Milonga Zandunga - Mondays

Capital Ballroom
7800 Wisconsin Avenue (2nd Floor)
Bethesda, MD 20814
Metro: Bethesda

Current Schedule:

Free Beginner Class with Rick Kim every Monday unless otherwise noted.

(No Beginners Class on August 3rd.)

Intermediate Class

Aug 03 : "The Monday After" with Pablo Rodriguez & Corina Herrera

It is very rare to find a couple that dances..
so simply and yet so powerfully,
so relaxed and yet so dynamically,
so classic and yet so exciting.

Couple of their recent performances:

For this night only:

8:00pm Class : TBA 

9:30pm - 1:00+am Milonga - DJ Ramu Pyreddy

10:45pm Performance!

Milonga is still $10 ($5 for FULL-time students)

Class is $20 (includes admission to the milonga for FULL-time students)

About Pablo

Pablo started tango very young with a diverse background in music and theater. His coming of age on the tango world was as a bright star about a decade ago when he won the Metropolitan championship of Buenos Aires with his then partner Noelia Hurtado in 2006 and soon becoming one of the most recognizable couples in tango.

His star has since shone brighter with his most recent partner - the enormously talented and powerful Corina Herrera. In the last few years, Pablo has taught and performed at some of the most important Tango Festivals in more than 25 countries around the world. Pablo is also the organizer of Milonga La Discepolo and founding organizer of San Telmo tango Festival.

About Corina

Corina Herrera is a well-known tango dancer and teacher who has taught and performed at festivals all over the world. She taught and performed in the most famous milongas of Buenos Aires with such top-level dancers as Horacio Godoy, Federico Naveira, Ezequiel Farfaro, Pablo Rodriguez, Octavio Fernandez, Rodrigo Palacios, and others.

In her teaching, Corina’s focuses on her students discovering the different sensations that exist in the world of tango dancing, and showing them the techniques that generate those sensations, hence, helping them to gain the freedom of choosing the way they dance and understanding the differences.

Corina began to teach at 14 assisting Julio Balmaceda and Omar Vega. Since then she worked in many schools in Buenos Aires – Tango Brujo, Argentinean Tango School, Salon Canning, La Nacional, Unitango, La Viruta, teaching group lessons and special seminars, at El Yaite, El Motivo, and traveled around her country to teach in other provinces. Currently Corina teaches on a regular basis at La Viruta with Horacio Godoy and at the Milonga La Discepolo with Pablo Rodriguez.

Milonga Details:

What : Milonga Zandunga on Mondays
When : Class 8:00pm-9:15pm   (2 simultaneous classes - Free Beg. & Int./Adv.) Milonga 9:15pm - ?? (Last tanda after midnight)
Where : 7800 Wisconsin Avenue (2nd Floor) Bethesda, MD 20814 Metro: Bethesda
Host/DJ : Ramu Pyreddy
Cost : Class - Beginners Class: free
Int./Adv. Class: $10+ ($10 when Ramu & Bella are teaching)
Milonga - $10 ($5 for FULL-time students with ID)                ($5 for Class participants)

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Tangueros of all levels and styles are welcome.
We have plenty of room for all. The floor is HUGE at Capital Ballroom.

Reserve a table for you and your friends - make it your own.
Bring whatever makes your party, make a picnic with your friends, 
have a good time in general.

Capital Ballroom is a 5 min walk from Bethesda Metro Station
on the Red line and is easily accessed from the Beltway
with plenty of street parking in Bethesda entertainment

On streets: metered till 10pm;
Garage across from Houston's (7730 Woodmont Ave.)
is free if you leave after midnight (No garage attendants; gates open)
Leaving between 10:00pm and midnight: Charged for the time until 10:00pm

More info -
Phone : 571-309-8957

About Ramu:
Ramu took his first tango lesson on April 27th, 2000 in Buenos Aires
and was hooked instantly. He still has the same excitement for the
dance and his love for the music and the dance continues to grow.

To share that passion with his friends and colleagues, he started 
Michigan Argentine Tango Club @ the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor 
and was actively involved in growing it into a community that is now well
known for its excellent social dancing skills.

Ramu has since danced, DJd and taught all over the US and Canada.
His teaching and dancing are characterized by a keen musical 
interpretation, infectious enthusiasm and a deep love of the music
and the dance that is fanatic. He teaches tango for the 
social dance
floor with an emphasis on connection, musicality 
and improvisation. 
He is one of the most knowledgeable and sought after tango DJ's in
the US and has been a featured DJ 
at most tango festivals in the US.

Currently, he lives in Washington DC where he is the host, DJ and
resident teacher at Milonga Zandunga, one of DC's popular 
Ramu is available for private lessons in Arlington, VA & Bethesda, MD.

About Bella:
Growing up in Russia, Bella wanted to be a ballerina. As her
academically-minded parents objected, she studied other things but still
managed to experiment with ballroom, salsa, flamenco, folk and modern
dance. Then there was that life changing event, a tango perfomance by a
group from Buenos Aires which led to a series of tango classes, nightly
dancing and a trip to Buenos Aires... And the tango obsession took over.

Bella loves that tango is an endless discovery of many things: body
awareness, music, partner connection and she enjoys the sport and the
of it. Bella is one of the most sought after dancers in DC and has been
teaching in DC for a number of years. She has been partnering with Ramu
since 2009 and is the resident teacher @ Milonga Zandunga.  

Bella is 
available for private lessons in Falls Church, VA & Bethesda, MD.  
he can be reached at

About Rick Kim:
Rick found tango by accident in 2008. He has been dancing, DJing, and
teaching since then. Rick's beginner class has the following philosophy:
Tango is a dance of polarity, of the masculine and the feminine. Dancing
tango socially for a song is, basically, spending a moment with your partner
under the music and with other dancing couples. Enjoying tango dancing
does not require athletic skills of a professional performer. Standing right,
embracing right, walking right, and understanding the basics of marking are
all that are needed to enjoy dancing tango. With food as an analogy, it is
already a basic but nice meal. The beginner class teaches how to make
that basic but nice meal. Also, social tango dancing has unique codes
of conduct which were developed for the best interest of everyone involved.
The beginners class teaches these codes as well. 

Updated July 30, 2015

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