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
"For the Love of Tango"
Tango Movie starring Jorge Torres at Doris Duke Theatre - Nov 25, 26, 29
Produced by Gawain Bantle, directed by Susan Kucera

Master Teacher Jorge Torres
Workshops in Honolulu

Honolulu Club
Sunday, Nov 30th 3:00-7:30pm
3:00-4:15pm: Balance Technique - All Levels
4:30-5:45pm: Turns and Enrosques in Tango (Int/Adv)
6:00-7:15pm: Circular Movements in Vals (Int/Adv)
$20/workshop $50/All three classes
Honolulu Club, 932 Ward Avenue, Hon, HI 96814
Open to public - validated parking - drop-in okay

save the dates...

New to tango? This is the course that starts your tango adventure…
Beg/Int Argentine Tango Bootcamp January 9-11
Fri 7:00-10:00pm: DVIDA Bronze I - Figures 1-5
Progressive Basic, Cadencia, Cortado, Cadencia Turns to L&R
Sat 3:00-8:00pm - DVIDA Bronze II - Figures 6-10
Forward Ochos, Back Ochos and Molinetes
Sun 3:00-8:00pm - Review I & II, continue with Bronze III
Turns with Lapiz, Paradas, Pasadas, Ganchos and Arrastres,
$125/person - $220 per couple


Int/Adv Close Embrace Bootcamp January 16-18
Fri 7:00-10:00pm - DVIDA Bronze III Figures 11-15
Plus review of all previous figures from Basic Camp
Sat 3:00-8:00pm - DVIDA Silver I
Molinetes, Turn Sequences, Boleos, Crossed-System
Sun 3:00-8:00pm - DVIDA Silver II, plus…
Giros with Sacadas, Crosses, Rondés, Embellishments
Sun 8:00-9:30pm - Bootcamp After Party
$125/person - $220 per couple

$195 for both weekends - $360 per couple
Sign up by Dec 31 for $10 off - Re-enlisters add $10 off!

All classes at Honolulu Club
email us for flyer and information


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

 
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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
  • Four new videos released!
  • 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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