Mira Barakat performing with Onur Özay

 "To take class with Mira and to watch her dance is to be mesmerized. She has an eloquent grace that draws your attention and makes you want to do all of what she does! Her teaching style is very precise and gentle. She has an incredible way of explaining technique that makes it easy enough for beginners and experienced alike to understand clearly. Highly recommend taking classes with Mira!"

--Kathy G., Oakland, CA 

Events

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July 10: Tango Fundamentals

4-6:30pm Pacific Time

Location: 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley, CA

Been wanting to start tango? Here's your chance! Also a great time to brush off the dust, get back on the dance floor, or a great chance to start or practice the 'other' role. Beginner friendly, absolute beginners welcome!

Fully vaccinated dancers only - proof of Covid vaccination required.

Cost: sliding scale $20-$40
(I try to keep a wide sliding scale to make events accessible - please pay what you can!)

Limited spots! Register now. 
Pre-Registration required. Use the "Register here" button below!


July 24: Connection & Partnering

4-6:30pm Pacific Time

Location: 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley, CA

We'll be looking at the fundamental technique of tango: our relationship to the floor, disassociation and pivots, and how we connect to our partner to lead and follow in a smooth, connected embrace. We'll review and polish fundamental elements such as walking, ochos and giros along the way. All levels welcome (no absolute beginner).

Fully vaccinated dancers only - proof of Covid vaccination required.

Cost: sliding scale $20-$40 
(I try to keep a wide sliding scale to make events accessible - please pay what you can!)

Limited spots! Register now. 
Pre-Registration required. 
Use the "Register here" button below!


August 7: Classic Figures

4-6:30pm Pacific Time

Location: 1970 Chestnut St. Berkeley, CA

We'll explore some of my favorite figures for the dance floor, and delve deep into how to apply our technique to these movements, as well as how to embellish them for different musical styles.

Fully vaccinated dancers only - proof of Covid vaccination required.

Cost: sliding scale $20-$40 
(I try to keep a wide sliding scale to make events accessible - please pay what you can!)

Limited spots! Register now. 
Pre-Registration required.

Select Past Events & Performances:

Noche de Tango:

Musicality Workshop & Live Music Salón

Saturday February 1

7-8pm Musicality Workshop

8-10pm Live Music Salón

A new live tango music event in the Bay Area. This first Noche de Tango will feature Mira Barakat & Scott O'Day giving a unique musicality workshop followed by live tango concert for dancing & listening at the beautiful venue Alma del Tango. It will also be the album release party for Mira's first tango album Mira Barakat Tangos.

Tango Fundamentals Workshop:

Connection & Embrace with Mira

January 4, 2-4:30pm, Berkeley, CA

Special Milonga Workshop

with guest maestro Sebastian Arrua

January 11, 2-5pm in Berkeley

Muscle Memory with Scott Wells and Dancers

A contemporary dance show

Tango meets acrobatics...

December 5-8 in San Francisco

New York Queer Tango Weekend

September 20-22, 2019.

Special Workshop September 14:

Tango Fundamentals with Mira Barakat

This 2.5-hour workshop will cover the fundamentals of Argentine Tango in a clear and accessible way to get you on your feet.

July/August Class Series at Abrazo Queer Tango

5-week Beginner Series

5-week Intermediate Series

Berlin Queer Tango Festival

July 11-15, 2019. I will be performing and teaching at this international festival with Tango Con*Fusión!

May/June Class Series at Abrazo Queer Tango

5-week Beginner Series

5-week Intermediate Series

Followers Who Want to Learn to Lead Workshop

June 1, 2019, 10am-4pm in Berkeley, CA.

With Mira Barakat & Pier Voulkos

Burning Tango

June 13-16, 2019.

I will be performing there with Tango Con*Fusión.

New Year's Eve Milonga! Live Music at Allegro

I will be singing danceable sets with guitarist Scott O'Day at this special holiday milonga!

January Tuesday Nights at Athletic Playground

I will be teaching regular Tuesday night classes all of January except on January 1!

January Class Series at Abrazo Queer Tango

4-week Absolute Beginner Series - new!!!

4-week Intermediate Series

All Sundays in January

November Class Series at Abrazo Queer Tango

5-week Absolute Beginner Series - new!!!

4-week Intermediate Series

November 23: Live Music at Alma del Tango

I will be teaching and singing danceable sets with guitarist Scott O'Day at the monthly special milonga at Alma del Tango.

Wednesdays South Bay

I will be teaching in San Jose on Wednesdays through late September!

Privates upon arrangement - contact me!

Performance with Tango Con*Fusión at Malvaje Milonga

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Performance with Tango Con*Fusión at Alma del Tango

Friday, June 22, 2018

Our final performance before our European tour!!

Come support us!!!

Special Valentine's Event at Alma del Tango

February 9, 2018 - Mark your calendar!

I will be teaching the pre-milonga class and then singing two sets of live danceable music with guitarist Scott O'Day at a special Valentine's event at Alma del Tango.

Trading Places: Exchange of Lead/Follow Workshops at Alma del Tango  NEW!! in 2017

Workshop Series: Saturdays October 28, November 18, and December 9, 1-4:30pm at Alma del Tango, 

167 Tunstead Ave. San Anselmo, CA 

5th Annual SF Lady's Tango Festival

September 22-24, 2017, with Tango Con*Fusión and Johana Copes. Includes workshops, milongas, performances, and more.

June 2017 Friday Night Classes at Alma del Tango

Fridays June 2, 9, 16 & 30

Class from 7-8:15pm followed by Práctica till 10pm

167 Tunstead Ave. San Anselmo, CA

Northern CA Dance Camp, June 22-25, 2017

I will be teaching at this family dance camp near Sequoia National Park.

June 2017 Exchange of Lead/Follow Class Series at Alma del Tango

New class at Alma del Tango in San Anselmo, open to dancers wanting to explore both roles of the dance and lead/follow exchanges.

Series: Saturday June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 3-4:15pm

Sex, Women & Tango theater show, 2017

I will be performing - dancing & singing Tango! - in this show put on by Tango Con*Fusión at the SF International Arts Festival at Fort Mason, May 26-28.

February 24, 2017 with Tango Con*Fusión at Alma del Tango in San Anselmo

Final performance before our tour to Buenos Aires!