Tango Classes this Wednesday, May 10 in Black Community Services Center (see adjusted schedule)

For this Wednesday, May 10 only, classes with Santiago Croce and Amy Lincoln will be in the Black Community Services Center on Stanford campus. See adjusted schedule below:

May 10 (Black Community Services Center)
8:20 – 9:20p: Tango fundamentals
9:20 – 10:20: Intermediate tango
No practica

Address: 418 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305


Free Stanford Práctica this Monday, May 8 in Graduate Community Center

Join us for a practica this Monday, May 8 in the Graduate Community Center (Havana Room) from 7:30 – 9:30p! We will start with a short review and practice from the third fundamentals class with Amy and Santiago and open up for general practice and social dancing (see schedule below). The practica is free and open to the public.

Practica Schedule:
7:30 – 8:00p: Review and practice (basic step, front ochos, back ochos)
8:00 – 9:30p: Practice/social dancing

Graduate Community Center
750 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford, CA 94305

Stanford Wine and Tango Social this Saturday, April 29!


Join us for a free wine, dinner and tango social this Saturday, April 29 in Bechtel International Center! We will have Blue Line pizza and awesome wines for tasting plus a tango class.

If you would like to drink alcohol, you must bring a legal ID as well as your Stanford ID. For funding purposes, this event is limited to current Stanford students and affiliates only; if you would like to come, please RSVP with the link below and bring your Stanford ID on Saturday. This event is first-come, first-served.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/fcntSkIUBjBrjL662


6:00-7:00 Tango lesson and practice
7:00-8:00 Dinner and social (Blue Line pizzas)
8:00-9:00 Tango games (with wine tasting!)
9:00-9:30 Dance (or just hang out)


Bechtel International Center
584 Capistrano Way, Stanford, California 94305

Stanford Milonga + Classes with Homer and Cristina this Saturday, May 13!

Come join us for our spring quarter milonga! We will have two progressive tango classes taught by Homer and Cristina. Afterwards, we will have our quarterly milonga with DJ Daseul plus snacks and refreshments. If you take either pre-milonga class or have purchased our current full six-week spring series, you can come to the milonga for free!

Saturday, May 13 in Graduate Community Center

6:00 – 7:00p   (All-Level) Refining the close embrace parallel walk and rhythmic rock-steps.
7:00 – 8:00p   (Int/Adv) Cross foot snake walks, ochos, and more…Oh My!
8:00 – 11:00p   Milonga (DJ Daseul Lee)

Non-Stanford affiliates:
$12 One class + milonga
$20 Both classes + milonga
$10 Milonga only*

Stanford affiliates:
$8 One class + milonga
$15 Both classes + milonga
$8 Milonga only*

Graduate Community Center (Havana Room)
750 Escondido Rd, Stanford, California 94305

Photo Credit: Ishka Michocka

Six-Week Tango Series with Amy Lincoln and Santiago Croce


*Note location and time change for classes on Wednesday, May 10 only

Join us for our new six-week tango series with professional tango teachers Amy Lincoln and Santiago Croce! We will offer a tango fundamentals series that is suitable for absolute beginners as well as those would who like to improve fundamental technique. We will also offer an intermediate series for those with prior tango experience. For the first time, this series will be free for current Stanford students!

Wednesday nights from April 19 through May 24 (except May 10) in Koret Pavilion**

Tango fundamentals: 7:45 – 8:45 PM
Intermediate Tango: 9:15 – 10:15 PM
Practica: 10:15 PM – 12 AM

**Please check schedule every week in case of location changes. On May 3, classes will be held in Koret Pavilion according to the usual schedule. On May 10, classes will be held at Black Community Services Center using a different time (see adjusted schedule below). Classes will resume at Koret Pavilion at the normal schedule on May 17 and May 24.

**May 10 Schedule (Black Community Services Center):

Tango fundamentals: 8:20 – 9:20p
Intermediate Tango: 9:20 – 10:20p
No Practica


Full series
Stanford students (current): FREE
Stanford affiliates* (current): $35/series, $60/both series
Non-Stanford affiliates: $60/series, $110/both series

Drop-in rate
Stanford student: FREE
Stanford affiliate $8
Non-Stanford affiliate: $12

Two-class package
Stanford student: FREE
Stanford affiliate: $15
Non-Stanford affiliate: $20

*Stanford affiliates include Stanford staff and postdoctoral scholars


Koret Pavilion

Tango Workshop with Lisette on Wednesday, March 8


Join us for our last tango workshop with Lisette and Paul this quarter! In this workshop, you can learn ways to use the cadenas (chain) to move on the dance floor. We will also give you other changes of direction that can not only help you navigate, but will give you fun tools that are musical as well.

Wednesday, March 9
7:45 PM – 9:15 PM: Tango workshop
9:15 PM – 11:30 PM: Practica (free and open to the public)

Koret Pavilion
564 O’Connor Lane
Stanford, CA 94305

$8 Stanford affiliates
$15 Non-Stanford affiliates

Milonga + Classes with Guillermo Garcia on Friday, March 10


Come join us for our winter quarter milonga! We will have two classes taught by Guillermo Garcia (of Trio Garufa) that explore the milonga rhythm of the tango family. Afterwards, we will have our quarterly milonga with snacks and refreshments.

See Guillermo dancing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATGQ5qIxBlQ

Black Community Services Center

7:00 – 8:00 PM Milonga technique and steps
8:00 – 9:00 PM Musicality: structure of milonga music and movement quality
9:00 – 12 AM: Winter Quarter Milonga (DJ Sri)
Classes are suitable for all tango levels and no partner is required; see descriptions below.

Stanford affiliates:
$8 One class + milonga
$15 Both classes + milonga
$8 Milonga only*

Non-Stanford affiliates:
$12 One class + milonga
$20 Both classes + milonga
$10 Milonga only*

*If you take either pre-milonga class or have purchased our current six-week winter series, you can come to the milonga for free!

First class: “Technique and steps”

In this class we will work on a few technique principles that are essential for followers and leaders to create the “milonga feel”. We’ll look at how to dance rhythmically and effortlessly at the same time. Rhythmic (“milonga traspié”) and smooth (“milonga lisa”) steps will be introduced. The goal of this class is to set the foundation for a calm, non-hectic, yet rhythmic approach to interpreting the fast milonga beat.

Second class: “Musicality: structure of milonga music and movement quality”

The milonga dance is most fun when the movement fits the general structure of a milonga song. This is key to avoid the frequent “senseless workout” experience when dancing milonga. In this class we will place milonga in the big picture of Argentina’s music, explain how a typical milonga song is divided in parts, and how to musically interpret each part by contrasting movement quality.

Photo Credit: Adrian Mendoza