Everything We Know About Queer Tango

–in the SF  Bay Area (updated 5/17/13)

 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: June 15th

“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: a special Happy Birthday Ellen y Kate at Nostalgia returns: June 9th

-“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 kolszewska@yahoo.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!! abrazoqueertango@gmail.com    Full details HEREJuly 6th-7th.

Workshops, Classes and Practicas

-Queer Tango Classes on Wednesdays in Oakland. No partner needed, all levels welcome–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.

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. 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

Maya: amalia.bergman@gmail.com

Winter & Auriel: qtsfinfo@yahoo.com

Kate (Proxima Centauri): kolszewska@yahoo.com

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 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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