–in the SF Bay Area
Milongas (dance parties)
-Abrazo, the Queer Milonga. Every 3rd Saturday of the month we gather to dance and prance! Beginner / fundamentals class at 7. Great DJs, good eats. 7- 11 pm. No partner necessary. 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: email@example.com. Next date: September 21!
(Note: no Abrazo Milonga in Auguest as we are heading up to the Seattle Queer Tango Festival!)
-“Pensalo Bien” – a Queer Milonga with live music!! 8-11 p.m. $15 for a great night at the beautiful Garden Gate Creativity Center: 2911 Claremont Ave. @ Ashby, Berkeley CA 94705. Bi-monthly, 4th Saturdays. Next dates: Sep 28, Nov 23rd. More info: http://www.queertangosf.com/pensalo-bien.html or Kate firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
–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
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!