Teacher Spotlight: Erin & Doruk


There are some tango teaching couples that are so fun, artistic and talented that you just want to follow them everywhere. Erin and Doruk are one such couple. Erin and Doruk moved to the Bay Area from New York over five years ago and quickly become popular in the tango community as they are both […]

Apologizing in Tango


When we are children we are told to apologize when we make a mistake or when we hurt someone.  And now as adults, it’s ingrained in us. Some of us apologize way too often, thinking it will help the situation. It doesn’t. I’m not saying that you should never apologize as there are certain circumstances […]

Dance and Creativity with Sharna Fabiano

Sharna Fabiano ad Aja Fenn

There are a few people that can be credited with influencing and growing Tango in the US, and Sharna Fabiano is one of them. Not only does Sharna have a profound understanding of Argentine Tango from years of experience and exploration but also an inquisitive mind bent on understanding tango’s deeper meaning and relevance.  Sharna […]

Looking for Tango on Valentine’s Weekend?

Pam & Mitch

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, this is a good time for a round-up of upcoming SF Bay Area Tango events. For some reason, many consider Argentine Tango to be romantic, passionate or sensual. Perhaps it’s the physical closeness of the dance, the intertwining of legs or the serious, contemplative look on dancers faces. For those […]

Is Tango Better than Sex?

Tangasm?  Photo by: Melissa Agocs

Guest writer, Sasha Cagen, returns with an even more enticing topic… The Tangasm.  I do remember my first one quite fondly. It was at El V, and I literally left the dance floor a little breathless and light headed and would have gone for a cigarette if I smoked.  Better than sex?  I can’t say […]

The Lessons of Psicotango: How Tango Can Be Therapy

Playing with body expression in psicotango

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


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

Historic street cars on Market Street

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


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


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 […]