Everything We Know About Queer Tango

–in the SF  Bay Area (updated 4/29/13)

 Milongas (dance parties)

-Abrazo, the Queer Milonga.  Every 3rd Saturday of the month we gather to dance and prance!  Beginner and intermediate lessons 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. Details HERE. Questions: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Next date: May 18th

“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.comNext dates: May 12th

-“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: No May date due to the Holiday,  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 MilongaQueer–that goes all weekend! July 5th-7th: milongas, workshops, performances, with queer tango teacher Gwen Spikes from BC, Canada. Details to follow. Save the dates lovely—this is our Summer Event! abrazoqueertango@gmail.com More details HERE. 

Workshops, Classes and Practicas

-Queer Tango Classes on Wednesdays in Oakland.  Our Queer tango series with Beginner and Intermediate level classes. Lake Merrritt Dance Center. 200 Grand Ave. Oakland. Hall 2. Beginner/Fundementals class 7:15 -8:15  with Jonas Aquino. Intermediate class 8:15-9:15 with David Orly-Thompson. Details HERE. 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. More info on the facebook invite HERE. Save the dates: August 15th-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

Resources

Queer Tango Resources on FBhttp://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 websitehttp://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.

-Lisette Perelle: Tuesdays 8pm class, 9 pm practica at Just Dance Ballroom, and Thursdays 12 noon at Studio 1924. See www.TangoMango.org for more details.

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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