Juan D'ArienzoOn Wednesday December 16 we celebrate D’Arienzo‘s birthday. In 1936, Juan D’Arienzo successfully appeared in the disputable territory of popularity. He was just 35 years old, one less than Julio De Caro —stylistically placed on the other end of the musical horizon of tango— he had been a star since 1924 and D’Arienzo started to become one when Pablo Osvaldo Valle took him to the brand new El Mundo radio station. What in no way meant, at all, that D’Arienzo were a late tango player. Like almost all the musicians in those days, he started in tango as a boy. Read more…

8 pm: Beginner’s 8 classes NEW SERIES by Marcelo Solis, class 6: previous classes’ review, crosses: basic, cruzado, sentada. Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica 1943 to 1948.

9 pm to midnight: Milonga (Tango dance party). DJ  Marcelo Solis.

Where: @ La Pista Tango, 768 Brannan Street, San Francisco.
Parking at Milonga Florida, click here.

EVERY WEDNESDAY: Drop in class, classes series and milonga.

$19 one class (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 11, 2015.  $79 (includes milonga). Terms and conditions, click here.

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.

Terms and conditions, click here.

Program for intermediates: Starting on January 2016, $79Click here to purchase it.. Please, contact me for more information.

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

Private lessons will be booked after payment is received.


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