Welcome to IslaTango!

IslaTango is the premiere source of Argentine Tango in Hawaii.

Offering lessons from renown teacher, George Garcia. IslaTango was founded in 1997, the longest established and most influential tango source in the mid-Pacific area. Our students have developed the proper skills to confidently dance in any milonga, anywhere on the planet.

George co-stars with Christy Coté in Dance Vision USA's highly acclaimed 24 DVD Argentine Tango Instructional Series. A DVIDA National Examiner, George has taught and performed at numerous tango festivals and events in the USA and abroad.

    • 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 Erdemsel, Michelle Lamb, Marcelo Solis y Yanina Messina, Carlos Stasi and Susana Guevara, Julio Marino, Mirabai Deranja, Akiyoshi y Noriko Tanada, Mariana Ancarola, David Orly-Thompson, Facundo Posadas, Gustavo Benzecry-Saba & Maria Olivera, Fernanda & Guillermo, Irina Rees, Yulia Maluta, Hernan & Marina, Carolina Del Rivero, Donato Juarez, Lisette Perelle....
Upcoming Events
Click the link below or see the festival tab for more information

Early Bird Leader tickets extended to November 1st

Single-Follower tickets still available

Joe Powers, musician, harmonica virtuoso joins the marathon

Save the dates...
January 26, 27, 28, 2018
Hawaii Tango Marathon
A marathon of dancing for experienced Argentine Tango dancers...in beautiful tropical Hawaii

Inspirational presentations, themed milongas, great DJs and lots of great dancing with partners from Asia and North America.

DJs Mariano Bejarano, Murat Erdemsel, Hugo Latorre & George Garcia and more...

Live tango music by Argentine keyboardist Miguel Rosenman and harmonica master Joe Powers.

Quality dance floors, perfect for tango marathons. Great sound system. Food and refreshments provided nightly.

VIP Guests & Attendees: Jorge Torres, Akiyoshi & Noriko Tanada (Tokyo), Murat Erdemsel (Turkey), Hugo Latorre (Las Vegas), Silvia Fonseca (Las Vegas), Christy Coté (San Francisco), Hiro Iwashimizu (Tokyo), Yolanda Rossi (LA), Pimon Martell, Colette Hebert (San Diego), and lots of great dancers from Asia in the lineup.

Yolanda Rossi's Tango Splash Boutique - lots of shoes and clothing, plus Pimon Martell will be bringing Turquoise Tango Shoes 'Leon" line of men's shoes.

Check out the traveler tips on the festival page - GG

Hawaii Tango Marathon 2018 tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets

Around The Net...
A tango article - "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|

Argentine Tango Instructional Videos featuring George Garcia and Christy Coté
  • Dance Vision is currently offering a closeout sale on all DVDs. Get yours before they're gone.
  • The most complete and best produced series available
  • Order directly online or see George for more information

How We Teach...
Maestro George Garcia teaches traditional elements for the leader and follower by establishing a tango vocabulary for the student that combines logical movements with strong musical connection with one's partner.

"...If you can walk, you can learn to tango"


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