–in the SF Bay Area (updated 6/16)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Next date: July 20th
-“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: July 27, Sep 28, Nov 23rd. More info: http://www.queertangosf.com/pensalo-bien.html or Kate email@example.com
– A Midsummer Night’s Queer Milonga–that last for 24 hrs: milongas, workshops, performances, merrymaking, with queer tango teacher Gwen Spinks from BC, Canada. This is our Summer Event! Come dance with us!! firstname.lastname@example.org Full details HERE. July 6th-7th.
Workshops, Classes and Practicas
-Queer Tango Classes on Wednesdays in Oakland. No partner or experience needed–our Queer Tango series has Beginner and Intermediate level classes, and we go deep every Wednesday. 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 a rotation of great teachers. Check HERE for details. Questions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com.
–A Special Beginning Argentine Tango Lesson taught by our very own Citabria and Andrea! Woohooo! 7-8 pm, Friday June 28th at the Dance Ambassadors Celebrate Pride Dance! $10 for a great night of multi-style dancing for the LGBTQ community. Check HERE for all the more details, but do save the date June 28th of pride weekend!
–Gay Games Team Tango Practica: Sundays, 3:30-5:30, Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley. Anyone who wants to come to practice is welcome! Maya, Auriel and Winter available to answer questions, coach and encourage. All contribute funds to cover the cost of the room, $5-10. Come dance with us! For more info, contact email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitions, Performance, Music, Festivals, Misc. info!
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. You can see the full schedule HERE and register HERE. Save the dates: August 15th-18th, 2013
Berlin International Queer Tango Festival: Four days and nights of queer tango magic with so many wonderful queer dancers and teachers from around the globe. It will blow your tango mind. More info on HERE. July 25th-July 28th.
Orchestra Q! Yep, the Bay Area has it’s own queer tango orchestra made up of local tango dancers and musicians. They started jamming together in the Fall of 2012, and you can find out more about them and their upcoming gigs HERE!
Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups
Winter & Auriel: email@example.com
Kate (Proxima Centauri): firstname.lastname@example.org
Citabria & Andrea: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
Queer Tango Resources : http://www.facebook.com/groups/88504309052/?ref=ts
QueerTango Connect-SF Bay Area: http://www.facebook.com/groups/139253619473585/
A 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.
-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.
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Come dance into happy with us!