica every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Contact Richard at 575.613.2868  or richardjspera@gmail.com for more information.

John Roy & Marina Baden at Lloyd Shaw in Albuquerque (5506 Coal SE).
**Note New Class Times & New Class Location**

Monday group classes in July, July 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30:

7:15-8:00 pm - Fundamentals/Basics class -- great for beginners! (And, for experienced dancers to review fundamentals.)

8:00-8:45 pm - July topic is Boleos and Ganchos, starting at basic on 7/2 and ending at advanced on 7/30. Must attend one other 8 pm class in July to attend the 7/30 wrap up. Video wrap up at end of each class.


$10/class; $50/7 classes (7-packs expire in 3 months, unless other arrangements are made; 7-class packs roll from month to month until used up; 7-packs are nonrefundable.) Cash or check (no plastic). (Students who've taken at least 50 classes with John in the last couple of years and who have a 7-pack can take any 7:15 pm class for $5.)


Note: 2 classes will be added to every existing class pack. All new class packs will be for 7 classes, not 5.


New location: North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center (near Wyoming and Paseo)


-from Wyoming and Paseo, north on Wyoming, cross Holly, LEFT on Carmel, RIGHT into parking lot; go to Exercise Room / Fitness Room

 Note: Both July 2 classes will be FREE to everyone.

After that, to continue to use the facility, you must buy an annual pass. It’s $15 through June 30. Starting July 1, it’s $20. (So stop by the facility by Saturday June 30 and buy your pass for $15. Open M-F, 8 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm.)

Monday, Tango Salon for Beginners with Svetlana, Monday February 5, 19, and 26. From 6-&;30 pm at NM School of Music, 136-J Washington Street, NE. Price is $15 per class. Contact Svetlana at 505-506-3849.

Monday Practica  in Los Alamos. From 6:00-7:00 PM at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Enter through the lower level. Free to all. DJ Joseph Cowan. No Practica on national holidays. Contact Joseph Cowan for more info at jsc0687@gmail.com

Tuesday Practica at Carnelian Center in Dixon, 5 to 8 PM, includes a pot luck, donation only. Between the Dixon COOP market and the Post Office. For info and to confirm: 505-579-9630

Wednesday Bacacita All Levels Drop-in Class and Practica with Christa Rodriguez, Class 7-8 pm, Practica 8-9:30 pm, $10 for both,  747 Baca St., Santa Fe.  Learn and practice the most foundational tango steps that are popular today. contact@8thstyletango.com  https://www.8thstyletango.com

Wednesday Practica in Taos 

Guided Practica every Wednesday from 8:15-9:15 beginners and every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 all levels at Shahin’s Dance School

At 94 NM State Road 150 (Sky Valley Rd) El Prado, NM 87529  #A1  this building is between Common Fire and Medley restaurant at Plaza Venado

Contact 505-920-9987 or ellatidodeltango@artsfe.com RSVP requested!

Wednesday Practica in Albuquerque 6:00 to 7:30 PM at New Mexico School of Music, 136 Washington St SE in Albuquerque (on Washington one block South of Central). DJ: Svetlana Petkovic. $8. info@tangoxchange.com … 505-506-1728 | tangoxchange.com

Thursday Alternative Music, 8-10 PM, Holiday Dance Studio, 5200 Eubank NE, Albuquerque, $10,  DJ Joseph Chavez _tempered@yahoo.com

Thursday Roadrunner Practica (with Eva & Pablo), 8:30-10:30 PM at Las Puertas, 1512 First Street NW (north of Mountain Road) in Albuquerque. $5 per person, $3 for Bien Milonguero students.

Tango on the Radio  "Coraz√≥n Tanguero" a radio program devoted to Tango from Argentina, other parts of South America and across the globe, airs the first & third Saturday of each month on KUNM (89.9 FM - www.kunm.org), 4:15-4:45 PM. Hosted by Cristina Baccin - Follow us also on Facebook: CORAZON TANGUERO - email: corazontanguero@aol.com

INSTRUCTORS – Please check with instructors for last minute changes.

Jaimes Friedgen and Christa Rodriguez, 8thstyletango.com – group and private lessons in Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. contact@8thstyletango.com.

Wednesdays: Santa Fe, 747 Baca Street, 7-8 PM, class followed by practica 8:00-9:00.  Learn and practice the most foundational tango steps that are popular today.

Classes in Taos at The Studio at Casa Gallina.

Shahin Medghalchi-The Tango House of Santa Fe1201 Don Diego Avenue

The Tango House of Santa Fe received “2018 Best of Santa Fe for Dance Instruction” (since 2015) 

Fundamentals of movement, musicality, and milonguero social floor technique (dancing tango universally) for tango dancers at all levels.  Schedule changes weekly call Shahin at 505-920-9987 or ellatidodeltango@artsfe.com


Albuquerque: Mondays:10:00 -1:00 pm all privates. Call 505-920-9987 for location.


Santa Fe: Mondays: 3:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesdays 12:00-5:00 pm, Wednesday:10:00am–3:00pm; Fridays: 11:30 am-8:00 pm. 1201 Don Diego Ave. (corner of Don Diego and Cordova) Santa Fe, NM 87505

Taos: Wednesdays:7:00-8:00 pm beginner group class, 8:15-9:15 beginner guided practica

          Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm privates followed by Intermediate/Advanced Group lesson/guided practica 

(Different subjects on Milonguero social floor technique every week) at 5:30-6:30 pm. All The classes in Taos at (Shahin’s School of Dance): 94 NM State Road 150 (Sky Valley Rd) El Prado, NM 87529  #A1  this building is between Common Fire and Medley restaurant at Plaza Venado

Call Shahin at 505-920-9987 and RSVP for Sant Fe, Albuquerque and Taos.


ellatidodeltango@artsfe.com     www.thetangohousesf.com 

Peter Roche - private lessons 505-474-2801

Dance Station, 901 West Alameda Street (west side of Solana Center)  505-989-9788

Group and private tango and ballroom instruction offered.

Michael Walker at Dance Station, 901 West Alameda Street (Solana Center, west side)

Thursday  with Michael – 7:15-8:15 pm, Beginning Level. $20/class; $120/8 classes

For more information on privates and classes, Michael: (505-795-6798 tangomichaelwalker@gmail.com) website michaelwalker.com

While you’re at it, youtube.com/channel/UCMmtymEr_KL8U4w8810o-bA  

Liz Haight - Two Moon Tango 

16 Camino Largo, La Cienegilla (the south side of Santa Fe).  To check on the schedule, for directions and more information, contact Liz at 505-982-5833 lizat2moon@earthlink.net 

Thursday:   Tango III –from 7 - 8:30 pm. May 31-July5.

Saturday:    Tango I and II – Cancelled through  the Summer

Vals/Milonga Traspie Workshops – time and dates TBA

Workshop for women leaders, June 9 & 10.

David Cohen

Thursday:  7 to 8 PM, All Levels ~ $10 or $12 drop-in

Held at Odd Fellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Road.  505-490-3136  davidcohen.santafe@gmail.com

Eva Garlez & Pablo Rodriguez | Bien Milonguero Tango School
Las Puertas Events Center, 1512 1st St NW (north of Mountain Rd).
Drop-in classes

Mondays: Advanced Beginners class, 6:30-7:30pm $17/class; Absolute Beginner Class, 7:30pm-8:30pm $17/class
Wednesdays: Beginners class, 7:30-8:30pm; Intermediate Beginner class, 8:30-9:30pm. $17/class.
Thursdays:  Intermediate/Advanced class, 7:30-8:30pm. $20/class.
Thursdays: Roadrunner Practica, 8:30-10:30pm. $5; $3/Bien Milonguero students.

Classes at CSP Studios1624 Eubank Blvd NE
Saturdays: Beginners Class, 3:00-4:00pm
Tuesdays: Beginners Class, 7:00-8:00m.
For prices contact CSP Studios: 505-883-9521 | Email 
Contact or check Bien Milonguero website for current or upcoming courses.

Private lessons for individuals and couples also available. 
(505)313-5316 | Email | Website

Carrie Field, available for private and group lessons in Albuquerque, (575) 613-0250



Rosalia Galassi and John Dunbar – Private lessons in Salon Style Tango 505-989-1225

Paula Couselo-Findikoglu and Alp Findikoglu – info@alpypaulatango.com

Small Group Classes

Fundamentals "Beginner/Intermediate Level"; Technique & Style "Intermediate/Advanced Levels"

Privates and semi-privates also available

TangoXchange … classes at 136-J Washington SE, at the NM School Of Music between Zuni and Central … for schedule and prices:  505-506-1728  info@tangoxchange.

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