Text Box: Luis Perez

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

Specializing in Social Argentine Tango

A dance of passion, emotion, and discovery

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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.  
We would love to help you make dancing a lifelong passion, and along the way make new friends.  
3rd Sunday 5-8 pm Milonga is at Treos Coffee shop (253) 301-0478 located at 1201 South Union Avenue,                                  Tacoma, WA 98405.  

 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.

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Text Box: “The only Master 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!


Text Box:  Student Comment : 
Had a private class on Memorial Day weekend learning the basics. It was great. Didn't get to another milonga until last week. Figured I forgot half of what I learned but had a fantastic dance (to a very, very slow song - talk about staying on your axis!). 10 minutes  
later, I received a compliment on my footwork from an advanced follow whom I have admired previously. Thanks Luis Perez!

                                                          Stephanie Daugherty‎    June 26 at 10:56pm · 

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Text Box: *****Ongoing special for first time students (eight classes  and two milongas) all for the price of 40 dollars.  
*******Students who continue past their first eight lessons can purchase 10 lessons for an upfront cost of $70 vs  ten dollars per lesson.
Text Box:    Tuesdays 6:30 Absolute Beginners class                 7:30 Beginner level II
Wednesdays  6:30 Absolute Beginners Class                                                          
Sundays 12 p.m.  Absolute Beginners Class
Sundays 1 PM  Beginner level 2 Class
Sundays 2 p.m. Intermediate Level Class    
1st Sunday Pracitca  3-6 p.m. 
3nd Sunday Monthly- Milonga at Treos 5-8 pm