Everything We Know about Queer Tango

-in the SF Bay Area! (Updated 1/18/13)

If ya want to add an event or get a monthly email of our ‘everything we know’ list, email us at abrazoqueertango@gmail.com

 Milongas (dance parties)

-Abrazo Queer Tango Presents, Fall in Love with Tango: Our dance off the face of the earth Spring Event. 7-11 pm. DJ Dan spins vinyl. Beginner and Intermediate lessons, marvelous morsels and performances. $15. Students $7. Finnish Brotherhood Hall: 1970 Chestnut St. in Berk, CA 94702. Details: www.facebook.com/events/463934090323152/?fref=ts   Questions: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com  Saturday March 2nd

-Queer Tango at Actual Cafe: Every 3rd Saturday of the month, queer tango in Oakland!  Beginner’s lesson at 7. Dancing to DJ Zeycan’s traditional and alternative tango mix until 10 pm. Everyone Welcome. $5. Students with ID $3. Actual Cafe: 6339 San Pablo Ave. in Oakland at Alcatraz. More info: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com, Opening night: Saturday March 16th.

Practica como la milonga. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, a night of tango! 7-7:30 beginner’s lesson. 7:30-10 pm dancing. High Street Station Café: 1303 High Street (at Encinal Ave), Alameda, CA. $10-15 sliding scaleMore info: Maya at amalia.bergman@gmail.com  or on FB http://www.facebook.com/events/136108633220670/ Next date:  2/20/13

Duboce Park Café; Free Queer Tango in the Castro (with DJ Zeycan). Every 4th Tuesday at Duboce Park Café, 2 Sanchez Street at Duboce, SF. Free beginner’s lesson, Free Dancing, 7-10 pm. More info: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com, or on Facebook: Free Queer Tango in the Castro. Our final night is  2/26/13. 

“Nostalgia” Queer Milonga.  Every 2nd Sunday. 5.30-8.30 PM. Homemade food, wine & lots of dancing, a wonderful and friendly milonga hosted in a sweet house in Alameda.  $10. 1236 Sherman St., Alameda. Questions contact Kate kolszewska@yahoo.com or Ellen ellenlevitt@hotmail.comNext dates: February 10th

-“Pensalo Bien” – a NEW Queer Milonga with live music! The only regular queer milonga with live music! 8-11 p.m. $15 for a night at the beautiful Garden Gate Creativity Center: 2911 Claremont Ave. @ Ashby, Berkeley CA 94705. Bi-monthly, 4th Saturdays. Next dates: Mar 23, May 25, July 27, Sep 28, Nov 23rd. Questions, contact Kate at  kolszewska@yahoo.com

Workshops, Classes and Practicas

– QueerTango Classes on Sundays presented by Tango Fuego: Four year running, this progressive class is on Sundays in February and March, 3:30-5:30. The Class is ideal for total beginners as well as refine technique for intermediate/advance dancers. $15 per class. Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St; Berk., CA 94702. More info: amalia.bergman@gmail.com  or on FB http://www.facebook.com/events/328820380557964/?ref=14

Release Tango Practica Starts Fridays in February. Studio Valencia: 455A Valencia. SF, 8-10pm, $5. Check to confirm dates please! http://www.facebook.com/events/135156173270570. Questions: Ali at info@humilityswim.org, 415-335-6384.

-Queer Tango Classes on Wednesdays: New queer tango series with Beginner and Intermediate level classes. Lake Merrritt Dance Center. 200 Grand Ave. Oakland. Hall 2. Starts March 6th. Beginner/Fundementals class 7:15 -8:15  with Jonas Aquino. Intermediate class 8:15-9:15 with David Orly-Thompson. Questions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com.

Competitions, Performance, Music, Festivals (our New misc. section!)

Queer Tango at April Follies. Saturday April 27th April Follies is the largest same sex-dance competition in the USA, and it now features an extended tango competition for beginner, intermediate and advanced dancers. A group of queer tango dancers are competing. Join us for group practices/find a partner/more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/324090081033957/?fref=ts. April Follies site: http://www.aprilfollies.com/

Close Embrace, a Tango Love Story: Two of our wonderful local queer tango dancers (Mitch and Sammie) are performing in this dance production choreographed and directed by Debbie Goodwin and featuring guest artist Daniel Peters! Here is the link: http://almadeltango.org/close-embrace-2013/ Dates: Feb. 14, 15, 16 & 17.

Orchestra Q (Queer Tango Orchestra) They are practicing! Woohoo. More information coming soon!

Festivals: FIRST EVER International Queer Tango Festival in Seattle, WA. Woohoo! It will be a fabulous week featuring world-renowned queer tango dancers and instructors–workshops, practicas and milongas! Questions: QueerTangoSeattle@gmail.com. FB invite for more details: http://www.facebook.com/events/465778146800911/?fref=ts  Save the dates: August 14th-18th, 2013

Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups

Maya: amalia.bergman@gmail.com

Winter & Auriel: qtsfinfo@yahoo.com

Kate kolszewska@yahoo.com

Citabria & Andrea: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com


QueerTango Connect-SF Bay Area :  Find a partner, see where folks are dancing, meet others into queer tango at http://www.facebook.com/groups/139253619473585/

Queer Tango Resources in SF Bay Areahttp://www.facebook.com/groups/88504309052/?ref=ts

SF Queer Tango website/blog/calendar: http://www.queertangosf.com 

Tango Mango lists all tango events and classes:  http://www.tangomango.org

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

 Queer Friendly Tango Classes: Too many to list, but special mention: 

 -Dan & Pier at the Beat in Berkeley every Thursday: http://users.lmi.net/thebeat/danAndPier.htm

-Dan & Christy Tuesdays SF http://www.tangomango.org/link.php?eventid=403&date=2012-10-16

-Glenn’s Sunday Classes: Bissap Baobob 3372 19th St, SF http://www.sfotango.com/

-Jonas Aquino: Thursdays, YWCA in Berkeley: http://www.ywca-berkeley.org/dance-classes/#tango.

-Tuesday Night Tango in Palo Alto. Progressive series with Leslie Gordon. www.tntango.com.

–Lisette Perelle: Mondays, Casa Grande in Castro Valley: http://www.tangomango.org/index.php?eventid=6960&date=2013-02-04

Come dance into happy with us!

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