Welcome to Caminito Amigo Argentine Tango Studio located in historic Kensington, MD.
We aspire to the traditional style of Argentine Tango. Enjoy a little piece of Buenos Aires.
From beginners to advanced, if you aspire to this same mission, Caminito Amigo welcomes you. About Us.
Helena & Claudio Villagra
January 4-14, 2019 at Caminito Amigo
We are happy to welcome 2019 by presenting another Argentine Tango Master! World Renowned, known by his colleagues as "El Titan", Claudio Villagra and Helena Villagra. Book your privates now!
Schedule & Workshop Registration to come soon! Subscribe to our newsletter to receive their full schedule as soon as it’s finalized.
Read about them here.
Argentine Tango For Beginners. Begin Your Journey Here.
Begin your Argentine Tango journey at Caminito Amigo. We provide you a friendly environment to learn and enjoy what it means to tango like they do in Buenos Aires.
We teach, dance and enjoy the traditional Argentine Tango which consists of a good walk, a firm embrace and proper connection.
Beginners 1: Introduction to Tango
For those with no Argentine Tango experience
This is the course to take if you’ve always wanted to learn and enjoy how to dance Argentine Tango the way they do in the milongas of Buenos Aires. We will cover what it means and feels to be a leader and follower, the style of walking, the embrace and dancing with feeling. In the end, you will be dancing a good beginner's tango.
Next course begins: Wednesday January 16, 2018 at 7 pm. Registration coming soon.
We usually end up with more followers, so leaders, register! Come as a couple, come by yourself. Meet new people! It's a great time!
For those that wish to continue their journey
Pre-requisite: Introduction to Tango
We will continue to discover the change of direction to the right and left, the molinete, paradas (stop), sanguchito, combinations and the codes of the dance. All this as we re-enforce our walking technique, embrace and our leading and following. Afterwards, we will practice and enjoy what we have learned in our Practica de los Amigos until 11 pm.
$20 per class, includes Practica. Walk-ins are welcome.
Next course begins: Wednesdays January 16, 2018 at 8:15 pm. Registration coming soon.
Private Beginner Classes
We offer private beginner classes for an individual or a couple for a more personal learning experience and on your schedule. Let us know what day works best for you. Weekends available.
Practica de Los Amigos Every Wednesday
9:15 pm - 11 pm | $10
After our classes, we leave the music on and have our weekly practica, Practica de Los Amigos.
A practica is where we leave the music on with no cortinas (no breaks) and in a less formal setting and etiquette, we practice our Argentine Tango.
Milonga de Los Amigos Last Wednesday of the Month
Next: November 28, 2018, 9:15 pm - 12 am
$15 includes a glass of wine and munchies
Caminito Amigo holds a milonga on the last Wednesday of every month. We play our favorite tandas and dance with proper milonga etiquette in a beautiful setting.
Our Visiting Masters:
Thank You Analía Centurión & Jeremias Fors
We love Analía and Jeremias! Their teaching style is clear and fun. Analia’s Technique class was amazing.
Analía is the young master that divulges the historic tango to the masses. The elder milongueros in Argentina respect and adore her. She is to these elders the ambassador that transmits in everyone the original tango.
Thank You Armando Orzuza
& Nuria Martinez
We loved having Armando Orzuza and Nuria Martinez this past month. The Master Class and Workshops were amazing. Nuria’s Follower’s Technique Class was amazing.
We look forward to their next visit.
Thank You Jesus Velazquez & Mariana Castro
It was an honor to host Jesus and Mariana this August 2018.
We had fun and learned a lot from them. Combined with his singing prowess and chacarera background, we had a beautiful show at CocoCabana and look forward to having them back.
El Flaco Dany's First Time in DC
Spending time with Dany this past July 2018 was to spend time with Argentine Tango history itself.
El Flaco Dany is a relic of Argentine history. He is one of the last few legendary Milongueros of the Argentine Tango Golden Era.
It was an honor to host him for the first time here in the DC metro area.
Guest Master Teacher Every Month
Caminito Amigo hosts a guest Master Teacher every month. A Master teacher is known in all of Argentina and worldwide. This plus their vast years of wide-ranging experience make them Argentine Tango Masters.
They are all are incredible teachers in the traditional style we promote and hold amazing classes, privates and workshops. We are proud to host them here in the DC area as they travel around the U.S.A. and the world.
Don't Have Shoes?
While you can use your low heels and leather sole shoes to attend a class (no sneakers or platform shoes), we recommend for good beginner shoes at a reasonable price Fu-Hau Dance Wear. Ask for Judy. 703.508.3870. She recommends to call before going.
Fu-Hao Dance Wear
Inside the One-Hour Photo
2833 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
We know style is important, but it's more important to have a well fitting shoe. Select your shoes by comfort.
Other Tango in DC Metro Area
For other Milongas in the DC Metro area, we recommend looking at the Capital Tangueros calendar.
Join our friendly community of Argentine Tango lovers for classes, milongas and Tango related events.
We hold beginner courses every 6 weeks, host Master Teachers from Argentina every month to expand our knowledge to the next level and hold asados (Argentine BBQ), milongas and other cultural events revolving around Argentine Tango.