–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 HERE. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Next date: Saturday July 18th! Our Annual MidSummer Night’s Queer Tango Event!
Workshops, Classes and Practicas
-Queer Tango Workshops with El Chino from Buenos Aires on Sunday July 19th! Marcelo “El Chino” Gutierrez is one of those special and lucky professional tango dancers that came of age studying with the old school masters of tango while being a part of the tango revolution that began with Gustavo Naviera. El Chino has a unique method focusing on body mechanics with techniques to improve the ease, stability and effectiveness of your dance, and we are super excited to welcome him to his first West Coast US tour. He is teaching two Queer Tango Workshops: 1) Synchronicity & Connection :: Beginner/ All Levels :: 3:30-5:00 pm and 2) Turns through Lines :: Intermediate :: 5:30-7:00 pm. Details HERE on Facebook and HERE online. Join us for this special day of dancing off the face of the earth!
-Queer Tango Classes on Sundays. No 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 month. Questions: 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: Chicago, Boston, New York, Twin Cities, Portland and the newest addition Austin Queer Tango! Welcome Austin 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 for a list of world wide queer tango festivals! 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! Queer Tango Montreal, Norway, Berlin, Uruguay, Brighton, Brazil, Cordoba, Madrid, Istanbul, Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires QT Marathon, Mexico, Rome, Italy, Copenhagen (if you know of more cities with queer tango communities, please send links! World Wide Queer Tango–woohooo!)
Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups
Queer Tango Resources : 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
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
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!!
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