Argentine tango milonga, Vancouver
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' LA GARUFA" tango festival in Vancouver, October 6 - 9 / 2016


Milonga tips

15:00 to 22:00 - Salon La Argentina/ El Arranque at Bartolome Mitre 1759
21:00 to 4:00 - Club Gricel at La Rioja 1180 (the best dance floor, but extremely crowded)
18:00 to 24:00 - Plaza Bohemia at Maipu 444 (also our favorite milonga, meeting the local middle-age crowd, good energy)
16:00 to 23:00 - Salon Canning at Av. R. Scalabrini Ortiz 1331 (a very large square dance floor)
22:30 to 4:00 - Confiteria Ideal at Suipacha 384 (Live Orquestas) (tourist crowd, stone tile floor, but excellent live music by two different orquestas, Eduardo Saucedo made us feel very welcome!)
18:00 to 0:30 - El Beso at Riobamba 416 (be careful of the big column in the middle of the dance floor, avoid being seated below the water dripping air conditioning unit)
22:30 to 4:00 - Nino Bien/ Centro Region Leonesa at Humberto 1 - 1462 (good dance floor in a large venue)
23:00 to 3:00 - Tango Cool at Club Malcolm at Av. Cordoba 5064 (recommended by locals for younger crowd)
22:30 to 5:00 - Club Gricel at La Rioja 1180 (recommended by locals for couples on Friday nights)
22:30 to 4:00 - Club La Independencia at Av. Independencia 572
24:00 to 6:00 - Centro Armenio at Armenia 1366/ La Viruta (recommended by locals for younger crowd)
22:00 to 4:30 - Sunderland Club at Lugones 3161 (recommended by the locals for couples and groups, dine, dance and people watching in a basketball court, very far from city center, no taxi service when you leave at 4:00; pre-arrangement for taxi service is recommended)
0:15 to 5 - Sabor a Tango at Italia Unita at Tte. Gral. J. D. Peron 2543
15:00 to 21:00 - Confiteria Ideal at Suipacha 384 (lots of space to practice on sunday afternoon, occasionally tourists group dropped in to take photos...)

Shopping tips
DNI - Corrientes 2140 - Tango shoes and clothing for men and women (Best fitting women's slitted pants and excellent women's practice shoes)
Sexo Opuesto de Fran Yard - Corrientes 3058 Abasto - Goth/ Heavy Metal clothing (lots of Men's Italian-cut pants)
Artesanal - Tomas de Anchorena 537 - Tango shoes/ clothing for men and women (Very good service and their shoes fit wider feet in very good style)
Lolo Gerard - Tomas de Anchorena 607 - Tango shoes for men and women (Very good service and their shoes fit wider feet in very good style for both men and women)
Tango 8 - Lavalle 3101 - Tango shoes/ clothing for men and women and instructional DVD (Good clothing selections at very good prices and they are all hidden at the back of the store)
Tango Brujo - Esmeralda 754 - Tango shoes/ clothing for men and women (Good service; Women's shoes fit narrower feet; Men's Italian-cut pants of higher quality)
Comme il Faut - Arenales 1239 Puerta 3 Dpto. M (1061) - Tango shoes for women (You don't get to see their entire stock; their staff will pick for you based on what you describe, so be prepared)
Neo Tango - Sarmiento 1938 (No service at all)
Tango Leike - Sarmiento 1947 (shoes in the front, clothing at the back. Cash only for the clothing.)
Fabio Shoe - Riobamba 10 piso 10 A (10th floor) (Nuevo Style, extremely light and comfortable dance shoes for both men and women, cash only.)

Classes tips
Escuela Argentina de Tango at Galleria Pacific, Centro Cultural Borges Recommendations:
1, Alejandro Figliolo and Valeria Inarra
2, Demian Garcia and Laura De Altube
CAD$5 per class or CAD$54 for a 12-class package deal
DNI - Corrientes 2140
Pablo and Dana, the owners. CAD$5 per class
Confiteria Ideal
- Suipacha 384
Wednesday Night 21:00 to 22:30
Edurado Saucedo and Marisa Quiroga. CAD$6.5 class and milonga



Argentine tango events and activities in Vancouver

Limbers Dance Discount

VanStart Dance Vancouver BC

Tango lirico - informative website about tango


St. Mary's Ukrainian Centre:
3150 Ash Street
-west of Cambie st. at 16th  and Ash st.
Ample free parking available

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Dance to the music of Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, Troilo and Pugliese, and watch the sun set in the ocean.
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