What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in starting the additive journey that is learning Argentine Tango. It's passionate, it's fun, it's TOTALLY improvised. You don't need to worry about keeping a beat, or counting slows or quick steps. You don't need any previous experience or a partner either! Paradise Tango - Honolulu's newest dance company specializing in Argentine Tango - is owned and instructed by Brett and Jenny Griswold. They specialize in teaching absolute beginners (even those who think they have two left feet) as well as working to improve the technique of intermediate and advanced dancers. They great part is they're young, happy and since they teach together you get to see both parts and both the ladies and gentleman get help and comments specific to leading and following.

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Paradise Practica ($5 for class and social)

Paradies Tango

We're no longer in Chinatown! New Studio in Ala Moana! Come join Paradise Tango for 1.5 hours of traditional and modern tango music for only $5! This Practica is meant to be an affordable option for folks who want to practice their tango in a fun, friendly, and enjoyable tango space. NEW: 7:30-8:00 is a mini beginners lesson! Come join us even if you've never danced before! 8:00-9:00 OPEN Practica for Dancing! Dancers of all levels are welcome so come and join the fun and music. Let's grow the Oahu Tango community! We hope to see new and experienced dancers alike. Remember, practicas are where you can experiment and help each other become the dancers you want to be! What to Wear: Whatever you're comfortable in, though long skirts are hard to dance in. Sneakers, Slippers (flip-flops), or heavy platform shoes are hard to dance in. Try bringing dress shoes for gentleman and heels/flats that stay on your feet well and that are slippery. Parking: While there is a parking lot right out front the 1st floor restaurants/bars have sole access after 5 pm. Please find street parking or park in a nearby parking structure (2nd floor Walmart is recommended, or Ross if you need to do some shopping too).

Paradise Milonga (tango dance party)

Paradise Tango

$10.00

Social Argentine Tango dancing from 8-11 pm to traditional tango music in the style of the great milongas of Buenos Aires. 1st, 2nd and 4th Fridays - $10 with BYOB and BYOS (drinks and snacks to share if you like). 3rd Friday - $15 (includes all you can drink wine and pupus) What to Wear: Dress up for a night of dancing or whatever you're comfortable in, though long skirts are hard to dance in. Sneakers, Slippers (flip-flops), or heavy platform shoes are hard to dance in. Try bringing dress shoes for gentleman and heels/flats that stay on your feet well and that are slippery.

Drop-in Sunday Tango Classes (Beginning, Intermediate/Advanced)

Join Brett and Jenny for Drop-In Tango classes this Sunday! Noon-1 pm - Beginning Tango for total beginners and advanced beginners 1 pm - 2 pm - Intermediate/Advanced Tango for intermediate and Advanced dancers There's something for everyone! Sunday Special: One Class - $5 for NEW Students, Regular $15, $12 with Student ID Both Classes - $20, $15 with Student ID Come a little early to find parking, walk over, check in and change your shoes! Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are slippery that will stay on your feet. Sneakers, Slippers (flip-flops), back-less sandals, and boots are not recommended. Gentlemen will be most comfortable in dress shoes. Women will be most comfortable in dress shoes with straps. You can also wear dance shoes such as ballet slippers or jazz shoes. Call Jenny at[masked] with any questions or for directions. Parking: Park in the lot out front. If the lot is full you can find free nearby street parking or park in the Walmart parking structure (preferably on the 21nd floor).

Paradise Practica ($5 for class and social)

Paradies Tango

We're no longer in Chinatown! New Studio in Ala Moana! Come join Paradise Tango for 1.5 hours of traditional and modern tango music for only $5! This Practica is meant to be an affordable option for folks who want to practice their tango in a fun, friendly, and enjoyable tango space. NEW: 7:30-8:00 is a mini beginners lesson! Come join us even if you've never danced before! 8:00-9:00 OPEN Practica for Dancing! Dancers of all levels are welcome so come and join the fun and music. Let's grow the Oahu Tango community! We hope to see new and experienced dancers alike. Remember, practicas are where you can experiment and help each other become the dancers you want to be! What to Wear: Whatever you're comfortable in, though long skirts are hard to dance in. Sneakers, Slippers (flip-flops), or heavy platform shoes are hard to dance in. Try bringing dress shoes for gentleman and heels/flats that stay on your feet well and that are slippery. Parking: While there is a parking lot right out front the 1st floor restaurants/bars have sole access after 5 pm. Please find street parking or park in a nearby parking structure (2nd floor Walmart is recommended, or Ross if you need to do some shopping too).

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