Everything We Know About Queer Tango

–in the SF Bay Area (and a bit beyond)

Milongas (dance parties)

-Abrazo, the Queer Milonga. Every 3rd Saturday of the month we gather to dance, prance and make merry.  Always a Beginner / fundamentals class at 7 pm.  Dancing and merrymaking to a rotation of great DJs 8-11 pm. No partner necessary. Everyone Welcome. $15 general, $7 Students with ID, $10 Never been to a tango dance special. Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley. Details for HEREQuestions: abrazoqueertango@gmail.comNext date: Saturday April 18th!

Workshops, Classes and Practicas

-Queer Tango Classes on Sundays starting January 4th! (This is replacing the Wednesday night queer tango classes.) No partner or experience needed–our Queer Tango series has Beginner, Intermediate level classes, and a practice hour. Yes we go deep.  Finnish Brotherhood Hall in Berkeley. 1970 Chestnut st. in Berkeley. 3:30-4:30 Beginner’s class, 4:30-5:30 practica, and 5:30-6:30 intermediate class.  $12 per class or $43 or 4 classes in the same monthQuestions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Details HERE. 

-Queer Tango Formation Team Classes: Yes, there is a wonderful group of queer tango dancers who will meet weekly to learn a formation team performance for the April Follies Competition. Classes are Wednesdays 7:15-9:15 at Lake Merritt Dance center and they are taught by an AWESOME due of teachers and performers, our very own Winter (winterheld55@yahoo.com) and Zoe (zoebalfour@yahoo.com) Contact them for more details.

Festivals, Performances, Competitions, Queer Tango Communities around the globe: the new miscellaneous section

Tango Dreamscapes: “Dream adventures come to life through a surrealistic tour of the tango.” This local tango production features two of our own queer tango dancers, Sammie and Mitch! Tickets are HERE and Facebook invite is HERE. It’s always fun to get a group of your friends together, go catch a great show and support our queer tango peeps rocking it in a local tango production. Congrats to Sammie and Mitch!

Queer Tango in Seattle: yup, our sibling city is rocking with queer tango classes and has a wonderful group of dancers. If ever there was a time for a road trip, it is now! Check out their facebook page HERE. There are more great queer tango and open role tango classes and info HERE. 

Queer Tango Communities in the US. Check out these FB links: ChicagoBostonNew YorkTwin Cities

-World Wide Queer Tango Festivals: From Buenos Aires to Montreal to Sweden to Berlin, Queer Tango Festivals are a wonderful way to meet and dance with queer tango enthusiast from around the world. Check out this facebook group for a list of world wide queer tango festivals!

Queer Tango Paris: Paris is a wonderful place to dance with a growing community lead by two really wonderful queer tango dancers and teachers, Mune and Miranda. Yes, jump the pond and go dance in Paris.

Queer Tango London: Yes, yes yes, London is dancing: classes, milongas and an upcoming festival!

-Queer Tango Stockholm: Stockholm has a great community of dancers and a yearly International Queer Tango Festival in the Spring!

-World Wide Queer Tango. Check out these links: 

Queer Tango MontrealNorwayBerlinUruguayBrightonBrazilCordobaMadridIstanbulBuenos Aires and Buenos Aires QT MarathonMexicoRomeItaly, Copenhagen

Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups

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/

Tango Mango lists all tango events and classes:  http://www.tangomango.org : make sure to check out Fridays in SF–there is a  lovely class and practica open to all.

Queer Partner Dancing Calendar: http://www.outdance.org

 SF Loves Tango:  An Insiders Guide to Tango in San Francisco—features a nifty article on queer tango! http://sflovestango.com/open-to-possibilities/

QueerTango SF: Yep, the group that started queer tango in the SF Bay Area. Big mad tango love to Amy Little, Winter Held and Auriel. Website is HERE, and you can find them on FB:  https://www.facebook.com/QTSanFrancisco

Super Queer Friendly Tango Classes, practicas and space::

Dan & Pier at the Beat in Berkeley every Thursday: The Next Practica!  Yep, our queer tango favorites Dan y Pier have class every Thursday at the Beat in Berkeley and LOTS of queer tango dancers go. 8-9 Fundamentals class. 9-10 Progressive Class. Practica 9-11–actually, you can practice starting at 8 in the side room! http://users.lmi.net/thebeat/danAndPier.htm The Beat: 2560 9th St. in Berkeley at Dwight.

-Dan & Christy Tuesdays SF http://www.tangomango.org/link.php?eventid=403&date=2012-10-16 Oh yes, if you are in SF on Tuesdays, Dan’s got another great class to check out!

-Tango Classes with Jonas and Monza. Yep, two wonderful peeps, Mr. Wonderful and Ms. Grace Power, who regularly teach our queer tango classes on Mondays also teach at other venues. They are also available for privates and small group classes. Check out their schedules HERE. 

-Allegro Ballroom: A GREAT place to practice whenever you want. $10 bucks for the whole day (or $10 per hour with a teacher). Bring a partner, some music, pick a room and tango away! Lots of queer and same sex dancers go to the Allegro and it’s a cool space. 5855 Christie Ave. Emeryville, CA 94608. 510-655-2888.

-Tuesday Night Tango in Palo Alto.  South Bay peeps are covered! Progressive series with Leslie Gordon. http://www.tntango.com. This class is assisted by a lovely queer tango dancer, Rich, who leads and follows!

-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. Lisette has taught a number of queer tango classes, workshops, has performed at our queer tango festival and is an all-around lovely person. Check out all her offerings on tangomango.org.

-We Want YOUR listings: if you have cool place you like to dance, found a great teacher, had a good experience somewhere, shoot us an email and we can add it to the list!!

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!