1512 1st Street NW Albuquerque NM 87102 USA



November 1 & 2, 2023 at Las Puertas

Two intense days of tango and milonga interpretation await us! –
I was very lucky to be able to dance every week with
the best old milongueros in Buenos Aires. Dancing with
some of them was like feeling that the orchestra was inside them!!!

Different orchestras require different interpretations.
Take your dance to another level. I want to share with you
what I inherited from my dear milongueros!


 Wednesday November 1st: TANGO

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Dancing with the rhythmic music of
D’Arienzo, Biagi, Donato, Rodríguez.  

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm:  Dancing with the melodic music of
Di Sarli, Pugliese, Caló, Demare.


Thursday November 2nd: MILONGA 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Are you dancing milonga with tango steps?
DON’T!!!  The milonga has specific steps, learn those!!

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Milonga lisa (flat milonga) and milonga with
traspié.  Combine times when dancing milonga and have fun
in each milonga tanda!

  Pricing Workshops

Two days – 4 classes, $120 per person, $210 per couple

  One day – 2 classes, $70 per person, $120 per couple

Email: [email protected]


Private Lessons with Monica

Registration form:


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Graham holds weekly classes and a practicum at Las Puertas,  occasional special series
classes in addition to two monthly Saturday evening events!


Tuesdays 6pm – 7:30pm Jardineres Class exploring the essentials of natural
tango movements, focused more on the followers.  The Why’s and How’s.  “Jardineres”
because like native gardeners, in tango we must constantly pay attention to the weeds
(bad habits) for our dance to thrive, naturally.
$20 drop-in OR one punch on a Punchcard-8 ($15).

Tuesdays 7:45pm – 9:45pm Practicum – guided, structured and honing good
floorcraft while also building community.  We work in line-of-dance and switch partners
every 2-song tandita.  Group intentions.  We get to work really practicing!
Open to all dancers. Please note we work on the week’s theme (curricula
common theme) as a group.  No ganchos, leg wraps, no lifts at this practicum.
$20 drop-in OR one punch on a Punchcard-8 ($15).

Wednesdays 6pm – 7:30pm Foundations | Brass Tacks Class focuses on
the How’s the Where’s of how we connect as dancers in this dance.  This is a
revolving curricula, not a series.  It is the best place to start if you already have a little
experience but need a complete reset and start over.  We work on building strong
foundations understanding the dance and the social aspects so that later you can enjoy
whichever you prefer.
$20 drop-in OR one punch on a Punchcard-8 ($15).

Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm La Caminata Class where we hone and explore the vast
richness of the walk.  This is a challenging class suitable for any dancer who has
completed the Fundamentals class series and/or has a sound foundation.  La Caminita
(the walk) is the dance.  Without a natural walk to the music you’ll miss out on the vast
beauty of this dance.  includes a “walking practica” from 7:35pm to 7:55pm.
$20 drop-in OR one punch on a Punchcard-8($15).

Thursdays 8pm-9:30pm El Roce Class.  This will be one of the more challenging
classes offered.  El Roce centers upon the gathering, centering and seeking the dance
between movements.  Tango exists more when we are not traveling, but more so
gathering and listening to the music together.  DANCERS MUST have a competent
understanding of tango movement and social etiquette for this class.  If you were lead to
believe that “the brush” is something simple as a “collect” come out and discover the
endlessly rich landscape of what “the sweep” (rozar) actually is.  Contact Graham.
$20 drop-in OR one punch on a Punchcard-8($15)

Puerta al Tango focuses on sound body mechanics, fluid connections, equality in the
dance, equality in the mindset, and keeping tango an expression of our own selves
through carefully guided curricula.


2nd Saturdays, monthly, is our Bread & Butter Ronda Practilonga.  6pm-7pm is a
potluck social (there are ways to still join us and not have to cook!)  All info on our website.
7pm-10pm is the Practilonga with guided “tanditas” focusing on group social and floorcraft
skills.  Up and coming dancers get hone ronda skills with experience dancers in a
relaxed atmosphere.
All info is at:  https://puerta-al-tango.com/bread-butter-practilonga

4th Saturdays* is our monthly Milonga Suerte Loca!  6pm-7pm Ronda Skills class.  7pm-11pm
milonga social in 4-song tango tanda form.  Please note the dates as there are a few
exceptions:  8/26 (DJ Kipp), *9/30 (DJ Fer), 10/28 (DJ Paul Akmajian), all the most current
information can be found at:  https://puerta-al-tango.com/milonga-suerte-loca

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Milonga Suerte Loca

Saturday February 18, 2023

8:00 pm to 11:59 pm Milonga  l  7:00 pm Class

Milonga Suerte Loca

DJ Maria Valentina (NYC)  –  a regular DJ at La Nacional and Enseuno milongas.

We are excited to co-host this seasonal event!
More Information coming soon.
It will be a fun and welcoming event.


NYE 2023 Milonga de Las Puertas


Event by Milonga de las Puertas

NYE 2023 Milonga de las Puertas

Come dance in the New Year!

DJ Paul Akmajian

Cost $15

8:00 pm to 12:30 am