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 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, Coming soon: Natalia Hills....
Upcoming Events
Reminder - No milonga on Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day

Argentine Tango Summer Boot Camps in Honolulu

George Garcia teaches the traditional tango of Buenos Aires with accelerated weekend courses with over 12 hours of instruction per boot camp.
IslaTango Boot Camp is a fun and effective way to learn this elegant dance.
No partner necessary, singles welcome, we rotate partners in class.
Classes at the Honoluluu Club - Open to the public.

Beg/Int Argentine Tango Boot Camp July 15, 16, 17
Fri 7:00-10:00pm: Progressive Basic, Cadencia, Ocho Cortados
Sat 4:00-8:00pm: Forward Ochos, Back Ochos, Boleos and Molinetes
Sat 8:30-10:30pm: Guided Practica
Sun 4:00-8:00pm: Traditional Sequences, Vals and Milonga Traspie
$125/person - $220 per couple

Int/Adv Close Embrace Boot Camp July 22, 23, 24
Fri 7:00-10:00pm: The Flowing Close Embrace, Walks and Cortados
Sat 4:00-8:00pm: Giros/Turns, Paradas and Arrastres
Sat 8:30-10:30pm: Guided Practica
Sun 4:00-8:00pm: Enganches, Volcadas/Colgadas, Adornos
$125/person - $220 per couple

New students - $195 for both weekends - $360 per couple
Register by July 8th for $10 off, re-enlisters take an additional $10 off
Reserve your slot by emailing us - see contact page

IslaTango Monday Night Milonga
7:30-11:00pm - Traditional tango selections by DJ George
Tandas with cortinas, dress code, tango etiquette observed
$10 admission, Ladies $5
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Ave
Honolulu, HI 96814


How We Teach...
Maestro George Garcia teaches solid fundamentals for the leader and follower by establishing a tango vocabulary for the student that combines the basic elements of the dance with a strong musical connection with the partner.

 Argentine Tango has several styles: Tango Salon (open-embrace), Tango Milonguero-close-embrace: the preferred style of the dance halls in Buenos Aires and worldwide, and Tango for Performance on the stage.

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

Around The Net...
Dance Camp Las Vegas 2016
George Garcia & Christy Coté teach in the After Hours Program
Three nights of tango in Las Vegas!
Link to Dance Vision USA

Save the dates...
Las Vegas Red Carpet Tango Festival October 13, 14, 15 & 16 - 2016
at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
George & Christy are featured instructors at Hugo LaTorre and Silvia Fonseca's annual tango festival in Las Vegas.

Red Carpet Tango Festival is an Argentine Tango exclusive event in which we will exhibit and express the most unaltered and purest form of Argentine Tango.
This is a unique Festival and offers you a first class setting in which you are our special guest. We are rolling out the RED CARPET to welcome you and from the moment you arrive you will enjoy a memorable and unforgettable experience.
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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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