Everything We Know About Queer Tango

 Milongas (dance parties)

-Abrazo, the Queer Milonga.  Every 3rd Saturday of the month. Beginner’s lesson at 7. Dancing to DJ Zeycan’s traditional and alternative tango mix until 11 pm. Everyone Welcome. $15 general, $7 Students with ID, $5 Never been to a tango dance special. Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley. More info: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Next date: April 20th

“Nostalgia” Queer Milonga.  Every 2nd Sunday. 6-9 PM. Homemade food, wine & lots of dancing, a wonderful and friendly milonga hosted in a sweet house in Alameda.  $10. 1236 Sherman St., Alameda. More info: http://www.queertangosf.com/nostalgia.html and Kate  kolszewska@yahoo.com or Ellen ellenlevitt@hotmail.com. Next dates: April 14th

-“Pensalo Bien” – a 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: May 25, July 27, Sep 28, Nov 23rd.  More info:  http://www.queertangosf.com/pensalo-bien.html or Kate kolszewska@yahoo.com

-Abrazo Queer Tango presents, A Midsummer Night’s Queer Milonga. July 6th followed by queer tango workshops on July 7th. Details to follow. Save the dates lovely—this is our Summer Event! abrazoqueertango@gmail.com.

Workshops, Classes and Practicas

Release Tango Practica Starts Fridays in February in San Francisco. A queer led/all-welcome peer-exchange for leads, follows and switches. Studio Valencia: 455A Valencia. SF. Group warm up at 8 p.m. Practica 8:30- 11 p.m.  $10 Class, $5 Practica, $15 Both. Check to confirm dates please! Questions: Ali at info@humilityswim.org, 415-335-6384.

-Queer Tango Classes on Wednesdays in Oakland.  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! http://www.facebook.com/events/324090081033957/?fref=ts Questions: Ellen or Karen.  April Follies site: http://www.aprilfollies.com/

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. Save the dates: August 16th-18th, 2013

Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups

Maya: amalia.bergman@gmail.com

Winter & Auriel: qtsfinfo@yahoo.com

Kate (Proxima Centauri): kolszewska@yahoo.com

Citabria & Andrea: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com


Queer Tango Resources on FB: http://www.facebook.com/groups/88504309052/?ref=ts

QueerTango Connect-SF Bay Area: events : Find a partner, meet others interested in queer tango: http://www.facebook.com/groups/139253619473585/

SF Queer Tango website: http://www.queertangosf.com/index.htm

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

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

Super Queer Friendly Tango Classes::

 -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. http://www.tntango.com.

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!

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