Welcome to IslaTango!

IslaTango is the premiere source of Argentine Tango in Hawaii. Offering lessons from internationally recognized tango maestro George Garcia. IslaTango was founded in 1997 and is now a solid tango community in the middle of the Pacific. George stars with Christy Coté in Dance Vision USA's highly acclaimed 20 DVD Argentine Tango Instructional Series. He has performed at the Tango Libertad Show in Tokyo and judged the competitions at the World Tango Festival in Tokyo in 2006 and 2007. George is a DVIDA National Examiner.

    • Tango for Absolute Beginners: A four-week series that starts on the first Wednesday of each month. "If you can walk... you can learn to tango" with expert instruction from maestro George Garcia. Class meets on the first four Wednesdays of the month at 7:30-8:30pm with a 2-hour practice session included. See "Lessons" page for details.
    • Would you like to take your tango to a higher level? George offers private coaching that gives immediate and long term results for both leader or follower. Learn out how to create that 'Lush Connection' that partners find irresistible.
    • Visiting tango instructors - Past workshops with guest instructors throughout the years include Carlos Gavito y Marcela Duran, Hugo y Miriam, Jorge Torres, Graciela Gonzalez, Fabian Salas, Cecilia Gonzales, Christy Coté, Chelsea Eng, Evan Wallace y Michelle Badion, Felix Chavez, Alberto y Valorie, Daniel Trenner, Rebecca Shulman, Brigitte Winkler, Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi, Florencia Tacchetti, Jorge Nel Giraldo y Milena, Gloria and Claudio Otero, Felix Chavez, Emil Sansour y Nazan, Miguel Angel Pla, Julian Miller Ramil y Claudia Lissette, Susana Miller, Cacho Dante, Murat y Michelle, Marcelo Solis y Yanina Messina, Carlos Stasi and Susana Guevara, Julio Marino y Mirabai Deranja, Akiyoshi y Noriko Tanada, Mariana Ancarola y David Orly-Thompson, Facundo Posadas, Gustavo Benzecry-Saba & Maria Olivera, Fernanda & Guillermo...
Upcoming Events
The grand re-opening of Islatango's Milonga Night Monday on November 23rd will feature live music by Argentine keyboardist Miguel Rosenman with pieces from tango's finest dance music as well as tango selections by IslaTango DJ (me). The new space has a city view with picture windows, a rectangular dance floor, very danceable and the atmosphere has a feel of Buenos Aires.

IslaTango Monday Night Milonga
Enjoy tango in the milonga format of Buenos Aires with the music of Pugliese, DiSarli, D'Arienzo, Troilo and all the great orchestras of tango as George Garcia hosts and DJs this weekly Milonga. Formatted with tandas (sets) of tangos, valses and milongas y cortinas to separate the tandas.
Dress Code: Dress to Impress. Please observe Tango Etiquette at this event.
Admission: $10 for men, $5 promotion for ladies
Bar and restaurant service available
Open to the public
5-hour validated parking
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Save the dates...
January 2016 in Honolulu
Argentine Tango Bootcamp Immersion Courses
with George Garcia
Jan 22, 23, 24 - Basic/Int Argentine Tango
Jan 29, 30, 31 - Int/Adv Argentine Tango
Learn to dance the traditional tango of Buenos Aires with accelerated weekend courses with over 12 hours of instruction per bootcamp!
George's tango bootcamps are a fun, quick and effective way to learn this elegant and classic dance. No partner necessary to sign up. Open to public.

Beg/Int ArgentineTango Bootcamp
No experience required
Jan 22, Fri 7:00-10:00pm
Jan 23, Sat 3:00-8:00pm
Jan 24, Sun 3:00-8:00pm
$125/person - $220 per couple

Int/Adv Argentine Tango Bootcamp
Beg/Int Camp or experience required
Jan 29, Fri 7:00-10:00pm
Jan 30, Sat 3:00-8:00pm
Jan 31, Sun 3:00-8:00pm
$125/person - $220 per couple

$220 for both bootcamps
$380/couple for both bootcamps

Open to the Public
Sign up by January 1st for $10 off
Re-enlisters get another $10 off
PayPal, credit card accepted
Contact George for information and registration

"...If you can walk, you can learn to tango"

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Argentine Tango Instructional Videos featuring George Garcia and Christy Coté
  • Four new videos released!
  • One of the most complete and best produced series available
  • A great way to review what George has taught in class
  • George's best students use these DVDs to improve their skills
  • Order directly online or see George for more information


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