Getting Started with Missoula Tango


Tango is a dance you can start quickly and easily. It all starts with walking and connecting with your partner and the music. From there, if you get "hooked" you can enjoy a long time of learning intricacies and enjoying your dance more and more. 

Here's some thoughts for followers on Getting Tango Shoes.

If you want to get started in Missoula, try one of these regular events:

  • Tango Connections Classes with Lori & Patrick at the Downtown Dance Collective.
    These classes usually run in a six week series. It's best to start at the beginning of a series if you can. Check out the front page of this website for the current schedule. The DDC studio is located at 121 W. Main in Missoula. The phone number to register is: 406-541-7240.

Beginning classes on Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Continuing classes on Wednesdays 7:50 pm
Advanced classes on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

  • Friday practica
    This is a weekly event. You're welcome to come with no previous experience. Experienced dancers are very helpful and will gladly show you the basics to get you started. 
    6:00 to 7:30 pm  •  $5  •  Venue changes, check out the front page for details.
    All levels Welcome. Come and dance with us.

Also, each of our monthly dances offers a beginner introductory lesson. These events are a great opportunity to try out tango, and then stay on and dance at the milonga, which is the tango social dance. You can also watch other experienced dancers and get a sense of the vibrant tango community we have in Missoula.

  • Tango Nights
  • 2nd Saturday Milonga - Tango at the Brick Room, DDC.
    Intro. class - 8:00 to 9:00 pm
    Milonga - 9:00 to midnight
    Check out the front page of this website for the current schedule.
  • 4th Saturday Milonga - Venue and details changes.
    Intro. class and social dance.
    Check out the front page of this website for the current schedule.

Interested in more? Check out the Missoula Tango Facebook Page for up to date details and photos from recent events. 

You can also view our tango ettiquette and vocabulary handout here:

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