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Lodging in Bloomington, IN
Hilton Garden Inn
245 N. College Ave.

Courtyard Marriott
310 S. College Ave.

Indiana Memorial Union
900 E. 7th St.

Hampton Inn
2100 N. Walnut St.

Walnut Street Inn
130 N. Walnut St.

Quality Inn
1100 W. Rappel Dr.

Comfort Inn
1700 N. Kinser Pike

Holiday Inn Express
117 S. Franklin Rd.

Homewood Suites by Hilton
1399 S. Liberty Dr.

Grant Street Inn
310 N. Grant St.

Upcoming Events

BATO Summer Concert

with Redwood Tango Trio


Redwood Tango Ensemble


Date: Monday, August 28, 2017

Time: 6:30pm-11:00pm

Admission: $30 ($25 early bird special)

Location: The Lodge

Address: 101 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN


For the fifth year, BATO has the privilege of hosting Charles Gorczynski and the Redwood Tango Trio for BATO's Summer Concert!

This year, on Monday, August 28th, BATO is organizing a tango concert celebrating BATO's eleven years of supporting the Argentine tango cultural tradition in Bloomington, IN. The relationship between BATO and this talented group of musicians has grown stronger every year.  

The Redwood Tango Trio will play tastefully selected classic "golden era" tangos. Please join us to enjoy an evening full of music, listening and dancing to memorable Argentine tango. Click here to view full-size flyer.

About the Redwood Tango Trio:


    The Redwood Tango Trio is an energetic group of Argentine Tango musicians from San Francisco. The trio plays traditional Argentine tango with transcriptions and arrangements of the classic "golden era" orchestras of the 30's, 40's and 50's, primarily working in the styles of Troilo, Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, and Pugliese. The group also ventures into the concert pieces and nuevo-tango of Astor Piazzolla, Sexteto Mayor, and modern ensembles around the world. Their signature is a growing repertoire of original compositions written in the style of the classic orchestras, entirely danceable, but singular and alive. 

    Redwood Tango was the featured orchestra for Chicago Tango Week 2013 and 2015 and has performed for milongas in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, Montreal, London, NYC, and dozens of cities in between.  

Event Details:


Admission: $25 (early bird special available until August 11th); $30 (at the door)
ATTENTION: Your pre-registration for this event will not be complete until full payment is received by August 11th, 2017. Checks only please, no cash.

6:30pm - Doors open (open seating)
7:00pm – Milonga – BATO tandas
8:00pm – Live concert (dancers welcome)
10:00pm – Milonga – BATO tandas
11:00pm – Last tango


Important Notes:


Fire regulations for the Lodge make capacity for this event limited. We would like to offer an early bird special for those interested in early registration.  To pre-register for this event, please mail your payment (checks only please, no cash) and RSVP form to:
Bloomington Argentine Tango Organization
3701 East 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at tangobloomington@gmail.com.


BATO Autumn Milonga



Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 9:00PM

Admission: $5

Location: The Lodge

Address: 101 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN


Master Series Workshop with Nito & Elba Garcia



Summer 2018


Join us as we welcome Nito and Elba back to Bloomington for their third visit in the summer of 2018!


Both Nito and Elba are an iconic tango presence and a couple of the last living milongueros. The New York Times recently published an article about Nito and Elba that highlights how iconic they are to Argentine tango. Check out the article here.


Workshop details forthcoming.



About BATO Workshops

BATO’s Harmony and Balance workshop series provides accelerated dance training on the fundamentals of traditional Argentine Tango (AT). Under BATO's thoughtful consultation, world renowned instructors conduct intensive two-days workshops focused on three topics: musicality, navigation, and centering. While the context of instruction may vary depending on the instructor(s)' pedagogical preference, the instructional focus remains on these three basic skill sets.


The Master Series offers intensive training under the close mentoring of selected dance instructors. AT instructors spend decades mastering specific skill sets and tango style(s) that gradually comes to define their own 'persona' in the AT world. These workshops tap on such specific style(s) and skill set(s) that best define each individual instructor. BATO deeply respects and values the opportunities for musical interpretation available in all tango styles. The Master Series workshops create opportunities for our dancers to share with these instructors their knowledge and passion.  


Past BATO Workshops

2016 Harmony & Balance Workshop with Fabian Salas and Lola Diaz

2015 Master Series Workshop with Nito and Elba Garcia

2014 Master Series Workshop with Nito and Elba Garcia

2014 Master Series Workshop with Brian Griffin

2013 Harmony & Balance Workshop with Jorge Torres

2012 Master Series Workshop with Graciela Gonzalez

2012 Harmony & Balance Workshop with Jorge Torres

2012 Workshop with Brian Griffin and Fay Villanueva

2011 Harmony & Balance Workshop with Jorge Torres

2010 Intensive Workshop with Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo

2009 Harmony & Balance Workshop with Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo

2009 A Night at the Milonga Tango Workshop with Florencia Taccetti

2007 Workshop with Brian Griffin and Fay Villanueva