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Eastern Market


Classes & milonga every Thursday + 1st Saturday

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Eastern Market


Classes & milonga every Thursday + 1st Saturday

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.

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Sport & Health


Tango workshop, Sundays 4-6pm

Sport & Health


Tango workshop, Sundays 4-6pm

Guest teachers Rocio & Luciano (20 Oct. 2013)

Sunday Classes

Intermediate Workshop, 4-6pm ($20)

Improve your dancing with Jake & Dasha on Sundays at Capitol Hill Sport & Health! Our workshops are designed to help you improvise fluently, and to develop skills like spatial awareness, memory, partnering, and rhythm---so you can become a better and more well rounded dancer.

Our recent topics have included "Creativity in Tango," "General Musicality," and "Social Sacadas."

Workshop Format (4-6pm)

Our new format lets us explore key concepts in greater depth, and with the flexibility to give each student more individual attention and more time to get it. Classes include a mix of:

  • Solo work at the mirror to sharpen your skills
  • Partner practice to deepen your body awareness
  • Group drills to maintain your technique

Guest Teachers (occasional)

Periodically we feature a two-workshop format with talented guest teachers who are visiting DC. Recent guests have included Rocio & Luciano, Virginia Pandolfi, and Cecilia Gonzalez.

Workshops with visiting teachers are announced as we schedule them, and usually meet at 4pm and 5:30 (75 mins. each).

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Resources


Calendar, Links, and More

Resources


Calendar, Links, and More

Resources & Links

Whether you're just getting into tango or you're new to the DC tango community, check out these resources for some more information about where to dance, how to dance, and why to dance :)

Learn Tango Music

Check out this hour-long discussion of the 2/4 measure in tango, with Jake Spatz and show host Maxfield Wollam-Fisher on Takoma Radio's program "Bienvenido al Tango."

Capital Tangueros

This volunteer calendar lists all the tango events in the DC area, and has up-to-date information about scheduling of classes, milongas, and other special events. Check it often!

In Strangers' Arms

Read about the cultural background and the roots of tango with In Strangers' Arms by Beatriz Dujovne (McFarland, 2011). Jake edited the book and provided many translations of tango lyrics.