Ilene Marder’s Tangretto & Milonga At Bearsville Theater Was A Huge Success!!

We wanted to share the wonderful experience we had yesterday at Ilene Marder’s  Tangretto show and Tango milonga at the Bearsville  theater it was a huge success everybody was dressed beautifully the dancing was great we have a special thanks to Girk  from Albany for starting at the milonga off by starting to dance once the band started to play it got the whole place jumping and from that moment on it was a dance so we want to thank Eileen for all her hard work and for bringing Tangretto to the Hudson Valley Tango community. Special thanks to Evelyn for setting up the night club look of the milonga. Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra of Dojo dance company performed and amazing tango demonstration, make sure to watch the performance.

Tango On The Mountain- Interview with Nina Jirka

             A interview with Nina Jirka                                                                  New Paltz has so much, and now, with a place to tango!

Join us every Wednesday 6:30 PM – 10 PM-

Slingerland Pavilion at Mohonk Preserve Spring Farm Trailhead    Upper 27 Knolls Road, High Falls, NY

Roost Studios and Art Gallery

69 Main Street, New Paltz, NY 12561

Contact Nina Jirka:

(845) 256-0114

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Tango Mileage What Is It? And Why Do You Need It!

Tango Mileage What Is It? And Why Do You Need It!

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“The Beginner’s Guide to Argentine Tango”

Click Here:  Beginner’s Guide To Argentine Tango 

Attending Tango Class

When you’re a beginning tango student, attending a class is the best way to get your bearings in the dance.

Sign up and attend regularly. Every good dancer I know is good because they signed up for the first series of classes and attended all of them. Learning to dance tango is a wonderful commitment you make for yourself and consistency is as important to achieving this goal as it is for all others in your life. Signing up and coming to one class a month here and there will just be frustrating for you.

A good tango class should introduce you to the following elements of tango: walking, turning, stopping, navigation, musicality and some embellishments. Continue reading “Tango Mileage What Is It? And Why Do You Need It!”

Mother & Son Tango

  • We had a great turn out at our Tango Milonga del Corazon this Saturday and wanted to share some great Tango dancing by Gabriel and his Mom who came all the way from Pennsylvania to Tango at our Milonga and show why Tango is a multi-generational and beautiful dance for all to enjoy. 
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Eduardo Parra Sings Tango # 3-“Bien Criolla y Bien Portena”

Eduardo Parra one of Argentina’s great Tango singers shares his talent on this beautiful Tango song,“Bien Criolla y Bien Portena”. Enjoy

Tango is a sensual ballroom dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early twentieth century. Tango is usually performed by a man and a woman, expressing an element of romance in their synchronized movements.  Argentine Tango is well-suited to dancing in small settings. Argentine Tango retains the intimacy of the original dance.

Tango Events- October 2017

Tango Milonga Red Hook

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 7 PM- 11:30 PM

Milonga at El Garage- Red Hook, N.Y.  

Rhinebeck Dance Center: 7345 S. Broadway (Rt. 9), Red Hook, N.Y.

Info: 1-914-484-6881

Very first Saturday , the place to dance Tango Argentine, Half American, Half Polento– Argentine and Tradional Music



​ – with​the Glorious Sunset!​
​Every Wednesday in June, July, August & September!

6:30 Class with ​NINA 7:30 Practilonga

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Dancing with​ the sunset! at Slingerland Pavilion, Mohonk Preserve

Spring Farm Trailhead, 27 Upper 27 Knolls Rd., High Falls NY
$12.  BRING WATER, comfortable dance shoes; flashlight & towel are helpful. 
Milonga Del Corazon!????
Saturday, Sept 16th
Featuring Maia Martinez and David Salvatierra teaching at 7pm
Milonga  8pm until midnight.
Co- hosted by David & Maia
Upstairs in the ballroom at the Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, on the Rondout in Kingston
$15 includes class and refreshments
$10 student rate with student ID.
Great Floor, table seating, BYOW!

FREE Milonguita A Stardust
Sunday – Septemeber 27, 2017

2:00pm – 4:30 PM Milonga ​!​

FREE!! SUNDAY Afternoon the17th “Milonguita a Stardust”  FREE* FREE* FREE* FREE* FREE* This Milonga will be Free of charge were invited to host this super charming Milonga., come, join us, let’s bring this contagious Tango passion and pass it to everyone!



1195 Arrowhead Road, Ellenville, NY 12428 – (844)469-7829


Gustavo Rios & Maggie Griffin​

​– Milonga in Red Hook; ​

Classes & Practica in New Paltz​  Fridays 7:30 PM

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Nina Jirka — New Paltz: ​Classes, Milongas & Mohonk
​Maia & David — Beacon, Kingston, StoneRidge –Classes, Milongas, Practicas and much more!​

Milonga del Corazon- Kingston, N.Y. -Saturday- 7/15/17

Hosted by Evelyn Meier & Ken Shilling (Ilene is recovering from a bad cold)
Saturday, July 15
7-8 pm. — Class — w/ Evelyn – A useful review of partnering and weight changes.
8 pm to midnight – Milonga!
at ASK – the Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway
DJ Elena Jose
BYOP – Contributions to the Food & Wine table are welcome.
$15 includes Class, milonga, refreshments, table seating, gorgeous dance floor!
Student rate – $10 w/ ID

Tango Dance Etiquette


Simple Tango Rules

•       Dancers to enjoy Tango dancing to it’s fullest practice some simple dance floor etiquette rules.

•       Always be courteous, friendly and welcoming to beginners and fellow dancers.

•       Dress for success-look your best- no jeans, sweat shirts, tennis shoes or causal attire at milongas. Tango is an elegant dance respect it’s dress codes. Continue reading “Tango Dance Etiquette”

Tango Workshop & Practica , Sunday 7/16/17, Red Hook

Sunday, July 16
JULY 16 — One workshop in 2 sections.
Section I — 2:30 to 3:30 – The unknown 3rd dimension of the dance – up and down … it is the key of a strong, clear lead.
Section II — 3:30 to 4:30 – the 3rd dimension is essential to understand the a new concept for ending any step — “lock & go”.
PRACTICA – 4:30 to 5:30 – Maggie & Gustavo are there to guide, dance and answer questions.
Cost: $20 – for workshop & practica
July 17
6:30 – 7:30 Fundamentals
7:30 – 9:00 Intermediate figures & combinations
Cost: $15 for one class; $20 for two.  Students & Starving Artists: $10
with Ellen Chrystal & friends
Saturday July 22nd
3:00 to 4:30 — Leading is a natural progression from following.  This is for all intermediate level followers who want to Learn, Improve, Practice and Take the Lead.  Whether you already lead well or are just wetting your feet, THIS WILL BE FUN!
$10 for workshop & practice after for as long as you like.

GUSTAVO RIOS​ is a native of Buenos Aires. Born into a family of milongueros, he has been immersed in the music and dance of Tango for his entire life. 

​Winner of the ​2014 ​ USA Tango Salon Championship
​; he teaches at the Astoria Tango School in Queens, NY, and at Tango Under the Tent in Sugar Loaf, NY.  Gustavo is a Tango DJ and the creator of the masterful series, “Tango the Theory”, a Seminar on Tango Musicality and Orchestra Styles. 
​dancer, performer and choreographer

.  She has been dancing tango for over ten years and ​teaches with Gustavo at Tango Under the Tent.  She also taught with Tango New Paltz and Tango Hudson.

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Maggie and Ellen ​teach and ​ host Milonga el Garaje in Red Hook.


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