Festivalito: December 10-12

Please join us for a three-day celebration of tango music & dance, centered around International Tango Day (December 11th). The whole event takes place at the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. Attendance is therefore limited. Please register soon!


7:30-8:45 pm: Solo Piano Recital by PABLO ESTIGARRIBIA
9 pm-1 am: Festivalito Milonga wth DJ BURAK OZKOSEM


4-8 pm: Milonga celebrating 25 years of ORQUESTA EL ARRANQUE. El Arranque, with vocalist JUAN VILLARREAL, will play live for dancing from Buenos Aires, streamed into our studio. We will simultaneously be able to see other milongas around the world, dancing to the same livestream! Before & after the livestream, we’re honored to have DJ KERRY KAY!

NEW! You can now register to watch the El Arranque Concert directly from your home. Registration is FREE, but donations to support the livestream are greatly appreciated. Details here.


1-2:30 pm: Lecture on Horacio Salgan by PABLO ESTIGARRIBIA
3-7 pm: Milonga with DJ CRAIG HERRINGTON & Holiday Gift Bazaar

More info & registration...

Inez Muzzopapa in Philadelphia: December 8-19

How incredibly lucky are we to have Inez Muzzopapa back in Philadelphia, our first guest teacher residency in over a year!?!

Private lessons

Available December 8 through 18
$110 / one hour or $400 / four hours
Contact Meredith to schedule: meredithklein@gmail.com or text to 617-291-3798

Group lessons on our regular schedule

Wednesdays, December 8 & 15
(Note new class times starting December 8)

7-8 pm: Int / Adv Tango: Steps in Cross System

8-9 pm: Beg Tango: Steps in Parallel System (FREE under age 30)

9 pm-midnight: Palermo Fishtown Milonga with LIVE MUSIC

Special Workshops

Monday, December 13, 7:30-9 pm
Musicality for Tango Dancers - Co-taught by a dancer (Ines Muzzopapa) & a musician (Pablo Estigarribia).
More info & registration

Tuesday, December 14, 7:30-9 pm
Lead & Follow: Technique for Both Roles
More Info & Registration

December 8: Live Music Palermo Fishtown Milonga

The last two Palermo Fishtown Milongas of the year will feature LIVE MUSIC for dancing. How great is that?

Wednesday, December 8: Violinist Sergio Reyes & Pianist Emiliano Messiez, playing TANGO & a bit of KLEZMER. Happy by-then-belated Hanukkah!

Wednesday December 15: Pianist Pablo Estigarribia

Suggested milonga payment: $15-25
Class: $20 (Buy one class; get the other free today.)


You can also pay sliding scale here.

Both milongas are preceded by two classes taught by Inez Muzzopapa & Meredith Klein. Details here

Make Your Tango Live Music Dreams Come True

The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School was founded in 2008 with the mission to teach, promote and provide opportunities to dance Argentine tango. Since 2017, we have been pursuing another mission in parallel: to help change the culture around tango music at tango dance events.

Whereas the vast majority of tango events in the world today use primarily recordings from the 1930s through 1950s, we are striving to increase dancers’ comfort with new and live tango music, and increase tango musicians’ interest in creating and playing danceable live music.

We already have this array of live tango music events on the calendar for 2022:

  • February 12, 2022: Concert + Milonga Qilombo | Tango with Winnie
  • February 26, 2022: Concert + Milonga Qilombo | Oscuro Quintet
  • March 12, 2022: Concert + Milonga Qilombo | Colectivo Tangente
  • April 23, 2022: Concert + Milonga Qilombo | Argentine Folkloric Trio with vocalist Sofia Tosello
  • April 30, 2022: Concert + Milonga Qilombo | Yasmina Raies Trio
  • June 2, 2022: Philadelphia Tango Festival | Vocalist Juan Villarreal & Guitarist Patricio Crom (together for the first time in the U.S!)
  • June 3, 2022: Philadelphia Tango Festival | Tango with Winnie
  • June 4, 2022: Philadelphia Tango Festival | The Emiliano Messiez Tango Quartet
  • June 5, 2022: Philadelphia Tango Festival with lots of surprises
  • October 7-16, 2022: Tango XXI, A Celebration of Contemporary Tango Music

Please consider supporting these efforts with a donation to our Live Music 2022 Fund. Hosted by our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, your contributions to this campaign are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Tango en la Terraza: One of the very closest projects to my heart, this series of 12 concerts (March 2021 to February 2022) has still not achieved full funding. Please check out our campaign on gofundme and consider supporting.

Thanks so much for your support!

Buy PATS Merch

Last year, when we were down in the dumps, our Studio Cat Oracle, Sheldon, told us that we’d embrace again. He was right. Now he wants everyone to know it.

Buy “Sheldon says…” gear, PATS logo items, and other fun stuff at our Threadless Artist Shop, where you will truly find the perfect gift for every crazy Philly-identified tanguero/a on your list.

Shop now

Tango en la Terraza: Online Concerts from Buenos Aires to the World

Time is FLYING and we’re already at Program 9 in this year-long series. If you have missed any concerts, consider SUBSCRIBING and getting access to all of the programs!

Program 9 of Tango en la Terraza, features:

  • Guido Iacopetti, guitar
  • Rodrigo Perelsztein, guitar & voice
  • Dancers Bruno Tombari & Rocio Lequio

View the trailer: https://youtu.be/7hRpesBvQ6M

Your ticket gives you access to:

  • The streaming event: Friday, November 26 @ 8 pm EST
  • On-demand access from Saturday, November 27 through Friday, December 3

Tickets & more info: www.tangoenlaterraza.com
Additional donation link: https://gofund.me/2be45aea

NYE 2022: Concert, Dinner & Milonga

When 2021 started, we were still in isolation, sheltering in place to try to tamp down the raging pandemic. As 2021 ends, the pandemic is ongoing, but vaccines have opened the door to a safe-enough way of gathering for many of us. I am so grateful to be back dancing tango with all of you, hearing live music and even gathering to share food. We’re going to do all three for an epic New Year’s Eve celebration, which will take place at the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School.

Friday, December 31
6:30-7 pm: Arrive & mingle
7-8 pm: Concert by guitarist Pato Chrome
8-9 pm: Prep food, mingle & dance
9-10:30 pm: Dinner: Asado by Matthew with side dishes by all of you
10:30 pm-1:30 am or later: Milonga with NYE toast. DJ Craig Herrington.

Tickets are very limited. Buy yours now, if you’d like to attend.

$70 - I will simply attend.
$60 - I will attend and bring a side dish or bottle of wine/champagne
$50 - I will attend and bring a side dish AND bottle of wine/champagne

This event, like all our events, requires proof in advance of full vaccination status. Your registration is not confirmed until you send your vaxx card to meredithklein@gmail.com. If you already have done so, you don’t have to do it again.

Due to an anticipated winter / holiday Covid surge, we will ask everyone to additionally submit a photo of a negative result on a Covid rapid test, taken on the same day as the event. We recommend the BinaxNOW test, produced by Abbott.

Covid Policies

All in-studio activities require proof in advance of full vaccination. If your vaxx card is not already on file, please submit it immediately to the contact information below.

In order to provide a safe, fully vaxxed environment, we need everyone to pre-register.

Masks are encouraged, but not required. Please make sure to bring a mask, in case one of your partners does not feel safe dancing mask-less.

If you are experiencing any symptoms that could be indicative of Covid-19, please stay away from the studio. Just inform Meredith of the reason for cancellation and we will credit your account the amount paid.

If you start having symptoms, or test positive, within 3 days of attending an event, please reach out to Meredith so we can inform other attendees.

Contact info for vaccine cards & reporting symptoms / positive cases:
Meredith Klein