TangoTurns Festival
18-20 September 2015
Santa Barbara, CA USA
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Memorial Weekend Special Program

Saturday-Sunday 23-24 May 2015
Santa Barbara & Ventura, CA

Saturday 222 West Carrillo St. Downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sunday 1937 Goodyear Ave # Ste 702, Ventura, CA 93003

G U I L L E R M I N A    Q U I R O G A   !

Who is Guillermina Quiroga?
With apologies to those who already know ...

New comers to tango please note: Guillermina Quiroga is one of the most revered, highly esteemed, justifiably highly celebrated tango dancers in the world, not by organizers who discovered tango recently and still doing trial-and-error at your expense, but by the most talented, seasoned dancers and most experienced organizers around the world, not to mention Buenos Aires.

Click here to see why Guillermina continues to be an inspiration to thousands of tango dancers everywhere.

An interview with Guillermina

Another video shows how Guillermina can make anyone look half way decent dancing tango.

Saturday 23 May
 La Milonga De Santa Barbara

preceded by Pre-milonga Class with G u i l l e r m i n a
222 West Carrillo St. Downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Class 7-8:30pm
La Milonga De Santa Barbara 8:30pm-1am (+)

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Sunday 24 May

All-Women's Program of Technique and Adornments Workshops
with G u i l l e r m i n a G u i l l e r m i n a
open to men who want to understand tango better
by understanding the role of the woman.

Blue Moon Milonga

1937 Goodyear Ave. # Ste. 702, Ventura, CA 93003

5:30-6:45pm Workshop 1
7:15-8:30pm Workshop 2

9pm-1am (+)

DJ: Fardad Michael Serry

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Memorial Day Weekend with Guillermina Quiroga Tuition and Fees and Refund Policy
2-day pass (2 workshops + 1 class + 2 milongas)
$140 first-time Tango Turns customer partner couple.

$155 Partner Couple. $80 Single.

Saturday pass (90-minute class + milonga with Demonstration)

Sunday pass (2 workshops + 1 milonga)
$115 Partner Couple. $60 Sinlge.

Milongas only
$20 Saturday, $15 Sunday

Payment by cash or
Payment via PayPal
(Small PayPal charges will be added)

Partner Couple 2-day pass $155

First Time Customer Partner Couple $140

Partner Couple Saturday pass $90

Partner Couple Sunday pass $115

Single Dancer 2-day pass $80

Single Dancer Saturday pass $45

Single Dancer Sunday pass $60

Refund Policy

This program has no refund, but full credit applicable to our other events

Private lessons with Guillermina
to schedule private lessons, please contact us via the link below.

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Saturday 30 May
Santa Barbara
222 W. Carrillo St. Downtown, SB, CA 93101

No Events in Santa Barbra This Saturday. We Resume Next Saturday.

Sunday 31 May

31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park")

Fardad Michael Serry & Lucia Ma present

O P E N   H O U S E
Free for New Customers
click here to express you interest and tell us about yourself.

(returning customer please click here)

6pm-7:15pm Tango For Beginners
7:20pm Tango Demonstration
7:30pm-9:00pm Tango for Experienced Dancers

Punctuality is appreciated.

Most people don't read much on the Internet.
The description here is for those people who do still read.

We teach tango very differently from everyone else in Southern California.

We know this because we see our students progress differently and dance differently from other dancers.

While most beginners spend weeks doing nothing but trying to "learn to walk", our beginners learn to dance, and they learn it fast. They do not spend weeks pushing each other like shopping carts, leaning forward, dancing on the balls of their feet, etc., trying to learn "the connection".

This Open House's first class is recommended to everyone regardless of experience.

The second class is not a fundamentals class; it is challenging, but open to everyone.

If you want to learn tango well and soon, by an unambiguous method engaging your mind as much as your body, our classes are for you.

Subjective concepts like passion and romance (implied in pictorial and articulated in text advertising) can neither be taught nor learned in a tango class; but a clear, coherent approach to learning tango can be, and we offer it: an objective and unambiguous language, method, and evaluation guideline for making and enjoying progress in dancing tango well.

We have trained in our group classes many tango dancers to dance socially very well in a short time. They are some of the most satisfied social dancers in tango anywhere. They have not spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on private lessons, including with the so-called masters.

We are looking for men and women who enjoy thinking about the dance at least as much as they do talking about it.

We look forward to meeting you!

Saturday 6 June
Santa Barbara
222 W. Carrillo St. Downtown, SB, CA 93101

To be announced.

Punctuality is appreciated.

Sunday 7 June
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park")

Tango for the Thinking Man and Woman



Combinations & Musicality

10% Discount applies with Continuity Package.

Customized continuity package discounts are available. Just ask and we'll most likely find a way to teach you tango at your budget.


The Music at Our Milonga          

Musical fads come and go.

We seek, find, and play the best of the finest living composers, bands, and orchestras of today, too; the age of the music is irrelevant.

But we are not alone in noticing that today you will hardly ever hear most of the once-popular new tunes that played at milongas just 5 years ago. On the other hand, almost everywhere, you will always hear some of the music that played at milongas as far back as 70 years ago.

Why is that?

Some art is timeless, and some art has a limited life time.

We play timeless pieces of music, old or new, but not music that's hip today yet sure to disappear in a few years. How can we tell the future? We don't have to; the music speaks for itself!

Troilo, Di Sarli, Pugliese, D'Arienzo, Fresedo, De Caro, Piazzolla, Biagi, De Angelis, Tanturi, Lomuto, Donato, D'Agostino, and tens of other orchestras and their revered singers have lasted because their music is timeless. Add to this the modern gems like Color Tango and you have literally thousands of pieces from which to choose for a balanced repertoire of a memorable milonga.

Of course having a seasoned DJ with a solid musical education and with knowledge of the orchestras, singers, and history of the tango music also helps.

We select each set carefully from our treasure trove of about 5000 (and growing) total tangos, milongas, and valses, and we repeatedly receive compliments form the most discriminating of tango listeners and dancers visiting us from all over the globe: musicians, tango professionals, seasoned milonga organizers, and equally important, from among our own tango dancers.

Come dance with us; we're waiting for you.

Who is a "Brave" Tango Dancer?

We borrowed this definition of "Brave" tango dancer from Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, the preeminent tango dancers of the world today.
They say the "Brave" tango dancer is the one who is ready to stand up to the tango in its entirety.

We like to add this: The brave tango dancer is the dancer whose desire to learn more of the dance is always superior to his or her ego. The one who knows, beyond giving lip-service to the fact, that the tango is infinite and that the dancer will never be. The moment a dancer's ego becomes stronger than his or her desire to learn more of the tango, the tango itself starts reciprocating this change in attitude, and progress becomes hampered if not reversed.

"Brave" Beginners:
ALWAYS some of the material in a "Tango for the Brave" class is readily accessible to "Brave" beginners. Much of it is challenging for beginners, but it is never inaccessible to the "Brave" beginner! Those beginners who are not afraid even of making a fool out of themselves once a while, we'll take their hands and walk them into the tango world as far as they like to go, as fast as they can keep up.

"Brave" Non-beginners:
ALWAYS every experienced tango dancer will be challenged by some of the material in a "Tango for the Brave" class. We take the dance seriously in this type of class, but not ourselves so much.

Are you the "Brave" tango dancer?
Come dance with us; we're waiting for You!



Location #1

The beautiful, year-round air-conditioned studio where we tango in Santa Barbara.
222 West Carrillo Street, Upstairs from CVS Pharmacy, (Arthur Murray Studio)

Downtown Santa Barbara, CA, USA

If coming from 101, take Exit 98A (CARRILLO STREET)

Enter through gate on Carrillo St. If gate closed, enter through door in Rusty's Pizza parking lot, up the stairs above CVS pharmacy.

Parking available adjacent to studio.

Location #2

31320 Via Colinas, #107, Westlake Village, CA 91362
This studio has an excellent suspended dace floor and full mirrors on two sides and a very nice lobby!
If this is your first time, you can all us to help with directions:



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