Tango Escape on the Monterey

 Peninsula!!

Gorgeous scenery, temperate weather, lots to see and do — and Tango!

Tango Monterey Bay is a community of Monterey Bay dancers who share a passion for Argentine tango.  We provide regular lessons, practices, milongas, and occasional workshops.  Whether beginner or experienced, resident or visitor, we invite you to join us to experience the uniqueness of this dance.

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April Events

 

Special Workshop by Fabian Peralta and Josefina Bermudez

On Sunday afternoon, April 26, TMB is sponsoring two workshops by Fabian Peralta and Josefina Bermudez.  Fabian entered the world of tango at the age of 23 at the hand of the great master Mingo Pugliese. He has performed in many famous tango houses in Buenos Aires and has taught classes around the world.  Josephina began her dancing career at the age of 5 and tango at the age of 11.  She has taken part in several internationally staged tango shows and has joined Fabián on his past two world tours.

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New Shoe Policy

In order to preserve the House of Four Winds dance floor — one of the best in the area — our new contract requires that participants wear dance shoes, not street shoes, at our practicas and classes.  Not to worry, however: if you don’t have dance shoes you can still participate in our practicas and classes wearing either socks or shoe covers, which we will provide.

 

Thursday Classes

Beginning and intermediate classes are taught by several teachers – Lisette Perelle, Glenn Corteza, and Julian Ramil are old friends from the Bay Area.  No partner required.  $10 for one class; $15 for both classes; practica free with a paid class, $5 otherwise.   For more complete descriptions of our teachers, go to the Classes page.

April 2: Felipe Martinez:  Agreeing to fill in for Glenn this month, Felipe is a very popular and prominent tango teacher from the Bay Area who frequently teaches all over North America, Hawaii and Europe.   His dedication, enthusiasm, and sheer knowledge of the dance always come across with great clarity. To watch him and to work with him is extremely inspiring and instills a real joy and respect for the dance.  You can find him at felipetango.com.

April 9: Lisette Perelle:  Lisette has been our teacher for several years.  She’s an elegant dancer and patient teacher who concentrates on the techniques necessary for smooth, powerful and beautiful dancing. She works with the whole body, focusing on connection, alignment, lines and beautifying steps. At the House of Four Winds.

April 16:  Julian Ramil   Julian has been teaching and dancing Argentine tango in San Francisco since the community began establishing itself in the Bay Area in the early 1990’s.  He’s also a musician, playing bandoneon with several San Francisco groups. If you want to concentrate on the musicality of the dance, Julian will get you there.  At the House of Four Winds.

April 23:  Fabian Peralta and Josephina Bermudez.  Class 1:  Embrace and Connection, Class 2: Walking systems. $15 for one class, $25 for both.

April 30:  Lisette Perelle

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Tuesday Practicas

April 7, 14, 21, and 28:  Practica at the House of Four Winds. For beginners and more experienced dancers — everyone dances with everyone else.  No partner required.  It’s the best — and friendliest — tango deal in town!  7-10 pm, $5.

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Milongas

A tango dance party at the House of Four Winds.

Saturday, April 11:    Pre-milonga class with David Chiu, 8-9 pm, $10.   Milonga with live music by Redwood Tango Trio, 9-midnight, $20. This is our big milonga with lots of out-of-town visitors.

Sunday,  April 26:   Our more relaxed Sunday milonga.  Low key, laid back, and you get to bed early. 6-9 pm,  $12.

Practica on Tuesdays, Classes on Thursday

Tuesday Practica: 7-10:00 at the House of Four Winds.  The attendance is great — everybody comes and has a good time.  Beginners: Come learn tango in a friendly and welcoming environment.  There’s no formal instruction but our more experienced dancers are available to answer your questions, work on specific steps, or just plain get you started.  Intermediate and advanced dancers:  Practice the steps you learned at our Thursday classes, work on more complex steps, help the beginners, or just dance with your friends.  Only $5!

Lisette and Charlie

Lisette and Charlie

Thursday Classes: 7-10:00 at the House of Four Winds.  Our Thursday classes have attracted hordes of new beginners!

  • 7-8:00, Fundamentals for all levels– a great way to start from scratch or polish your existing style.
  • 8-8:15, Practica — For all levels.
  • 8:15-9:15, Intermediate only – For dancers already proficient with the basic steps
  • 9:15-10, Practica – for all, regardless of your level

No partner required.  $10 per class, $15 for both classes. The practica is free with a paid class, $5 otherwise.

Private Lessons

Do you like one of our teachers?  Sign up for a private lesson.  Prices and availability vary — check details with Charlie.

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Tango Monterey Bay is run by Charlie Carroll.  You can reach him at  831-601-7199, or at tangomontereybay@yahoo.com.  Our events are held at House of the Four Winds, 540 Calle Principal in Monterey.  For a map, click here.

Tuesday Practica with Charlie
Thursday Classes with Lisette, Glenn,or Julian
2nd Saturday Milongas
4th Sunday Milongas with Charlie

Charlie 831-601-7199 | More Info: tangomontereybay@yahoo.com

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Tango Escape on the Beautiful Monterey Peninsula!!
Gorgeous scenery, temperate weather, lots to see and do — and Tango!
Tango Monterey Bay is a community of Monterey Bay folks who share a passion for Argentine tango.  We provide regular lessons, practices, milongas, and occasional workshops.  Whether beginner or experienced, resident or visitor, we invite you to join us to experience the uniqueness of this dance.
Tango Monterey Bay is run by Charlie Carroll.  You may reach him at  831-601-7199, or at tangomonterybay@yahoo.com .  Our events are held at House of the Four Winds, 540 Calle Principal in Monterey.  For a map, click here.