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Argentine tango in Rhode Island including dances, classes, lessons, workshops and performances
Last update October 8, 2011


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Tango
There's more than one way to dance the tango!
Tango developed in the late 1800's among the urban poor of Argentina, moved up the social ladder to the upper classes, jumped to Europe and then went onto the United States. Tango continued to evolve in these different areas (and others) so that many differences now exist between American, International and Argentine-style tangos. Argentine Tango is a creative dance based on freedom of expression, movement, and most importantly connecting with another person. American and International styles are more codified, but as with all partner dances, also require a strong partner connection. People have preferences, but the different tangos are all valid, each with their own strengths.






GROUP CLASSES & PRIVATE LESSONS

AMERICAN STYLE TANGO
You can take American style tango classes at almost any ballroom dance studio. See riDance's Ballroom Dance classes for listings

INTERNATIONAL STYLE TANGO
International style tango is used primarily for competition and can be found at Dancin Feelin (group and private) and for private lessons only at Heritage Ballet.

ARGENTINE TANGO
Argentine tango has swept the United States and many people dance only this style of tango. In Rhode Island, there are three locations which offer Argentine Tango all the time:
Providence Tango in Pawtucket is the biggest offering many classes
     and dances
Sue Davis, teaches at the Narragansett Towers and in
     Lincoln and Newport.
In addition Jeff Allen teaches private and semi-private classes
      at 800 Oaklawn Ave. Cranston, RI 02920 401-331-1400.


PROVIDENCE TANGO
ARGENTINE TANGO

99 South Bend Street
between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI 02860
Phone 401-728-9393
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com
Ellen Mayer-Director
Rhode Island's largest Argentine Tango School
See PT Website for schedule and directions
In addition, Providence Tango hosts a weekly Friday tango dance - the Longa Milonga, and a montly Saturday dance - the Tango Incident. - and a practica.

GROUP CLASSES
Tango Fundamentals - Continuing Beginner (12 week series) Mondays, 7-8:30pm
Continuing Basics (12 week series) Mondays, 8:30-10pm
Tango Fundamentals (12 week series) Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm
Tango Fundamentals: Continuing Beginner Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm
Tango Fundamentals: New Beginner series Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm
Intermediate Tango Friday 7-8:30pm

FREE Intro Tango Lesson Every Friday, 730-830pm

PROVIDENCE TANGO SPECIAL EVENTS 2008
The Providence Tango Alternative Festival
4 days of Workshops and Dancing
Workshops with Eric Jorissen, Tova & Carlos Moreno and Homer & Christina Ladas
4 Milongas (Saturday is all night)
2 Guided Practicas
Tango Jam led by Evan Griffiths
DJ workshop with Shorey Myers
Comme il faut shoes for sale
Great food, great fun, great dancing!
Many package options, see http://providencetango.com/alternativefest/register.html for pricing

COURTESY
Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the beginning of each class to register and warm up.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Private lessons are available with any of ProvidenceTango's teachers. Schedule by emailing us directly {teacher's name}@providencetango.com.
$45 per hour lesson, singles or couples

posted 21Jun05.8Oct11


THE TOWERS
ARGENTINE TANGO & BALLROOM

35 Ocean Road
Narragansett RI
Phone: 401-782-2597
Email:
Instructor Sue Davis
Email:

GROUP CLASSES
Wednesdays On-going
Wednesday dance class schedule:
6:00 Ballroom/Swing
7:00 Latin (Merengue,Salsa,Cha Cha
8:00-10:30 with Sue Davis
8:00-9:00 Beginner Argentine Tango 9:00-10:30 Argentine Tango Practica- we'll also do a Tango Teaser as part of the practice time - it's a 10-15 minute mini-lesson that will focus on a more advanced concept or dance sequence.
No partner necessary
$15 for 6:00-8:00pm with Sara
or
$15 for 8:00-10:30pm with Sue (class plus practica)
$5 for practica only from 9:00-10:30
or
$22 for the whole evening (WOW!! What a savings!!!)



GLENN WEBBER
ARGENTINE TANGO

Phone: 401-862-3653
Email:
Instructor: Glenn Webber

Glenn Webber, who ran Rhode Island Tango for three years in the '90s, is available to teach group classes in Argentine Dance. updated 24Feb06




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WHERE TO DANCE



PROVIDENCE TANGO
ARGENTINE TANGO

99 South Bend Street
between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Phone 401-728-9393
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com

MONDAYS
TANGO PRACTICA

Every Monday night from 730pm-11pm there is a Free Practica for people attending PT classes or $5.00 if you are not a student. A practica is like a practice. Providence Tango supplies the music and people dance. It differs from a milonga in that dancers are totally free to stop and work on technique or a problem or a new step. There are always advanced dancers available to help.

FOURTH SATURDAY
LONGA MILONGA

from 930pm til whenever
Admission $20, Students $15.
LOTS OF FOOD & BEVERAGES
Where the music doesn't stop until you do!!
On the fourth Saturday of every month Providence Tango hosts the LongaMilonga. At 8pm there is a free beginners lesson and the advanced dancers at Providence Tango are always excited about assisting new dancer learn the Argentine Tango. As a result new dancers learn incredibly fast.


ARGENTINE TANGO
THE TANGO INCIDENT - A POT LUCK MILONGA
Providence Tango
99 South Bend Street
between Division St and Johnson St
Pawtucket RI
Phone 401-728-9393
Email:
Website: www.providencetango.com
NOW EVERY FRIDAY!!
Time: 7-8pm Argentine Tango lesson for all levels
8pm-12am The Tango Incident Milonga
Price: $10 for dance, $12 for class + dance
Or $5 if you bring a dish (real food not chips or soda)
As of April 2006, the Tango Incident is most every Friday!
posted 26May05.updated 20Apr06

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ARGENTINE TANGO
TANGO AT THE SPOT

The Spot
286 Thayer Street
2nd floor
Providence, RI 02906
Time: dance 8-11 pm
Price: $10.00
2 for 1 special for students with valid ID
Dress: Elegant or fun attire requested
Phone 401-383-7133
Email:
Instructor Website: http://www.nycdc.com/dancingkana

Club Website: www.TheSpotonThayer.com

Come, Explore and Experience the magic of Tango. Share beautiful moments with us. Instructor & DJ, Kana Kubota.

Lessons are available prior to the dance:
6-7pm Beginners' milonga/vals class $15.00
7-8pm Beginners' tango class $15.00
8pm-11pm dance $10.00
Weekly dance

Posted 28Feb08

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WATERFIRE 2012
Usually a Saturday in July
Argentine Tanngo
Westminster Street
Providence RI
Price: Free!!
Time: 7pm-8pm lesson/8pm to midnight dancing
Come experience WaterFire!
Annual (cross your fingers) outdoor summer tango dance
Beginner lesson at 7pm taught by Ben Bogart & Thuy Lam of Providence Tango
Dance to live music under the stars by AvanTango, and DJ'd music by Robin Thomas
Dance performances by Robin Thomas & Jennifer Bratt and Ben Bogart & Thuy Lam
It's crowded, but a great time. Full lighting of the river. See the complete summer schedule at riDance's Waterfire page
Posted 26May05.updated 07Sep07

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BALLROOM DANCES
AMERICAN & INTERNATIONAL TANGO
Almost all ballroom dances include American style tango. Some will play the occassional Argentine tango. See riDance's Social Dance page for Ballroom dance schedules.


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WHO'S WHO IN TANGO

*Jeff Allen, Ballroom dance teacher, Jeff Allen is the author of the best selling Quickstart to Dance series including Quickstart to Tango. He was one of the first ballroom dance competitors in the country to add Argentine tango into his performances and was dancing before most of today's tango fans were born! He teaches private and semi-private classes in Argentine tango & American-style tango and is available for teacher training & DVIDA certification in American style tango. Contact dance@jeffallendance.com or 401-331-1400. Website: http://www.jeffallendance.com

* Ben Bogart, formerly of Providence Tango has moved to Argentina. He was an active Argentine tango promoter as well as a dance teacher, DJ, and musician (the bandoneon). Contact ben@providencetango.com

* Wenxian and Richard Calabro, Argentine tango and ballroom dancers focusing primarily on tango. They have run a milonga and are active promoters of argentine tango and ballroom in Rhode Island. In addition, Richard plays the Bandoneon

* Giancarlo Costa has taught ballroom and Argentine tango for over 25 years and at The Dancin' Feelin' in Warwick for the past ten years. Contact 401-461-0110.

*Kana Kubota, teaches Argentine tango and ballroom dance at the Towers in Narragansett. In addition, she hosts milongas and DJ's. She is available to teach tango workshops.
After years of ballroom dance competition, Kana Kubota fell in love with Argentine Tango. Following Daniel Trenner's teacher's training, she went to Beunos Aires and attended professional seminars with Osvaldo Zotto & Lorina Ermocida. Kana Kubota continued her intensive study in NYC with Diego DiFalco & Carolina Zokalski. Many tango masters deeply influenced and inspired Kana's dancing and teaching, including legendary Carlos Gavito, Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo, Gustavo Naveira & Giselle Ann, Fabian Salas & Carolina del Rivero, Alex Krebs, Lucianna Valle, Julio Balmaseda y Corina de la Rosa, Pabro Veron. Contact dancingkana@gmail.com. Website www.nycdc.com/dancingkana

*Thuy Lam now lives in Argentina. In Rhode Island, Thuy Lam taught pilates, ballroom and Argentine tango at Providence Tango. Contact thuy@providencetango.com

* Ellen Mayer, owner of Providence Tango (where she also teaches) and tango promoter. She produces Argentine Tango workshops with many out of state teachers and hosts milongas. Biography. Contact ellen@providencetango.com or 401-728-9393. Website

* Robin Pfahning, Argentine tango teacher at Providence Tango. Biography. Contact robin@providencetango.com

* Sarah Sloane, runs SloaneDance (formerly Hep Cats) in Providence where she teaches tango, swing and salsa (as well as other Latin dances). Contact sarah_sloane@cox.net or 401-921-1898

* Glenn Webber, Argentine tango teacher and film maker, ran Rhode Island Tango for three years in the '90s. He is available to teach private or an already assembled group. Contact glennwebber@usa.net

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LINKS
Celebrate Tango
http://www.celebratetango.com
A somewhat confusing resource for New York City tango information including classes, parties, tours and festivals. Join the email list for up to date information on select tango related events
posted 30Oct06

ToBaires. Lodging and Tango in Buenos Aires City
http://www.tobaires.com.ar
If you are planning tour trip to Buenos Aires (for business, studdies or travel), in ToBaires you will find different options for lodging in the city. Apartments for temporary rent and host families are waiting for you. Prices vary depending on the neighborhood, equipment and capacity of each option. In case you are looking for something special, we can help you to find the best option to lodge here. Also we offer tango, folklore and ballroom classes by Elizabeth Guerrero, a well known dancer in Argentina.
posted 01Nov05

Tango St Louis
http://www.tangostlouis.com
All things tango in St.Louis plus general information on the Argentine tango!
posted 22Feb06

Vayo
http://www.vayoraimondo.com
Born and raised in Montevideo and currently living in the United States, Vayo creates powerful tango music. His latest album, Tango Legends, honors the inspired musicianship of masters of the genre. You can hear samples on his website.
posted 12Nov06

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