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. Questions: abrazoqueertango@gmail.com.

Next date: March 17th….with Sole. Her first teaching night in prep for our March 21-25 Queer Tango Festivalito!

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. 

Queer Tango Communities in the US.

-Queer Tango in our sibling city of Seattle can be found  HERE and  HERE. ChicagoBostonNew York, NYCTwin Cities, Portland , Austin Queer Tango , Atlanta Queer Tango,  Philly Queer Tango and Queer Tango Los Angeles
World Wide Queer Tango!!  
-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 communities abound. 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

Local Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups. Please do support our local queer tango teachers!

  1. Mira Barakat: mirab3@gmail.com
  2. Miranda Pez: karinmirand@gmail.com
  3. Mitch Richards: tangowithmitch@gmail.com
  4. Citabria & Andreas: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
  5. Winter & Auriel: auriel1938@gmail.com
Our Abrazo 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 : Consider checking out Tuesdays for switch opportunities and Wednesdays at Cellspace for alternative music fans.

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, milongas and tango retreats:

Tango on Tuesdays at Athletic Playground with our very own Mira Barakat. 6:50-7:50 class. 8-9 pm guided practica. “Beginner friendly, role-changing encouraged, welcoming tango environment.” 4770 San Pablo ave. Emeryville.

Milonga La Paz in SF on Thursdays with Ivan, Mungai and our very own Miranda Pez teaching the 7-8 pm pre-milonga class. DJ Mungai plays traditional tango music 8-11 pm.  Class theme: “Traditional tango for the social dance floor.” All-levels. “Participants of all genders dancing one or both roles welcome! All classes taught by Miranda are welcoming spaces for the LGBT community.” War Memorial Veterans Building, room 212. 301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco.

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

-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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