Argentine Tango in San Jose, Keith, Rebecca, and Agenda Lounge

Argentine Tango in San Jose

Argentine Tango in San Jose, California has been happening continuously since in 1997. The Wednesday drop-in class Wednesday and practice session was originally housed in the Hochburg Von Germania Restaurant until a fire in the summer of 1999. The class has since moved to a new venue at the Agenda Lounge and Restaurant.

Keith Minton

Keith Minton has been dancing since 1991 and began teaching tango in 1996. He has studied with many of the masters from Argentina and the United States. His travels have taken him to dance clubs in Buenos Aires as well as across the United States.

Keith Minton is known for his clear teaching methods. He has built a strong following in San Jose and has also taught classes in Washington DC.

Rebecca Partridge became a devotee of this intricate and fascinating dance after attending a series of classes in Argentine Tango in 1991.

Since 1995, she has taken classes with many of the well known masters at the Stanford Tango Weeks, Nora's Tango Week and in Buenos Aires. In 1999, she began teaching with Keith Minton in San Jose, California.

Their classes have a faithful following of students ranging in age from 18 to 60 something. They are known for making their classes relaxed and fun. Keith is widely acclaimed for his ability to explain the leader's technique in a clear and precise manner.

Rebecca Partridge

Rebecca is recognized for her delicate and elegant styling and practical tips for followers. They are both known as gracious and warm hosts of a popular lesson and practice every Wednesday at the Agenda.

The Agenda

The Agenda is located in the South Of First Area (SOFA) district of downtown. It is located at 399 South First Street San Jose, CA 95112 with web site address . The SOFA district contains a number of clubs, fine restaurants, and coffee shops. The three floors of the Agenda contain an excellent restaurant and two cocktail lounges. There is ample free parking on the street after 6 p.m. and in a garage about a block away on the corner of Second Street and East San Carlos Street.

Walking through the restaurant and downstairs to the Cellar you will find the sounds of Tango every Wednesday night. The dance floor in the Cellar intimate lounge of is surrounded by candle lit tables that invite couples to have an intimate conversation of words or dance. Down in the Cellar, the rest of the world disappears to the music of tango, the embrace of the dancers. Here you will not find the tango of Broadway shows, but will find the tango for two.

Schedule and Fees: The beginners class starts at 6:30 p.m.; intermediate class at 7:30 p.m.; and, practice/social dancing from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. There is a $10 class fee; $5 with student ID and the practice session is free with the class or $2 without the class)