Everything We Know About Queer Tango

Everything we know about 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 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 HEREQuestions: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com.

Next date: January 21. Premilonga lesson with Miranda, and DJ Nico is back!

Workshops, Classes and Practica

-Queer Tango Classes on SundaysNo partner or experience needed.  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.  Questions: Abrazoqueertango@gmail.com. Details HERE. 

Tango with Mitch: our very own Mitch Richards is offering classes, whooohooo, and her next progressive 6-week series starts for beginner’s and intermediate dancers starts in January 2017. Details:

Intermediate series:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1687990988181347/

Beginner/advanced beginner Series: https://www.facebook.com/events/206906399748119/

Contact Mitch for more details: tangowithmitch@gmail.com. 


Festivals, Performances, Competitions, Queer Tango Communities around the globe: The Miscellaneous Section
-Queer Tango in Seattle: Check out their facebook page HERE. There are more great queer tango and open role tango classes and info HERE too!
Queer Tango Communities in the US. Check out these, and other,  FB links to our kindred across the country: ChicagoBostonNew York, NYCTwin Cities, Portland , Austin Queer Tango , Atlanta Queer Tango, and newest members Philly Queer Tango and Queer Tango Los AngelesWelcome Philly and L.A. to the Queer Tango Kingdom!
-World Wide Queer Tango Festivals: From Buenos Aires to Montreal to Mexico to Berlin, Queer Tango Festivals are a wonderful way to meet and dance with queer tango enthusiasts from around the world. Check this great list over at The Queer Tango Project for a list of queer tango groups, festivals and milongas around the world.
 Life is short, go dance your heart with our kindred from far and wide!
-World Wide Queer Tango!! Check out these links to find our queer tango kindred around the globe!  ParisMontrealNorwayBerlin, Berlin Queer Tango Cooperative, Milonga Berlin QueerUruguayBrightonBrazil, St. PetersburgScotlandCordobaMadridIstanbulBuenos Aires and Buenos Aires QT MarathonMexicoRomeItaly, Copenhagen (if you know of more cities with queer tango communities, please send links! World Wide Queer Tango–woohooo!)

-The Queer Tango Project has published a free online Queer Tango Book


Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups

  1. Mitch Richards: tangowithmitch@gmail.com
  2. Miranda Pez: karinmirand@gmail.com
  3. Citabria & Andreas: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
  4. Zoe Balfour: info@tripthelightfantastic.org
  5. Maya: amalia.bergman@gmail.com
  6. Winter & Auriel: auriel1938@gmail.com
  7. Kate (Proxima Centauri): kolszewska@yahoo.com
Our New MEET UP page—check out info, connect with new dancers WITHOUT having to get on Facebook!

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  

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

Abrazo Queer Tango on FB.

Super Queer Friendly Tango classes, practicas and tango retreats:

Tango Classes and Practica with Jonas and Monza. Yep, two wonderful peeps andteachers, Mr. Wonderful and Ms. Grace Power, who regularly teach our queer tango classes on Sundays, also have classes and practicas. Check HERE. Special Discount: For queer tango students, you can have 1/2 off your FIRST  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.

-Tuesday Intermediate lass and Practica with David Orly-Thompson at Finnish Hall: 1970 Chestnut st. in Berekely. 8-10 class. 10-11 practica. $15. A great deal for 3 hours of tango with a great teachers.

-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 women 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!!

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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