Gustavo and MariaOn Wednesday October 28 Gustavo & Maria will teach us “Fun and creative sequences in close embrace”, at MILONGA FLORIDA. And then Maria will delight us with her music selection, DJing for the milonga.

Workshop begins at 7:30 pm.
Milonga from 9 pm. Maria DJing.
(Advance registration is closed)
$35 at the door.
$15 milonga only.
Milonga is included when paying workshop. Classes’s cards, invitations, promotions and deals do not apply.

Where: @ La Pista Tango, 768 Brannan Street, San Francisco.
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About Gustavo and Maria:
Gustavo started dancing in the late ‘90s, studying from milongueros and stage performers. In 2003 he met María and they started teaching together at the famous Salón Canning, in Buenos Aires.

Their teaching method is both precise and gradual. Because of this, they’re among the most popular teachers. They regularly teach workshops in their home town and in international festival and events. Their kindness and good sense of humor make the learning very effective for the students. Gustavo is patient and reflective, María brings dynamism and clarity in the concepts.

Both as teachers and dancers they’ve been touring Europe and America since 2006, taking part in many international events. Gustavo stands out for his elegance, creativity and musicality, and María for her quick adornments and her musical precision.

Together they also work hard on promoting the Tango as a culture. Gustavo has written several books (all of them translated into different languages) and with María they’ve produced instructional dvds on techniques for leaders and followers as well as a documentary on the history of the dance in the 40’s and 50’s, that they screen with educational purposes.

EVERY WEDNESDAY: Drop in class and milonga.

Each class begins with brushing the fundamentals: walking to the rhythm of tango, proper posture and body alignment, comfortable embrace. Every time we investigate a series of concepts using the movements of the dance, from very basics to more sophisticated. We will work on technical details through exercises and drills. I will demonstrate how the elements function in connection with the music, the floor, the partner, and other couples on the line of dance. The students learn to gracefully navigate the milonga floor as well as the whole cultural context of social tango.

At Milonga Florida we play an exquisite selection of Tango, Milonga and Vals tandas; you’ll find a friendly and inviting atmosphere, where dancers adhere to the Milonga codes. Experience the connection of dancing Tango, join us.

$15 one class promotional price until November 6, 2015, $19 after, (includes milonga). PURCHASE ONLINE.
$15 milonga only.


Classes’ cards include milonga, but cannot be use for milonga only. Classes cards can be used in all my classes, excepted Walnut Creek classes. For more information about Walnut Creek classes, click here.

NEW: 8 classes’ series, starting on November 6, 2015.  $79 (includes milonga).

Program for beginners: 

  • Class 1: What is tango? Origins, Golden Era and today. Music: instruments, Sextets, Orquesta Tipica. Posture, walk and pivots. Line of dance. How to enter the dance floor. 
  • Class 2: Review of class 1, connection between partners. Eyes, “cabeceo” and codes of the milongas. Rhythmic variations of walking. Embrace. The Era of Sextets.
  • Class 3: Previous classes’ review, cross and parallel systems, forward and backward ochos. Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica 1935 to 1940.
  • Class 4: Previous classes’ review, change of direction and half turn. Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica 1939 to 1948.
  • Class 5: Previous classes’ review, turns and circular movements. Anibal Troilo y Carlos Di Sarli y su Orquesta Típica 1938 to 1944.
  • Class 6: Previous classes’ review, crosses: basic, cruzado, sentada. Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica 1943 to 1948.
  • Class 7: Previous classes’ review, “paradas”, “sanguchito”, embellishments. Other Orquestas Tipicas of the Golden Era.
  • Class 8: Previous classes review, different rhythms of tango: tango, milonga and vals.

Program for intermediates: To be announced. Please, contact me.

PRIVATE LESSONS: A personalized approach and close up perspective on your own dance.

STUDIO RENT IS INCLUDED in these prices. Private classes are of 50 minutes, with one Master instructor, for couples, and usually at the same place of the group classes during the same day on an earlier hour.

Private lessons will be booked after payment is received.


For private lessons for individuals and/or a Master couple of instructors, click here.


Milonga is the place where tango lives. We, the team of Milonga Florida, are committed to making it a home for all who seek sweetness and beauty in the embrace of our greatest passion: TANGO.

We like to practice the codes of the milonga. They allow each milonguera and milonguero to dance with who they want, when they want, without pressure. The milonga codes allow you to enjoy the maximum freedom, and encourage respect among everyone. Freedom and respect are inseparable.

We play music of the Golden Era, beautifully and carefully made by artists who loved tango, and crafted it for great tango dancers. Most of those musicians were milongueros, too, which gave them full understanding of the art form.

We like to greet you, give you a place in our hearts, and a physical place at our milonga. Please let us assign a chair at a table for you and your friends. If you come alone we will introduce you to our regulars. We are a group that loves to dance tango, enjoys listening to tango music, and appreciates the culture of tango. We welcome you to share with us that love, joy, and appreciation. 

Please let us know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions.  We want to hear from you.


Long Life to Tango

Milonga Florida Team