Studio 1924

1924 Franklin St, Oakland, CA Map

Studio 1924 has quickly become one of the most popular milongas for early Sunday evening dancing.  It has all the right elements, a nice dance floor (although sometimes with various levels of sticky or smooth), cozy rooms for resting, awesome hosts, and excellent DJs.  Food and beverages provided.

Held every Sunday of the month.  Please note – you will need a pass code to get in the door.  (2419).  Milonga is on the 3rd Floor.

5:00 – 6:00   Lesson by rotating guests teachers
6:00 – 10:00   Milonga on the 3rd floor, rotating DJs

Admission: $15 for lesson & milonga ($10 student discount)/ $10 milonga ($5 student discount)
Street parking is free and readily available on Sundays. 19th Street Oakland Bart is just a block away.
Bar: No, but complementary food and sangria provided
Dress: dressy

 Studio Gracia

Levy Studio, 19 Heron Street, San Francisco, CA map

Studio Gracia is a popular and friendly milonga on Sunday night hosted by Natasha Ng.  There are cozy couches and an amazing spread of food. Two drop-in classes are offered: Beginner class with Natasha starts at 6:45 and intermediate class with guest instructors at 7:30pm. Milonga starts at 8:30pm.

Admission: $12 beginner class & milonga/ $20 intermediate class & milonga/ $20 both classes & milonga/ $10 milonga only
Street parking on 8th or Harrison is a good bet. Please be careful in this neighborhood at night. A security guard does patrol the area and can walk people to their cars.
Bar: No but complementary food, drinks and wine provided
Dress: Dress to impress

Alberto’s Night Club

736 W. Dana St., Mountain View, CA map

Alberto’s in Mountain View is a popular spot for dancing.  Hosted by Dorcas, this traditional milonga has air conditioning, bar snacks, and a first-class wooden dance floor. Alberto’s often hosts guest teachers and performers, occasional live music and rotating DJ’s. visit website

Parking: Easy on street near Milonga, relatively safe area
Bar: yes
Dress: Dress to impress

Sunday Afternoon

2nd Floor Lingerie Práctilonga with Erin & Doruk

Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez (Building Says “3435 Army”) San Francisco, CA  Map

A new Sunday afternoon practica in San Francisco hosted by Erin & Doruk! The name is due to the fact that the space used to be the Ladies’ Lingerie section of the old Sears Building (It’s now a modern dance studio.) Erin & Doruk are both fantastic leaders and followers. Rotating DJs. Buzz 057 to get in (the code will be posted on the door.)

2:00 – 3:00   Beginning Tango
3:00 – 4:00   Intermediate Tango
4:00 – 6:00   2nd Floor Lingerie Práctilonga – $8

Belrose Milonga in San Rafael

1415 Fifth Ave (at E Street), San Rafael, CA map

This is a Sunday afternoon option for those living in the North Bay.  Group classes are taught by Jonathan and Olivia from 12:00pm-4:00pm in the Salon Milonguero Style of close embrace. The Belrose Milonga follows from 4:00-7-00pm. Classes are $16 each and milonga admission is $12.