Text Box: Luis Perez

Backstreet Tango 
3505 South 14th St. 
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-304-8296
Email: Backstreettango@gmail.com

Specializing in Social Argentine Tango Instruction.

A dance of passion, emotion, and discovery

Text Box: Tuesdays 6:30 Absolute Beginners class
7:30 Beginner level II
Thursdays  7:30 Patterns Class                                                                                
Sundays 12 noon Absolute Beginners Class 
Sundays 1– 2 PM Intermediate Class
    Monthly - 1st and 3rd Sundays     
Mid-day Practicas from 2:00 t0 5:00

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   In consideration of my neighbors please park on my side of the street from corner to corner or at Franklin Park on either side of the street.

Thanks.

 

 

     We now accept all major credit cards

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Ladies Technique classes—Once a month

We’re honored to have Maureen Antonia Munoz teaching the ladies technique class here at Backstreet Tango.  She will be teaching every fourth Sunday of the month at 4 p.m. Call  for more information.  See calendar for monthly schedule.

Beginners Introductory Patterns class Not sure if tango is your thing?  Our patterns class will introduce you to a sampling of the most commonly used patterns in Argentine tango.  Get a quick overview and discover whether tango is what you're looking for.  .

Still not sure?  Check out our Student Reviews. Or stop by for a free introductory class.  (not available in conjunction with any  specials.)

We would love to help you make dancing a lifelong passion, and along the way make new friends. 

 Interesting Comparison

Recently I found a quote that coincides with the way I am teaching Argentine Tango. 

Cristy Cote and George Garcia state: “ There is an underlying code and logic that all tangueros understand.  It can be compared to speaking a language.  Once you understand the vocabulary and grammar of the language you can improvise your words and communicate with others that speak your language.”  My studio does just that, by teaching the elements of the dance you are learning the vocabulary and grammar of Argentine Tango.  Learning Tango by learning patterns is like improvising the words and vocabulary of a language you haven’t yet learned. 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

About Myself/Pictures

About Myself/Pictures

       How to Learn Tango

Text Box: “The only certified Social Argentine Tango Instructor in the South Sound”
     If your going to invest your time to learn this dance , invest it wisely!

 Your long awaited videos on the description and examples of the elements are now available on our Facebook page and a couple of other sites.  See the tab to the left Videos of Elements to view the links. 

 Recent Comment:     

★★★★★ Having had no prior dance instruction and two left feet, I was nervous about taking my first Tango lesson, but I am so glad I took the plunge. Luis's easy going personality put me completely at ease, and my first lesson was so enjoyable. Luis is professional, knowledgeable, and very patient. I have continued and will continue take lessons here. Thank you Luis for sharing your talent being such a great instructor. I am having a great time learning this beautiful form of dance.

                                                                                                        Danielle Fererri

    Welcome to Backstreet Tango!  We hope our website will provide you a general introduction to the wonderful world of Argentine tango, and all the details about our program and studio located in Tacoma, Washington.  Seattle and the great Pacific Northwest boast exciting, vibrant Argentine tango communities.  Our goal in developing Backstreet Tango is to expand the Seattle area's thriving tango culture even more by providing tangueroes in Tacoma and the South Sound communities a place to call home.  We offer enthusiasts who seek a great and traditional Argentine tango venue with a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the South Sound an alternative to those long Seattle drives.                                           

    

    This isn't a gigantic ballroom dance studio where you will sit and not be noticed!  It’s a cozy, friendly place where everyone is approachable and everyone will know each other by name and as friends.  Our guiding vision for Backstreet Tango is to inspire even more tango connections in our area by offering all students the very finest quality instruction, and always in a friendly, home town atmosphere.  BST welcomes a diverse community of leads and followers.

We teach using a workshop format, emphasizing mastery of the core elements of tango.  Our class focuses on developing a solid understanding along with the proper performance of the basic elements of the dance.  From these, we create the increasingly varied and intricate patterns that give the Argentine tango its uniquely rich character.  As each element is studied, the associated patterns for varying its entry and exit are introduced.  Weekly 1 p.m. workshops are focused on a different topic or theme every month.

We host a milonga (Tango Dance) on the first and third Sundays of the month.  The atmosphere is casual and inviting.  Dancers of all skill levels are always welcome at Backstreet Tango!

Whether you've been dancing Argentine tango for many years and want to improve your technique and brush up on rusty skills, or you've never been on a dance floor and just want to try it out, or anywhere in between-- we invite you to begin or continue your journey with us.  Partners are not required.  And there's never an extra charge for fun!