SLO Tango

A Guide to Argentine Tango on the Central Coast of California

  • Workshops
    • Eduardo Saucedo, May 16-19, 2014.

  • Classes
    • Introduction to Argentine Tango, Mondays 7:00-7:30pm at SLO Vets (near the corner of Grand & Monterey), $5 donation (includes the practice afterward). Everyone welcome - no partner or experience necessary. No need to wait for the start of a new series, give it a try this week! Every class will be tailored to the least experienced in attendance, but all levels are welcome. What we cover will be a surprise every week.
    • Beginning Argentine Tango with Rich, Levels I & II, Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm at Motions Academy of Dance, 4040 El Camino Real, Atascadero in the Kmart Shopping Center just off the 101 San Anselmo Exit. No partner or experience necessary.

      Eight week progressive series runs March 19 through May 7. Covers essential fundamentals: Posture, the Embrace, Walking (there's more to it than you might guess! :-) ), Lead/Follow, Connection, Musicality, Improvisation, "The Cross," "The 8-Count Basic," and turns (Giro/Molinete & Calesita).

      Eight week series is $80 per person or drop-in for $15 per person per class. Pre-register online.

    • Intermediate Argentine Tango with Rich, Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm at Motions Academy of Dance, 4040 El Camino Real, Atascadero in the Kmart Shopping Center just off the 101 San Anselmo Exit. No partner necessary, uses skills developed in Beginning Levels I & II (Levels 0-6 on Laura Andes' scale). All tango elements and combinations explored either rely on or include those elements from the Beginning classes. Therefore, one should have a command of those elements before continuing with this class.

      Eight week series is $80 per person, 10 class drop-in card is $125, or drop-in for $15 per person per class. Pre-register online.

    • Rich Howe is happy to schedule other group or private classes by request.

  • Practicas
    • Mondays 7:30-9:00pm at SLO Vets (near the corner of Grand & Monterey), $5 donation. Everyone welcome - no partner or experience necessary. At this supervised practice, work on all elements of tango from walking, balance, and partnership to adornments, boleos, and ganchos while dancing to a variety of tango, milonga, and vals.
    • Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm, at the famous Madonna Inn 100 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, no cover, Please patronize The Inn by purchasing food and/or drink and tips for DJ Nancy are appreciated.

  • Milongas
    • First Tuesday of the month, 7:00-9:30pm, at the Luis Wine Bar, 1021 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, no cover, but please purchase a glass of wine or an appetizer. Please leave personal things at the tables near the rear. That way, seats near the front don't appear to be "saved."
    • First Friday of the month, 6:30-9:00pm, at the Higher Groundz Family Coffee House, 3230 Broad St., Suite 130, San Luis Obispo (Broad and Orcutt), no cover. The floor there is a bit slippery if you wear leather soled shoes, so a rubber sole might be a better choice at this location. Come enjoy the music, dancing, and tasty treats at Higher Groundz!
    • Third Friday of the month, 7:30-9:30pm, at the Sally Loo's Cafe 1804 Osos St., San Luis Obispo, no cover. Come enjoy the beautiful wood floor, nice atmosphere, music, dancing, and tasty treats at Sally Loo's.
    • Third Saturday of the month (April 19 cancled), 8:00-midnight at the Carlton Cafe and Bakery, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, no cover. Enjoy an evening of traditional tango music in the historic Carlton Hotel's Cafe & Bakery owned by fellow tango dancers, Willow & Ben.
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Any tango questions? Please contact Rich Howe, (805) 461-4898.

Last updated: March 23, 2014; Created: November 25, 2003. Copyright © 2014.