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
Monday Night IslaTango Milonga is Ladies Night - ladies get in free

Tango Workshops in Honolulu
with Brigitta Winkler
Sunday Feb 8th

3:00-4:15pm: Happy Milonga
Speed up with ease - concepts to enjoy a challenging dance ! Learn how to improvise traspie variations and space management on the social Dance floor!
It's really an All Levels class (which does not mean it is not for intermediate dancers as well as advanced)

4:30-5:45pm: Flirty VALS
Exercises to incorporate this musical flirtation into your Dance. Experiencing the quality of flow in your body and bringing it into VALS variations.

6:00-7:15pm: Expressive Dancers - More than a Technique!
In this class we concentrate on Tango Roles!...many times seen as diminished or dominant! With a fresh out-view we explore the differences and similarities-for a deeper understanding and the freedom to express. We draw from each other! We co-create the dance each time new!
(Intermediate )

$12 per workshop/$30 for all 3 classes
Drop-in O.K. - register at the workshops
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814
Validated parking

"...If you can walk, you can learn to tango" - anonymous milonguero

Around The Net...
"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|

Hawaiii Public Radio interview about Argentine Tango on "Business of the Arts" with host Bob Sandla. Special guests on the show are musician and tango aficionado Miguel Rosenman and IslaTango's George Garcia.
The show airs twice: Sunday, February 27, at 6:00pm on FM 88.1
and again on Tuesday, March 1, at 5:00pm on 89.3.

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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