Tango Events in and Around Missoula

The Missoula tango community is friendly and welcoming.

Regional calendar

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Current tango opportunities at the Downtown Dance Collective in Missoula 

(Click on the DDC link to register for classes or the dances)

  • Tango Connection Classes
    Current 6-week progressive sesion on Wednesdays, May 11th - Jun 15th.
    Beginning classes 6:05 PM - Michaela Stockhouse & Patrick Marsolek
    Practica 7:10 PM

    Continuing classes 7:25 PM - Lori Mitchell & Patrick Marsolek
    Practica 8:30 PM


Advanced/Tango Team: Current 6-week progressive session on Tuesdays, May 10th - Jun 14th at 7:30 - 8:30 PM - Lori Mitchell & Patrick Marsolek

Read more about Requirements for classes

Read more about Tango Connections with Lori & Patrick

  • Tango Night at the Brick Room

Monthly beginner's class and milonga on the Second Saturday of each month.
Next Milonga: Saturday, June 11th
Class 8:00 to 9:00 PM
Milonga 9:00 PM to midnight
Tickets $10 for the whole event or $8 students


  • Friday Tango Practica
6:00 to 7:30 PM
Regular Location: The Downtown Dance Collective - 121 W. Main Street
All levels Welcome. Come and dance with us. Suggested $5 donation.
Check out the Missoula Tango Facebook Page for up to date details.

  • Special Friday Practilonga - The third Friday of each month

Next Practilonga: Friday, June 17th
6:00 to 9:00 PM
At the Downtown Dance Collective - 121 W. Main
Bring along a friend, snacks and a drink for more relaxed dancing and social time.
Suggested $5 donation

Other locations:

  • 4th Saturday Milonga/Dance - The Missoula Winery
    Next Milonga: Saturday, May 28th
    Location: The Missoula Winery - 5646 W Harrier, Missoula, MT 59808
    1 hour introductory class at 8:00 PM and Milonga 9:00 PM to midnight
    Tickets: $10 per person or $8 for students

  • Summer Sunday Practica 
    Next Practica: Sunday, May 29th
    Come and join us for dancing and relaxing at 7:00 PM
    Location: Patrick & Lori's House in Potomac
    Direction:  here 

​Upcoming Workshops

If you know of other classes, events or workshops being offered in and around Missoula or regionally, please contact us and we'll post them on the Regional Calendar.

For more Missoula area tango info. and regional news, visit the Missoula tango Facebook page.

Thanks to Tango Sensación!

We had a wonderful night of dancing to live music by Tango Sensación for the Grand Milonga at the Missoula Tango Marathon on May 14th, 2016.

Tango Sensación. Tango quartet from Helena, Mt. We're so excited to have live tango music in Montana! They are: Phil Robison bandoneon and vocals, Ellie Parker violin, Ruth Stuart-Anderson piano, and Chuck Porte, bass.

Here is the link to the video of their performance: view it here.

Missoula Tango Marathon - May 13th - 15th, 2016


Greetings Everyone.

Thanks for a wonderful Marathon Weekend!


Whew, what a great weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’m a little rummy today and I’m grateful I have some time to get my head collected and ready for the week.

Firstly, thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful marathon, again! We had almost a hundred different people participating over the weekend - with the whole range of experience and coming to Missoula from far and wide!

Thanks to Journey, Tommy, David, Lucia, Rebekah, Lisa, Rob, Buell, Katherine, Lauren and Lloyd for teaching and DJing for us. Your diverse perspectives, care and attention and enthusiasm made the weekend rich for everyone! Thanks to Ruth, Ellie, Chuck and Phil of Tango Sensación for their wonderful music at our Grand Milonga.

Thanks to all of you who came from… (Let’s see if I can cover the major cities....) Missoula, Stevensville, Hamilton, Kalispell, Helena, Bozeman, Livingston, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Idaho Falls, Billings, Nelson BC (and Grand Forks), Boise, Portland, Bismark, and Tucson!

And a special thanks to all the locals who hosted our out of town guests. As I figure it, we had 35 visiting guests billeted in 20 different homes. Wow! I hope you all get the opportunity to reciprocate and visit these other communities and stay with new friends.

Thanks also to all of you who volunteered your help in so many ways with the logistics for the weekend. All of your love and care makes the whole thing work! Thanks to Krys and Vince for hosting a fabulous Potluck BBQ, and to all of you who brought so much wonderful food! Thanks to Rob for running lights. And to all of the rest of you for the workings of the event, clean-up, decorating and organizing and even to last nights detailed clean-up: KJ, Lisa, Ann, Ryan, Danette, Lee, Buell, Pamela, Kalle, Krys, Michael, Tasha, Michaela, Vince, Danny, Sabina, Teresa, Sandra, Abby, Hemant, Julierae, George, Charlotte, Paul, and the rest of you!

Thanks again to the businesses that donated items for our raffles; The Empanada Shop, Wordens, Butterfly Herbs, Five on Black, Big Dipper, Kettlehouse, and Missoula Wine Merchants.

And of course a huge thanks to Heather who runs the Downtown Dance Collective for having created such an awesome space for us to live in for the whole weekend.

And lastly, a great thanks to Lori for all her help keeping me sane and being my foundation through all the juggling and logistics.

So, for follow-up, would you be willing to take a few moments to share your thoughts on the weekend? I’ve created a simple survey here: respond here.

Also, I’ll post many photos on the Marathon event page on Facebook: join here.

I have also uploaded them to a dropbox account. I’ll leave these online for a couple weeks, feel free to download what you want. Here’s the drop box link: view and download them here.

Here is another link to more photos from the weekend, photography by Chan Jong: view and download them here.

If anyone else took pictures and are willing to share, please post them to the Facebook page as well.


Till next time! Abrazos to you all! 



Missoula Tango Marathon - Late Milonga May 15th, 2016

Yes, those crazy tango dancers really did go until 4:30 in the morning during the Missoula Tango Marathon weekend. Thanks to the DDC for such an awesome home for Missoula Tango!

Yay! What an awesome group making it to the very end. So much gratitute for all the wonderful folks who came and have made this such a wonderful weekend.


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