Welcome to IslaTango!

IslaTango is the premiere source of Argentine Tango in Hawaii. Offering lessons from internationally recognized tango maestro George Garcia. IslaTango was founded in 1997 and is now a solid tango community in the middle of the Pacific. George stars with Christy Coté in Dance Vision USA's highly acclaimed 20 DVD Argentine Tango Instructional Series. He has performed at the Tango Libertad Show in Tokyo and judged the competitions at the World Tango Festival in Tokyo in 2006 and 2007. George is a DVIDA National Examiner.

    • Tango for Absolute Beginners: A four-week series that starts on the first Wednesday of each month. "If you can walk... you can learn to tango" with expert instruction from maestro George Garcia. Class meets on the first four Wednesdays of the month at 7:30-8:30pm with a 2-hour practice session included. See "Lessons" page for details.
    • Would you like to take your tango to a higher level? George offers private coaching that gives immediate and long term results for both leader or follower. Learn out how to create that 'Lush Connection' that partners find irresistible.
    • Visiting tango instructors - Past workshops with guest instructors throughout the years include Carlos Gavito y Marcela Duran, Hugo y Miriam, Jorge Torres, Graciela Gonzalez, Fabian Salas, Cecilia Gonzales, Christy Coté, Chelsea Eng, Evan Wallace y Michelle Badion, Felix Chavez, Alberto y Valorie, Daniel Trenner, Rebecca Shulman, Brigitte Winkler, Jean-Sebastien Rampazzi, Florencia Tacchetti, Jorge Nel Giraldo y Milena, Gloria and Claudio Otero, Felix Chavez, Emil Sansour y Nazan, Miguel Angel Pla, Julian Miller Ramil y Claudia Lissette, Susana Miller, Cacho Dante, Murat y Michelle, Marcelo Solis y Yanina Messina, Carlos Stasi and Susana Guevara, Julio Marino y Mirabai Deranja, Akiyoshi y Noriko Tanada, Mariana Ancarola y David Orly-Thompson, Facundo Posadas, Gustavo Benzecry-Saba & Maria Olivera, Fernanda & Guillermo...
Upcoming Events
IslaTango Monday Night Milonga returns!

IslaTango Summer Tango Bootcamp in Honolulu!
Hosted by George Garcia

Basic/Int Argentine Tango Bootcamp: July 18-20, 2014
Friday, July 18
7:00-10:00pm: The Five Fundamentals
Saturday, July 19
2:30-7:30pm: Traditional Pasos of Tango
Sunday, July 20
2:30-7:30pm: Improvisation for Lead/Follow
Cost: $125
At Honolulu Club

Int/Adv Argentine Tango Bootcamp: July 25-27, 2014
Friday, July 25
7:00-10:00pm: What's Hot in Buenos Aires
Saturday, July 26
2:30-7:30pm: Close Embrace/Flowing Embrace
Sunday, July 27
2:30-7:30pm: Tango, Milonga, Vals (Figures in Common)
7:30-9:30 - End of Bootcamp Milonga party in the Club Lounge
Cost: $125
At Honolulu Club

Both Tango Bootcamps for $185
All Bootcamp events will be held at
Honolulu Club
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814

Milongas and Practicas

IslaTango Monday Night Milonga returns April 7th
Medici's in the Manoa School of Arts & Music
Beautiful dance floor! Extended hours
7:30pm ‘til midnight
Byob ~ bring your favorite fine beverages
Admission~ $10

Manoa School of Art & Music
Manoa Marketplace
2851 E Manoa Rd
Honolulu, HI 96822

Wednesdays ongoing...
IslaTango Practica
Hosted and deejayed by George Garcia
$8/person (free with beginner class)
Honolulu Club Studio 1 (5th Floor)

Saturdays ongoing...
IslaTango Saturday Night Milonga at The Honolulu Club Lounge
Music selections of the Golden Age Orchestras in tandas and cortinas
Hosted and deejayed by George Garcia
Admission: $10/person
BYOB, some refreshments provided, potluck welcome
5-hour validated parking

Honolulu Club
932 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822

"...If you can walk, you can learn to tango" - anonymous milonguero

Around The Net...
George Garcia's "Lush Connection" concepts - Mark Andersen, a fan from the Bay Area describes his own experience of the teachings of the Maestro at a workshop in San Francisco. George's concise explanation of the "Lush Embrace", posture, and axis differentiations of leader and follower, invitation, response inspired revelatory reactions of the entire class. |more| (Type in "4 Secrets" in the Archive Search box)

"Do's and Don'ts of Inviting and Accepting" by Ney Melo
What is the proper tango etiquette of asking someone to dance? Is there a method? Click here for a great article by Ney: |more|

Hot off the Press!
Hawaiii Public Radio interview about Argentine Tango on "Business of the Arts" with host Bob Sandla. Special guests on the show are musician and tango aficionado Miguel Rosenman and IslaTango's George Garcia.
The show airs twice: Sunday, February 27, at 6:00pm on FM 88.1
and again on Tuesday, March 1, at 5:00pm on 89.3.

Argentine Tango Instructional Videos featuring George Garcia and Christy Coté
  • One of the most complete and best produced series available
  • A great way to review what George has taught in class
  • George's best students use these DVDs to improve their skills
  • Order directly online or see George for more information


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