Are you a man that likes to follow or woman who likes to lead? Queer Tango events are a great place to learn an alternative role; to lead or follow and/or switch.
“Queer Tango is a global movement to create inclusive and diverse space for Argentine Tango dancers. This means celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender dancers. It also means celebrating any dancers who want to experiment with different approaches to gender and roles while dancing Argentine Tango, such as women who want to lead, men who want to follow, and dancers who want to change roles while dancing. Queer Tango is inclusive, which means that people are welcome to dance tango in any roles they want, including the traditional ones.” Definition from Rainbow Argentine Queer Tango
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Finnish Brotherhood Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley (Second Floor)
Workshops, Classes and Practicas
Queer Tango Classes on Sunday
No partner or experience needed–our Queer Tango series has Beginner and Intermediate level classes, and we go deep every Wednesday.
3:30-4:30 Beginner’s class, 4:30-5:30 practica, and 5:30-6:30 intermediate class. $12 per class or $43 or 4 classes in the same
Location: Finnish Brotherhood Hall in Berkeley. 1970 Chestnut st. in Berkeley
Queer Teachers Available for privates or small groups
Winter & Auriel: email@example.com
Kate (Proxima Centauri): firstname.lastname@example.org
Citabria & Andrea: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
Super Queer Friendly Tango Classes
Dan & Pier at the Beat in Berkeley every Thursday: The Next Practica! Dan y Pier have class every Thursday at the Beat in Berkeley and LOTS of queer tango dancers attend. 8-9 Fundamentals class. 9-10 Progressive Class. Practica 9-11pm on the side room. http://users.lmi.net/thebeat/danAndPier.htm The Beat: 2560 9th St. in Berkeley at Dwight.
Jonas and Monza at Practilonga La Vida. It does not get much friendlier than this peeps–and it’s a great chance to practice among tango kindreds. They are also available for privates and small group classes. Check out their schedules HERE. Special Discount: For queer tango students, you can have 1/2 off your FIRST Saturday class or practica with Jonas and Monza.
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. 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.
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 woman 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.