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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Special Workshop with Christie Cote
Sunday, Jan. 25 Workshop with Christy Cote at the House of Four Winds. Christy Cote has taught dance for more than 33 years, and has specialized in Argentine Tango for the past 17. Christy is one of the most respected teachers and choreographers in the U.S. Her teaching methods have been published in the Argentine Tango Manual by Dance Vision and is complimented by a series of 20 instructional DVDs. Workshop 1, 2-3:30 pm, All Levels, Christy’s Recipe for Success on the Dance Floor. Workshop 2, Intermediate/Advanced, 3:3o-5 pm, Molinetes and Milonguero Dips for Vals. 1 class $25, 2 classes $40.
Beginning and intermediate classes are now 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.
Jan. 8: 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.
Jan. 15: 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.
Jan. 22: Lisette Pirelle
Jan. 29: Lisette Pirelle
Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27: 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.
A tango dance party at the House of Four Winds.
Saturday, Jan.10: This is our big milonga with lots of out-of-town visitors. 9 pm-midnight, $12.
Sunday, Jan. 25: Our more relaxed Sunday milonga. Low key, laid back, and you get to bed early. 6-9 pm, $10.
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!
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.
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org