Grant to Provide Free Tango Classes to Diverse Communities in Minnesota

Miriam Lea, internationally recognized Argentine Tango artist, dancer, and instructor; is recognized with a MSAB grant for her contribution to Minnesota’s cultural heritage. Miriam Lea will offer a series of free tango classes, workshops, and performances as part of her innovative program, Go Tango!

Go Tango! aims to provide inclusive tango instruction to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, and low-income communities across Minnesota. The program, funded by the MSAB grant, runs March through May 2024, fostering cultural exchange and artistic exploration for Minnesotans of all ages and backgrounds.

Miriam Lea Dance will host a variety of tango programming throughout spring 2024, including:

Queer and Beginner Tango Boot Camps
Intensive workshops designed for beginners to receive quick and immersive introductions to tango.

Weekly Continuing Tango Classes
Progressive classes catering to dancers of all levels, offering ongoing instruction and practice opportunities.

Pop-Up Practices
Informal gatherings providing a casual space for dancers to connect and practice their tango skills.

Miriam Lea Dance’s “Go Tango!” program aims to highlight Argentine tango culture and history, foster cultural appreciation and understanding, and provide opportunities for Minnesotans to connect with their communities through shared artistic experiences.

Classes and workshops will culminate in public traditional Milongas (social tango gatherings) and captivating performances, scheduled to take place at Sabathani Community Center and Bataclan Tango in Minneapolis, as well as the Mesabi Community Band from the Iron Range in Minnesota.

Details of the program, including class schedules, locations, and registration information, can be found on Miriam Lea’s website at

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Miriam Lea