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Girasol Tango Social

An outdoor tango event presented by Sunflower Philly + Philadelphia Argentine Tango School

Tuesdays in June

UPDATE: Registration is now closed for the June 15 event. If you missed it, sign up now for June 22, 29 and July 6!

6-7 pm: All-levels Tango Class - taught by Andres & Meredith (Couples only. No partner change.)
7-9 pm: Milonga (Partner change allowed.)

Masks required at check-in and while on the dance platform. Fully vaxxed are welcome to take masks off while in the picnic table area. Your registration is not complete until you review the terms and complete a form.

Special guests:
6/15: Live music by bandoneonist Leandro Ragusa & pianist Emiliano Messiez
6/22: DJ Kerry Kay
6/29: DJ Maria Aldrete

Learn more & review event terms...

June 26-27: First Weekend of Live, In-Person Tango Events

Here we go!

Our first weekend of tango events at 2030 Frankford Ave since the pandemic started. Proof in advance of full vaccination is required. Masks are required at all times.

Saturday, June 26:
8-9 pm: In-studio screening of “Tango en la Terraza” concert, featuring vocalist Eleonora Barletta & guitarist Ariel Argañaraz, and dancers Gustavo Rember & Marina Kenny

9:15 pm-after midnight: Milonga Qilombo featuring live music by bandoneonist Hugo Satorre (also part of the “Tango en la Terraza” series) and pianist Winnie Cheung

Milonga attendance is limited to 20 leaders, 20 followers, and 10 people who commit to dance both roles equally.

Sunday, June 27
3-4:30 pm: In-person Tango Lecture Series event: “Exploring the Big Four Orchestras”, presented by Hugo Satorre.

This workshop will delve into the “big” tango orchestras, D’Arienzo, Di Sarli, Troilo and Pugliese, to learn about them, recognize each orchestra’s unique style, and find the relationships between the music and the technical and musical possibilities in our dance.

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Philadelphia Piazzolla Music Festival: July 11-20

Concerts, Lectures, Master Classes & Workshops

Join us for an epic celebration of the Astor Piazzolla Centennial.

The festival is anchored by the presence, straight from Buenos Aires, of:
Horacio Romo, bandoneon
Pablo Agri, violin

Go to festival page

Watch Horacio Romo & Pablo Agri playing on the stage of the esteemed Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires in March 2021, as part of the official celebration of the Astor Piazzolla Centennial.

Also featured are pianist Emiliano Messiez, lecturers Maria Susana Azzi, Leandro Benmergui & Federico Diaz, dancers Meredith Klein & Andres Amarilla, and other special guests.

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Limited Attendance In-Person Group Classes

Full vaccination & masks required

In June, we will start to slowly bring back in-person activities, cautiously, and with a lot of precautions. At the same time, we are committed to maintaining an active virtual schedule for those who cannot participate in person.

Wednesdays, June 2-23
6:45-7:45 pm: Socially-distanced tango technique - no contact (SOLD OUT)
8-9 pm: Int/Adv Tango - no partner change (SOLD OUT)

For now, registration is by series.

Technique series: $80
Int/Adv tango series: $80 (per person)

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Online Class Offerings

Mondays
7-8 pm: Tango Technique (Andres & Meredith)

Thursdays
5:45-6:30 pm: Resilient Body - In shape through the pandemic (Diana Cruz)
7-8 pm: Tango Technique (Diana Cruz)

Fridays
5-6 pm: Hatha Flow / Yin Yoga with Carolyn Merritt
6:30-7:30 pm: Int/Adv Tango - Partners class (Andres & Meredith)

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

Join us June 25 for the premiere of Program 4 of Tango en la Terraza, featuring vocalist Eleonora Barletta & guitarist Ariel Argañaraz, as well as dancers Gustavo Rember & Marina Kenny. After the premiere, the program remains available on demand through July 2.

Program 4: June 25-July 2

Vocalist Eleonora Barletta & Guitarist Ariel Argañaraz
Dancers: Gustavo Rember & Marina Kenny

With special guests:
Bandeonist Horacio Romo & Violinist Pablo Agri

Watch the trailer!

More information & tickets: Tango en la Terraza website

Ways to Register

My Best Studio
The preferred way to register is to use our registration system, which is called My Best Studio. You can use My Best Studio through our website or download the mobile App:

Other Methods
We have set up additional payment methods for those who wish to take advantage of the sliding scale option, or who have any trouble paying through our registration system.

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Concerts & A Documentary Available On-Demand

Spend a night away from netflix, support tango artists, and feel some true tango inspiration by watching any of the following on-demand videos:

  • Tango in Three Centuries: A Documentary on Tango Music History, featuring Leandro Ragusa & Omar Garcia Brunelli
  • Concert by Juan Villarreal & Patricio Crom, celebrating International Tango Day
  • A Night with Lisandro Adrover: A Concert & Interview with Genius of the Bandoneon, Lisandro Adrover

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WRTI 90.1 FM Performance & Interview

On September 30, 2019, WRTI 90.1 FM Philadelphia aired a beautiful show on Argentine tango, featuring performances and interviews by pianist Emiliano Messiez, bandoneonist Leandro Ragusa, and dancers Gustavo Rember and Meredith Klein. The show offers an up-to-the-minute view of the state of tango music today, and the ways that tango dance and tango music are influencing each other.

Please take a few moments to watch and listen!