Welcome to Charlottesville Tango!

We are an all volunteer, non-profit social community of Argentine Tango dancer who participate because we love the dance. We also exist to promote Argentine Tango and to that end we offer weekly classes, milongas and practicas, and we host workshops and festivals at various times throughout the year. We'll see you on the dance floor!

Visit us at TANGO ON WATER, our new studio at 208 E. Water Street near the Downtown Mall.


Rosalia and Alejandro

in residence

February 22-March 3

Rosalia Gasso and Alejandro Barrientos will be back in Charlottesville offering private lessons at our Tango on Water studio. To schedule a lesson, contact Rosalia at rosaliayalejandro@gmail.com or 347-843-9330.

$100/private lesson. 5 lessons for $400. $10 floor fee per class.

They will teach a special class on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 pm. $15. Open to all levels.


Thursday Night Guided Practica

Nathan and Sarah will be teaching groovy new steps and sequences and guiding our evening practica.

Dates: January 17 -February 28

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $10

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Charlottesville tango is happy to announce new class series in January 2019! “Tango Nuevo with Edwin Roa” starts on Friday, January 15th. Edwin is professional dancer, performer and teacher. He offers instructions in all three major branches of partner dance: ballroom, social and theater dance. You can find more detailed information about him on his website zabordance.com

Community Announcements


Are you aware of this? Charlottesville makes changes to downtown parking garages, including keeping them open for 24 hours a day.www.cbs19news.com

https://www.cbs19news.com/content/news/Price-and-hour-changes-at-downtown-parking-garages-496628971.htmlPrice and hour changes at downtown parking garages

This means that people leaving the garage after 1am (Thursday-Saturday) get free parking. Reason to tango on, night owls. The first hour is free! They're also having more security late at night.

We’re almost there!

Please donate towards our moving and set-up costs towards our downtown venue on East Water St, Charlottesville. 

We've raised about $5,689 towards our goal of $6,000. We truly appreciate your help. All donations are going directly towards a brand new wooden floor, a kitchenette, lighting, and shades. 

With your help we'll turn our new venue into something beautiful, and you really will be dancing Tango on Water.

Visit our GOFUNDME site at 

It's official, we have moved! Come to our weekly milonga at new TANGO ON WATER studio! We've been cleaning, painting and installing floors, fixtures, mirrors and equipment, and having fun putting this new community studio together for all of us. Looking forward to celebrating its beginnings with you! We'll continue to work on the studio in the coming months. 

Check our website calendar and  Facebook page for updates.



Big Move in progress:
Check out the journey of our mirrors making their way Downtown to their new home!

A new floor and lighting are installed. 

We thank you for all the different kinds of support we've received!




Every Saturday night, Charlottesville Tango hosts our weekly milonga. Be sure to check the calendar for changes and details.

Milongas are social dances for Argentine tango. They are a great time to dance, try out what you learned in lessons, and meet the greater tango community! 

Calendar of Events


Practica is a time to dance, practice, try out new moves, and discuss what works – and what works better! Often, the host, in addition to DJ-ing, will share an idea, movement, or tool/exercise and will be available to answer questions and offer suggestions. This is a great bridge for beginning dancers between classes and milongas, and is a great opportunity for more experienced dancers to share their tips and work on refining their skills.

Practica Dress code: Casual

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Charlottesville Tango  offers classes by local instructors on a regular basis for all ranges of experience. See the calendar for upcoming classes!

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Charlottesville Tango  is striving to provide a growing Argentinte Tango community, both in number of participants as well as skill level. Bringing in top-notch instuctors for short intensives is one way to present new material and concepts, link to the broader world-wide community, and keep our local community alive and vibrant.

These intensives and workshops are often referred to as Festivals in the tango community.

Calendar of Events


Occasionally Charlottesville Tango will have guest teachers visit our studio to provide classes with a particular focus in tango. Check below for any upcoming workshops that we have planned.

Calendar of Events

Private Lessons

When we have guest teachers in the area they often offer a chance for private lessons at the studio. If there are opportunities for private lessons at Charlottesville Tango, they will be shown on the calendar.

Calendar of Events