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Join us on November 15th at Blaze Pizza, 1708 N High St., for a fundraiser for the Spring milonga! We will have our normal practica from 7-9:45pm and then go to Blaze pizza afterwards. However, if you can’t make it to the practica then you can stop by Blaze pizza from 7:30 to 10:30pm and show the cashier the fundraising flier so we get some of the funds back. The flier is linked below.

We’re trying to get DJs and instructors from Wisconsin, Miami, and New York for the spring milonga! However, in order to do this we need some fundraising help, so please join us for this event so we can have an amazing spring event!

 

 

Join us on Friday, December 6th 2019 at the Women’s Field House for a potluck practilonga! Cost is the same as our weekly lesson & practicas – FREE for first-time attendees. Otherwise, $3 for students & $5 for non-students for Lesson & Practica or $2 for students & $3 for non-students for Practica Only. Bring food to share and come dance the night away.

A special evening with Guest DJ Kim Scola (Cleveland). Lesson from 7-8pm with Jorge and Penny from Trinity Tango. Practilonga from 8 – 10:45 pm DJed by Kim.

Kim came into the tango world in 2012 as a Salsa dancer and quickly fell in love with the dance. Very soon after that, she began to be interested in the music itself. After some encouragement from organizers Timmy Tango and Joanne Pogros, she started working in Cleveland as a guest DJ. Her experience as a DJ has expanded over the years, DJing for the regular milongas in her community, as well as traveling to other communities to play for their events and festivals. She has been influenced greatly by Hernán Prieto, as she attended his DJ seminars and learned how to follow many of his techniques. Kim’s style is characterized by creating a positive, upbeat environment that builds and sustains the energy on the dance floor until the end of the evening when she likes to bring the energy back down with sultry, romantic tandas. She likes to express her own personality with her very carefully chosen cortinas, and she loves connecting with other dancers through the music. She hopes to continue developing connections with other communities and having the privilege of sharing her love for Tango music all over the world.

 

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Join us on Friday, November 1st 2019 at the Women’s Field House for a potluck practilonga! Cost is the same as our weekly lesson & practicas – FREE for first-time attendees. Otherwise, $3 for students & $5 for non-students for Lesson & Practica or $2 for students & $3 for non-students for Practica Only. Bring food to share and come dance the night away.

This month we will have a special event where we’re partnering with Dancers in Graduate School (DiGs).There will be a tango lesson at 7-7:45pm taught by Jorge and Penny, followed by a jazz lesson at 7:45-8:30pm taught by Davianna Green from the dance department. Then there will be open dancing until 10:45pm where we will alternate between jazz and tango music, which is DJ’ed by Davianna and Mackenzie

 

 

 

Join us on Friday, October 4th 2019 at the Women’s Field House for a potluck practilonga! Cost is the same as our weekly lesson & practicas – FREE for first-time attendees. Otherwise, $3 for students & $5 for non-students for Lesson & Practica or $2 for students & $3 for non-students for Practica Only. Penny will DJ. Bring food to share and come dance the night away.

 

 

 

Join our Club on Friday September 27th, 2018 for a workshop by Tate Di Chiazza & Karen Jaffe. Tate is an international artist visiting from Buenos Aires. Since his teens he has studied with masters, worked teaching and performing Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires, including most popular La Viruta. Tate has traveled extensively, around the world with Tango, both as an instructor and performer. He toured with the famous show “Tanguera” from 2002-2009. Karen lives near Asheville, NC. In her 20 years of Tango she has supported dancers through offering weekly classes, social dances, has organized dozens of events and has traveled extensively to continue her own education and to teach.

  • Friday, September 27th 2019 at Ohio State Women’s Field House (Address: 1790 Cannon Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43210)
    • 7:00 pm “Creating Dynamic Movement; Tension & Release” Workshop Exploring how we build and use energy in the dance,  fostering more connection , communication and comfort, for a more efficient, yet dynamic engagement.
    • 8:30-11:00 pm Potluck MILONGA at OSU – PENNY DJs with performance by T&K!
    • Costs: $15 student, $25 non-student, milonga only $5 student/$10 non-student

 

 

 

On Friday, September 6th, join The Argentine Tango Club at the Ohio State University at the Women’s Field House for a Black & White themed Back-to-school Milonga! The night will include a WORKSHOP, RECORDED MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS, PERFORMANCES, & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES! This event is absolutely FREE and open to the PUBLIC! Start time is 7 PM with the milonga workshop with Amie Cressie, followed by the Milonga (or dance party) from 8 – 11 PM. No partner or experience necessary. Black/white elegant, classy, cocktail dress code.

 

We are excited about our Safari-themed end-of-year tango event! There will be beginner & advanced workshops, seven instructors, and a milonga (or a formal dance social). Hope to see some of you there! Please note: We have made some changes to the event plan. So take note of the updated details below and on the event site on Facebook. Remember, this event is absolutely FREE and open to the PUBLIC! No dance experience necessary. No partner required.

  • LOCATION: Women’s Field House, 1790 Cannon Drive, Columbus
    *Please take note that all events will occur at the Women’s Field House
  • SCHEDULE
    • FRIDAY, APRIL 5th (Workshop & Milonga!)
      • 7 pm   Introductory Tango —  by Alejandro Pinzon from Pittsburgh
      • 8 pm   Milonga — DJ: Alejandro Pinzon
        • The milonga will include performances, refreshments, and photo opportunities! 
        • No partner or dance experience necessary.
        • Don’t want to dance? No problem. Just come meet people, watch, eat, and socialize.
        • Elegant/classy/cocktail dress code and can be safari-theme inspired.
    • SATURDAY, APRIL 6th, 11-4 pm (Workshops)
      • 11-12 pm          Molinete (All Dance Levels) — by Penny & Jorge
        12-12:15 pm    Practica
        12:15-1:15 pm  Managing the Embrace (All Dance Levels) — by Jessica & Marty
        1:15-1:30 pm    Practica
        1:30-2:30 pm  Walking and Transfer, Walking and Turning (All Dance Levels) — by Sumiko & Francesco
        2:30-2:45 pm  Practica
        2:45-3:45 pm  Milonga Basics (All Dance Levels) — by Marty & Jessica
    • SUNDAY, APRIL 7th, 11-3 pm (Workshops)
      • 11-12 pm          Embelishments for Followers (Intermediate Level) — by Sumiko
        12-12:15 pm     Practica
        12:15-1:15 pm  Voleos (Intermediate Level) — by Penny & Jorge
        1:15-1:30 pm    Practica
        1:30-2:30 pm  Volcada and Colgada (Intermediate Level) — by Sumiko & Francesco
  • INSTRUCTORS
    • Alejandro Pinzon
    • Jorge Rosas & Penny Johnson
    • Marty Gooden & Jessica Tupa
    • Francesco Guerra & Sumiko Eguchi
  • PARKING

*This event is brought to you by the OSU Activity fee.

Do you want to take your tango to the next level? Then don’t miss this event! This Special Workshop Series with Grace Evitt is for anyone at any level of tango (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) who wants help with their tango and/or wants to look/feel better dancing. There will be 3 1.5-hour workshops (~4.5 hours of instruction) by Grace Evitt from Chicago. Grace is an experienced dancer dedicated to helping attendees improve their dancing. She will focus on core fundamentals and technique of tango dancing. No partner necessary.

  • LOCATION
    • Women’s Field House, 1790 Cannon Drive, Columbus
  • SCHEDULE
    • Friday, March 1st
      • 7-8:30 Workshop #1
      • 8:30-10:30 Practilonga (Refreshments will be provided)
    • Saturday, March 2nd
      • 11-12:30 Workshop #2
      • 12:30-2pm Workshop #3
      • 2-3 pm Practica
  • PRICE
    • Friday Pass: $15 ($10 students)
    • Saturday 1-Workshop Pass: $15 ($10 students)
    • Saturday 2-Workshop Pass: $20 ($15 students)
    • Full Weekend Pass: $30 ($20 students)

The Argentine Tango Club at the Ohio State University will join Crystal Ballroom this Friday, February 22nd, 2019 for their Fourth Friday Argentine Tango Night! The Crystal Ballroom Dance Center offers a large sprung hardwood floor, crystal chandeliers, plenty of seating, and ample FREE parking. Bring friends or arrive solo! All levels welcome.

  • LOCATION
    • The Crystal Ballroom, 402 E Wilson Bridge Rd Ste A, Worthington, OH 43085
  • DATE/TIME
    • Friday, February 22nd
    • 7pm- Intro to Argentine Tango Group Class
    • 8-11pm – Social Dancing
  • PRICE
    • $15 for Non-Members
    • $8 for Students with a Valid Student ID
    • *Members will be admitted at a reduced price!

Then on Saturday, February 23rd, we will be at Emerald City Ballroom to join them for their milonga associated with their Argentine Tango Weekend with Carlos & Maureen Urrego event.

  • LOCATION
    • Emerald City Ballroom, 2809 Festival Ln, Dublin, OH 43017
  • DATE/TIME
    • Saturday, February 23rd
    • 8-11pm
  • PRICE
    • $15 for the milonga
    • *Members will be admitted at a reduced price!

On, Friday February 15th, there will be Kizomba and Tango social at the Attic Dance Studio. There will be lessons from 8-9 PM in both Argentine Tango and UrbanKiz. Argentine Tango will be taught by Jorge Rosas and Penny Johnson (beginner lessons) & Francesco Guerra and Sumiko (intermediate/advanced lessons). UrbanKiz will be taught by Olaniyi Gaiusbayode and Laura Washington-Huckleby. There will also be Argentine tango and UrbanKiz demonstrations by instructors at this event. DJ will be Andrew Jacobs.

Location: 394 E Town Street, Columbus, Ohio
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 from 8 PM – 12 AM
Time: 8-9 pm Lesson; 9-12 pm Dance Social
Price: $10 at the door
Parking: Feel free to use this event page to arrange rides!

Join us on Friday, February 1st at the Women’s Field House for a potluck practilonga! Cost is the same as our weekly lesson & practicas – FREE for first-time attendees. Otherwise, $3 for students & $5 for non-students for Lesson & Practica or $2 for students & $3 for non-students for Practica Only. Gabriel Prynn from Ohio University will DJ. Bring food to share and come dance the night away.

Gabriel Prynn is a British-born, classically trained professional cellist and has performed on four continents during a career spanning 20 years. It was during one of his tours to South America that he discovered Argentine Tango. That was 11 years ago, and he has been dancing, Djing and teaching tango ever since in the cities that he has called home, notably Berlin, Montreal, Brussels and London.

Gabriel believes in the ability of today’s tango to bring people together at a time when communities are often divided. The power of this improvisational social dance form, supported by a rich and ancestral musical heritage, invites us to open our minds and bodies to new pathways and new beginnings. With this in mind, after joining the music faculty of Ohio University, he recently created the OU Tango Club with Maria Casa.

The Club will meet on Thursdays at Trinity Tango over the Winter break!

Location: Trinity Tango, 6071 Harrisburg Pike, Orient, OH 43146
Dates: Every Thursday from December 13th – January 3rd i.e., Dec 13th, Dec 20th, Dec 27th, Jan 3rd
Time: 7-8 pm Lesson; 8-10 pm Practica
Price: All club affiliates will pay OSU rates (i.e., $3 students and $5 nonstudents). If you paid for a semester package, it will be honored.

Feel free to use this event page to arrange rides!

Join The Argentine Tango Club at the Ohio State University on Friday, December 7th,  2018 at the Women’s Field House (1790 Cannon Drive, Columbus) for a Potluck Practilonga with Francesco Guerra! There will be a lesson from 7 to 8 PM and a practilonga from 8 to 10 PM. Cost is $3 for students and $5 for non-students! No partner or experience necessary. You may bring an appetizer, dish, or dessert to share.

Francesco Guerra is one of the most experienced Argentine tango dance instructors in Columbus with over 20 years of experience. He got his start in dance from his native country, Italy and began dancing Tango when he moved to America. He studied with Jon Devlin, a prominent tango dance figure. While a primarily a social dance, Francesco’s passion lies in the artistic expression of tango.

 

End your Thanksgiving break with us! Join The Argentine Tango Club at the Ohio State University on Sunday, November 25th 2018 at Portia’s Diner for workshops with Alberto Ramos Cordero!

Date:           Sunday, November 25th 2018
Location:    Portia’s Diner (Address: 3269 N High Street, Columbus)
Time:          4 – 5:30 PM Workshops; 5:30 – 7 PM Milonga
Costs:         Workshops & Milonga – $10 students, $15 non-students; Milonga Only – $5 student & $10 non-students

*Request private lessons with Alberto by sending email to tangoosucolumbus@gmail.com.

Alberto’s Bio:

Alberto is one of the founders of the Cleveland Tango School. Based out of New York and the Caribbean before moving to Cleveland, Alberto and Micaela have taught at the Hunter College Tango Club, Oberlin University, New York’s You Should Be Dancing studios and the Piel Canela Dance Company. They have also done a number of collaborative projects with the modern dance company “The Movement Project”.
They have taught and performed at the Toronto Tango Experience, Pittsburgh Tango Week, Windy City Tango Festival, Detroit’s Mini-Tango Fest among others.

In Puerto Rico they taught alongside the teachers and performers of Y Entonces Tango. Alberto has volunteered and trained at the Mark Morris Dance Company in Brooklyn. While Micaela’s tango is also strongly influenced by her work with T’ai Chi, Feldenkreis, Yoga, and a variety of artistic practices.

Their dance is known for its musicality and playfulness, while their teaching explores the history and traditions of tango. Micaela and Alberto dedicate themselves to helping students create more comfortable, interesting, and grounded tandas throughout the night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhxKe0Q4pt4

 

Alejandro Pinzon is coming back! And this time, he is not coming alone. Join The Argentine Tango Club at the Ohio State University for a special concert featuring RESACA DUO DE TANGO. This event will occur on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at the Women’s Field House. There will be a workshop by Alejandro Pinzon from 7-8 PM and concert and dancing from 8-10 PM. Admission is $10 for students and $15 for non-students. Light refreshments will be provided. You may bring an appetizer, dish, or dessert to share.

 

On Friday, September 7th, join The Argentine Tango Club at the Ohio State University at the Women’s Field House for a Black & White themed Back-to-school Milonga! The night will include a WORKSHOP, RECORDED MUSIC, REFRESHMENTS, PERFORMANCES, & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES! This event is absolutely FREE and open to the PUBLIC! Start time is 7 PM with the musicality workshop with Dr. Martin Gooden, followed by the Milonga (or dance party) from 8 – 11 PM. No partner or experience necessary. Black/white elegant, classy, cocktail dress code. Find us on facebook!

 

Come enjoy yourself and support our organization at Portia’s Café on August 17th, 2018 from 5-9 PM. Portia’s cafe is a highly-rated vegan cafe in Clintonville and offers organic & gluten-free wraps, salads & soups in a bright, casual atmosphere. Let the cashier know you are there to support TangoOSU (by presenting a hard or digital copy of this flyer to the cashier before paying), and Portia’s Café will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal back to our organization.

Also feel free to join us for a practilonga in the space adjacent to the café from 7 to 10 PM. This event is FREE! However, in the spirit of raising funds for the club to help bring in more quality instruction for free or at affordable prices, we will accept donations of any amount at the pratilonga.

 

Join our Club & TRINITY TANGO on July 14th and 15th, 2018 for a series of workshops and practica by Tate Di Chiazza & Karen JaffeTate is an international artist visiting from Buenos Aires. Since his teens he has studied with masters, worked teaching and performing Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires, including most popular La Viruta. Tate has traveled extensively, around the world with Tango, both as an instructor and performer. He toured with the famous show “Tanguera” from 2002-2009. Karen lives near Asheville, NC. In her 20 years of Tango she has supported dancers through offering weekly classes, social dances, has organized dozens of events and has traveled extensively to continue her own education and to teach.

  • Saturday, July 14th at Ohio State Women’s Field House (Address: 1790 Cannon Dr, Columbus, Ohio 43210)
    • 6:00 pm “OCHOS” workshop
    • 7:30-10:00 pm Potluck MILONGA at OSU – PENNY DJs with performance by T&K!
    • Costs: $15 student, $20 non-student, milonga only $5 student/$10 non-student
  • Sunday, July 15th at Trinity Tango (6071 Harrisburg Pike Orient, Ohio 43146)
    • 1:30-3:00 pm “CIRCULAR MOVEMENTS” workshop and 3:00-4:00 pm practica
    • 4:00-5:30 pm “FLEXIBLE EMBRACE” workshop and 5:30p-6:30 pm practica
    • Costs: $15 student, $20 non-student per workshop w/ practica

 

On Friday, April 13th, join The Argentine Tango Club at the Ohio State University at the Women’s Field House for a Special Night of Tango with Alejandro Pinzon, a Tango Instructor, Bandoneon Player, and DJ! The night will include a MUSICALITY WORKSHOP, MILONGA (OR DANCE PARTY), RECORDED & LIVE MUSIC, PERFORMANCES, REFRESHMENTS, & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES! This event is absolutely FREE and open to the PUBLIC! Start time is 7 PM with the musicality workshop with Alejandro, followed by the Milonga (or dance party) from 8 – 11 PM. No partner or experience necessary. Elegant/classy/cocktail dress code. Find us on facebook!

 

On Friday, February 16th, join The Argentine Tango Club at the Ohio State University at the Women’s Field House for our Special Valentines Milonga. Don’t know what a Milonga is? No problem! A “Milonga” is a place or event where tango is danced between a lead and follow. The music played is mainly tango, vals, and milonga (these are musical genres), and we dance to both traditional and alternative/nuevo music styles. Usually, three songs of a kind are played in a row (this is called tanda) followed by a short musical break (called cortina) to clear the dancefloor and allow partner changes. Our event will begin at 7 pm with two dance lessons (beginners & intermediate) that will occur simultaneously, followed by a dance party & potluck from 8 – 11 pm. Are you interested in learning tango? Perhaps you like listening to the music? Or maybe you are looking to meet some friendly and fun people? Then we encourage you to attend! No partner or experience necessary. If this is your first time at our event, it is absolutely free! If not,  it is only $3 for students, and $5 for non-students. Elegant dress code. Find us on facebook!