Weekly Classes, Practicas, & Milonga
Special Events
 
Saturday, 20 Sept. 2014
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)


5:30pm-6:30pm
A Taste of Argentine Tango Class: A Modern Take on Lead and Response

$15 first time students. $20 general admission. 4-class-package $60.


6:35pm-7:50pm
Combinations with Changes of Turn Direction
(a continuation of the 5:30pm class)
$20 first time students. $25 general admission. 4-class-package $80.


Two classes together $30 first time students; $35 general admission; $27 for continuity group

8pm-9pm
Longer with good turnout
 Practica
Free with two classes.
$5 with one class.


Discounted packages available.

Sunday, 21 Sept. 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park". We're in the 4th building on the right.)


6pm Class: A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$5

6:30-7:10pm
Tango Level 1 Class
$10

7:10-8pm Tango Level 2 Class
$15


$10 off three classes for first-time couples
(you do not need to have a partner to take these classes)


Discounted packages available.

Saturday, 27 Sept. 2014
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)


5:30pm-6:30pm
A Taste of Argentine Tango Class: Technique

$15 first time students. $20 general admission. 4-class-package $60.

6:35pm-7:50pm
Timing in Modern Changes of Turn Direction
$20 first time students. $25 general admission. 4-class-package $80.


Two classes together $30 first time students; $35 general admission; $27 for continuity group

8pm-9pm
Longer with good turnout
 Practica
Free with two classes.
$5 with one class.


Discounted packages available.

Sunday, 28 Sept. 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park". We're in the 4th building on the right.)


6pm Class: A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$5

6:30-7:10pm
Tango Level 1 Class
$10

7:10-8pm Tango Level 2 Class
$15


$10 off three classes for first-time couples
(you do not need to have a partner to take these classes)


Discounted packages available.

Saturday, 4 Oct. 2014
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)


5:30pm-6:30pm
A Taste of Argentine Tango Class: Technique

$15 first time students. $20 general admission. 4-class-package $60.

6:35pm-7:50pm
Soltadas
$20 first time students. $25 general admission. 4-class-package $80.


Two classes together $30 first time students; $35 general admission; $27 for continuity group

8pm-9pm
Longer with good turnout
 Practica
Free with two classes.
$5 with one class.


Discounted packages available.

Sunday, 5 Oct. 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park". We're in the 4th building on the right.)


6pm Class: A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$5

6:30-7:10pm
Tango Level 1 Class
$10

7:10-8pm Tango Level 2 Class
$15


$10 off three classes for first-time couples
(you do not need to have a partner to take these classes)


Discounted packages available.
 
Wednesday, 8 Oct. 2014
Grand Opening at our Newest Location
1937 Goodyear Ave. #702
V E N T U R A
, CA 93003
"Academy Dance Studio"



6pm
Class: "Dance Tango Tonight!"
Even if you have never danced tango, you can tonight: we won't waste your time and money by teaching arcane, useless things. You will dance tango tonight!
Singles and partners welcome.
$10

7pm Class: "A Modern Take on Lead and Response"
Taking the Chains off The Tango Dancer's Feet and Mind!
Singles and partners welcome.

$15

8:30pm
Blue Moon Milonga Social Dancing
with Alejandro Ziegler Quartet
from Buenos Aires!

Milonga Admission: $20 on or before (postmark) October 1st: in person or click here to pay by mail
$25 after October 1st

Milonga Social Dance and 6pm class for new customers $25
Milonga Social Dance and both classes for new customers $35


Special discounted continuity packages available on this night for students wanting to continue taking our tango classes in the future at any of our 3 locations. Checks and cash only.

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About Alejandro Ziegler Quartet

Since 2007 " Alejandro Ziegler quartet" has developed its own unique style of tango music reflecting both innovation and tradition.The ensemble is a new synthesis of the traditional tango orchestra. The Quartet developed its style inspired by the music of Carlos Di Sarli, Osvaldo Pugliese, Anibal Troilo, and Alfredo Gobbi among others. Various grooves and different ornaments reveal the Quartet members's personal playing styles, and on stage the communication between the four musicians is expressive, playful, and in the best musical sense of the word, tight. They "flirt" with a chamber musical expression without ever leaving out the delightful unpredictability and spontaneity of improvisation.

Alejandro Ziegler 's own compositions come alive through surprising arrangements as well as intimate interplay.

With their unique mix of tango, improvisational and romantic, and their special sound, the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet has gained notoriety and recognition all over the world with tango dancers and in concert halls. Their focused performances are complete acoustic and dynamic masterpieces we remember from their last engagement in Southern California in 2013 (also hosted by Tango Turns, Inc.) which had tango dancers on their feet all night at another special edition of
The Blue Moon Milonga!

Join us in welcoming to Southern California one of today's finest tango orchestras
from the birth place of the the tango: Buenos Aires/Montevideo.

The Alejandro Ziegler Quartet is ...
Ariel Iud, Bandoneon
Sergio Reyes, Violin
Pablo Lanouguere, Doublebass
Alejandro Ziegler, Piano and conductor

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Since 2003, we have trained some of Southern California's finest tango dancers, always in demand as dance partners.

Click here to learn more about your tango teachers


Saturday, 11 Oct. 2014
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)


5:30pm-6:30pm
A Taste of Argentine Tango Class: Technique

$15 first time students. $20 general admission. 4-class-package $60.

6:35pm-7:50pm
Combinations with Changes of Turn Direction
$20 first time students. $25 general admission. 4-class-package $80.


Two classes together $30 first time students; $35 general admission; $27 for continuity group

8pm-9pm
Longer with good turnout
 Practica
Free with two classes.
$5 with one class.


Discounted packages available.

Sunday, 12 Oct. 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park". We're in the 4th building on the right.)


6pm Class: A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$5

6:30-7:10pm
Tango Level 1 Class
$10

7:10-8pm Tango Level 2 Class
$15

$10 off three classes for first-time couples
(you do not need to have a partner to take these classes)


Discounted packages available.


Click here

Saturday, 25 Oct. 2014
Santa Barbara
222 West Carrillo Street downtown Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Location #1)


5:30pm-6:30pm
A Taste of Argentine Tango Class:
To be announced

$15 first time students. $20 general admission. 4-class-package $60.

6:35pm-7:50pm
To be announced

$20 first time students. $25 general admission. 4-class-package $80.

Two classes together $30 first time students; $35 general admission; $27 for continuity group

8pm-9pm
Longer with good turnout
 Practica
Free with two classes.
$5 with one class.


Discounted packages available.

Sunday, 26 Oct. 2014
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park". We're in the 4th building on the right.)


6pm Class: A Taste of Argentine Tango Class
$5

6:30-7:10pm
Tango Level 1 Class
$10

7:10-8pm Tango Level 2 Class
$15


$10 off three classes for first-time couples
(you do not need to have a partner to take these classes)


Discounted packages available.


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




SPECIAL EVENTS

Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne Special Events

TangoTurns offers Maximum Discount for Boulder Tango Festival. Call 805-637-8584.


Click here for Gustavo and Giselle's Seminar in Santa Barbara




OUR MUSIC

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.





Unrecognized Guid format.
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!





LOCATIONS


 

Location #1

The beautiful, year-round air-conditioned studio where we tango!


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


Phone: 805-637-8584

 

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