Martin Maldonado & Maurizio Ghella, Oct. 2013. (Photo: Christian Amonson / Arts Laureate)

The Main Event

Join us at Eastern Market every Thursday and 1st Saturday for group classes and a traditional milonga, and enjoy the spacious floor, sociable dancers, and talented DJs. This historic venue with its 50-foot ceilings is a "home away from home" for many world-class performers and traveling social dancers, and dedicated local tangueros are the beating heart of the event.

Classes (Beg. & Int.)

Thursdays, $10 each
7pm Beg. | 8pm Int.

House teacher Jake Spatz has been offering classes at Eastern Market since 2006, and is now assisted by several talented Washington dancers including Liz Sabatiuk, Dasha Khripkova, Ruth Kubishen, and Jose Ortiz.

Thursday Milonga

9pm-12:30am, $12
($2 off with class)

Since 2004, Eastern Market has featured a traditional milonga every Thursday night, with Golden Age music and a habit of attracting the best local and traveling tangueros.

1st Saturdays

9pm All Levels class, $10
Milonga 10pm-2am, $15

The first Saturday of each month, Eastern Market hosts a special Saturday edition event, with an all-levels class at 9pm and dancing from 10pm until 2am.