–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 7 – 8 pm. Dancing and merrymaking to a rotation of great DJs: 8-11 pm. No partner necessary. Every kindred under the sun is welcome. $15 general, $7 Students with ID, $10 Never been to a tango dance special. Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley. Details HERE. Questions: email@example.com.
Next date: Saturday October 17th with Special Guests Georges and Yannick
Workshops, Classes and Practica
-Queer Tango Classes on Sundays. 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 month. Questions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Details HERE.
-The Queer Tango Project has published a free online Queer Tango Book!
Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups
San Francisco Bay Area Queer Tango : 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
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
Abrazo Queer Tango on FB.
Super Queer Friendly Tango classes, practicas and tango retreats:
–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.
–Tango Classe and Practica with Jonas and Monza. Yep, two wonderful peeps, Mr. Wonderful and Ms. Grace Power, who regularly teach our queer tango classes on Sundays, also host (along with the ever lovely Cristian, Mr. Rock and Roll) a set of tango classes and a nice long practica with great music every single Saturday: Practilonga La Vida. Check it out on Tango Mango. It does not get much friendlier than this peeps–and it’s a great chance to practice among tango kindreds. They are also available for privates and small group classes. Check out their schedules HERE. Special Discount: For queer tango students, you can have 1/2 off your FIRST Saturday class or practica with Jonas and Monza.
–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 monthly series with Leslie Gordon every Tuesday: www.tntango.com. In these classes, everyone learns both roles. This class is assisted by a lovely queer tango dancer, Rich. All are welcome.
-TangoMujer:: Retreats for Women: “Be both a leader and a follower.” Two enormously talented women of tango, and founders of TangoMujer (the first all-women’s dance company in the world), Brigitta Winkler and Sharna Fabiano, offer week-long tango retreats for woman to learn both roles in exquisite natural environments: Oregon – Nov. 19-22, 2015, Maui – March 6-13, 2016, Vermont – June 2-5, 2016, Tuscany – June 2016. Details HERE.
–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!!
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