The Lessons of Psicotango: How Tango Can Be Therapy

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I am thrilled to announce we have another guest post by Sasha Cagen, author of “Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics”, relationship and life coach, and the creator of the Quirky Heart Tango Adventure in Buenos Aires. (Learn more at the bottom of this post). “Tango remains from its origins as a hug, an embrace, […]

Tango Etiquette and Floor Craft

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It’s a phenomena that I’m sure is not limited to the Bay Area. Chaotic dance floors. A chaotic dance floor has no flow, people weave in and out of lanes, couples enter with no regard for those already on the floor and accidents and near collisions happen almost everywhere you look. I’ve been to a […]

Tips for SF Tango Visitors 2014 Edition

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With the San Francisco Tango Marathon coming up this weekend, there will be an influx of tango dancers to San Francisco…. a perfect time to update the Tips for SF Tango Visitors. If you are coming to dance at SFTM, you will probably want to stay longer than just a few days in this beautiful, […]

Why Tango Relationships Work and Why They May Not

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They say that women take dance classes because they like to dance and men take dance classes because they want to meet women. At some point, men begin to realize they actually like dancing and women realize they really like men who can dance. And of course, this leads us to what happens when two […]

Learning with Mission Tango

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A common question overheard at milongas or practicas is, “ How long have you been dancing?” This is often asked in the middle of a tanda, when curious as to long it took that person to get good.  Typically it takes about 1-2 years to become competent, about 5 years to feel confident and about […]

Pushing Boundaries with Fusion Tango

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Some would say true creativity can only happen when we push the boundaries on tradition. Tango has evolved a lot in the past 20 years. But then again, it has evolved a lot since its humble beginnings on the streets of Buenos Aires in the late 1800’s. Although many still revere the “Golden Age” of […]

Studio 1924 Slumberlonga

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Do you often wish the milongas would last longer?  Do you wish you could dance in your PJs?  Then the upcoming slumberlonga is just what you need. Starting this coming Sunday, August 31st, Count and Melissa will be hosting their third Slumberlonga at studio 1924. The upcoming Slumberlonga celebrates the second anniversary of Studio 1924 […]

Dancing with Intention

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Living with intention means going after your desires with a focus and purpose. Not sitting idly wishing things would change. When you live your life with intention you create more meaning and fulfillment. The same concept can be applied to dancing tango. When you dance with intention, you are present and engaged. Your intent is […]

Milonga Spotlight: Milonga Malevaje

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The Bay Area has a lot of Tango dancers. But we would not know it if we attend the same venues and see the same people all the time. Only upon venturing out of ones usual spots does it become obvious the abundance of tango dancers in the Bay Area. Someone mentioned to me the […]

Ney Melo and Melina Mistral Teaching in Bay Area

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Many of you may remember TangoVida, the Argentine Tango studio run by Ney Melo and Jennifer Bratt. It was a lovely studio in Nob Hill with regular classes, milongas, Comme Il Faut for sale and rotating art work on the walls. In 2011 they closed the studio’s doors and left the Bay Area, and after […]