- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 21, 2002

Tango aficionados need not go far to feed their addiction and need not wait long. Classes and dance parties take place almost every night of the week. Here is a selection.

Sundays
Chevy Chase Ballroom , 5207 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 6, Washington. 202/363-8344. Carlos Gutierrez and Kathryn Abdul-Beki teach from 2 to 3:30 p.m., $75 per person for six weeks. 703/698-4363 or 703/625-6295 (cell).
San Antonio Restaurant , 5177 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. 703/671-3700. Beginners 5-6 p.m., $5 per class. Intermediate 6-7 p.m. Milonga 7-10:30 p.m., $10. Call Lisa or Mina at 302/292-1489.

Mondays
Diversite Club , 1526 14th St. NW (corner of Q Street), Washington. Dancing 7:30 to midnight. $10 entrance fee. Classes taught by Leon Harris and Ruth Kubishen. Intermediate 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., $5; beginner 8:30-9:30 p.m., free. Milonga 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Call Leon, 202/638-3589, for class information or 202/234-5740 for club information.

Tuesdays
B.A. Restaurant and Tango Lounge , 1512-B 14th St. NW, Washington. Carina Losano and Pablo Fontana teach beginner- and intermediate-level classes, 7 to 8:30 p.m., $15. Practica follows at 8:30 p.m. Contact Carlos Di Laudo at [email protected]
Cecelia 's Night Club , 2619 Columbia Pike, Arlington. Beginner class 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., intermediate 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., practica 9:30 to 11 p.m. One class $10, two classes $15, practica $5. Contact Anne-Sophie Ville at 703/841-1509 or at annesophie @baila tango.com. Find the Web site at www.bailatango. com (under the heading Washington, D.C.) or at www.geocities.com/bailatangodc.
The World Bank , 18th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington. Classes with Carlos Gutierrez, 6:30 to 8 p.m. One class $15, six classes $75. Must pre-register. Contact Carlos Gutierrez at 703/698-4363 or at [email protected] See the Web site at www.usabletech.com/dance.

Wednesdays
B.A. Restaurant and Tango Lounge , 1512-B 14th St. NW, Washington. Anne Sophie Ville teaches beginners 7 to 8 p.m., intermediates 8 to 9 p.m. Milonga with DJ Eduardo 9 p.m. to midnight. Free sangria. One class $12, one class and milonga $17, two classes $20, two classes and milonga $25. Milonga only $10. Contact [email protected]
DC Dance Collective (DCDC) , 4908 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington. Viviana and Isidoro Levinson teach beginners, Carina Losano and Pablo Fontana of Buenos Aires teach intermediates, both 8 to 9:30 p.m., $12. Practica 9:30 to 11 p.m., $5 (free with lesson). Contact Viviana Levinson, 301/890-4869. See the Web site at www.vivianatango.com.

Thursdays
Vienna Tap Room , 146 Maple Ave. E., Vienna (on Route 123 across from Fresh Fields; entrance around the side of the White Tiger Restaurant). Lesson 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., milonga 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Instructors: second Thursday, Tino Bastidas and Susan Reynolds; all other Thursdays, Joe Petrisko. Contact Craig Hutchinson, 703/698-9811 or [email protected]
The World Bank , 18th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington. Classes with Carlos Gutierrez, 6:30 to 8 p.m. One class $15, six classes $75. Must pre-register. Contact Carlos Gutierrez at 703/698-4363 or at [email protected] See the Web site at www.usabletech.com/dance.

Fridays
That's Dancing Ballroom and Dancesport Center , 8610 Baltimore-Washington Blvd., Suite 203, Jessup. First and third Fridays. Beginner class, taught by Carlos Pabon, followed by milonga. Class 8 to 9 p.m., $10 per person, $15 per couple; milonga, 9 to 11:30 p.m.; free with lesson or $7 alone. Call 301/776-0085 or 410/792-0091. Contact [email protected] or see www.dcdancenet.com/thatsdancing.
Old Stone House , Rock Creek Park and Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, Md. Second and last Fridays. Beginner lesson 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., milonga 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. $5 donation recommended as this milonga is a charity event. From Connecticut Avenue, go east on East-West Highway (MD 410). At Meadowbrook Lane, turn right at the light. Pass the stables and turn right at the stop sign. Follow the road until it ends at the Stone House. Contact Flying Feet Enterprises, 202/244-2787, or see the Web site at www.erols.com/flyfeet; or call 301/299-8728 or 703/931-STEP.
Virginia Ballroom , 8442 Lee Highway, Fairfax. 703/641-1400. Beginners 7 p.m., intermediate and advanced 8 p.m. Practica 9-11 p.m. $12 each lesson, $20 for both lessons. Taught by Murat Erdemsel of the Ballroom Dance Co. (www.ballroomdancecompany.org). Call Natalia Scafini of the company at 301/294-1797.
Patrick Butters


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