Quartets of feet step and slide across a hardwood floor, crossing the space between walls adorned with colorful artwork. The vivid decor sets the tone for the sizzling routines demonstrated by prestigious instructors, who guide new and experienced dancers through the techniques and dramatic floral arranging that characterize tango. Pairs and solo students can partake in group classes, private sessions, and special events on the academy's schedule. Online primers on the style's history and music complement newfound kinetic knowledge with a solid background in the dance's origins.
Tours of Old Town specializes in informative, interesting and entertaining outdoor walking tours which share a wide variety of interesting trivia and historical facts in the heart of the Duke City. Tours of Old Town provides memorable experiences for both locals and visitors to the Land of Enchantment.
Since its inception more than three years ago, The Box Performance Space has become a central stage for Albuquerque’s comedy. Acts from local performers and visiting teams from Denver, Phoenix, and Los Angeles will tickle as many funny bones as they can unearth at the fourth annual Duke City Improv Festival, which has been extended to two weekends (June 3–12) due to last year’s success. Rack up road-killed pedestrian points at Hit and Run: Musical Improv, a Denver-based, Broadway-style musical complete with dances and ballads. For Chaplin-esque antics, see the silent beginning of LA-based Now Improv's show. Pour frosting on a sweet evening of giggle fits with the locally induced cachinnations of The One Night Stanleys or the talented youth amusers from Cardboard Playhouse Players. No matter which show you choose, you'll reap the rewards of laughing, which include improving circulation, reducing stress hormones, and freaking out birds.
• Loot, running September 9–October 2, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. • Home, running October 14–November 6, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. • The House of the Spirits, November 18–December 18, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Kicking off a grand reopening with a fresh creative direction, Aux Dog Theatre is a non-profit organization that stages a potpourri of community-supported productions to enlighten audiences with classic and modern works. Theater junkies can experience performances selected from an eclectic array of five productions through August 14, all of which are presented in high-def and glasses-free 3-D.