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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July Events

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Thursday Classes

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.

July 3: Glenn Corteza:  Leader’s workshop from 5:45-6:45, $10Regular class at 7 pm.  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. Check out the entertaining video of Glenn talking about tango and San Francisco.  At the House of Four Winds

July 10: 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.

July 17:  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.

July 24: Lisette Perelle  Follower’s workshop from 5:45-6:45, $10.  Regular class at 7 pm.

July 31: Lisette Perelle  

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Tuesday Practicas

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29:  Practica at the House of Four Winds. For beginners and more experienced dancers, everyone dances with everyone else.  It’s the best — and friendliest — tango deal in town!  7-10 pm, $5.

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Weekend Milongas

A tango dance party at the House of Four Winds.

Saturday, July 12:    This is our big milonga with lots of out-of-town visitors.  9 pm – midnight,  $10.

Sunday, June 27:  Potluck at 4:30 followed by our milonga from 6-9 pm. Live music by Mike Marotta and the Monterey International.  Charlie’s featuring his famous tri-tip; bring your favorite dish.  Otherwise … our more relaxed Sunday milonga.  Low key, laid back, and you get to bed early.   6 – 9 pm, $20.


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.