Welcome to the online home of Ithaca Tangueros!

We are a student organization at Cornell University. We organize events for Argentine tango dancers at Cornell and the greater Ithaca area, including informal practices every Thursday, tango parties (milongas) every Sunday and occasional workshops with local and visiting instructors. We also maintain a mailing list, an events calendar and this website, with information about more tango events in Ithaca and upstate NY. 

We do not dance competitively, we dance for fun! Check out this blog post for some general info about Argentine tango. If you like what you see, why not give it a try? We love new dancers, and tango is for everyone, young and old, introvert and extrovert, regardless of fitness level, talent or previous dance experience. Here are some ways to get started:

  • Cornell PE class, Fall session or Spring session. Once a week, FREE and open to the general public (people not affiliated with Cornell University). The next session starts Sept 2nd. See www.pe.cornell.edu/classes for more details.

  • Progressive series of classes with local instructor Juan Brache. Lessons once a week on Mondays, at Just Because Center, located at 1013 W State St, Ithaca. $60 per person for a series of 4 consecutive classes, $45 for students, $20 per drop-in lesson. The next series for complete beginners starts August 31st.

  • Free informal drop-in intro lessons during our Thursday practices, 7:30-8:30 pm, Physical Sciences Building (but see the calendar in case the location changes). These are informal, non-progressive classes taught by a rotating cast of our more experienced dancers. They can be a great way to see what tango is all about, before committing to a series to really solidify your knowledge. Note: some weeks there might not be a volunteer available. To be sure the intro lessons are on, send us an email or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Or just drop by our Thursday practices or Sunday tango parties to see what tango is all about. And feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

If you would like to join our listserv, please send an email to tango-l-request@cornell.edu with the word "join" in the body. To no longer receive emails, write the word "leave" in the body. More instructions here.

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Beginner Series:

Next beginner lesson series level I with Juan Brache begins Monday, Aug 31st at Just Because Center, 1013 W State St, Ithaca, from 6:30-7:45pm.

Intermediate Series:

New beginner/intermediate series with Juan Brache begins Monday, Aug 31st at Just Because Center, 1013 W State St, Ithaca, from 8-9:15pm. Topic will be Ocho Cortados and Turns.

Drop-in intro lessons:

Curious about tango, but not sure you want to commit to a series yet? Come to our Thursday practices! Take a free intro class, 7:30-8:30pm, then stay to practice what you've learned. See calendar for locations; email us or sign up for our newsletter for availability.