Have you ever wanted to learn the most sexy and sensual dance in the world? Now is your chance! Argentine Tango lessons in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa.

Our tango instructors from South America teach the Tango in ways everybody can understand. It is explained in such a way that all can follow along and no prior dance experience is necessary. The lessons are taught in a group format with individual instruction. Develop the foundations of Tango, walking technique, embrace, connection, posture, rhythm and navigational skills. Lessons and Practica are regularly held on Tuesday nights in Iowa City, and Thursday nights in Cedar Rapids, with a Milonga on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. See the schedule for details of times and locations.

Jesica Arfenoni and Adam Cornett – Tango Workshop – November 16th-18th, 2018 – Cedar Rapids

Friday Nov. 16th
7:00- 8:15 pm- Tango Musicality (all levels)
Practilonga following the class

Saturday Nov 17th
1:00 pm- 2:15 pm- Mind bending walking Patterns
2:30 pm- 3:45 pm- Couples Technique
Milonga w/Performance – 7:30 pm- 11:30 pm

Sunday Nov.18th
1:00 pm- 2:15 pm- Turns w/ Sacadas
2:30 pm-3:45 pm- Vals

5 Classes + 2 milongas $150, if paid before Nov. 10th $135, Couples $ 280 or paid before Nov. 10th $ 255, Students $75
1 class $35, two or more $25 each
Friday Practilonga $ 10 – Students $5, Sat. Milonga $ 15 Students $7
For more info. email pvahanian@gmail.com or call#585-978-0909

Jesica Arfenoni- World Tango Champion 2013 & Adam Cornett- US Champion will be sharing their talents with us this November. Jesica learned from the famous teachers in Argentina and she was part of many dance Companies, “Tango mas Tango”, “tango Viaje al Sentimiento,” Ballet Folklorico Neuhen Aunquen” among them. She has been teaching and performing around the world for more than 8 years. She is a very experienced dancer and instructor, with a very distinctive and unique style.
Adam Cornett has a deep and varied background in kinesthetics and movement that he applies to his dancing, ranging from study in the martial arts, to formal education in the fields of medicine and massage therapy. His teaching style is grounded and tactile, as he experiences tango as a physical, reactionary dance. His aim is to make the dance feel good, as well as look good. He encourages his students to be creative, inventive, playful, and musical, as these are the qualities he cherishes most about tango.

Tri-State Milonga – October 20th – Dubuque

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Another opportunity to mingle and dance with our neighbors in a beautiful and inviting space. Cash bar will be available, some snacks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring something to share.
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Free lesson 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm Joe Yang – Madison- will teach.
Open dance 8:00 pm- 11:30 pm

Entrance $10

Knights of Columbus Council 510, 781 Locust St, Dubuque, IA 52001, USA

Iowa City Classes

Tuesday and Sunday Classes in Iowa City

The Iowa City Tango Club  offers Tuesday evening tango and drop-in classes beginning 7:00pm at The Center, and Sunday evening classes beginning 7:00pm at Jazzercise. 

  • No previous dance experience or partner is required.
  • Classes taught by Carlos Rodriguez and Lana Dolovcak
  • Practica directly following class
  • Cost for the class will be $ 5.00 p/ person.

Tuesday Schedule

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. Level 1 Class
  • 8:15-9:15 p.m. Level 2 Class

Sunday Schedule

  • 7:00-8:00 p.m. Level 1 Class

See the event calendar for details on specific dates.

Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio – Live Tango Music in Iowa City – Friday March 23, 2018

We are excited to host the Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio from Buenos Aires and San Francisco for a night of live Tango music and dancing! Come to dance or just to listen and watch!

When: March 23 8-12pm
Cost: $15

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Mariano Barreiro, pianist and arranger born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1983. In his vast artistic tour, Mariano has integrated with tango, jazz and Argentine folklore ensembles. Mariano has presented concerts in Europe, North America and Asia; performing in concert halls and milongas. He recorded his first tango duo album with Santiago Cursach and the special participation of musicians of the stature of the violinist Pablo Agri, the bandoneonist Horacio Romo and contrabassist Horacio Cabarco. He has made musical arrangements of tango for international productions and artists, amongst which stands out the international singer Candi Sosa de Cuba. Mariano has also participated in international festivals including the International Festival of Tango of Tallinn (Finland), Tangopostale Festival (Toulouse, France), Red Carpet Tango Festival (Las Vegas, NV USA), Festival of the Five Continents (Switzerland) as well as Festival de Tango (Buenos Aires, Argentina).

Santiago Cursach, guitarist, arranger, composer and teacher of tango and folklore. Santiago has toured Europe and North America giving concerts in concert halls and milongas. Some notable shows and events include: Festival of Tangopostale of Toulouse (France), Festival of the Five Continents (Switzerland), Festival de Tango (Montreal, Canada), Red Carpet Tango Festival (Las Vegas, NV USA), Tango de Tampere (Finland), Festival de Tango (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He has also performed at milongas in Russia and Germany. Santiago has arranged and recorded CDs of tango, folklore, bosa nova, samba and rock. He has recorded with celebrated musicians such as maestro Horacio Romo, the violinist Pablo Agri, singer Esteban Riera and bassist Guillermo Ferrer (musician of Osvaldo Pugliese’s Orchestra), amongst other recognized artists.
Bandoneonist, and leader of the acclaimed bay area sextet Redwood Tango EnsembleCharles Gorczynski composes music without stylistic restrictions, fundamentally centered in tango with influences in modern jazz and contemporary chamber music. He has toured extensively in North America and Italy, including performances in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, New York, Pisa, and Rome. Redwood Tango Ensemble was the featured orchestra for Chicago Tango Week 2013 and 2015, and has shared concert bills with Kronos QuartetDel Sol QuartetRob Reich Quintet, and members of Tango Sin Fin. Charles was a guest bandoneonist with the California Symphony and San Jose Chamber Orchestra, toured as bandoneonist with the Argentine ensembles Tango BC Trío, Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio, Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, and premiered his own works with the Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival in Portland. His compositions and collaborative works have been released with the record labels 482 MusicSereinRopeadope Records, and Front Forty Press.

Saturday May 12 2018 – Des Moines – Milonga El Cruce (Crossroad milonga)

Hosted by Yoko Tanaka:
Come and dance your heart away.
Crossroad Milonga to bring milongueros from east and west together for memorable dances at the Cultural Studio of Salsa Des Moines.

Date: 5/12
Lesson at 7:00 by Kirill and Sophie Miniaev from Kansas City.
8:00-11:30  milonga
DJ:  Lidia Graham

Location: Mainframe Studios, 900 Keosauqua Way, Ste #108, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA

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Exciting new locations for Cedar Rapids!

We have exciting news for our Cedar Rapids classes… we will be holding classes and dances at:

  • Iowa Brewing Company on the 3rd Thursdays of every month – dance, taste & mingle
  • Event space upstairs at Raygun on the 4th Thursdays of every month – learn, mingle, shop and dance
  • Cannon Dance Studio on other Thursdays
  • Milonga at Cannon Dance Studio on the 3rd Saturday of each month

Live music with Maria Volonte and Kevin Carrell Footer – September 19th – Iowa City

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The Iowa Tango Club has the honor of hosting Maria Volonte and Kevin Carrell Footer on Tuesday, September 19 at The Center located at 28 S Linn Street Iowa City. These are 2 musicians who blend Tango and Blues music. We will have a beginner/introductory tango class from 7:00-8:00 with their multmedia presentation to follow from 8:00-10:00. The cost will be $10 which includes the tango lesson. See you on Tuesday!