Everything we know about queer tango:
Local Super Queer Friendly Tango classes, practicas, milongas and tango retreats:
-Tango on Tuesdays at Athletic Playground with 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.
–Men’s tango class in SF on Wednesday nights brought to you by our very own Ken, Will, Georges and Jonathan: TangoFix SF-men’s tango. Details 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 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.
Local Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups. Please do support our local queer tango teachers!
- Mira Barakat: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Miranda Pez: email@example.com
- Mitch Richards: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Citabria & Andreas: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
- Winter & Auriel: email@example.com
Queer Tango Communities in the US.
-The Queer Tango Project has published a free online Queer Tango Book!
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
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.
–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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