Live Ochestra Event coming November 30th

Welcome to Backstreet Tango!


We hope our website will provide you with 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.

September Tango Workshops

Absolute beginner Workshop โ€“ paradas

Beginner level 2 Workshop โ€“ Calectias and Rodeos

Intermediate level โ€“ Enganches


28 Sept Lakewood Elks Milonga 4:30-6:45 pm, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood, WA 98499

6 Oct Studio milonga 3- 5:30 pm, 3505 South 14th St. Tacoma WA 98405

20 Oct Olympia Tango Milogna 3-6 pm, 219 Legion Way SW #203, Olympia, WA 98501

27 Oct Lakewood Elks 4:30-6:45 pm, 6313 75th St W, Lakewood, WA 98499

See calendar for changes and cancellations, view the 2019 calendar at a glance at the bottom of this page

Latest Student Comment:

Christine LaBeau recommends Backstreet Tango. Sept 15 2019ยท 

I have danced tango over the course of twenty years and can honestly say that Luis Perez has helped me understand my body mechanics and how to improve my tango more than any instructor I have ever had. He has an amazing ability to watch how dancers move and accurately identify where the problem may be in posture, balance or placement. Over the years I learned many bad habits, but Luis has helped me take my dance "apart" and put it back together with better skills and fluidity. On top of his teaching talents, Luis is just a wonderful, generous caring and fun instructor. His studio is beautiful and clean and a joy to dance in. Luis is deeply committed to creating a south sound tango dance community. I am honored and excited to be one of his students. Christine LaBeau

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Find out about our studio,
instructors, and our methods of teaching Argentine tango.

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Want to be a part of Backstreet Tango? Check out our calendar for upcoming classes and events. See our calendar at a glance at the bottom of this page