Tango Boise

Argentine Tango In Boise


Class content and descriptions are still a bit in process.  

Schedule times & venues are set!

Curious about Argentine Tango? Come see what we're all about!
The QTANGO Workshop weekend invites beginners or wanna-be-tango-dancers to participate in our workshop weekend.
No prior dancing experience required.   The musicality concepts taught by Erskine will encourage and excite experienced tango dancers too!  This is truly an all levels workshop weekend!


QTANGO WORKSHOP WEEKEND (June 18 - 21, 2015)


Created in July, 2009, by Erskine Maytorena (third generation tango musician and opera singer), QTANGO performs authentic Argentine tango arrangements throughout the southwest. They have had multiple tours including appearances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, Tucson, Sedona, Las Vegas, El Paso, Santa Fe and Albuqeurque. Erskine Maytorena has produced, directed and performed in operas, zarzuelas, theater and concerts for over twenty years in Europe and the United States. He is the voice of QTANGO, plays bandoneon, clarinet, and trumpet and  leads the orchestra.

Specializing in the traditional tango music of the "Golden Age" of the great Argentine tango orchestras, QTANGO's dynamic and powerful music keeps dancers on the floor and listeners enthralled. Every song is a novella; a story of love, betrayal, desperation and hope. QTANGO's musicians give the audience a unique and intimate experience, an acoustic resonance only an orchestra can provide, a journey into the romance, passion and elegance of tango. 

Whether touring as a trio or performing gala events with over 14 musicians, every performance is sophisticated, engaging, nostalgic, and moving.  TangoBoise is pleased to welcome the QTANGO trio:  

  • Erskine Maytorena: Voice, Clarinet, Bandoneon 
  • Olga Tikhovidova: Violin 
  • Natalia Tikhovidova: Piano

Interested in taking private tango lessons with Erskine & Olga? 
Questions?  Need accommodations?



Evening - Acupuncture for Everyone - 280 N 8th Street, Suite 208, Boise ID 83702 

7 - 8:00 PM  Learn How to Dance Milonga  Milonga is a lively style of dance set to a 2/4 tempo.  This is an  All Levels class. Absolute beginners  are welcome!  Taught by Erskine & Olga

8 - 9:00 PM Guided Practica with Erskine & Olga

9:00 - 11 PM  Practica with DJ Christian

FRIDAY, June 19

EveningAcupuncture for Everyone - 280 N 8th Street, Suite 208, Boise ID 83702

7 - 8:15 PM  (Couples Class ) Embrace the Music  Some songs shout "Open!" embrace. Others whisper "Come hither, come close." And some ... are open to interpretation. This class teaches you to feel the difference. 

Bring a partner. No partner rotation for this class.

8:30 - 11:30 PM  Welcome Milonga - Eat. Drink. Talk. Dance.


AfternoonPat Harris School of Dance - 1225 N McKinney St, Boise, ID 83704

"Erskine’s skills in teaching tango musicality – even teaching near-absolute beginners to dance to the music rather than to struggle with the steps – are legendary." -- WasatchTango.org

1 - 2:15 PM  Take 1: The Musician's Take on Tango   Live music. As musicians, Erskine and Olga have a unique take on tango. Come learn from their experience and expertise.  All Levels. Beginners welcome.

2:45 - 4 PM  Take 2: Musician's Take Continued Live music. Continuation of Take 1.  All Levels. Beginners welcome.

Evening - Trailhead - 500 S 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702 - Fabulous new (to us) venue downtown! This space is big so bring friends for the music even if they don't yet tango or aren't even wanting to join in the dance.  Special  QTANGO Concert Tickets includes Chacarera class.  See pricing below.

 8 PM - 9 PM  Chacarera C lass The Chacarera is so much fun! It is typically danced during late night Milongas to re-energize tango dancers. Come learn this lively Argentine folk dance so that you feel truly engaged and comfortable joining in at every Milonga.

9 PM - 1 AM  Grand Live Music Milonga - Live Music by QTango and DJ Tommy QTANGO will treat us to a fabulous LIVE MUSIC milonga in a beautiful new venue in the BODO district downtown. Even non-dancers will enjoy this. Bring friends who want to learn or even just want to listen! This venue is large and will have plenty of room for dancing and listening.  Music by DJ Tommy between QTANGO live music sets.

SUNDAY, June 21

AfternoonBroadway Dance Center - 893 E Boise Ave, Boise, ID 83706

1 - 3 PM Mega Milonga Workshop - Rhythms and sequences for dancing Milonga.   In this  class,  Erskine & Olga will share their love of dancing milonga and some of their fun Milonga rhythms and sequences!  

3:15 - 4 PM Guided Practica

Evening - SOLID Bar & Restaurant - 405 S 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702

7 - 8 PM  All Levels Lesson taught by Tommy  & Christian
8 - 11 PM  Farewell Milonga with Live Acoustic set by QTANGO - DJ Erskine


A la Carte Pricing ...

Thursday Class and Guided Practica, $10

Thursday Practica Only, $5

Friday Advanced Couples Class, $25 per person

Friday Milonga, $10

Saturday Classes, $25 per class

Saturday Milonga, $15 for Tango Dancers.  $5 QTANGO Concert Tickets through online registration ($10 at the door).  Concert Ticket includes Chacarera class from 8 to 9 PM.

Sunday Mega Workshop + Guided Practica, $35

Sunday Solid Class + Milonga, $10

Sunday Milonga Only, $5

Except for  Friday's Advanced Couples Class, no partner is needed for our Tango Workshop Weekend.

SAVE MONEY and purchase full weekend pass through our online registration.

Discounted passes starting at $70 is offered to the first 25 people that sign up through our online registration!  We also have discounted student passes starting at $50.




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If you would like to take your tango to the next level by scheduling a private with Erskine and Olga, contact Eileen here. They teach together and can work with either individuals or couples.  

Privates are available on Monday, June 22nd before QTango hits the road for their next weekend gig in Calgary!

$70 for one hour private instruction




FYI, all evening events are in the downtown area. Saturday and Sunday afternoon events are not. If you stay near downtown and need help getting to Saturday and Sunday classes, email us here. We'll see if we can arrange rides so you won't need to rent a car. 



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