FAQ


New Mexico is called "The Land of Enchantment" or in Spanish, "El Tierra del Encanto." It describes New Mexico's scenic beauty and its rich history. This slogan was placed on New Mexico license plates in 1941 and it became the official state nickname on April 8, 1999.
  • New Mexico is one of the youngest American states – admitted to the Union in 1912.
  • New Mexico has more PhDs per capita than any other state.
  • Taos Pueblo has been inhabited for over a thousand years.
  • At a little over 7,000 feet above sea level, Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States.
  • Santa Fe was established 10 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth.
  • You can see five states from the top of Capulin Volcano: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and, of course New Mexico.
  • Sombreros are fun, and so is tango, but you better not dance tango while wearing your sombrero or you'll end up in big trouble because it's illegal!
Interested in learning more? Join us on a walking tour of Old Town Albuquerque on Friday at noon. See more details on our page of Extras.
We want a safe space for dancing and will comply with all federal and New Mexico state protocols. We will require up-to-date COVID vaccination cards to register. If the rules surrounding vaccination status change between registration and our event, we will ask for cards that include booster shots. If there is a change in the situation surrounding COVID and we must cancel, we will process refunds accordingly. Let's hope that doesn't happen.
Attendance will be capped at 130 dancers.
Sorry, but no. To ensure role-balance and to not exceed venue capacity, no walk-ins will be allowed.
Seating arrangements will be based on role. Leads and follows will be on either side of the floor while couples who prefer to sit together will be seated on either end of the floor. Once you have selected your seat for the evening, it is yours. Please don't take someone else's seat during the evening.
$165. It includes the 5 milongas from Friday through Sunday, plus the buffet dinner during the meet-and-greet on Friday.
Encuentro Encanto is a private, invitation-only event. If you would like to be invited, please fill out the form on our Contact page and tell us about your tango experience in the comments section. Your submission will be reviewed. If approved and if there are still open spots based on your role (lead vs follow), we will email you a registration form with payment instructions. Please note that submitting the contact form does not guarantee admission to the event.

Once you receive the registration form, we recommend that you complete and send it back as soon as you can, along with a picture of your unaltered vaccination card. Your registration is not finalized until we receive:
  • The completed registration form
  • Proof of full vaccination
  • Full payment
We know things come up and plans have to be changed. You may cancel for any reason before midnight MST on Sunday, April 30, 2023 for a full refund, minus any service fees.

No refunds will be issued after that unless the encuentro has to be canceled for any reason. In which case, everyone will receive a full refund.

Encuentros often fill up, so please send us your cancelation request as soon as possible so we can let in other interested milongueros.
We'll have high-quality Encanto t-shirts for sale.
Albuquerque's elevation is 5,312 feet above sea level. Denver's is 5,280 feet. Yep, we are higher than Denver! Why is this important? If you come from sea level, take it slow. We just don't have as much oxygen! Our climate is very dry so bring lotion and drink lots of water.

Encuentro Encanto
Photo by Simona Faro