Queer Tango in November

Dancing, celebrating and jumping up and down on zoom all month long!

ABRAZO, THE VIRTUAL QUEER MILONGA 

Saturday November 21  | 8-9:30 PM (PST/ San Francisco)

The zoom will light up with a live dance performance from Liliana Chenlo & Roxane Camargo (Buenos Aires); musical guest, guitarist and singer, Maleva Santomil (Buenos Aires); and Pierre Baston (Philadelphia) will present a special lecture The Dawn of Tango: “African Roots.” We felt we could also use a bit of art, and  so our very own artist and queer tango dancer Nicole Roberts (SF/ Buenos Aires) will present a couple of her pieces (beautiful images of queer tango) and discuss her work. 

DJs Mackerelmint and Madeleine make music magic and work the zoom! Of course we will have our birthday vals, and one never knows what alternative songs will blast out. 

All for love: Abrazo, the virtual queer milonga. Saturday November 21.


SUNDAY VIRTUAL QUEER TANGO CLASSES 

3:30-4:30 (PST/ SF)

We offer you an hour, every Sunday, to take a break from the blah blah blah. This month, an international + hometown line up of teachers awaits you:

Nov 1: Astrid Weiske of Queer Tango Berlin

Nov 8: Carlos Blanco and Rey Flores of Tango Queer Mexico

Nov 15, 22 and 29: Mira Barakat of Queer Tango in the SF Bay Area

Our teachers have been so very creative and impressive in developing zoom tango classes: a mix of solo drills, exercises, musicality instruction, sequences to play with and move to + plenty of time to say hello and catch up with your tango peeps. 


ZOOM is where the magic is happening

One-click link for all Abrazo practicas, classes and milongas: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/992052580?pwd=YTFSc3Q3MDVLMThVdkYyVThUa3JtZz09

Or, use the meeting ID and password at https://zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 992 052 580

Password: abrazo2020

Tips on using zoom: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wOAuaD525OooMqrgK3v8n4x_qrGTxNQtdAnvn3tpJkw


COST for all Abrazo events*

Sliding Scale: $5-$15 per event.

Venmo: abrazo-tango (Karen Curtis)

Paypal: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com

*All Abrazo events are free if your income is lost due to COVID-19. Please come as our guest.What do we do with the money: We pay all our teachers, performers, lecturers, artists and musicians; we donate to queer tango teachers around the globe, and pay our monthly expenses.

Queer Tango in October

Over here at Abrazo, during this crazy ass times, we are working the zoom to bring you a bit of inspiration, a break from the stress, and a chance to connect with your queer tango community.

ZOOM is where the magic is happening

One-click link for all Abrazo events:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/992052580?pwd=YTFSc3Q3MDVLMThVdkYyVThUa3JtZz09

Or, use the meeting ID and password at https://zoom.us/join:

Meeting ID: 992 052 580 and Password: abrazo2020

SUNDAY VIRTUAL QUEER TANGO CLASSES 

3:30-4:30 (Pacific standard time / San Francisco)

Carlos Blanco and Rey Flores from Queer Tango Mexico: October 4th

Miranda Lindelow from the SF Bay Area: October 11, 18 25

ABRAZO , THE VIRTUAL QUEER MILONGA 

Saturday October 17th | 8-9:30 PM (pacific standard time/ San Francisco)

Our Halloween milonga won’t be spooky but you can expect some surprises and treats:

Live music performance: Natalie Bril (Buenos Aires)

Live dance performance: Aramo (Spain)

Queer Dairies created and edited by Gigi Gamble: unguarded stories and voices from our community

Guest lecturer: Mariana Docampo on her new book, Tango Queer In Buenos Aires

Invocation: Jurni starts off off with a centering moment to breath, dance and connect.

Of course we will birthday vals and toast. Plus DJ sets from DJ Mackerelmint and  DJ Madeleine make the night hum sweet and lovely.

COST for all Abrazo events*

Sliding Scale for those who have stable and sufficient income: $5-$15 per event*

Venmo: abrazo-tango (Karen Curtis)

Paypalabrazoqueertango@gmail.com

*All Abrazo events are free if your income has been affected by COVID-19. Please come as our guest.

What do we do with the money: We pay our teachers and performers, donate to queer tango teachers around the globe, and pay our monthly expenses.

Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to come dance with us.

Long live queer tango!

Queer Tango in September

As we enter the fall, a bit of tango !

We take to zoom, our portal to meet, greet, find our tango legs and hearts, and connect with our dance community. We have some events created with you in mind dear one!

Full details below, these are the highlights!

Our Sunday virtual queer tango classes welcome Augusto LaMarshall on September 6. The godfather of queer tango joins us from Buenos Aires. Our very own Mira Barakat, shows us how resilient tango can be, and she returns to teach September 13, 20 and 27th.

Live performances take center stage at Abrazo, the virtual queer milonga on September 19th:

Ezgi Turmus & Ezgi Sarıkaya perform live from Turkey

Fifi Tango sings live from Buenos Aires

ZOOM is where the magic is happening

One-click link for all Abrazo events: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/992052580?pwd=YTFSc3Q3MDVLMThVdkYyVThUa3JtZz09

Or, use the meeting ID and password at https://zoom.us/join:

Meeting ID: 992 052 580

Password: abrazo2020

Tips on using zoom:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wOAuaD525OooMqrgK3v8n4x_qrGTxNQtdAnvn3tpJkw

SUNDAY VIRTUAL QUEER TANGO CLASSES 

3:30-4:30 (Pacific standard time / San Francisco)

Augusto LaMarshall from TangoQueer Buenos Aires: September 6th

Mira Barakat from the SF Bay Area September 13, 20, 27

ABRAZO , THE VIRTUAL QUEER MILONGA 

Saturday September 19th | 8-9:30 PM (pacific standard time/ San Francisco)

Full details soon, but we will have live music sets from Fifi Tango, a  live performance from the oh so lovely Ezgi Turmus & Ezgi Sarıkaya, a new series, The Tango Dairies, edited by Gigi and of course our birthday vals and toast. DJ sets from DJ Mackerelmint and  DJ Madeleine make the night hum sweet and lovely.

COST for all Abrazo events*

Sliding Scale for those who have stable and sufficient income: $5-$15 per event.

*All Abrazo events are free if your income has been affected by COVID-19. Please come as our guest.

Venmo: abrazo-tango (Karen Curtis)

Paypalabrazoqueertango@gmail.com

What do we do with the money: We pay our teachers and performers, donate to queer tango teachers around the globe, and pay our monthly expenses.

Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to come dance with us.

Long live queer tango!

Queer Tango in August

Over here at Abrazo, we are as committed as ever to bringing you moments of joy and relief in the good company of your peeps. 

We have a line-up of virtual events in August, taking full advantage of the zoom to bring you international teachers and performers + our local wonderful queer tango teachers every week.

Here are the highlights, details below. 

Our virtual queer tango classes welcome Augusto LaMarshall! Yes, oh yes, the godfather of queer tango from Buenos Aires returns to us for two Sundays (8/2, 8/9) to inspire us with his deep knowledge of tango. 

Our very own Miranda Lindelow brings back her unique and invigorating brand of zoom queer tango three Sundays: 8/13, 8/20 and 8/27!

Live performances have rocked our virtual queer milongas during the pandemic, and this month we are so very thrilled to announce that one of the most exciting and lovely queer tango dance couples, Yana and Victoria from Berlin, will perform live. They share such a beautiful, musical and connected dance, and we are so happy to bring you this bit of joy. 

ZOOM is where the magic is happening

One-click link for all Abrazo practicas, classes and milongas: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/992052580?pwd=YTFSc3Q3MDVLMThVdkYyVThUa3JtZz09Or, use the meeting ID and password at https://zoom.us/join

Meeting ID: 992 052 580

Password: abrazo2020

Tips on using zoom: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wOAuaD525OooMqrgK3v8n4x_qrGTxNQtdAnvn3tpJkw

SUNDAY VIRTUAL QUEER TANGO CLASSES 

3:30-4:30 (PDT/ SF)

Augusto LaMarshall from TangoQueer Buenos Aires: August 2 and 9

Miranda Lindelow from Sweden by way of Paris and now in SF: August 13, 20, 27

ABRAZO , THE VIRTUAL QUEER MILONGA 

Saturday August 15 | 8-9:30 PM (PDT/ SF)

More details soon, but we will have live music sets, DJ sets, a live performance from the stunning Yana and Victoria, a music presentation by our very own Gigi and of course our birthday vals and toast. DJ Mackerelmint and  DJ Madeleine round off our night of magic!

COST for all Abrazo events*

Sliding Scale for those who have stable and sufficient income: $5-$15 per event.

*All Abrazo events are free if your income has been affected by COVID-19. Please come as our guest.

Venmo: abrazo-tango (Karen Curtis)

Paypal: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com

What do we do with the money: We pay our teachers and performers, donate to queer tango teachers around the globe, and pay our monthly expenses. 

Wherever you are in the world, we invite you to come dance with us.

Long live queer tango!

 

A bit of joy in July

Greetings dear dancers,

If a dance break would do you right, we’ve got you covered!

Over here at Abrazo, we have a line-up of virtual events in July that we hope will bring you a bit of joy: Sunday classes, our milonga with live music + live dance performances, and a steady stream of great playlists from our DJs Madeleine and Lily.

ZOOM is where the magic is happening

One-click link for all Abrazo practicas, classes and milongas: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/992052580?pwd=YTFSc3Q3MDVLMThVdkYyVThUa3JtZz09

Or, use the meeting ID and password at https://zoom.us/join:

Meeting ID: 992 052 580

Password: abrazo2020

Tips on using zoom:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wOAuaD525OooMqrgK3v8n4x_qrGTxNQtdAnvn3tpJkw

SUNDAY VIRTUAL QUEER TANGO CLASSES 

July 5 – July 26 | 3:30-4:30 (PDT)

With Mira Barakat

“In this drop-in friendly, all-levels virtual series, we will develop a theme in each class together, including strong personal posture and technique; ochos, pivots and giros; and exploring the reasons why we move and how we connect to the music. I will share some of my favorite topics and material from these months of teaching solely online. There will be time for questions, exploration, and dancing to great music from our wonderful Abrazo DJs!”

A new Playlist from DJ Mackerelmint

“Everybody’s a little wild in today’s list; even Canaro is sounding spry. I also tucked in a couple chacareras, since that’s what we’ve been working on most recently. Maybe those energetic cadences were running in the back of my mind and influencing the tone of the entire playlist — I wouldn’t be surprised!”

ABRAZO , THE VIRTUAL QUEER MILONGA 

Saturday July 18th | 8-9:30 PM (PDT)

DJ + Live music sets from Mira Barakat and Itza Gutierrez! Live dance performance from Carlos Blanco and Rey Flores. A surprise panel —  soon to be announced!  And of course our birthday vals for our July peeps.

COST for all Abrazo events*

Sliding Scale for those who have stable and sufficient income: $5-$15 per event.

*All Abrazo events are free if your  income has been affected by COVID-19. Please come as our guest.

Venmo: abrazo-tango (Karen Curtis)

Paypal: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com

What do we do with the money: We pay our teachers and performers, donate to queer tango teachers around the globe, and pay our monthly expenses.

WAIT THERE’S MORE

There are many great opportunities to learn from teachers locally and abroad over zoom. Taking classes and/or sending a donation, helps them out a lot during these tough times.

Jurni Roco offers weekly virtual tango classes Monday and Thursdays + private lessons. Contact her for details: joanroco70@gmail.com

Mira Barakat offers weekly virtual tango classes Tuesdays and Thursdays + private lessons. Find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/mirabarakat.tango/ or email for details: mirab3@gmail.com

Miranda Lindelow offers weekly virtual queer tango classes Tuesdays + private lessons. Contact her for details: karinmirand@gmail.com

Augusto Balizano offers weekly virtual tango classes for Escuela Mundial de Tango GE + private lessons. Contact him for details: augustotango@hotmail.com. +5491154583423

Carlos Blanco and Rey Flores offer weekly virtual classes (spanish) + private lessons. Contact them for details: https://www.facebook.com/tangoqueermx/ or reyreyfa@hotmail.com. To support via paypal: tangoqueermx@gmail.com

Leo Sardella offers weekly virtual tango classes through the Astoria Tango Club: http://astoriatangoclub.com/?fbclid=IwAR16VAegMxma7kslGmtPSTXojaI5_WDnxDCwdScrdUByfCkPADU-WbS7Kc0

If you know of queer tango teachers offering virtual classes or who are in need of support, please send us an email with info, links and details.

Wooden Table Cafe, Yep that gem of a cafe owned and operated by our very own Andres y Citabria, is making a comeback, keeping it sweet, savory and tasty in downtown Oakland. You can order online for pick up and do check out the NEW MEAL DEALS, a grab and go that is so very yummy. And of course, you can send their cookies, truffles and gifts anywhere in the world! Check out all the goodness here: https://woodentablebaking.com/

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN 

Wherever you are in the world dear kindred, may you find some joy and community this month.

And if you are in the USA, a special message from our front line nurse: wear your MASK!

Big love, be well.

Abrazo Queer Tango

Abrazo Queer Tango stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the movement to end violence and systemic racism against black people. All support and love for those flooding the streets in protest, demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many others. 

We follow the leadership of black movements – here’s where you can donate and learn more. 

We commit ourselves to confronting racism in tango and to center the often unrecognized black roots of tango.

We ask that we all extend ourselves to the black and brown people within our dance community and to the parents of black and brown children. We see you. We love you. Let us know if you need anything from us – we are a deeply resourced community. 

Lastly dear kindred, we will continue to carve out a place for community to gather and for joy to reign. 

Long live queer tango.

Life is beautiful, let’s dance!

We are a SF Bay Area Queer Argentine Tango organization, and we believe in a tango community where everyone can come as they are and dance as they wish.

Tango is a beautiful way to live and we invite you to come dance with us.

Abrazo, the Queer Milonga 

Every 3rd Saturday of the month we gather from every corner of the kingdom to dance, prance and make merry at Abrazo, the queer milonga. We welcome every kindred under the sun to come dance into happy with us. Always a no-pressure, no-partner required, beginner’s lesson at 7 pm followed dancing until 11.  Finnish Brotherhood Hall. 1970 Chestnut st. in Berkeley.

Next dates: 1/19/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20

7-8 pm: Beginner’s Argentine Lesson. No partner or experience needed. 

8-11 pm: Dancing and merrymaking to a mix of alternative and traditional tango music.  No partner necessary. Goodies by Wooden Table Cafe.

$15 general, $7 Students with ID, $10 Never been to a tango dance special.

This is a fragrance free event, so that all my dance and be happy.

Queer Tango Classes and Practica on Sundays

Every Sunday, rain or shine, a gaggle of the dearest peeps gather to dance Queer Argentine Tango, a partner dance with everything beautiful and heartbreaking about being alive.

Finnish Brotherhood Hall. 1970 Chestnut st. in Berkeley.

3:30-4:30 Beginner’s class

4:30-5:30 practica

5:30-6:30 Intermediate class.   Prerequisite for this class is 4 months in the beginner’s class or 6 months of regular/weekly tango classes elsewhere.

$15 per class,  discounts when you pay for the month.

$7 full-time students with ID

$25 for 2 classes on the same day

One discount per person please.

Sorry no refunds or substitutions for classes, this is a break-even enterprise!

Questions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Latest Class updates HERE. 

This is a fragrance free event, so that all my dance and be happy.

Find us all over spreading the queer tango news:

Our Abrazo MEET UP page: check out info, connect with new dancers.

San Francisco Bay Area Queer Tango : find practice partners, check where folks are going to dance, check out other tango offerings.

Abrazo Queer Tango on FB.

Want to add info or receive a monthly love note about queer tango events? Email us at abrazoqueertango@gmail.com

Come dance into happy with us!

Everything We Know About Queer Tango

Everything we know about about Queer Tango–in the SF Bay Area (and a bit beyond)

Milongas (dance parties)

-Abrazo, the Queer Milonga Every 3rd Saturday of the month we gather to dance, prance and make merry. Always a Beginner / fundamentals class 7 – 8 pm. Dancing and merrymaking to a rotation of great DJs:  8-11 pm. No partner necessary. Every kindred under the sun is welcome. $15 general, $7 Students with ID, $10 Never been to a tango dance special. Questions: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com.

Next date: March 17th….with Sole. Her first teaching night in prep for our March 21-25 Queer Tango Festivalito!

Workshops, Classes and Practica

-Queer Tango Classes on SundaysNo partner or experience needed.  Finnish Brotherhood Hall in Berkeley. 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley. 3:30-4:30 Beginner’s class, 4:30-5:30 practica, and 5:30-6:30 intermediate class.  $12 per class.  Questions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Details HERE. 

Queer Tango Communities in the US.

-Queer Tango in our sibling city of Seattle can be found  HERE and  HERE. ChicagoBostonNew York, NYCTwin Cities, Portland , Austin Queer Tango , Atlanta Queer Tango,  Philly Queer Tango and Queer Tango Los Angeles
World Wide Queer Tango!!  
-World Wide Queer Tango Festivals: From Buenos Aires to Montreal to Mexico to Berlin, Queer Tango Festivals are a wonderful way to meet and dance with queer tango enthusiasts from around the world. Check this great list over at The Queer Tango Project for a list of queer tango groups, festivals and milongas around the world.
 Life is short, go dance your heart with our kindred from far and wide!
-World wide queer tango communities abound. Check out these links to find our queer tango kindred around the globe!  ParisMontrealNorwayBerlin, Berlin Queer Tango Cooperative, Milonga Berlin QueerUruguayBrightonBrazil, St. PetersburgScotlandCordobaMadridIstanbulBuenos Aires and Buenos Aires QT MarathonMexicoRomeItaly, Copenhagen (if you know of more cities with queer tango communities, please send links! World Wide Queer Tango–woohooo!)

-The Queer Tango Project has published a free online Queer Tango Book

Local Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups. Please do support our local queer tango teachers!

  1. Mira Barakat: mirab3@gmail.com
  2. Miranda Pez: karinmirand@gmail.com
  3. Mitch Richards: tangowithmitch@gmail.com
  4. Citabria & Andreas: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
  5. Winter & Auriel: auriel1938@gmail.com
Resources
Our Abrazo MEET UP page—check out info, connect with new dancers WITHOUT having to get on Facebook!

San Francisco Bay Area Queer Tango http://www.facebook.com/groups/88504309052/?ref=ts

QueerTango Connect-SF Bay Area:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/139253619473585/

Tango Mango lists all tango events and classes:  http://www.tangomango.org : Consider checking out Tuesdays for switch opportunities and Wednesdays at Cellspace for alternative music fans.

Queer Partner Dancing Calendar: http://www.outdance.org  

SF Loves Tango:  An Insiders Guide to Tango in San Francisco—features a nifty article on queer tango! http://sflovestango.com/open-to-possibilities/

QueerTango SF: Yep, the group that started queer tango in the SF Bay Area. Big mad tango love to Amy Little, Winter Held and Auriel. Website is HERE, and you can find them on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/QTSanFrancisco

Abrazo Queer Tango on FB.

Super Queer Friendly Tango classes, practicas, milongas and tango retreats:

Tango on Tuesdays at Athletic Playground with our very own Mira Barakat. 6:50-7:50 class. 8-9 pm guided practica. “Beginner friendly, role-changing encouraged, welcoming tango environment.” 4770 San Pablo ave. Emeryville.

Milonga La Paz in SF on Thursdays with Ivan, Mungai and our very own Miranda Pez teaching the 7-8 pm pre-milonga class. DJ Mungai plays traditional tango music 8-11 pm.  Class theme: “Traditional tango for the social dance floor.” All-levels. “Participants of all genders dancing one or both roles welcome! All classes taught by Miranda are welcoming spaces for the LGBT community.” War Memorial Veterans Building, room 212. 301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco.

Allegro Ballroom: A GREAT place to practice whenever you want. $10 bucks for the whole day (or $10 per hour with a teacher). Bring a partner, some music, pick a room and tango away! Lots of queer and same sex dancers go to the Allegro and it’s a cool space. 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville, CA 94608. 510-655-2888.

Tuesday Night Tango in Palo Alto.  South Bay peeps are covered! Progressive monthly series with Leslie Gordon every Tuesday: www.tntango.com. In these classes, everyone learns both roles.  This class is assisted by a lovely queer tango dancer, Rich. All are welcome.

-Tuesday Intermediate class and Practica with David Orly-Thompson at Finnish Hall: 1970 Chestnut st. in Berkeley. 8-10 class. 10-11 practica. $15. A great deal for 3 hours of tango with a great teacher.

-TangoMujer:: Retreats for Women: “Be both a leader and a follower.” Two enormously talented women of tango, and founders of TangoMujer (the first all-women’s dance company in the world), Brigitta Winkler and Sharna Fabiano, offer week-long tango retreats for women to learn both roles in exquisite natural environments: Oregon – Nov. 19-22, 2015, Maui – March 6-13, 2016, Vermont – June 2-5, 2016, Tuscany – June 2016. Details HERE.

We Want YOUR listings: if you have cool place you like to dance, found a great teacher, had a good experience somewhere, shoot us an email and we can add it to the list!!

Want to add info or receive a monthly update on queer tango events? Email us at abrazoqueertango@gmail.com

Come dance into happy with us!

Everything We Know About Queer Tango

Everything we know about about Queer Tango–in the SF Bay Area (and a bit beyond)

Milongas (dance parties)

-Abrazo, the Queer Milonga. Every 3rd Saturday of the month we gather to dance, prance and make merry. Always a Beginner / fundamentals class 7 – 8 pm. Dancing and merrymaking to a rotation of great DJs:  8-11 pm. No partner necessary. Every kindred under the sun is welcome. $15 general, $7 Students with ID, $10 Never been to a tango dance special. Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley. Details HEREQuestions: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com.

Next date: January 21. Premilonga lesson with Miranda, and DJ Nico is back!

Workshops, Classes and Practica

-Queer Tango Classes on SundaysNo partner or experience needed.  Finnish Brotherhood Hall in Berkeley. 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley. 3:30-4:30 Beginner’s class, 4:30-5:30 practica, and 5:30-6:30 intermediate class.  $12 per class.  Questions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Details HERE. 

Tango with Mitch: our very own Mitch Richards is offering classes, whooohooo, and her next progressive 6-week series starts for beginner’s and intermediate dancers starts in January 2017. Details:

Intermediate series:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1687990988181347/

Beginner/advanced beginner Series: https://www.facebook.com/events/206906399748119/

Contact Mitch for more details: tangowithmitch@gmail.com. 

 

Festivals, Performances, Competitions, Queer Tango Communities around the globe: The Miscellaneous Section
-Queer Tango in Seattle: Check out their facebook page HERE. There are more great queer tango and open role tango classes and info HERE too!
Queer Tango Communities in the US. Check out these, and other,  FB links to our kindred across the country: ChicagoBostonNew York, NYCTwin Cities, Portland , Austin Queer Tango , Atlanta Queer Tango, and newest members Philly Queer Tango and Queer Tango Los AngelesWelcome Philly and L.A. to the Queer Tango Kingdom!
-World Wide Queer Tango Festivals: From Buenos Aires to Montreal to Mexico to Berlin, Queer Tango Festivals are a wonderful way to meet and dance with queer tango enthusiasts from around the world. Check this great list over at The Queer Tango Project for a list of queer tango groups, festivals and milongas around the world.
 Life is short, go dance your heart with our kindred from far and wide!
-World Wide Queer Tango!! Check out these links to find our queer tango kindred around the globe!  ParisMontrealNorwayBerlin, Berlin Queer Tango Cooperative, Milonga Berlin QueerUruguayBrightonBrazil, St. PetersburgScotlandCordobaMadridIstanbulBuenos Aires and Buenos Aires QT MarathonMexicoRomeItaly, Copenhagen (if you know of more cities with queer tango communities, please send links! World Wide Queer Tango–woohooo!)

-The Queer Tango Project has published a free online Queer Tango Book

 

Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups

  1. Mitch Richards: tangowithmitch@gmail.com
  2. Miranda Pez: karinmirand@gmail.com
  3. Citabria & Andreas: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
  4. Zoe Balfour: info@tripthelightfantastic.org
  5. Maya: amalia.bergman@gmail.com
  6. Winter & Auriel: auriel1938@gmail.com
  7. Kate (Proxima Centauri): kolszewska@yahoo.com
Resources
Our New MEET UP page—check out info, connect with new dancers WITHOUT having to get on Facebook!

San Francisco Bay Area Queer Tango http://www.facebook.com/groups/88504309052/?ref=ts

QueerTango Connect-SF Bay Area:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/139253619473585/

Tango Mango lists all tango events and classes:  http://www.tangomango.org : make sure to check out Fridays in SF–there is a  lovely class and practica open to all.

Queer Partner Dancing Calendar: http://www.outdance.org  

SF Loves Tango:  An Insiders Guide to Tango in San Francisco—features a nifty article on queer tango! http://sflovestango.com/open-to-possibilities/

QueerTango SF: Yep, the group that started queer tango in the SF Bay Area. Big mad tango love to Amy Little, Winter Held and Auriel. Website is HERE, and you can find them on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/QTSanFrancisco

Abrazo Queer Tango on FB.

Super Queer Friendly Tango classes, practicas and tango retreats:

Tango Classes and Practica with Jonas and Monza. Yep, two wonderful peeps andteachers, Mr. Wonderful and Ms. Grace Power, who regularly teach our queer tango classes on Sundays, also have classes and practicas. Check HERE. Special Discount: For queer tango students, you can have 1/2 off your FIRST  class or practica with Jonas and Monza.

Allegro Ballroom: A GREAT place to practice whenever you want. $10 bucks for the whole day (or $10 per hour with a teacher). Bring a partner, some music, pick a room and tango away! Lots of queer and same sex dancers go to the Allegro and it’s a cool space. 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville, CA 94608. 510-655-2888.

Tuesday Night Tango in Palo Alto.  South Bay peeps are covered! Progressive monthly series with Leslie Gordon every Tuesday: www.tntango.com. In these classes, everyone learns both roles.  This class is assisted by a lovely queer tango dancer, Rich. All are welcome.

-Tuesday Intermediate lass and Practica with David Orly-Thompson at Finnish Hall: 1970 Chestnut st. in Berekely. 8-10 class. 10-11 practica. $15. A great deal for 3 hours of tango with a great teachers.

-TangoMujer:: Retreats for Women: “Be both a leader and a follower.” Two enormously talented women of tango, and founders of TangoMujer (the first all-women’s dance company in the world), Brigitta Winkler and Sharna Fabiano, offer week-long tango retreats for women to learn both roles in exquisite natural environments: Oregon – Nov. 19-22, 2015, Maui – March 6-13, 2016, Vermont – June 2-5, 2016, Tuscany – June 2016. Details HERE.

We Want YOUR listings: if you have cool place you like to dance, found a great teacher, had a good experience somewhere, shoot us an email and we can add it to the list!!

Want to add info or receive a monthly update on queer tango events? Email us at abrazoqueertango@gmail.com

Come dance into happy with us!

Everything We Know about Queer Tango

–in the SF Bay Area (and a bit beyond)

Milongas (dance parties)

-Abrazo, the Queer Milonga. Every 3rd Saturday of the month we gather to dance, prance and make merry. Always a Beginner / fundamentals class 7 – 8 pm. Dancing and merrymaking to a rotation of great DJs:  8-11 pm. No partner necessary. Every kindred under the sun is welcome. $15 general, $7 Students with ID, $10 Never been to a tango dance special. Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley. Details HEREQuestions: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com.

Next date: Saturday October 17th with Special Guests Georges and Yannick

Workshops, Classes and Practica

-Queer Tango Classes on SundaysNo partner or experience needed–our Queer Tango series has Beginner, Intermediate level classes, and a practice hour. Yes we go deep.  Finnish Brotherhood Hall in Berkeley. 1970 Chestnut st. in Berkeley. 3:30-4:30 Beginner’s class, 4:30-5:30 practica, and 5:30-6:30 intermediate class.  $12 per class or $43 or 4 classes in the same monthQuestions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Details HERE. 

Festivals, Performances, Competitions, Queer Tango Communities around the globe: the miscellaneous section
-Queer Tango in Seattle: yup, our sibling city is rocking with queer tango classes and has a wonderful group of dancers. Check out their facebook page HERE. There are more great queer tango and open role tango classes and info HERE too!
Queer Tango Communities in the US. Check out these, and other,  FB links to our kindred across the country: ChicagoBostonNew York, NYCTwin Cities, Portland , Austin Queer Tango and the newest member, Atlanta Queer Tango! Welcome Atlanta to the Queer Tango Kingdom!
-World Wide Queer Tango Festivals: From Buenos Aires to Montreal to Mexico to Berlin, Queer Tango Festivals are a wonderful way to meet and dance with queer tango enthusiast from around the world. Check out this facebook group or the great list over at The Queer Tango Project for a list of queer tango groups, festivals and milongas around the world.
 Life is short, go dance your heart with our kindred from far and wide!
-World Wide Queer Tango!! Check out these links to find our queer tango kindred around the globe!  ParisMontrealNorwayBerlin, Berlin Queer Tango Cooperative, Milonga Berlin QueerUruguayBrightonBrazil, St. PetersburgScotlandCordobaMadridIstanbulBuenos Aires and Buenos Aires QT MarathonMexicoRomeItaly, Copenhagen (if you know of more cities with queer tango communities, please send links! World Wide Queer Tango–woohooo!)

-The Queer Tango Project has published a free online Queer Tango Book

Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups

Winter & Auriel: qtsfinfo@yahoo.com
Kate (Proxima Centauri): kolszewska@yahoo.com
Citabria & Andrea: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
Resources
Our New MEET UP page—check out info, connect with new dancers WITHOUT having to get on Facebook!

San Francisco Bay Area Queer Tango http://www.facebook.com/groups/88504309052/?ref=ts

QueerTango Connect-SF Bay Area:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/139253619473585/

Tango Mango lists all tango events and classes:  http://www.tangomango.org : make sure to check out Fridays in SF–there is a  lovely class and practica open to all.

Queer Partner Dancing Calendar: http://www.outdance.org  

SF Loves Tango:  An Insiders Guide to Tango in San Francisco—features a nifty article on queer tango! http://sflovestango.com/open-to-possibilities/

QueerTango SF: Yep, the group that started queer tango in the SF Bay Area. Big mad tango love to Amy Little, Winter Held and Auriel. Website is HERE, and you can find them on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/QTSanFrancisco

Abrazo Queer Tango on FB.

Super Queer Friendly Tango classes, practicas and tango retreats:

Dan & Pier at the Beat in Berkeley every Thursday: The Next Practica!  Yep, our queer tango favorites Dan y Pier have class every Thursday at the Beat in Berkeley and LOTS of queer tango dancers go. 8-9 Fundamentals class. 9-10 Progressive Class. Practica 9-11–actually, you can practice starting at 8 in the side room! http://users.lmi.net/thebeat/danAndPier.htm The Beat: 2560 9th St. in Berkeley at Dwight.

Tango Classe and Practica with Jonas and Monza. Yep, two wonderful peeps, Mr. Wonderful and Ms. Grace Power, who regularly teach our queer tango classes on Sundays, also host (along with the ever lovely Cristian, Mr. Rock and Roll)  a set of tango classes and a nice long practica with great music every single Saturday: Practilonga La Vida. Check it out on Tango Mango. It does not get much friendlier than this peeps–and it’s a great chance to practice among tango kindreds. They are also available for privates and small group classes. Check out their schedules HERE. Special Discount: For queer tango students, you can have 1/2 off your FIRST Saturday class or practica with Jonas and Monza.

Allegro Ballroom: A GREAT place to practice whenever you want. $10 bucks for the whole day (or $10 per hour with a teacher). Bring a partner, some music, pick a room and tango away! Lots of queer and same sex dancers go to the Allegro and it’s a cool space. 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville, CA 94608. 510-655-2888.

Tuesday Night Tango in Palo Alto.  South Bay peeps are covered! Progressive monthly series with Leslie Gordon every Tuesday: www.tntango.com. In these classes, everyone learns both roles.  This class is assisted by a lovely queer tango dancer, Rich. All are welcome.

-TangoMujer:: Retreats for Women: “Be both a leader and a follower.” Two enormously talented women of tango, and founders of TangoMujer (the first all-women’s dance company in the world), Brigitta Winkler and Sharna Fabiano, offer week-long tango retreats for woman to learn both roles in exquisite natural environments: Oregon – Nov. 19-22, 2015, Maui – March 6-13, 2016, Vermont – June 2-5, 2016, Tuscany – June 2016. Details HERE.

We Want YOUR listings: if you have cool place you like to dance, found a great teacher, had a good experience somewhere, shoot us an email and we can add it to the list!!

Want to add info or receive a monthly update on queer tango events, email us at abrazoqueertango@gmail.com

Come dance into happy with us!