Specializing in Social Argentine Tango
A dance of passion, emotion, and discovery
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.
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!
**Please view Calendars for specific dates**
Tuesdays 6:30 pm Absolute Beginners Class
Tuesdays 7:30 pm Level 2 Beginners Class
Wednesdays 6:30 pm Absolute Beginners Class
Wednesdays 7:30 pm Level 2 Beginners Class
Saturdays 12 pm Absolute Beginners Class
Saturdays 1 pm Level 2 Beginners Class
Sundays 12 pm Absolute Beginners Class
Sundays 1 pm Level 2 Beginners Class
Sundays 2 pm Intermediate Class
1st & 3rd Sundays 3-5:30 pm Milonga
2nd & 4th Sundays 3-5 pm Practica
7th Oct Studio Milonga 3-5:30 pm
13 Oct Portland Milonga (Overnight)
***29 Dec Live Orchestra Milonga Lakewood Elks