"Probably the most widely praised tango festival in the United States"


3/17/14 - Vincent Wong, one of L.A.'s hottest tango DJs has agreed to DJ a milonga during our 2014 festival.

3/4/14 - Homer and Cristina Ladas have  agreed to instruct at our 2014 festival. I have been working to land them for four  years but an existing annual comitment that they had precluded our festival. But this year we got them!

2/1/14 - Eva Garlez and Pablo Rodriquez agree to instruct at 2014 festival. Eva and Pablo bring an exciting youthfulness and vigor and are perhaps the most known of the "guardia nueva" of milonguero style tango. I have benefited greatly from studying with privatly both in Buenos Aires and during their first U.S. tour last year and found them to be inspirational and first-rate instructors. I am  thrilled to have landed them for our 2014 festival.

Join us for the fifth annual Albuquerque Tango Festival. Our 2013 festival was a huge hit. Over 650 participants enjoyed the world-class instructors and DJs, the super-large (4,000 SF) dance floor, our warm and welcoming tango community, the high levels of floor craft, and our signature touch, cake at every milonga. Our 2014 festival is shaping up to be bigger, better, and even more friendly. Don’t miss it.

Festival Highlights
  • Over 30 hours of milongas with world-class DJs
  • New this year: three-hour workshop style class sessions which allow instructors to thoroughly develop themes to get to know students.
  • Our giant 3,000 SF main dance floor and two auxillary floors, all in a 14,000 ballroom!
  • Our signature touch: A custom-baked cake at every milonga
  • One of the friendliest, most welcoming tango communities anywhere.
  • Venue: A fantastic venue, the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, which offers abundant space  and which is adjacet to Old Town, which puts over 13 cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shops a short stroll away.

Mission Statement
My goal in organizing the Albuquerque Tango Festival is to provide the elements, environment, and support that will allow dancers to have their deepest tango experiences ever.
The fourth annual
Albuquerque Tango
October 30 - November 2, 2014
Our 2014 festival will take place October 30 through November 2, 2014. Please join our Facebook group for updates

Also consider the Las Puertas Tango Marathon, July 4, 5, and 6, 2014.
It's out - Albuquerque Tango Festival, the movie. This brief video production will give you a real sense of what our annual festival is all about. Movie.