argentine-tango dance classes

Every Thursday from 8pm to 9:30pm, weekly milonga traspié class at La Pista, 3450 3rd St, Unit 5-H, San Francisco. (show/hide details)

Milonga Traspié with Guillermo García
Every Thursday
8 PM to 9:30 PM

Argentine Tango is one dance comprising three rhythms: Tango, Vals and Milonga, each one having its own personality. Milonga is the most rhythmic and upbeat, and its unmistakable "street dance" feel can be incredibly fun, especially when mastering the rhythmic steps that tango jargon calls "traspié". It does take a bit of study and practice to find the milonga groove and, because it's fast, it can feel like a senseless workout if not done with good technique and musicality. Guillermo's goal is to make you a big fan of this amazing dance.

In this class we work on:
- Musicality: Finding the "milonga groove" by understanding its musical elements and developing rhythmic fluency.
- Technique to perform movements of different quality, including fast rhythmic steps.
- Partner embrace, connection, lead and follow technique.
- Lots of fun steps! And understanding how steps can be put together.
- Historical and cultural context of milonga music and dance.

You can bring a partner or come alone. Partner rotation optional.

All levels welcome as class material is scaled accordingly. More experienced dancers are not slowed down.

Easy parking. Note: Please check the sign right past the downstairs front door, as there are some spots we are not allowed to use.

Class fee: $15 per person.

La Pista
3450 3rd St, Unit 5-H (at the very corner inside the L-shaped parking lot)
San Francisco, CA

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Tuesdays 9/11 through 10/30, 7pm to 9pm, eight-week Berkeley class series on milonga traspié with Hande & Guillermo at houseTango, 940 Alvarado Rd, Berkeley (Exceptions: class moves to Monday on 9/24 and 10/1).

Sundays 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 2:30pm, Nadir Tango class on milonga traspié with Hande & Guillermo at St Clement's Church, 2837 Claremont Blvd, Berkeley.

Tuesday 10/2, 6:45pm, Healdsburg workshop on milonga traspié with Hande & Guillermo at houseTango, 940 Alvarado Rd, Berkeley.

Saturday 8/18, 8pm, Milonga Epoca class on milonga traspié with Hande & Guillermo at Lake Merrit Dance Center, 200 Grand Ave, Oakland.

Wednesdays 6/20 through 8/15, 7pm to 9pm, eight-week Berkeley class series on rhythmic foundations of milonga, vals and tango with Hande & Guillermo at houseTango, 940 Alvarado Rd, Berkeley.

Wednesdays 5/2 through 6/13, 7:15pm to 11pm, seven-week Stanford University class series on tango (beginner and intermediate classes) with Hande & Guillermo, 564 O'Connor Ln, Stanford.

argentine-tango music performances

2019 Performances:

Friday 5/24, Trio Garufa at Seattle Dream Tango Festival, Seattle.

Wednesday 2/13, 9pm, Joe Powers (harmonica) & Guillermo García (guitar) at Cellspace Milonga, SOMArts, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco.

Sunday 2/10, 8pm, Joe Powers (harmonica) & Guillermo García (guitar) at Studio Gracia Milonga, 19 Heron St, San Francisco.

Saturday 2/9, 10pm, Joe Powers (harmonica) & Guillermo García (guitar) at Milonga Sentimental, 217 South Claremont St, San Mateo.

Saturday 2/2, 8:15pm, Trio Garufa at Tango ConFusion Gala Milonga hosted by Alma del Tango, 167 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo.

2018 Performances:

Wednesday 12/12, 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Seth Asarnow (bandoneon) & Guillermo García (guitar) at Sausalito Seahorse Milonga, 305 Harbor Dr, Sausalito.

Tuesday 12/11, 10pm, Trio Garufa at El Valenciano milonga, 1153 Valencia St, San Francisco.

Friday 11/30, 9pm, Trio Garufa's Milonga at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley.

Sunday 11/18, 8pm, Trio Garufa's Milonguita at Cafe Claude, 7 Claude Ln, San Francisco.

Wednesday 10/31, 9:30pm, Trio Garufa at Cellspace Halloween Milonga, SOMArts, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco.

Fridays 5/4, 6/8, 8/24, 9/28, 10/26, 8pm to 11pm, Trio Garufa's Milonguita at Cafe Claude, 7 Claude Ln, San Francisco.

Saturday 10/20, 7pm, concert with Trio Garufa at Sam's Castle Music Salons 2018, 900 Mirador Terrace, Pacifica.

Wednesdays 8/22 and 8/29, 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Seth Asarnow (bandoneon) & Guillermo García (guitar) at Sausalito Seahorse Milonga, 305 Harbor Dr, Sausalito.

Mondays 4/2, 4/9, 5/7, 5/14, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/16, 7/23, 8/13, 8/20, from 7pm to 10pm, Seth Asarnow (piano) & Guillermo García (guitar) at Bellota Restaurant, 888 Brannan St, San Francisco.

Sunday 8/5, 2pm, Trio Garufa at Tango in the Square Milonga hosted by the SF Bay Area Tango Association, Union Square, San Francisco.

Friday 7/27, 8pm, Milonguita with Seth Asarnow (bandoneon), Sascha Jacobsen (contrabass) and Guillermo García (guitar) at Cafe Claude, 7 Claude Ln, San Francisco.

Sunday 7/15, 8pm, Tango & Malbec Milonga with Seth Asarnow (bandoneon), Sascha Jacobsen (contrabass) and Guillermo García (guitar) at Press Club, 20 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco.

Saturday 6/16, 7pm, concert with Trio Garufa at Fifth Street Farms, Berkeley.

Saturday 5/12, 9pm, Trio Garufa's Milonga at Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley.

Friday 3/30, 9pm, Seth Asarnow (bandoneon) & Guillermo García (guitar) at Dancing Fools Tango Festival, Weller House, 524 Stewart St, Fort Bragg.

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