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Weekly Newsletter of the Santa Fe Tango Club January 18-25, 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 joined or renewed. 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

Membership Renewal Drive

Thank you to all who renewed or joined SFT for 2018 at the Rio Chama milonga on Sunday, January 14. We had a great turnout and the evening was full of energy. Thank you also to our DJ Jaimes for the wonderful music.

We hope that you have enjoyed receiving the SFT newsletter.  We invite you to become a member and support the Santa Fe tango community. You can easily join SFT by accessing our site to continue receiving the newsletter.



Practica @ Studio

Date:   January 19, 2018

Time:  7:30-10:30 PM

DJ:       TBA

Cost:    $5

Location:  332 Camino del Monte Sol

Host:   Anne Manzler Driscoll (505) 577-5997

No TCA Practica due to Homer & Cristina Ladas Workshop

Date:               Saturday, January 20

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

TCA Workshop with Homer and Cristina Ladas, January 19-21, 2018.

Friday, January 19 8:00-9:15 PM Enganches followed by Practica 9:15-10:30 PM

Saturday, January 20, 1:30-4:15 PM Rotations and Rhythmic Vals

Sunday, January 21 1:30- 4:15 PM Barridas, Turns, Traspie

Early Bird Price through 1/8/18  $90 TCA members; $105 non-members

Full Package $105 TCA members; $120 non-members

Passes: One Day $55 TCA members; $65 non-members

One Class: $30 TCA members; $35 non-members

For registration: https://www.abqtango.org/special.html

Two Moon Tango Studio - Traditional milonga structure and music

Date:    Saturday, January 20, 2018

Time:    7:30 to 11:45 PM

Cost:    $10

DJ:       Leslie Jones

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

Host:   Liz Haight


TCA Kelly's Milonga

Date:  Sunday, January 21, 2018

Time:  7:30 to 10:30 PM

DJ:       Richard Womack

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


Milonga Leona at El Meson

Date:  Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Time:  6:30 to 10 PM

DJ:       Fer Robles

Please contribute any amount to the DJ pool appreciation 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

Practica @ Studio

Date:   January 26, 2018

Time:  7:00-8:00 PM Class with Carrie Field

“Peoples Tango Technique”  Feet, Physical Connection and a Spiral Theory:  Introduction Understanding the importance of articulation of the foot through exercises. A perspective on connecting physically with your partner.  The three spirals of a tango dancers experience.  We will begin the class without shoes, however there will be no rolling on the floor.

            8:00-10:00 PM Practica

DJ:       TBA

Cost:    $10 for class; $5 practica

Location:  332 Camino del Monte Sol

Host:   Anne Manzler Driscoll (505) 577-5997

SFT ‘Noche de Bohemia’  NOTE: Traditional Music

Date:    Saturday, January 27

Time:    8 to 11:30 PM

DJ:      Carlos Di Stefano

Location:  Dance Station, 901 West Alameda Street (Solana Center, west side)

Cost:    $7 members; $12 nonmembers

Second Street Brewing - Rufina TapRoom Milonga

Date:    Sunday, February 11

Time:    1 to 5PM

DJ:        Alp Findikoglu

Cost:     $5 members, $10 non-members

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

Join us for an afternoon of relaxed dancing on a spacious, smooth dance floor.  Great food and drinks too.  Minimum consumption $5.

SFT ‘Tango Corazon’ at Rio Chama

Date:    Sunday, February 25

Time:    6 to 10 PM

DJ:        Davin Quinn

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.

Second Street Brewing - Rufina TapRoom Milonga

Date:    Sunday, March 4

Time:    1 to 5PM

DJ:        Christa Rodriguez

Cost:     $5 members, $10 non-members

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

Join us for an afternoon of relaxed dancing on a spacious, smooth dance floor.  Great food and drinks too.  Minimum consumption $5.

Community News

Orlando Turrieta 1/19

Terrie Harris 1/20

Esther Kovari 1/26

Karen Collazo 1/30

Chuck Schik 1/31

Rod Morgan - January

Message from Erskine Maytorena

All Band QTango Live Tango Festival

Date: March 16-18, 2018

We have less than 80 full passes left of 175, and I’d really like the dancers in Santa Fe to know about it before those passes are purchased by people from out of state.  

The festival is in Albuquerque March 14-18.  There will be approximately 52 musicians in 11 different orchestras (we’ve added a few since we printed our flyers) there to play 3 four hour milongas with no recorded music March 16, 17 and 18.  There will also be two musicality workshops for dancers on March 17 featuring a large live orchestra.  Attendance is limited to 175 pass holders, we’ve got about 80 full passes left.  There are no individual event passes being sold unless the full passes don’t sell out.  Passes and Info can be found on https://www.qtango.com/about/.  You can purchase a pass from the link there or send a check if they prefer that.


TCA Tuesday Night Milonga

Date:   Tuesday, January 23

Time:  8 to 10:30 PM

DJ:       Elizabeth Auden

Cost:    $3 members, $5 non-members

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

QTango Concert and Milonga

Date:   Friday, January 26

Time: 8:00-9:00 PM Guest players  Rodolfo Zanetti bandoneon and Willy Sucre Viola

            9:00 PM Live Music QTango

            DJ after concert: Fer Robles

Cost:    $20

Location: Tango Xchange, 136 Washington St, NE

Host:   Erskine Maytorena


TCA Practica

Date:   Saturday, January 27

Time:  2:30 to 4:30 PM

DJ:       Michelle McRuiz

Cost:    $2 for all

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

For a more complete and current listing of TCA Albuquerque events, please go to abqtango.org/current/html

Milonga de las Puertas

Date:   Saturday, January 27

Time: 8:00-Midnight

DJ:       Fer Robles

Cost:    $7, UNM students $5

Location: 1512 1St NW, Albuquerque

Host:   Lee Blaugrund


ATA (All Tango Albuquerque) Alternative, Nuevo & Traditional

Date:   Monday, January 29

Time: 8:00 to 10:30 PM

DJ:       Elizabeth Auden

Cost:    $5

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

Theme:    Basic black



Practica every Friday night at The Studio (332 Camino del Monte Sol, Santa Fe), Host: Anne Manzler Driscoll: 577-5997 -7:30 to 9:30 PM.  Cost: $5 - Rotating DJs

Tango in Taos at The Studio at Casa Gallina

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

Monday Class Sessions. John Roy and Marina Baden up4tango@yahoo.com  505-717-2020  8:00 to 9:30 PM, Lloyd Shaw in Albuquerque; $15/class.

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 All Levels Drop-in Class and Yin/Yang Practica with Christa Rodriguez, 7-8 pm, practica 8-9:30 pm, $10,  747 Baca St., Santa Fe.  contact@livelearntango.com

Wednesday Practica, 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, Joseph Chavez … dj_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 – group and private lessons … contact@livelearntango.com … find classes in Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque and register at www.livelearntango.com

Shahin Medghalchi-The Tango House of Santa Fe, 1201 Don Diego Avenue

The Tango House of Santa Fe received “2017 Best of Santa Fe for Dance Instruction” (since 2015)- Contact Shahin at 505-920-9987 ellatidodeltango@artsfe.com

Fundamentals of movement, musicality, and social floor technique (dancing tango universally) for tango dancers at all levels.  Schedule changes weekly.  Private classes:

Santa Fe Mondays: 12:00 – 8:00 pm .Wednesday:  11:00–4:30pm; Fridays: 4:30-8:00 pm. 1201 Don Diego Ave. (corner of Don Diego and Cordova) Santa Fe, NM 87505

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


Thursday: Taos classes 11:00 am – 5:00 pm privates followed by Intermediate/Advance Group lesson/guided practica (different subjects on social floor technique every week ) at 5:30-6:30 pm. All The classes in Taos will be held at my new studio (Shahin’s School of Dance) 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

Albuquerque Friday: 11:00 - 2:30 pm all privates.   Call for location 505-920-9987  

More info at http://www.thetangohousesf.com/classes-events/

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)

Thursdays with Michael - 8 to 9 PM, Beginning Level

For more information on privates and classes, Michael: (505-795-6798 … tangomichaelwalker@gmail.com) … here’s his 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 … lizhaight@earthlink.net

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

Saturday:    Tango I and II – 3:30 to 4:45 PM (except 3rd Saturday 6:15-7:15 PM)

Register for these classes by email to allow role-balance. Taught by Liz Haight assisted by Bob Bern

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

Bien Milonguero Tango School-Instructors: Eva Garlez & Pablo Rodriguez …

Location:  Las Puertas, 1512 First Street NW (north of Mountain Road) – Albuquerque

Mondays: Beginners 6:30-7:30 and 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Wednesdays: Free Intro Class 7 to 7:30 PM; Beginner Class 8:30 to 9:30 PM

Thursdays: Beginners 6:30 to 7:30 PM; Intermediate, 7:30-8:30 PM; Practica 8:30 to 10:30 PM

Fridays: Starting October 20th: Tango Vals class series #1 (six classes), 7:30 to 8:45 PM Milonga workshops for beginners … practice after class

More info at https://www.bienmilonguero.com

Contact: bienmilonguero@gmail.com or call 505-313-5316.

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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