Everything We Know About Queer Tango

-in the SF Bay Area! (Updated 2/15/13)

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 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. More 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 sliding scale. 1236 Sherman St., Alameda. Questions contact Kate kolszewska@yahoo.com or Ellen ellenlevitt@hotmail.com. or on  at http://www.facebook.com/events/533059216725354/?fref=ts Next 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/

Orchestra Q (Queer Tango Orchestra): Woohoo for the first queer tango music group. There first public appearance is Thursday February 21, 7:30-10 pm for the whole open mic event and Orchestra Q has a 6 min set between 8:45 and 9:15! Women’s Open Mic in Montclair Women’s Cultural Arts: 1650 Mountain Blvd, Oakland
$7-10 sliding scale at the door. FB invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/408100292613971/.

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

Resources

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!