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Weekly Newsletter of the Santa Fe Tango Club January 17-24, 2019

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


Friday, January 18

Fabian and Lola workshop

January 18-20, 2019, TCA  will host Fabian Salas and Lola Díaz for a tango workshop at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center. We’ll give you more information soon, but for now, check them out on YouTube and make plans to attend!

Registration information:

workshop: https://www.abqtango.org/special.html.

workshop schedule/registration/PayPal : https://www.abqtango.org/workshopF&L2019. 

workshop flyer: https://www.abqtango.org/Documents/Flyers/fabian-lola-workshop-flyer-january2019.pdf.

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/events/907557822783624/

Saturday, January 19

TCA Practica – Cancelled due to Fabian and Lola workshop

TCA Milonga

Time: 7:30-10:30 pm

Location:  Enchantment Dance Studio, 337 San Pedro Dr. NE in Albuquerque

DJ: Kipp Chynoweth

Special guests: Fabian and Lola

Pay $5 at the door

Two Moon Tango Milonga

Time: 7:30-11:45 pm

DJ:  Leslie Jones

Potluck: beverages, snacks, desserts. Traditional milonga structure and music. Tango I and II class, 6:15-7:15 pm

Cost: Class, $10; Milonga, $10

Location: 16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla

Host: Liz Haight  twomoontango@gmail.com

Sunday, January 20

TCA Kelly's Milonga 

Date: Sunday, January 20

Time: 7:30-10:00 pm

DJ: Michelle McRuiz

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


Milonga Leona at El Meson 

Date:  Tuesday,  January 22

Time:  7:00-10:30 pm

DJ:   Sam Jacobs

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 

Two Moon Tango Women Leader’s Workshop  

 Date: Saturday, January 26  

 Format: Two classes with a break from 1:30 - 3 and 3:30 - 5. Group outing to dinner and then a practica from 7:30 - 9 pm.  $75/day

16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla. Email Liz to register: twomoontango@gmail.com

Practica East Returns! 

Date: Friday, February 1

Time: 7:30-9:30 pm


Cost: $5

Host Jaimes Friedgen

Location: Studio East, 332 Camino del Monte Sol, Santa Fe

See classes section below for new beginnings series in March

Marcos Questa and Ruta Maria Tango Workshops in Santa Fe 


Friday, February 8

The Studio, 332 Camino del Monte Sol

4:30-5:30 pm  Free style tango!!  how to adapt your dance to the floor and mix styles successfully while dancing   (All levels)

5:45-6:45 pm Mini colgadas with multiple sacadas combinations  

(for intermediate/advanced dancers)

7:00-8:00 pm  Vals combinations with wrap sacadas  (intermediate)

8:00-9:30 pm Guided practica

Cost: All 3 classes for $60 (or $25 per class); Guided practica, $5

No pre-registration. Cash only, pay at the door.

Private lessons in Santa Fe with Marcos and Ruta 

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: $100 (with both instructors)

Contact Fer Robles to schedule a private: roblesf@gwu.edu or 240-447-2833.

Sunday, February 10 from 1:00-6:00 pm 

Tuesday, February 12 from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

SFT Milonga at Rio Chama 

Date: Sunday, February 10

Time:    6 :00-10:00 pm

DJ:        Carolyn Stoklosa

Cost:   $7 members; $12 non-members

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

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

Upcoming Dates- Mar 10, April 14

Trio Zero Hour Tango Concert and Milonga

Sponsored by Santa Fe Tango

Date: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. 

Time: 8:00-11:00 pm

Cost:  SFT members $10.00, nonmembers $15.00.

Location:  Dance Station, 947 W Alameda St. 

The Zero Hour Tango Trio will play two sets of live tango music including traditional and nuevo tango songs. The trio includes Alan Kapulski on guitar, Hillary Schact on violin and Justin Bransford on double bass.  Come check them out!  Elizabeth Auden will be our DJ for the remainder of the evening playing alternative and nuevo tango music. Refreshments will be served.


TCA Tuesday Night Milonga

Date: Tuesday, January 22

Time: 7:30-10:00pm

DJ: Kipp Chynoweth

Cost: $3 members, $5 non-members

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

TCA Kelly's Milonga 

Date: Sunday, February 3

Time: 7:30-10:00 pm


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

Milonga de las Puertas

Date: Saturday, January 26

Time: 8:00-Midnight

DJ:        Davin Quinn

Cost: $7

Location: 1512 1St NW, Albuquerque

Host: Lee Blaugrund


ATA  Mixed Music (Alternative, Nuevo and Traditional) 

Date: January 30

Time: 8:00-10:30 pm 

DJ: Fer Robles

Cost: $5 cash only

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

Upcoming date:  February 24

Marcos Questas and Ruta Maria Tango Workshops in Albuquerque

Hosted by ATA

About: Marcos and Ruta https://www.tangolessonsinla.com

Saturday, February 9 in Albuquerque

Las Puertas, 1512 First St. NW, Albuquerque

2:00 doors open for registration

2:15-3:15 pm  Enrosques (twisty spirals) for leaders as well as followers 

(intermediate/advanced level dancers)

3:30-4:30 pm Boleo Time ! Combinations with : Low / traditional / high and straight  (intermediate/advanced level dancers)

4:45-5:45 pm  Milonga with traspié combinations (intermediate)

Cost: All 3 for $60 ($25 per class). No pre-registration. Cash only, pay at the door.

(Come back to Las Puertas on Saturday night for the TCA Valentine’s Milonga.)

Private lessons in Albuquerque with Marcos and Ruta

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: $100 (with both instructors)

Contact Cynthia W. to schedule a private: beagle233@hotmail.com or 505-681-1302.

Saturday February 9 from 10:00 am- 1 pm

Monday, February, 11 from 10:00 am- 7:00 pm

TCA Valentine’s Milonga  at Las Puertas

Date: Saturday, February 9

Time: 8:00-Midnight

DJ:        Elizabeth Auden

Cost: TCA Members $10; Non-members $15

Location: 1512 1St NW, Albuquerque

Host: Lee Blaugrund


Upcoming Dates- Feb 23, Mar 9, 23


Practica East every Friday night at The Studio- Resumes February 1, 2019.

Host: Jaimes Friedgen contact@8thstyletango.com  

8th Style Tango New Beginnings 3-Week Series in Santa Fe Starts March 1

Friday nights 7-8 pm, followed be practica 8:00-10 pm 

Intro to tango series; everyone learns both roles

 $40 for 3-week series, $15 drop-in

The Studio, 332 Camino del Monte Sol, Santa Fe

Tango in Taos at The Studio at Casa Gallina

Practica every Wednesday Drills from 4:30-5:30 pm; Practica from 5:30 to 6:30 pm 

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


NEW BEGINNER FIVE-WEEK SERIES with Jaimes & Christa:    "The Basics"

Monday January 14th    5:30 - 6:30  (with practica 6:30 - 7:00)

Monday January 21st     5:30 - 6:30  (with practica 6:30 - 7:00)

Monday January 28th     5:30 - 6:30  (with practica 6:30 - 7:00)

Monday February 4th     5:30 - 6:30  (with practica 6:30 - 7:00)

Monday February 11th   5:30 - 6:30  (with practica 6:30 - 7:00)

Price:  $60 for the series paid at the first class  (Drop in price is $15 per class)

            (This series is half price for students repeating it. Really learning the basics is essential;  We encourage all the current beginners to re-take this series, as well as move on to the advanced beginner series.   By starting over at the beginning, we refine our skills big-time, as well as support the new beginners.)

Monday, Tango Salon for Beginners with Svetlana, Monday 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 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 Practica in Taos 

Guided Practica/ group every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm 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

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  "Corazón 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 


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

Classes in Taos at The Studio at Casa Gallina in Taos. 

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

Shahin Medghalchi-The Tango House of Santa Fe, 1201 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

Classes: Albuquerque: Fridays: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:7:00-9:00 pm all privates. Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm privates followed by all level 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 Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos.

ellatidodeltango@artsfe.com     www.thetangohousesf.com 

Liz Haight - Two Moon Tango  

16 Camino Largo in La Cieneguilla

Host: Liz Haight  twomoontango@gmail.com

Tango III

 Tango III begins Wednesday, January 16 and runs through February 20!  Drop-ins welcome. This class is designed for those already comfortable with close embrace dancing. We will be focusing on intermediate/advanced level vocabulary with a concentration on musical participation and connection with our partners, creativity, relaxation, and internal energetics. This class is about enriching and enlivening your dance from the inside out. 6 weeks/$90 or $18 drop-in. Bob Bern is assisting. If you have not attended this class before, please call me to make sure that this is a good fit for you and the class. Liz at 699-0106.

Women Leaders' Workshop

       Our next weekend workshop for women leaders is scheduled for Saturday January 26.  Format: Two classes with a break from 1:30 - 3 and 3:30 - 5, group outing to dinner, and then a practica from 7:30 - 9 pm.  $75/day

        We will be role-reversing and working on what feels best for both leaders and followers. There will be focus on deep basics in such a way that you can apply and advance at your own pace. This workshop is open to ALL levels of experience leading - that includes beginning leaders who are experienced followers.

        We are opening the studio for a shared sleepover for those of you from out of town. Let me know if you would like to stay in the studio. If you know of any other women that might like to come, send me their name and email address and I will add them to our group or feel free to forward this email to them! Please register if you plan to come!

John Roy & Marina Baden in Albuquerque 

Mondays Jan. 7, 14, & 28. (No class Jan 21, MLK Day. Facility closed.)

7:15-8:00 pm - Fundamentals/Basics class -- great for beginners! (And, for experienced dancers to review fundamentals.) Video wrap up at end of each class.

 8:00-8:45 pm – January Topic: Sacadas & More (Starts at basic on 1/7; progresses to intermediate/adv by 1/28.) Must attend one other 8 pm class to attend wrap up on 1/28. Video wrap up at end of each class.


$10/class; $40/5 classes (5-packs expire in 3 months, unless other arrangements are made; 5-class packs roll from month to month until used up; 5-packs are nonrefundable.) Cash or check (no plastic). 


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

 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Alb, 87111


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


Buy an annual pass for $20 at the facility, good at this facility and Manzano Mesa multigenerational center, and at all senior centers in Albuq.

NEW - Fri night practicas, Jan, Feb. & March.

John Roy is hosting Friday night alternative music practicas, at North Domingo Baca, in Jan, Feb, and March. $5 cash only, 6:30-8:30 pm

Fri Jan. 11 (2nd Fri)

Fri Jan 25 (4th Fri)

Fri Feb 8 (2nd Fri)

Fri Feb 22 (4th Fri)

Fri Mar 8 (2nd Fri)

Fri Mar 22 (4th Fri)

If there's enough interest, the practicas will continue past March. Bring any videos with moves you want to work on (we can upload them through a laptop onto a big screen). These practicas will not have tandas and cortinas, and there won't be an official "DJ" -- anyone who wants to can plug in a song (or songs) they like. These will be "working practicas", not mini-milongas.

At North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Ctr. (Wyoming/Paseo) 7521 Carmel Ave NE.

(In the 1st floor social hall - big room - wood floor!)

Peter Roche - private lessons 505-474-2801

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

Mondays, 7:30-9:00 pm Advanced $20/class

Thursday  with Arturo & Patricia– 8:00-9:00  pm, Beginning Level. $15/class

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  

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 Studios. 1624 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 Washington SE, at the NM School Of Music between Zuni and Central 505-506-1728  info@tangoxchange. 

Mondays- 6:00-7:30 pm Basic Tango Salon. $15/class

Saturdays- Tango I 12:00-1:00 pm; Tango II 1:00-2:00 pm. $10/class; $15 both

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