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
Last Sunday monthly—Milonga Café Vincero 
5:30 to 8:30

                                          




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


     We now accept all major credit cards  







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.  
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.  
Monthly milonga at Café Vincero - If your dancing tango in Tacoma or anywhere in the South Sound here’e a milonga you will want to check out.  Great food, venue and nice place to dance.  We will be holding our milonga the last Sunday of every month from   5:30 to 8-8:30.  View photos (click on picture tab.)
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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.

       How to Learn Tango

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

    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!

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      World class Tango dancers visit TacomaBackstreet Tango is pleased to                    

      announce that world class performers and instructors 

      Carlos Arias and Eliana Almeciga,  will be offering a class and be performing

      at Backstreet Tango.  

      Date: 20 December

      Time:  Class 5-6:30 pm for students of all levels

      Subject of Instruction:  (Volcadas for the social  dance floor and more),

      Milonga:  6:30 - 9:30 pm,  

      Performance approx. 8:00pm

      Price: $12.00 workshop, Milonga only $7.00, combined 15 dollars for both.

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Text Box: *****Ongoing special for first time students (eight classes  and two milongas) all for the price of 40 dollars.  Christmas gift cards available.  
*******Students who continue past their first eight lessons can purchase 8 lessons for an upfront cost of $60 vs  ten dollars per lesson.