As your tango guide, I will arrange for you to attend a Sacramento milonga—a place where locals come to dance Argentine tango, sometimes with live musicians, and sometimes with a short performance by visiting dance pros. A group tango lesson is SOMETIMES available - I'm not a teacher, so it depends on the program for each specific evening. If you're new to tango, I'll share a few stories about how tango began on the docks of Buenos Aires and spread around the world. I'll point out some of the etiquette, rules and rituals, and will show you how to adopt a tango attitude! When the milonga begins, I will lead and encourage intrepid novices try out some steps! Instantly, you'll be gliding around the dance floor in rhythm to a tango beat. If you're already a dancer, I'll give you the lowdown on who's who, where to dance in the area, and help introduce you to the Sacramento tango community.
Milongas often serve complementary fruit, cheese, and desserts.
Soft drinks, coffee, and water is usually available at no charge. 21 or over? Let me know, and I'll provide wine.
On Second Saturdays, milongas are usually held at Firehouse Five, near downtown. On Third Saturdays, its the elegant Tango by the River in Old Sacramento. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ADMISSION FEES, usually $8-$10, or $20 if you wish to attend the group lesson by a master instructor. Please contact me and let's discuss before you sign up.
A professional instructor will teach a 45 minute tango class adapted for beginners and all levels. I will participate and be your partner. Refreshments and a regular dance follow. You're free to stay on as late as you like.
A Taste of Argentine Tango - Sacramento