Tango parties 

Georgian Ballroom at the Biltmore
A major milonga event. Argentine masters Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne will teach workshops, Sept. 18-21. They are likely to draw dancers from all over the country. The highlight of the weekend will be a milonga at the Biltmore, Fri., Sept. 19, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 817 W. Peachtree St. www.tango-rio.com; rondap@mindspring.com

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
About five times a year, Tango-Rio throws a milonga that draws tango dancers from all over the region. A one-hour introductory class is offered before the party. Mailing list and Web page announce upcoming dates. 980 Briarcliff Road, 404-872-5338. www.tango-rio.com; rondap@mindspring.com

Tango and Tapas at Pura Vida
A casual party with food and drinks the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 8-11 p.m. 654 N. Highland Ave., 404-870-9797. www.tango-atlanta.com; lesliehodges@hotmail.com

Dance and Dine at Carpe Diem
Another casual party with food and drinks the first Thursday of the month, 8:30-11 p.m. 105 Sycamore Place, Decatur. 404-687-9696. www.tango-atlanta.com; lesliehodges@hotmail.com

Milonga a Media Luz, Club Europe
Horacio Arcidiacono teaches a tango class, then Club Europe hosts a milonga the first and third Sunday of the month, 6-7 p.m. (class) and 7-9:30 p.m. (milonga). 4001 Presidential Parkway. www.atlantatango.com; barbara@atlantatango.com

Once you take a few classes or attend a few public milongas, you'll quickly get invited (unless you're a real jerk) to lots of small, private milongas that local dancers and instructors hold in their homes.



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