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 classes, sponsor Milongas and practicas, and present workshops and festivals at various times throughout the year. We'll see you on the dance floor!


Join us for Anna’s tango lessons on Thursday nights!

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.

Grand Opening weekend events

October 27-28

Special package for all events $65!

Saturday, October 27

Workshops with Rosalia Gasso and Alejandro Barrientos

3:30-4:45 pm: Working on Challenging Sequences. Turns and variations to improve technique, balance and quality of the movements. $30

5:00-6:15 pm: Advanced Sequences. Use of the pivot and sacadas for leaders. Molinetes and change of dynamic for followers. $30


9 pm ‘til “La Cumparsita”

with DJ Katherine Hiett

performance by Rosalia y Alejandro*

Wine and refreshment

alternative music mixed in beginning 11 pm


Sunday, October 28

2-4 pm: Practica guided by Rosalia y Alejandro, $5

Cash/check at the door. Parking available on-street and at the Water Street parking garage (open until 1 am)

Need housing for the weekend? Contact betsychesler@gmail.com

* Rosalia Gasso and Alejandro Barrientos are available for private lessons October 24-31 at our new studio. Contact rosaliayalejandro@gmail.com or text at 347-843-9330. $100/lesson, $400 for 5 lessons.

We’re almost there!

We’re just shy of hitting our goal of $6,000. Please help us to cross the line. And thank you very much to all of our donors.

Don’t forget the Grand Opening is on October 27th at 9pm.

Please donate towards our moving and set-up costs towards our SOON-TO-BE-OPENING 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 

Save the date – Our Grand Opening is October 27!

Head over to TANGO ON WATER at 208 Water St. E. to dance and celebrate Charlottesville's new tango space, beginning 9 pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!


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! 

Upcoming Milonga Schedule

"Hosted by TBA" indicates we are looking for a Volunteer Host! 


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

Upcoming Practica Schedule


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

Upcoming Classes Schedule


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.

Upcoming Festival Schedule


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.

Upcoming Workshops

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, you will see the details listed below.

Upcoming Private Lesson Opportunities