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TCA Tango News Update 6/30/09

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  • Paul Akmajian & Karen Reck
    Tango Club of Albuquerque Tango News Update 6/30/09 Ongoing Tango Club of Albuquerque events at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE (not the one-way Coal),
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 29, 2009
      TCA Tango News Update 6/30/09 Tango Club of Albuquerque Tango News Update 6/30/09

      Ongoing Tango Club of Albuquerque events at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506
      Coal SE (not the one-way Coal), Albuqerque, New Mexico. Located two blocks
      south of Central; 2nd block east of San Mateo, between Central & Zuni. Map
      link at http://abqtango.org/mapPage.html

      Tuesday Night Milonga, 8:00-10:30pm. $3 members; $5 guests. FREE for
      first-time attendees. 6/30 DJ: Betzi Hitz. Refreshments served.

      New! Free introductory Argentine Tango dance class, Tuesdays, 7:30-8:00pm at
      Lloyd Shaw. Rotating teachers. 6/30 Instructor: Paul Akmajian. Subsequent
      lessons $5 (includes entrance to Tuesday Night Milonga from 8:00-10:30pm). i

      No Saturday Afternoon Practica on July 4th.


      TCA Kelly’s Milonga, Sunday, July 5, 7:30-10:30pm at Kellys Brew Pub, 3222
      Central Ave SE, in the Nob Hill business district. Free. Support our hosts &
      tip generously. 7/5 DJ: George Simmons. Next dates (subject to change):
      7/19; 8/2 & 16; 9/6 & 20; 10/4 & 19; 11/1 & 15; 12/6 & 20. Kellys website:

      TCA Old Town Gazebo Milonga, "Tango por la Tarde,” Sunday, July 12,
      6:00-9:00pm. 7/12 DJ: Paul Akmajian. Free event. Bring your own water, if
      desired. Next dates (subject to change): July 26, Aug 9 & 23, Sept 13 & 27,
      Oct 11.

      Old Town is in the NW quadrant of Albuquerque. & is bordered by Rio Grande
      Blvd on the west, Mountain Rd on the north, Central Ave. on the south. From
      Santa Fe/North: I-25 south to I-40 west; exit Rio Grande Blvd; south on Rio
      Grande (stay in your left lane) to Mountain Rd. Veer left onto Romero St.
      Parking is usually available around the Plaza; see map for additional
      parking areas.
      Old Town Map: http://www.oldtownalbuquerque.com/map_old_town.htm

      SAVE THE DATE: TCA Holiday Milonga 2009, Saturday, December 12.

      Most of the Tango Club's VHS video collection has been converted to DVD and
      are now available for loan to Tango Club members at no charge through a
      library loan program! The DVDs will be housed at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center &
      available for check-out at TCA events from any Board Member. Loans are to
      TCA members only. A late fee of $2 per DVD will be charged if not returned
      within one week. If lost or damaged, the member must pay for the
      reproduction of a replacement DVD. Our DVD library is another benefit of
      joining Tango Club of Albuquerque. See a complete list of titles at:

      Links to photos of TCA & other Tango events in NM: http://abqtango.org/photos.html


      Tango Club of Albuquerque, P.O. Box 81255, Albuquerque, NM 87198-1255
      Website: http://abqtango.org
      For more info, email: info@...
      2009 President, Chris Steiner:
      Membership Committee: membership@...

      Link to a Google Calendar with TCA events & many other tango events in NM:

      Tango on the Radio

      "Corazón Tanguero," a radio program devoted to Argentine Tango, is on the
      air 1st & 3rd Mondays on KUNM (89.9 FM), 9:30-10:00pm. Hosted by Jenny
      DeBouzek on the 1st Monday & by Sebastian Pais on the 3rd Monday. Jenny also
      hosts the Global Music Program on the 1st Monday of the month,
      Jenny DeBouzek, (505)242-6198 or jenny@...


      Argentine Tango with Tara Fortier, July 11-12 in Taos at Taos Tango
      Studio, 204 Bendix Drive, Unit E.
      Tara Fortier is a very beautiful, elegant and yet an extremely powerful
      dancer. Known as an excellent leader and follower, she has been teaching
      tango internationally since 2003 and is one of the few North Americans who
      has taught at a major festival in Buenos Aires. With a clear and precise
      perspective on the dance, Tara emphasizes natural movement and clear body
      mechanics in her teaching and her dancing. All classes with be packed with
      follower and leader technique.
      Sat July 11: Followers Technique, 1:00-2:30pm; Drags and Sacadas, 2:45-4:15pm.
      Saturday Night Milonga, 8:00pm-12am. DJ: Mike Malixi. Location TBA.
      Sun July 12: Boleos, 12-1:30pm; Ganchos, 1:45-3:15pm.
      $20/class or $70/all 4 classes.
      Email Mike Malixi,  taostango@... if you plan on attending so he may
      determine appropriate studio space.
      Listed on: http://abqtango.org/special.html (scroll down)

      The Heart of Milonguero Tango, July 12-October 11, Int. level series of
      workshop classes in Albuquerque with Liz Haight, assisted by Masami Hirokawa
      at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center.
      Sun July 12: Women’s Technique, 2:00-3:15pm; Balance, Stability and Axis for
      Leaders and Followers, 3:30-4:45pm.
      This series is intended for intermediate level dancers. Beginners or those
      new to on-body dancing may attend, but must bring their own partners to work
      with throughout the classes. Classes can be attended separately but most
      will be gained by attending classes sequentially. Please arrive 15 minutes
      early to register before class begins.
      Full Pass (7 days/14 classes) paid by July 12: $180 for women; $165 for men.
      By day or class: $30/day or $20/class.
      Next dates: 8/2, 16 & 30; 9/13 & 27; 10/11.
      Questions & RSVP: Liz Haight, (505)982-5833 or lizhaight@...
      PDF Flier with full schedule & details: http://abqtango.org/current.html (scroll down)

      Santa Fe Tango on the Plaza, Sun July 12, 6:00-9:00pm. Tango at the Santa
      Plaza Gazebo on Sunday evenings. DJs: Masami & Liz. Cost: SF Tango cannot
      charge an admittance fee for this event, but would very much appreciate
      donations towards their expenses before or after the milonga. Food & drinks:
      Choose from numerous restaurants in downtown Santa Fe within walking
      distance of the Plaza. You could enjoy an early dinner and then head over,
      or go out for a little something after dancing. Next date: August 9. There
      are small gaps between the wood planks so keep this in mind when choosing
      your shoes for the night.
      Santa Fe Tango:
      info@... or http://www.santafetango.org

      √ Attaining Zen Moments in Tango: A Workshop with Chan Park, July 18-19 at
      Vista Grande Community Center, Sandia Park, NM. Chan Park, tango dancer for
      two decades, acclaimed tango instructor, and author of the book "Tango Zen:
      Walking Dance Meditation" uses principles of Zen, martial arts, and yoga, to
      grow connection, awareness, and silent communication in dancers. For the
      last decade Chan has instructed tango throughout Europe, Asia, the U.S., and
      at his school in Buenos Aires.
      Hosted by Daniel Boardman: daniel@...
      3 classes + lunch on Sat 7/18 10:00am-4:00pm; 2 classes on Sun 7/19, 1:00-4:00pm.
      Registration is full workshop or by the day. Early Bird (July 1) discount.
      Sat Night Milonga at Julie & Bill’s (see below).
      Some privates available, contact Daniel.
      Chan will also teach the Tango Fundamentals class, Fri July 17 at Double
      Time Dance Studio & DJ for the milonga afterwards (separate admission; pay
      at the door).
      Details & Registration Flier available now at: http://abqtango.org/special.html (scroll down)

      √ Saturday Night Milonga, 8:00pm-Midnight at Julie Reichert & Bill Mohr's in
      conjunction with Chan Park workshop. Potluck (BYOB), & dancing at Julie &
      Bill's charming South Valley home. Lovely wood dance floor. Everyone
      welcome. Map & directions available along with workshop info at
      http://abqtango.org/special.html (scroll down)

      √ Agustina Videla & Claudio Asprea, July 24-26 at Studio Roma, 1508 Roma Ave
      NW in Albuquerque. Hosted by Lee Blaugrund/Studio Roma.
      Details & Registration Flier available now at: http://abqtango.org/special.html (scroll down)

      √ Milonga Roma, Saturday, July 25, 8:00-midnight. Intimate Buenos Aires-style
      milonga at a beautiful venue in the Albuquerque Old Town/Country Club area
      at 1508 Roma Ave NW, at the rear of the former Bell Trading Post building at
      the corner of Central Avenue & Laguna. From the intersection of Central &
      Laguna, go north on Laguna. The street becomes Roma as it curves east. $5.
      Hosted by Lee Blaugrund/Studio Roma. Please no street shoes or shoes that
      may mark the dance floor.
      Map link: http://tinyurl.com/studioroma

      √ Pocho & Nely, Aug 20-27 in Albuquerque at Studio Roma. Details TBA.

      √ María Olivera & Gustavo Benzecry Sabá, November 2009 (before Thanksgiving)
      at Studio Roma in Albuquerque. Details TBA.
      Listed on: http://abqtango.org/special.html (scroll down)

      Santa Fe Tango Milonga at Body, Sun Sept 27, 4:00-8:00pm, 333 Cordova Rd in
      Santa Fe. Held in Body’s new addition adjacent to the restaurant. The Floor
      is smooth concrete. DJ: Masami Hirokawa. $3/SFT members; $5/students;
      $8/non-members. Food & drink may be purchased from Body’s restaurant until
      9:00pm. More info: info@... or http://www.santafetango.org

      √ Holiday Milonga, Fri Dec 18 at Double Time Dance Studio, 112 Morningside
      SE in Albuquerque. (505)268-1123 or doubletimedance@...

      √ Tango Lounge Holiday Milonga, Sat Dec 19 in Santa Fe at Studio East, 332
      Camino del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd & Acequia Madre in Santa Fe. Luren,
      (505)660-0075 or tangousa@...


      Practica/Milonga Mondays at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE in
      Albuquerque. Practica 7:45pm; Milonga 8:30-10:30pm. $4 for entire evening.
      Hosted by Gary Diggs, (505)293-5343 or gdiggs@...

      (Some)* Mondays, Alternative Milonga at Santa Fe Soul, 2905 Rodeo Dr E #3
      in Santa Fe, 8:00-11:00pm. DJ: Giorgio Bianchi. $5. Bring your own snacks &
      beverages (no alcohol); water provided. No street shoes, please. *Call to
      confirm dates or for info: Giorgio, (505)920-7742.

      Ongoing Tuesday Night Milonga at El Meson 213 Washington Ave in Santa Fe,
      7:30-11:00pm. $5 minimum consumption. Hosted by Shahin Medghalchi,
      tangodream@... or (505)983-9650.
      El Meson website: http://www.elmeson-santafe.com

      Lobo Tango Practica Wednesdays at Winnings Coffee Company, 111 Harvard
      Drive SE in Albuquerque. An evening of tango in a relaxed coffee house
      atmosphere. Class w/ Caroline & Constantine, 7:00-8:00pm; Practica,
      8:00-10:00pm. Free, but please patronize Winnings Coffee to keep this event
      going. "It's the mysterious practica people never know about!"

      √ tangoXchange, Thursdays, 8:00-11:00pm at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506
      Coal SE in Albuquerque. "Explore and share what you find most interesting
      about tango in all of its fascinating and diverse styles. Learn, get
      feedback, push your boundaries, discover new movements, and most
      importantly, have fun. Come prepared with lots of curiosity, ideas and
      experiences." All levels welcome. $5 admission, full-time students free.
      Erskine Maytorena, tangoxchange@... or (505)506-1728.

      Friday Night Milonga at Double Time Dance Studio, 112 Morningside SE in
      Albuquerque. 7:00pm Tango Fundamentals; dancing 8:00pm-11:00pm or midnight. BYOB
      or snacks. $15 or punch card for lesson & milonga; $5 milonga only.
      (505)268-1123 or doubletimedance@...

      Practica at Studio East, 332 Camino del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd &
      Acequia Madre in Santa Fe, Fridays, 7:00-9:00pm. Hosted by Anne Manzler
      Driscoll. Rotating DJs. $3 cover. Around 9:00pm the Blues Night takes over
      w/ a free class from 9:00-9:30pm. $3; no extra charge for those attending the
      Tango Practica. Anne, (505)577-5997

      √ Milonga at Joe's Diner, some Sundays, 5:30-9:00pm in the Rodeo Plaza, 2801
      Rodeo Rd. (junction of Zia & Rodeo Rd) in Santa Fe. $5 cover charge added to
      your bill. Joe's has a full menu, wine list, and great desserts. Please tip
      generously! Hosted by Liz Haight, (505)982-5833 or lizhaight@...
      Check out the menu at http://joesdinerandpizza.com

      TANGO CLASSES in Albuquerque

      Please refer to e-group postings & fliers by individual presenters for
      details on their classes & other events, or contact them directly.

      Tango Downtown | Karen Reck & Paul Akmajian. Mondays, at The Harwood Art
      Center, 1114 7th St NW, at Mountain Rd. Group Classes in Milonguero Style
      Argentine Tango.
      Summer Session II, June 29-July 20. Session Theme: Embracing Each Other in
      the Music. Connecting to one’s partner in the apilado embrace. Adapting
      useful elements to classic tango, milonga, and tango vals.
      7:30-8:30pm (entry level & up); 8:30-9:30pm (Int. & up).  
      $40/4-class session or $12/class; $8 students w/ I.D.
      Int. & up dancers may also attend the first class at no additional charge.
      Drop-ins welcome, but we will pick up from our previous classes.
      Website: http://tangodowntown.net
      More info: Karen & Paul, karen@... or (505)453-1786
      Harwood directions: http://www.tangodowntown.net/harwood.html

      William Gruner & Robin Berry. Argentine Tango Classes on Tuesdays,
      8:30-9:30pm at UNM’s Johnson Gym Dance Room (on UNM Campus).
      Classes have ended for the Spring semester. Next session TBA. William
      Gruner, williamgruner@... or (505)884-8198

      John Henry Moore/Double Time Dance Studio. 112 Morningside SE in Nob Hill
      (just off Central, west of San Mateo, east of Carlisle).
      Wednesdays, Beg. Tango, 7:00-8:00pm; Guided Practica 8:00-9:00pm.
      Fridays, Tango Fundamentals class, 7:00-8:00pm; Milonga (dance party), 8:00-11:00.
      Sundays, Int. Tango, 5:00-6:00pm; 6:00pm, Practica.
      Tango classes: $15/class or $125/10-class card. Wed Beg. class $8.
      (505)268-1123 or doubletimedance@...

      Ethan Gutierrez.
      New Thursday classes at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal SE.
      Level II Class, 6:00-7:00pm; Level I, 7:00-8:00pm.
      More info: iamadancingfool@... or http://www.iamadancingfool.com

      John Roy – Beyond the Basics Classes in Argentine Tango. Thursdays at
      Lloyd Shaw Dance Center is on summer break. John Roy, (505)349-3115 or

      CLASSES IN Santa Fe/Los Alamos/Taos

      √ Tango USA | Luren Bellucci. Santa Fe classes at Studio East, 332 Camino
      del Monte Sol, between Canyon Rd & Acequia Madre.
      July classes taught by Michael Walker.
      Mondays: Beg. Tango, 6:15-7:15pm; Adv. Tango, 7:30-8:30pm.
      Thursdays: Beg. Tango, 7:30-8:30pm; Int. Tango, 8:30-9:30pm.
      Sundays: Class, 1:30-2:30pm; Practica, 2:30-3:30pm. $15 for class &
      practica, payable in cash to Michael; no class cards.
      $20/single class. Beginning classes: 10 classes, $100+tax. Int. Classes: 5
      classes, $80+tax; 10 classes, $140+tax.
      More info: Luren, (505)660-0075 or tangousa@... or http://lurentangousa.com

      √ Liz Haight & Masami Hirokawa. Santa Fe classes in close-embrace
      Club-style/Milonguero-style tango at 2925 Rufina St. — call for more
      Wednesdays: Intermediate Tango, 7:30-8:30pm. Next session: June 17-July 22.
      Register in advance. $75/6-week session. No drop-ins.
      Saturdays: Beginning Tango, 3:30-4:30pm. Ongoing. $13/class.
      Call for info/to register. Liz, (505)982-5833 or lizhaight@...

      √ David Cohen. Argentine Tango ongoing Beginning/Intermediate classes. No
      previous dance necessary, no dance partner required. Thursdays, 7:30pm.
      Moving People Dance, 1583 Pacheco St. Suite A2, Santa Fe, NM. $12 drop-in
      class; $10 per class if paying for 5 or more classes. David Cohen,
      (505)490-3136 or battie@...

      √ El Latido del tango, Shahin Medghalchi. Fundamentals and basics for
      advanced/intermediate and beginners. Santa Fe classes at 1201 Don Diego Ave.
      Shahin, (505)920-9987 or ellatidodeltango@...

      √ Rosalia Galassi & John Dunbar. Private classes in Salon Style Tango in
      Santa Fe. (505)989-1225 or rosaliagalassi@...

      √ Alp Findikoglu & Paula Couselo-Findikoglu. Group & private lessons in Los Alamos.
      Mondays: Ongoing Int.-Adv. group classes at the Betty Ehart Senior
      Center, 6:30-8:30pm. No class on holidays. Free of charge! info@... or

      PRIVATE CLASSES (Also offered by the Santa Fe & Los Alamos instructors listed above)

      Paul Akmajian. Argentine Tango private classes in Albuq. or Santa Fe.
      (505)453-1786 or milonguero505@...

      √ Nicolasa Chavez. Argentine Tango private classes in Albuq. (505)890-7377
      or Nicadance@...

      Brenda Dunagan. Argentine Tango private classes in Albuquerque at
      Enchantment Ballroom. (505)203-1607 bdunagan@... or brendunagan@...

      William (Bill) Gruner. Argentine Tango private classes in Albuquerque.
      (505)884-8198 or williamgruner@...

      Ethan Gutierrez. Argentine Tango private lessons in Albuquerque.
      iamadancingfool@... or http://www.iamadancingfool.com

      Brian Mahieu. Salon & Performance Argentine Tango in Albuq. (505)328-7874

      John Henry Moore. Argentine Tango private classes in Albuq.
      (505)268-1123 or doubletimedance@...

      √ Karen Reck. Milonguero Style Argentine Tango private classes in Los
      Ranchos de Albuq. Individuals, couples, or small groups.

      √ John Roy. Argentine Tango private classes in Albuquerque focusing on close
      embrace, salon, and nuevo styles of Tango. (505)349-3115 or
      up4tango@... or http://up4tango.com 

      SANTA FE TANGO Website

      √ Santa Fe Tango, http://www.santafetango.org

      EVENTS IN OTHER STATES (& Countries)

      An extended list of national/international festivals is available at

      TCA Tango Update is prepared by Karen Reck.
      Send additions/corrections to her at paulnkaren@...
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