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
- Citabria & Andreas: Citabria@LightOnYourFeet.com
- Mitch Richards: tangowithmitch@
- Zoe Balfour: info@
- Maya: email@example.com
- Winter & Auriel: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kate (Proxima Centauri): email@example.com
Super Queer Friendly Tango Classes
Homer & Cristina at the Beat in Berkeley every Thursday. Gender Neutral All-Level Skills Class 8:15-9:00, followed by a Supervised Alternative Music Practica till 11:00 http://theorganictangoschool.org/Next-Practica
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.
Tango Pride Show in BsAs!
The new and inventive Tango Pride Show is ideal for those looking to take in a Buenos Aires tango show free of traditions. In partnership with ‘We Are Tango’, Bsas4u introduces the first and only ‘gay tango’ in the city, creating a unique narrative that tells the story of tango and its role in the evolution of society.
Throughout the show, history is recounted in a progressive way: from the tango that was sung and danced at the hotel of immigrants to more contemporary expressions. Audiences here will see an innovative performance featuring same-sex couples, who together present an inclusive show, leaving behind conservative beliefs and prejudices. Passion and intensity are the most significant elements of this charming spectacle.
Tango Pride Show takes place in a cozy bar – in the neighborhood of Almagro – where tables are arranged around the stage, offering visitors a wonderfully intimate experience. While the elegant tango band provides the background ambience, you can also sample some delicious Argentine empanadas (regional empanadas from Salta, Tucuman, Patagonia, and Mendoza.) with some exquisite Argentine wine.