The Heart of Argentine Tango in Vancouver

Classes, Workshops, Milongas, Practicas, Performances,
Cultural Events and Community Outreach

As the year draws to a close we wanted our tango community to get together in the best way possible. So dust off your tango shoes and clear space in your living room or put on some cozy pjs and settle in with a holiday treat.  We have planned an entertaining evening of La Lunita DJs playing their favourite tangos, ‘vintage’ photos and footage from the good old days of social dancing, prizes and surprises…
This virtual milonga will take place on zoom. It will be open to anyone and the link will be sent out soon along with some simple instructions. Looking forward to ‘seeing’ you soon. 

Every December since 2008 the tango community, through Milonga La Lunita’s Year End Fundraiser, has donated thousands of dollars to Vancouver Foodbank and various non profit organizations in Vancouver and Argentina. This year we have set up two direct links for you to participate in our community fund-raising. Instead of an entrance fee to the milonga please make a contribution to these charities or another charity of your choice. 
RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values & Environmental Needs)

December Update: In studio classes are again temporarily postponed following Provincial Health Orders. We will resume classes once new guidelines for low impact dance classes have been posted. We are following a strict COVID-19 Safety Plan and we will continue to adapt as needed to keep dance available and our community safe. Since reopening in September our small, physically distanced classes have run smoothly with respect for all protocol and without incidents. Be calm, be kind and be safe!


When the pandemic hit in March and we closed our studio we were incredibly grateful that the hall where we have held our classes and milongas since 2008 would waive the rent on our yearly contract. Understandably they can no longer continue to do this with BC Restart Plan which began in June. We have decided to resume teaching small groups to keep alive our space for our community. This virus will be with us for the foreseeable future and many people depend on dance for a sense of well-being. Although it seems unnatural to have community members coming up the stairs to this space of one million embraces and have the barriers of physical distancing, we would like to set a standard for operating in a safe and responsible environment. Over the summer we learned a lot working in this new reality teaching private/semi-private classes and have spoken with other dance studio owners operating successfully within safety guidelines.Please feel free to contact us for registration, more information or to give us your feedback.

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The Tango Studio

MONDAYS -Intermediate/Advanced Level
6pm Individual Technique (50 mins)
7pm Partner Class (75 mins)
6 week sessions
Fall 1 – Sept 28 – Nov 2
Fall 2 – Nov 9 – Dec 14

TUESDAYS -Beginner/Intermediate Level
6pm Individual Technique (50 mins)
7pm Partner Class (75 mins)
6 week sessions
Fall 1 – Sept 29 – Nov 3
Fall 2 – Nov 10 – Dec 15

Technique – 6 week session $100 per person
Partner Class – 6 week session $150 per person

The hall will be set up and operated according to health and safety guidelines which everyone is expected to follow.

-There will be a one way entrance and exit with signs clearly posted.
-We have drastically reduced class sizes below the number allowed as per size of the hall (10 students for technique / 7 couples for partner work)
-Masks are required inside the studio in all common spaces.
-Dancers will have their own designated space marked by tape on the floor.
-Dancers are expected to maintain proper physical distancing with everyone except their partner – who is part of their social bubble.
-You do have the option to remove your mask ONLY when you are in your personal dance space and can maintain proper physical distancing.
-Your personal dance area is large and will have a chair for you to change your shoes and hang your coat etc…
-Wet umbrellas can be stored near the exit
-There will be access to the sink to refill water bottles/ hand washing/hand sanitizing
-The washrooms will be accessible – please only 1 person at a time.
-Registration with a partner is required for partner classes and there will be no rotation of partners.
-No partner required for technique classes as it is all individual work.
-No drop in – ONLY registered participants allowed in the studio.
-The hall is spacious with plenty of ventilation, windows will be open and there will also be air filters running.
-The hall will be sanitized before every class.
-Most importantly if you feel unwell or have been in contact with anyone experiencing covid symptoms do not attend class.

Please send us an email if you would be interested in registering or if you have questions.

::: Oigo Tu Voz:::

Listen to Demare’s version of this song with the voice of Raúl Berón.
And here is another incredible and moving rendition…
WATCH Orquesta Romantica Milonguera, singer Marisol Martinez

Miedo de morir,
ansia de vivir,
¿sueño o realidad?
Algo quiere ser
un amanecer
en mi soledad…
cantos que olvidé,
sitios que dejé,
dichas que perdí…
hoy en la emoción
de mi corazón
¡todo vuelve a mí!

Oigo tu voz,
la que mi oído no olvida.
Me trae tu voz
hasta mi pena escondida
la luz y la vida
de un rayo de sol.
Vuelvo a escuchar
el nombre mío en tu acento,
sin descifrar
si es la palabra que siento
mentira del viento,
delirio, no más.

Strength and love to all the people affected by this global health crisis, not only the sick and their caregivers but all the lives and livelihoods disrupted. It is troublesome to watch friends and neighbours afraid to get too close to each other and we hope that this distancing will not become a part of our collective conscious for the long term. The comfort of closeness and touch is vital to our well being and our humanity. Sterile environments as a norm would be much worse for our immunity. Please stay aware as we take in the message that the other is dangerous and that contact and closeness is irresponsible. Amidst all of the isolation we should isolate this moment in time as a necessary measure but return to feel safe to embrace and to be embraced.
Abrazos, Deborah and Santiago

The Tango Studio Vancouver
Santiago & Deborah
T: 604 338 4069
2474 Prince Edward St.
Vancouver, BC Canada