Cleveland Tango

(top photo credit: Blair Judson)

Welcome! Here’s a bit about us and what we do:

Tango is a social dance originally from Argentina and Uruguay; it began as a mixture of music styles from several different cultures coming together for the first time. The music and movements that came out of this hotbed of creative experimentation have proven to last for almost (or in some cases longer than) a hundred years now.

The dance, too, has evolved over those years (almost even vanishing at one point!); drawing from other dance styles like ballet and contemporary, now a large focus for dancers is how to do this as enjoyably as possible for as long as possible. This is a very exciting time to be involved with tango, especially here at The Cleveland Tango School where the goal is: Healthy Bodies, Creative Minds, Great Hugs

The Cleveland Tango School has been effectively closed while everyone is experiencing this global health crisis, but we never stopped training and working on this business. Now we are very carefully starting to rebuild a healthy and sustainable community of dancers here in town.

If you’re interested in supporting or participating in what we do please consider one of these options! And thank you for helping two working artists continue to create something beautiful in this world ♥️

–> Buy us a coffee! If you’re not comfortable dancing right now, or don’t live in Cleveland, you can still help support what we’re trying to build with the school. Anything is appreciated, if you have enough to give, and we now have three subscription levels with different ways to get engaged with us!

–> Join our classes! Currently we’re offering classes on Tuesdays at Viva Dance and soon we’ll have an option on Thursday as well through the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center!

–> Come for our events! We’re starting to host parties again, at beautiful Forest City Brewery, and excited to get back into the groove of being out for a night of dancing. Every second and fourth Thursday, 7-10pm, 2135 Columbus Road

–> Sign up for the mailing list below to stay updated about what we’re doing to roll with these global changes and how we plan to keep growing as artists and artisans of this beautiful dance.

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Every Tuesday at 7pm we’ll be going over the basics of tango and how to get a functional dance fast!

No partner or experience needed, beginners and begin-againers welcome, masks on!
$68/4 weekly sessions or $20 drop in

Help us out and please register through Viva Dance Studio ahead of time, but also we know times are crazy so thank you for being patient with us and we look forward to fitting in to your schedule:)


photo credits go to Steven Thull, and stay tuned for more information about our stalwart team of tanguer@s

Join us for a monthly subscription club of tango content and art projects!

Whether you want to get access to some tools that can help you with your own tango journey or just want to help support us in ours, this is a *very* meaningful way to be involved with the school 💪

We have two beautiful venues available to us, come join us for a party at Forest City Brewery every first Wednesday of the month and Kaiser Gallery every third Wednesday!