Next Meetup

"Philly Philly" Mini-Fest
"Philly Philly" Mini-Fest: September 21-23 Featuring El Cachivache Tango Quintet and Marcela Trape & Mario Ferraro Friday, September 21 Milonga at the Barnes Foundation 8-11 pm: Milonga with DJ Mario Ferraro, Tickets: Only $10! But they will almost definitely sell out in advance. Register today on the Barnes Foundation website! Saturday, September 22 Workshops with Marcela & Mario 1-2:30 pm: Body Awareness Workshop 3-4:30 pm: Tango Workshop: Studying turns & sacadas from both sides. Location: PATS, 2030 Frankford Ave, Phila., PA 19125 Milonga Qilombo featuring El Cachivache Tango Quintet 8:30-9:30 pm: All Levels Tango Class – Mario & Marcela 9:30 pm-2 am: Milonga Qilombo with live music by El Cachivache Tango Quintet and a performance by Mario & Marcela Location: Lithuanian Music Hall, 2715 E. Allegheny Ave, Phila., PA 19134. Upstairs in the ballroom. Sunday, September 23 Workshops with Marcela & Mario 2-3:30 pm: Body Awareness Workshop 4-5:30 pm: Tango Workshop: Pivots, enrosques and planeos for both roles Location: PATS, 2030 Frankford Ave, Phila., PA 19125 Pricing & Registration Options With pre-registration by 9/20 at midnight: Saturday & Sunday workshops, plus pre-milonga class + milonga: $160 Saturday & Sunday workshops + milonga: $155 Single day of workshops: $80 Pre-milonga class + milonga: $35 Milonga only: $25 Add VIP benefits to your milonga entrance: additional $75 (limited number available) VIP benefits include: Reserved table seating (first registrants sit closest to the stage) El Cachivache CD signed by the band Photo opp with the band Special invitation to a live taping of Tango Stories interview with El Cachivache (Saturday at 7:15 pm) Wine or beer to enjoy during the live taping VIP is only available with pre-registration and does not include your milonga entrance, which must be purchased separately either on its own, or as part of a package. At the door Workshop space is limited. We may not be able to accommodate walk-ins. Single day of workshops: $90 Pre-milonga class + milonga: $40 Milonga only: $30

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School

2030 Frankford Ave · Philadelphia, PA

What we're about

What is tango?

Argentine tango is an improvised social dance that emerged in Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the turn of the 20th century. Often hailed as sensual, passionate, dramatic and dangerous, the true beauty of Argentine tango lies in its accessibility. In essence little more than walking in someone else’s arms, the dance offers something for practitioners of all ages and physical abilities. Indeed, tango communities the world over are notable for their intergenerational character. At the same time, the practice of tango affords infinite room for growth, complexity and refinement. Utterly simple and endlessly challenging, Argentine tango is a social activity that can be a lifelong one.

What is the purpose of this meetup?

We gather information about opportunities to learn and dance tango in the Philadelphia area. From free beginner trial classes to a once-yearly four-day tango festival, we offer opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to learn and enjoy tango.

(Thanks to anthropologist Carolyn Merritt for the great description of tango included above.)

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