Text Box: Luis Perez

Backstreet Tango 
3505 South 14th St. 
Tacoma, WA 98405
Email: Backstreettango@gmail.com

Specializing in Social Argentine Tango

A dance of passion, emotion, and discovery

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Text Box:          ******* Parking *******    
   The only authorized parking for students attending group  classes is at Hearing and Audiology Clinic parking lot at 1311 S. Union.  It is on the same block as my house.  Parking is only available after 6 p.m. Please park there and enter through the back door of the house .  Thanks
We now accept all major credit cards  

Still not sure?  Check out our Student Reviews. Or stop by for a free introductory class.  
We would love to help you make dancing a lifelong passion, and along the way make new friends.  
          I   consistently seek out professionals to evaluate my instruction to ensure that I am qualified, updated and teaching how  the industry  desires tango to be taught.  This is just to ensure my students that they are getting what they pay for (professional up to date instruction)  A person can say he has been teaching and dancing forever but, that doesn’t validate his/her abilities dancing, knowledge or ability to teach.   Just something you might think about when choosing an instructor. 

Interesting Comparison
Recently I found a quote that coincides with the way I am teaching Argentine Tango.  
Christy Cote and George Garcia state: “ There is an underlying code and logic that all tangueros understand.  It can be compared to speaking a language.  Once you understand the vocabulary and grammar of the language you can improvise your words and communicate with others that speak your language.”  My studio does just that, by teaching the elements of the dance you are learning the vocabulary and grammar of Argentine Tango.  Learning Tango by learning patterns is like improvising the words and vocabulary of a language you haven’t yet learned.

       How to Learn Tango

Text Box: “The only Master certified Social Argentine Tango Instructor  in the South 
Sound”  If your going to invest your time to learn this dance , invest it wisely!

  Welcome to Backstreet Tango!  We hope our website will provide you a general introduction to the wonderful world of Argentine tango, and all the details about our program and studio located in Tacoma, Washington.  Seattle and the great Pacific Northwest boast exciting, vibrant Argentine tango communities.  Our goal in developing Backstreet Tango is to expand the Seattle area's thriving tango culture even more by providing tangueroes in Tacoma and the South Sound communities a place to call home.  We offer enthusiasts who seek a great and traditional Argentine tango venue with a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the South Sound an alternative to those long Seattle drives.                                       


    This isn't a gigantic ballroom dance studio where you will sit and not be noticed!  It’s a cozy, friendly place where everyone is approachable and everyone will know each other by name and as friends.  Our guiding vision for Backstreet Tango is to inspire even more tango connections in our area by offering all students the very finest quality instruction, and always in a friendly, home town atmosphere.  BST welcomes a diverse community of leads and followers.

We teach using a workshop format, emphasizing mastery of the core elements of tango.  Our class focuses on developing a solid understanding along with the proper performance of the basic elements of the dance.  From these, we create the increasingly varied and intricate patterns that give the Argentine tango its uniquely rich character.  As each element is studied, the associated patterns for varying its entry and exit are introduced.  Weekly 1 p.m. workshops are focused on a different topic or theme every month.

Whether you've been dancing Argentine tango for many years and want to improve your technique and brush up on rusty skills, or you've never been on a dance floor and just want to try it out, or anywhere in between-- we invite you to begin or continue your journey with us.  Partners are not required.  And there's never an extra charge for fun!


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Text Box: *****Ongoing special for first time students (eight classes ) all for the price of 40 dollars.  
*******Students who continue past their first eight lessons can purchase 10 lessons for an upfront cost of $70 vs  ten dollars per lesson. 
Text Box: Upcoming Events 
17 Sept,  Next Milonga at the studio 
23 Sept , Lakewood Elks Milonga 
23 Sept Lakewood Elks Milonga
Future Possiblities Let us kow if your interested
Road trip on a Saturday to Seattle 
Road trip to Portland tango festival Oct 15-16
San Miguel de Allenda Mexico Tango Festival Mar 14-18
Cruise to Cuba  Tango in Orlando, Key West May 27-31

Student Comments:

Teah Scheel
 reviewed Backstreet Tango — 5 star

I started taking Argentine Tango classes from Luis Perez a few months ago. It’s always such a pleasure to come to his friendly and welcoming studio, Backstreet Tango.

Luis is very patient and always eager to teach. Such dedication is worth noting, as he will repeat, and drill, and teach his students as many times as it is necessary to understand the move. He doesn’t just teach the move, he teaches the cause and effect of each movement, proper body positioning, and other minute nuances of Argentine Tango style to give it a polished look. Luis is very knowledgeable about AT, and he is very passionate about teaching. You can see the spark in his eyes every time when we finally get the move.   TO view entire comment please see the Student Comments and review section.


Text Box: Tuesdays 6:30 Absolute Beginners class                 Wednesdays  6:30 Absolute Beginners Class Sundays 12 p.m.  Absolute Beginners Class Sundays 1 p.m.  Level 2 Beginners Class    
Sundays 2 p.m.  Intermediate Class
Practica 1st Sunday, Milonga 3rd Sunday
Monthly 3-5:30 pm 
Lakewood Elks Milonga 4th Saturday 
Monthly 4:15 to 6:50 pm
Olympia Tango 4th Sunday Monthly 3-5:30 pm