Argentine Tango

An Evening With
Nito & Elba Garcia

Monday, September 1st

4:30 – 5:30 pm Chamuyo
5:30 – 6:30 pm Potluck

There is so much more to Tango than just dancing! Jack Girolo will host this social event at his home, 957 Skyline Dr, SLO. Please RSVP to Jack. Nito and Elba will share some of their experiences from the Golden Age of Tango to the present. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the context of the dance and ask lots of questions.

San Luis Obispo Veterans’ Hall

All classes at 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo near Grand Ave. and Monterey St.

7:00 – 8:30 pm First Class: Vals

Enjoying the beautiful and unique Argentine Waltz.

8:30 – 10:00 pm Second Class: Milonga

Milonga, a member of the Argentine Tango music and dance families, is a playful and fun dance that uses tango's improvisational nature and intimate partnership.

Cost: $30 per person per class. Pre-register online.

No partners required! The last 15 minutes of each class will be for practice and/or warm-up for next class. Please try to arrive early so you don’t miss anything. This workshop will take place instead of the regularlly scheduled class and practica.

Private Instruction is $120 per hour, discounted to $100 for dancers who have registered for at least one group class. Please contact Rich to schedule private classes on Tuesday.

Nito Garcia learned Tango the old-fashioned way, watching his uncle and aunt dance on a packed-earth patio in the province of Buenos Aires more than half a century ago. As a young man he polished his skills in the dance halls of Buenos Aires in the '50s, was a principal dancer with the orchestra of Osvaldo Pugliese, and later moved to Mar Del Plata, on the Atlantic coast of Argentina, where he continued to perform and teach.

Supremely creative and elegant exponents of the tango, Nito & Elba have, in recent years, been "rediscovered" by a younger generation of tangueros in Buenos Aires, many of whom seek them out for individual instruction.

Nito & Elba teach regularly in South America and tour North America and Europe frequently for workshops and seminars. They have been featured instructors at Nora's Tango Week, as well as the International Tango Congresses, held annually in Buenos Aires.

They will also be teaching in Santa Barbara August 28th through 31st. Follow this link for more information on those classes.

Nito & Elba’s web site is

For more information: Call Rich, (805)461-4898.

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