The bandoneón is melancholically playing, the dancers proudly staring straight past their partners and gracefully crossing their legs. Tango is all the rage in Berlin. The city has long since established itself as an important tango metropolis – in many people’s eyes the most important one after Buenos Aires. Whether classic tango argentino or modern tango nuevo, whether in a historical ballroom or in unusual places out-of-doors, Berlin’s tango scene offers a wide range of possibilities for all tango afficionados.
Tango Dance Evenings
There are dance evenings and tango nights nearly every day of the week in Berlin, where beginners can practice their first steps and profis demonstrate their skills. Milongas (dance evenings for the tango argentino, often including introductions for beginners) are offered by dance schools such as the Azúcar Bendita, where on the first Saturday of every month you are invited to the Milonga Berlin. In the cool ambience of a former factory hall on Gerichtstraße, the Tangoloft dance school not only offers courses but also milongas every Saturday and Sunday. In the legendary Clärchen Ballhaus every Tuesday is tango night. The charmingly old-fashioned dancing bar is a perfect venue for an introductory course for beginners, with everybody dancing together afterwards. There is a tango night every Wednesday in the Mala Junta dance school, and there’s also tango music every Wednesday in the Roter Salon of the Volksbühne. Every Thursday, there are milongas (tango dance events) at the Pfefferberg. There are local and international DJs at the Milongas at Nou in Berlin-Mitte on Fridays. Sometimes they have live music there – very special highlights are the concerts of the "Berlin Community Tango Orchestra". Berlin dates at tangoberlin.de and at tangokalender-berlin.de More tips and infos at: www.tango-reloaded.de
Open-Air in Summer
On Tuesdays, they dance at the Bebop in the Tangobar, while on Wednesdays, dancers gather at El Ocaso, a dance floor at the Frannz Club. And if you want to swing your dancing shoes on a Thursday, the Pfefferberg could be the place to be, but you might also want to check out the tango nights every second and fourth Thursday of the month at Himmelbeet in Berlin's Wedding district. Then on Sunday, once again the Pfeffersberg has its doors open for tango dancers.