Welcome to Charlottesville Tango!

Charlottesville Tango is social dance club. We are also all-volunteer and not-for-profit . We offer weekly classes, practicas, a regular Saturday night milonga as well as workshops and festivals throughout the year. We love dancing.

Check out our calendar and we'll see you on the dance floor.

Our TANGO ON WATER studio is located 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


Parking in the Water St garage is open 24 hours. It’s is directly above the studio. The first hour is free and if you leave the garage after 1am (Thursday-Saturday) then parking is completely free. Reason to tango on!

We did it!

In 2018 we raised $6,000 towers our new studio. We truly appreciate your help. All donations went going directly towards a brand new wooden floor installed, a kitchenette, lighting, and shades. With your help we've turned our new venue into something beautiful. It really is like dancing Tango on Water.




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! 

Cost: $15 for regular milongas. Price includes light refreshments.

Save money & check out our monthly memberships

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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

Cost: $10 for Nathan & Sarah’s Thursday night practica.

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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.

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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.

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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