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, practicas, 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 EVENT: Saturday, Oct. 1. By popular request, we’ve once again been able to book the Alejandro Ziegler Cuarteto Tango for a special milonga with live music. In order to accommodate their busy schedule, we have moved our October milonga to the first Saturday, Oct. 1, at a new location. This should be an exceptional evening. Note the details below:
Different day, Saturday, Oct. 1.
Different location: Monterey Peninsula Dance, 71 Soledad Drive, Monterey (by Monte Vista Shopping Center). This is a beautiful venue, designed for social dancing and featuring a newly refurbished dance floor.
Different time: 8-11 pm.
While the House of Four Winds is refurbishing its floor for the next couple of weeks, we’ll be holding classes, practicas, workshops, and milongas at various alternative locations.
Classes and practicas: At the Pacific Grove Art Center , 568 Lighthouse Ave. in PG, right next to the Forest Ave. intersection. 7-10 pm, as usual.
Workshop: This Sunday, Sept. 25, by old friends Eduardo Saucedo and Lisette Perelle at Pacific Grove Dance, 205 17th St. in PG. 2-5 pm
Sunday Milonga: On Sunday, Sept. 25 at the PG Art Center following the afternoon workshops. 6-9 pm.
Also, stay tuned for more info on our Saturday, Oct. 1, milonga with live music by Alejandro Ziegler.
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.
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. From 7 – 10 pm at the House of Four Winds, but for Sept. 22, 29, and Oct. 6 at the Pacific Grove Art Center . For more complete descriptions of our teachers, go to the Classes page.
Sept. 1: 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.
Sept. 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.
Sept. 15: Glenn Corteza. Glenn teaches tango in San Francisco. He has a wonderful sense of humor and ingenious ways of explaining technique and music that will make you laugh and learn. In short, he’s FUN! He also plays double-bass and is a member of Quinteto del Bailongo.
Sept. 22: Lisette Perelle. At the Pacific Grove Art Center.
Sept. 29: Lisette Perelle At the Pacific Grove Art Center.
Sept. 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.
*At the Pacific Grove Art Center
A tango dance party at the House of Four Winds.
Saturday, Sept. 10 This is our big milonga with lots of out-of-town visitors. 9-midnight, $12.
Sunday, Sept. 25*: Afternoon workshops with Eduardo Saucedo and Lisette Perelle, followed by our usual Sunday milonga. The workshops are at PG Dance, 2-5 pm. The milonga is at PG Art Center. Prices and details to be announced. Low key, laid back, and you get to bed early. 6-9 pm.
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