Covid-19 Update, September 2, 2020: 

GREAT NEWS! We have been given permission by the City to have tango performances every Friday on the Boardwalk outside of Tango by the River! It's free and starts Friday, September 4 at 6:00 pm. Click here for more information!

Currently we have only ONLINE CLASSES! Julia Gorin and Jonatan Baez from Argentina will be teaching the online classes! All lessons are specifically designed by Julia & Jonatan for individual work on technique and body awareness to improve your tango and become a better dancer.


The online classes run from 5:00-6:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time) every Tuesday & Thursday.  The online classes are done live via Zoom, and the Zoom link will be sent to you by private message with edited video recordings of each class will be sent next day after each class for all the participants. For online classes, please make a donation with the Donate link below.

  • Suggested minimum donation for one class - $ 15 USD*

  • Suggested minimum monthly donation (6-8 classes) - $ 50 USD*

*This amount is only a suggestion. If it is too much for you at these times, we understand. Feel free to donate what you feel comfortable with. If you can do more, we would very much appreciate it. THANK YOU! GRACIAS!

Donna Tielsch and Stephen Cahill
dancing tango to non-traditional music ~ "Running" by Abi Ocia
Tango by the River ~ July 31, 2018

Tango ... 


"When the rest of the world slips away and it's just you and your partner moving in synchronicity with each other and the music . . . that's tango. And that's why I started dancing this dance. Well, that and the great shoes!​"  -- Donna Tielsch, Tango by the River

Argentine Tango Classes in Sacramento

Tango is so much more than some moves or steps. Tango is connection: connection with your partner, with the music, with the floor itself, and with the other dancers on the floor. In this rather sterile world we live in (where an accidental touch often results in an apology), Tango connects us. At Tango by the River, we delight in this connection. We dance and teach close embrace tango ... and we invite you to step in, get close, and get connected. We invite you to Tango ...

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Address & Contact

Tango by the River, Inc.

128 J Street
Old Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 443-7008

© 1999-2020 by Tango by the River, Inc.
A Non-Profit Charitable Organization dedicated to promoting the Artistry and Culture of Argentine Tango