Everything We Know About Queer Tango

–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: abrazoqueertango@gmail.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 kolszewska@yahoo.com

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 PracticaSundays, 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 amalia.bergman@gmail.com, or winterheld55@yahoo.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 HEREYou can see the full schedule HERE and register HERESave 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

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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