Tango Cafe

35 South Washington Street, Rochester NY 14614
Monday - Friday: 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Classes and events by schedule
585 271 4930
Wheelchair Accessible
<tangocafedance AT yahoo DOT com>

The Tango Cafe is a dance and fitness studio that originally started on Gregory Street at Cayuga Street in the Highland Park Neighborhood. The third floor studio offered a variety of dance classes including Argentine Tango, Salsa, Lindy Hop, Ballroom, Circle Dance, as well as fitness classes. In September of 2009, they expanded to take over the actual cafe on the first floor of the building (formerly The Mez). The cafe is open for lunch and in the evening the cafe hosts various dance socials and open mics. On July 1 2014 the business moved to its new location at the Jonathan Child House.

Weekends are all about the music in the cafe. Friday night is host to the Viernes Social Salsa Party, on Saturday nights you can come to hear a wide variety of live music, and Sundays are Sunday Jam sessions. Check the website for the latest calendar of events and class schedule.

Here are some regularly scheduled events

Monday - (Cafe) Blues Dancing Social 9:00pm
Tuesday - (Cafe) Open Mic for poets, musicians, and comedians
Wednesday - (Ballroom) Lindy Jam 8:45pm
Thursday - (Cafe) Argentine Tango Social 8:00pm
Friday - (Cafe) Viernes Social Salsa Party. Introductory Salsa lesson 9pm
Saturday - (Cafe) Songwriters in the Round (3rd Saturdays Sept - Jun)
Saturday - (Ballroom) West Coast Swing Social (2nd Saturdays)
Sundays - (Cafe) Rochester Guitar Club (1st Sundays) 7pm - 9pm
Sundays - (Cafe) Cajun Jam (2nd Sundays) 2pm-5pm
Sundays - (Cafe) Old Time Music Jam (4th Sundays) 2pm - 5pm


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2009-10-16 21:26:52   The new cafe is open for business, but I haven't yet had a chance to check out the menu. From the presence of a coffee wholesalers car out front today I'm going to assume java will be provided. Through the window the cafe looks a bit spartan at the present time with a few basic tables and chairs scattered about. —MaryAnneSchnarkles

2009-10-16 22:37:26   UPDATE: Party going on in the new cafe tonight, Sept. 16th. The place is packed with folks listening to a live latin band and dancing. —MaryAnneSchnarkles