TangoMendocino
Milonga & Practica Schedules
Notice: all classes, milongas and practicas sponsored by Tango Mendocino are now cancelled until further notice in order to protect the health and safety of our tango community and the public at large.
THURSDAYS
Milonga
7:30 - 10:00 pm
unless otherwise noted

 
THU 
Location
_________________________

  March   
5
CCC
 
 
(12)
CCC
CANCELLED
 
(19)
CCC
CANCELLED
 
(26)
CCC
CANCELLED

SUNDAYS
Practica

7:30 - 10:00 pm
unless otherwise noted

 
SUN 
Location
_________________________

  March   
1
ECC
 
 
8
ECC
 
 
(15)
ECC
CANCELLED
 
(22)
ECC
CANCELLED
 
(29)
ECC
CANCELLED

KEY: CCC = Caspar Community Center; ECC = Elk (Greenwood) Community Centermaps ]

Updated 12 March 2020


News &    
Events    

ONGOING:  |||   Milonga every Thursday; Practica every Sunday
|||   Quarterly Milonga in Point Arena
UPCOMING:  |||   List of upcoming tango events   
INFO:  |||   The Temptation To Tango by Irene & Larry    |||   Lead vs. Follow    |||   Tango Dance Etiquette    |||   Where do we Dance?   


LINKS...

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  • Tango Mango: Bay Area Tango Events
     
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  • No. Calif. Tango Instructors

     
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  • Tango Dance Etiquette

     
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  • Tango Humor

     
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  • Streaming Tango Music, 24/7:
    Argentine Tango Radio


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    Click for Mendocino, California Forecast



    ABOUT ARGENTINE TANGO

    Argentine Tango is not the tango you see in Ballroom Championship dancing on TV, nor is it what you might have learned in a Ballroom tango class. Rather, it's the social partner dance that is practiced in clubs in Buenos Aires and all over the world, with an emphasis on the relationship between you, your partner, and the music. It is more sensuous and more intimate than other derivative forms of tango. The movie The Tango Lesson has good examples of both club style and stage Tango. Many ballroom dancers (ourselves among them), once introduced to Argentine Tango, have forsaken the study of other dances to focus solely on this exhilarating, romantic, and intensely passionate dance: the Tango.

    Pomegranate Studio


    TANGO AT POMEGRANATE STUDIO
    Hosted by Susan Miletich

    Every three months, 4 times a year, 3rd Friday of the month, we will be dancing Argentine Tango at the Pomegranate Studio in Point Arena, California. You are welcome to JOIN US!

    Next Pomegranate milonga: March 20, 2020: CANCELLED

    We are sorry to announce that the Pomegranate Milonga is cancelled until further notice, but we will return in the future, we promise!

    For more information contact Susan: 707-529-4485, upnupnco@sonic.net


    dancers UPCOMING EVENTS ...
    A list of workshops, festivals, and other special events occurring in roughly the western third of North America.

    March 2020:

    • Temporarily discontinued...


    For more information on tango events in the San Francisco bay area and other major US cities, visit the excellent and comprehensive Tango Mango website at tangomango.org.


    Know of an event you think should be listed here? Email it to events@tangomendocino.com


    THE TEMPTATION TO TANGO
    By Irene D. Thomas and Larry M. Sawyer

    book cover Two of Tango Mendocino's own milongueros have written a fascinating book about the attraction of tango and what it's like to learn this complex and engaging dance.

    A unique feature of this book is that it includes both a man's and a woman's point of view. Irene's essays give newcomers an idea of what they will encounter, both physically and emotionally, in the process of learning this dance; advanced dancers will recognize themselves and the experiences she describes. Larry's short stories offer vignettes of the tango experience from a variety of perspectives and add an extra dimension that enhances the reader's understanding of the alluring world of tango.

    Part essay, part memoir, part history, part fiction, The Temptation To Tango appeals to experienced dancers, beginners just starting their tango journey, those who aren't yet sure if tango is for them, and those who are simply curious about why this dance is so compelling to so many.

    Order your copy on Amazon.com


    THE IMPORTANCE OF LEAD AND FOLLOW ROLES

    Leaders:
    Some may say that Leading is the more challenging role in tango, because from a kaleidoscope of options, continuous split-second decisions require pleasing a partner, interpreting the music, maintaining safety & direction, and uniquely expressing oneself.

    Followers:
    Some may say that Following is the more challenging role in tango, because it requires near-psychic sensitivity which must be slightly subdued, while making continuous accurate split-second responses to match a partner, enhance the music, maintain balance, and uniquely express oneself.

    With thanks to Polly McBride of Portland, OR -- from her (now defunct) All Things Argentine Tango website.


    TANGO DANCE ETIQUETTE

    Here is an informative explanation of the etiquette of the Tango. This is especially good information for new dancers who haven't yet had much experience at milongas or Tango dance workshops, with lots of good general tips plus specific advice for leaders and for followers. More experienced milongueros probably know much of this already, but it's still a good review.


    WHERE DO WE DANCE?

    Here are maps and driving directions to tango venues on the Mendocino coast:


    Tango Mango, a S. F. Bay Area Tango Events calendar: http://www.tangomango.org

    B.A. Tango, the S. F. Bay Area Argentine Tango page: http://www.batango.org


    For inquiries about Argentine Tango on the Mendocino Coast:
    inquiries@tangomendocino.com

    A text-only version of this page is available at tangomendocino.com/textonly.shtml


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