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.comNext date: September 21!

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!  **You do not have to be a participant of the Gay Games–this practica is open to all, and 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

A Special Beginning Argentine Tango Practica with Auriel, Winter and Maya along with a group of super friendly and experienced queer tango dancers,  7-7:30 p.m.  Friday September 27th at the Dance Ambassadors. $10 for a great night of multi-style dancing (including TANGO!!)  for the LGBTQ community. Check HERE for all the more details.

Queer Tango Workshop Weekend with Sharna. We will go deep with an amazing dancer, a premier leader and follower, who is also an amazingly gifted teacher. Details to follow, but do save the date–this is our Fall Event: October 19th-20th. Workshops, classes, milongas and merrymaking! Details HERE. Here is a sneak peak of Sharna dancing (she is leading first): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbEaT4AOomo

Competitions, Performance, Music, Festivals, Misc. info!

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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