TangoLife Classes May 16+

Get set for TangoLife Milonga’s 8th year, and the 12th year of TangoLife classes!!

Sergio Sottile and Damaris Aveiro dancing in Mendoza, Argentina

Dear TangoLovers,

We hear that each new journey begins with a single step, but perhaps we never truly know where that journey will take us! It still amazes me that TangoLife Milonga has just celebrated its seventh anniversary!! I am so thankful for all of you who continue to foster and feed this milonga, which is made up of thousands of embraces, a million steps, great music, a sweet venue, lots of food, and a clean oak floor. Let’s see where the next 7 years may take us!


The next TangoLife Milonga, on June 4, will include two exciting workshops prior to the milonga. Do watch the enclosed video of Sergio Sottile from Argentina. His clean footwork (check out those two-footed pivots!), and sensitive timing, would make any tanguera swoon! Stay tuned for details. Meanwhile save the date. Our DJ will be Francis Nowaczynski from Vancouver. The cultural theme will be AFRICA!


Classes (below) are on normal schedule. Big thanks to David Beaumier, Krissa Micklewait, and Eric Cole for filling in for me while I was exploring the National Parks in Utah! It was an outstanding, refreshing trip, and I’m glad to be back on the dance floor!



TUESDAYS: Big Class before the Bell Tower Practica”
Come one and all to our
big class, with more students, more technique drills, and a full uninterrupted hour to develop step sequences and grow your tango from the ground up. Get your shoes on by 6:30 pm, and let’s get this tango moving! No experience needed, but all levels will be challenged to reach their best abilities.
Class: 6:30-7:30 pm, beginner/early intermediate levels. $10.


Optional Practica (below) from 7:30-9:30 pm: $5.

Instructors: Rebecca Niemier, David Beaumier

Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham



TUESDAYS: Come practice your tango with everyone, or just your favorite partner. Work out those moves and technique you learned in class in our relaxed setting! Exquisite tango music will be pouring up through the Bell Tower, at the purple building where N Garden and Ellis streets intersect. The 1100 SQ FT sprung bamboo floor is wonderful, there’s a great sound system, mirrors that will not lie, and even a ballet bar. Average number of dancers is holding steady at 22-30. Save a landfill and bring a water bottle. Street parking is free.

Practica: 7:30-9:30 pm. All levels are welcome. $5 each.

Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham

Hosted by Rebecca and the B’ham tango community



THURSDAYS: Going for it! Working into sustained close embrace, as comfort and ability allow, we polish fundamental patterns everyone should know, with variations and smooth transitions. Intermediate concepts, including the purpose behind sacadas, molinetes, back crosses, embellishments. Emphasis on proficiency and musicality. Getting comfortable dancing to vals and milonga songs. Understanding differences between various tango styles. Digging into the wisdom and surprising dynamics of the milonguero style. Please RSVP for space availability.

Thursdays, Intermediate level, 7-8:30 pm. $10.

TangoLife Studio, 2610 Likely Ct. (Near Lakeway and Woburn St.)

Assistant teacher: Eric Cole.



Still just $40/hour or $50/1.5 hour, for one or two people. (This is part of my investment in growing the community. Most teachers charge $70-100.) Typically we really do accomplish a month of progress in one session, for men or women. Taking one private every 4-6 weeks will keep bad habits in check and progress going forward. I’m available afternoons, some evenings and weekends by appointment.