Argentine Tango @ Alberto's

736 W. Dana Street, Mountain View, California

MILONGA every Sunday
from 7:00 p.m. until Midnight

A traditional milonga in the atmosphere of a
Buenos Aires tango bar with
air conditioning,
bar snacks, and a first-class wooden dance floor

Cover charge $10 ($15 for live music).

DJ Schedule: 
September 14 - Caleb Welton
September 21 - Israel Lipinsky (Sacramento)
September 28 - Vincent Wong (Los Angeles)
October 5 - Alex Zeyliger plus live music by TANGONERO.


Sunday, September 21, 2014




3:00-4:30 pm 

 The body as a musical instrument.
Techniques of accumulation and release.
Energy is an ingredient of the dance that is visible, tangible and concrete.
Energy is not a philosophical idea in Tango; it is a reality, 
necessary for the dance to express passion, musicality 
and connection with his/her partner.

5:00-6:30 pm 

 Pre-registration by Friday September 19:
Workshops $25 each, both workshops for $45
e-mail: espiritulibretango@yahoo.com

At the door, workshops $30 each 

Oscar Casas is an experienced teacher, and a well-known figure in the milongas of Buenos Aires. He is very milonguero, and respected by the "old guard" in the milongas of BA. He grew up in the tango barrio Parque Patricios, Buenos Aires, living and breathing tango. His parents were avid tango dancers and, in the 1950's and 1960's, they organized three different milongas per week, which regularly drew in 400-500 dancers.

Oscar teaches with energy and humor, emphasizing concepts, specializing in improvisation always interpreting the music and respecting the character of the different orchestras. He is especially interested in the dynamics and cadencia of the dance. Everything he teaches is applicable to the social dance floor.

Marie Roach's love of dance started at an early age with training in classical ballet, jazz, tap and modern dance.  She studied in the prestigious dance program of Brigham Young University.  It was there where she was first introduced to partner dancing.  Marie trained in International and American style ballroom and Latin dancing and performed with the Ballroom Dance Company.  After college Marie returned home to Indiana where she met and married Bryan Roach and started her career in teaching.   She discovered her next love in 2003, Argentine tango.   Her passion for this dance altered her career path.    She has studied with some of the best tango teachers in the world, including Oscar Casas, whom she met on one of her many trips to Buenos Aires.    

Marie opened Riolo Dance, her own studio in downtown Indianapolis, to provide a venue for tango to grow.  It includes two incredible studios for hosting weekly classes, workshops,milongas and other tango events.   The Midwest Tango Festival will be held in Indianapolis at Riolo on November 28-30, 2014!  

Marie is an accomplished teacher with proficiency as a lead as well as a follow.  .  She is unfailingly patient and enthusiastic and her love of tango comes across in her teaching as well as in her dancing.

Sunday October 19, 2014

Workshops by


Maximiliano Cristiani won the 1st place in the Salon Competition at the 
Metropolitana 2012, and 2nd place for Salon Competition for the Tango Mundial 2012 .

Maxi has studied with the great masters of Tango Salon and Tango stage.   He has taught a Carlos Copello's tango school in Buenos Aires, in addition to his own schol: "Catullus".   He has taught in Europe and the UK, performed in the major tango salons of Buenos Aires, and created his own tango show: "Tango Essence".