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 Honolulu now has a solid tango community in the middle of the Pacific. George co-stars with Christy Coté in Dance Vision USA's highly acclaimed 24 DVD Argentine Tango Instructional Series - they are both DVIDA National Examiners. George has taught and performed at numerous tango festivals and events in the USA and abroad.

    • 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 Erdemsel, Michelle Lamb, Marcelo Solis y Yanina Messina, Carlos Stasi and Susana Guevara, Julio Marino, Mirabai Deranja, Akiyoshi y Noriko Tanada, Mariana Ancarola, David Orly-Thompson, Facundo Posadas, Gustavo Benzecry-Saba & Maria Olivera, Fernanda & Guillermo, Irina Rees, Yulia Maluta, Hernan & Marina, Carolina Del Rivero, Donato Juarez....
Upcoming Events
Save the dates...
January 26-28, 2018
Information coming soon - see festival page for information
(yes, updating =)

Argentine Tango Bootcamp July 2017

A tango immersion is the most effective way to learn and retain the essential skills you need to survive at any milonga in the world...even in Buenos Aires. Experience not necessary - Partner not necessary. Singles welcome - Open to the public!

Argentine Tango Basic Bootcamp
Saturday, July 22 - 3:00-8:00pm
Instructed by George and Staff - No experience necessary
Fundamental Elements of Tango -Caminatas, Ochos - Forward/Backward, Molinete, the Cruzada
Common Sequences for the Salon
- Popular Walking & Turning Figures
Practice session from 8:30-10:30pm included
Cost: $45/tx per person

Int/Adv Tango Bootcamp July 28, 29, 30
with George & Lisette
Instruction by George Garcia and special guest teacher, Lisette Perelle of San Francisco. Lisette has been dancing since the age of five. She has trained and performed with some of the finest master teachers in the world. She brings her experience and her insightful and gentle teaching method to share with students in Honolulu. Join us!

Friday, July 28 - 7:00-10:00pm - Tango for the Salon
Caminatas, Giros, Paradas, Cortados
Saturday, July 29 - 3:00-8:00pm - Dynamics, Musicality, Embellishments
How to move with the music and How to Choose your Moves
Sunday, July 30 3:00-8:00pm - Special Tango Sequences, plus Milonga & Vals
Special and favorite combinations

$125/person - $220 per couple
Register by email or register/pay at Honolulu Club Hospitality Desk

Save the dates...
January 26, 27, 28, 2018
Hawaii Tango Marathon
A tango weekend in Honolulu
Great DJs and inspirational presentations
VIP Guests: Jorge Torres, Murat Erdemsel, Hugo Latorre & Silvia Fonseca, Christy Coté, Akiyoshi & Noriko, Hiro Iwashimizu
DJs Mariano Bejarano, Hugo Latorre, Murat Erdemsel
The tango marathon venue will be at Aloha Dance Sport Studio, 350 Ward Avenue, Honolulu 96814. Two dance floors! Special presentations, midnight snacks and refreshment, massage therapists on site, and more good stuff...

Send me an email to get onto my announcements mailing list.
There will be a welcome milonga on Thursday nigth and a farewell milonga on the following Monday at the Honolulu Club.
- GG

How We Teach...
Maestro George Garcia teaches traditional elements for the leader and follower by establishing a tango vocabulary for the student that combines logical movements with strong musical connection with one's partner.

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

Around The Net...
A tango article - "Do's and Don'ts of Inviting and Accepting" by Ney Melo
What is the proper tango etiquette of asking someone to dance? Is there a method? Click here for a great article by Ney: |more|

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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