Karen Jaffee Workshop April 11, 2015

Saturday, Apr 11 2015 

Classes at Cocoa Moon in Market Square, Knoxville

11-12:30PM: Fun with 2 Systems of Walking-All Levels

Explore options of changing systems—there is no “being on the wrong foot”

12:30-1:00PM: Practica

1-2:30PM: All about that Ocho-All Levels

Discover the many different possibilities of ochos in social dancing

2:30-3PM: Practica

8:00-10:30PM: MILONGA Cocoa Moon ($10)


Full Workshop – 3 classes, 2 Practicas and Practilonga:

$55 Members / $60 NonMember / $35 Student

OR Per Class: $25 M/NM $15 S

Only 3 Privates available—$75/hr (can be split with 2 couples)

April 2015 Events

April 2, 2015 Thursday night practicalonga at Roy’s house from 7-10pm

April 5, 2015  Sunday night for our weekly practica at Absolute Ballroom from 6-8pm.

 April 11, 2015 Saturday,  Milonga at Cocoa Moon from 6-9pm.

We are very happy to announce that our monthly MILONGA will now be on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 6-9pm at Cocoa Moon! Cocoa Moon is located in downtown Knoxville in Market Square, so put your tango shoes on and join us for a Saturday night of great dancing in the city!
*The last Sunday of the month will now be a practica at Absolute Ballroom from 6-8pm.*
Another very exciting announcement is that Karen Jaffe will be here in Knoxville April 10th and 11th for a tango workshop!  Mark your calendars. There are classes and a practica on Friday night, and two classes and a milonga on Saturday.  Details to come, so stay tuned.

March 2015 Events

Knoxville Events

  • Thursday evening (March 19) – Practicalonga at Roy’s House – 7-9pm
  • Sunday Evening (March 22) – Practica at Absolute Ballroom – 6-8pm
  • And March’s MILONGA will be on Sunday, 3/29, at Cocoa Moon from 6-9pm

Out of Town Event

Victorian Milonga and Pre-Milonga drinks in Asheville March 28th – here’s the FB link with all info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1377834882515796/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/790336654365226/

Catwalk Milonga in Asheville is the 4th Thursday of each month


Valentine Tango Workshop and Milonga!

Flyer-Karen Jaffe-2015 v2-one page

Please click the link above to see the flyer for the Karen Jaffe Workshop and login to KATS Facebook page to register online.

Valentine Workshop
February 13-14, 2015

Friday, Feb 13 2015
7-8PM Tango Concepts (Juan Luis/Sodeya’s House)
Important concepts to dance better and build a solid structure.

8-10PM House Practilonga (Juan Luis/Sodeya’s House)
Saturday, Feb 14 2015
Classes at The Emporium Center in downstairs Annex (100 S. Gay Street-Level B-2)

11-12:30PM Path to Tango-All Levels
Lead & Follow Technique, Concepts of Communication and much much more!

12:30-1:00PM Practica

1-2:30PM Direction & Pivoting-All Levels
Unique and fun combinations for social dancing.

2:30-3PM Practica
8:00-10:30PM MILONGA Cocoa Moon ($10)

Full Workshop – 3 classes, 2 Practicas and Practilonga:
$55 Members / $60 NonMember / $35 Student before Feb 9th
OR Per Class: $25 M/NM $15 S
Only 3 Privates available—$75/hr (can be split with 2 couples)

NOTE: Milonga Cocoa Moon is not included in full workshop price
Registration & more information:
Facebook Knoxville Argentine Tango Society

Karen Jaffe has been teaching for over 10 years and has a reputation of a skilled and engaging partner with well-refined technique. She spends several months a year in Buenos Aires to refine her own dance and teaching.


Thursday  2/5, 2/12 – Practicalonga 7-9pm, Roy’s House (message courtneygleason17@gmail.com for directions)
Sunday 2/1, 2/8, and 2/15 – Practica 6-8pm, Absolute Ballroom
We dance every Thursday and Sunday evening, and we’d love to see you there!

October 2014 Events

Milonga at the Castle!

Thursday, October 23rd, from 7-9pm

It’s going to be a special evening of dancing and live music in Knoxville.  A wonderful musician, Marko Hatlak, is visiting from Slovenia and is going to play an evening of live tango music for our dancing and listening pleasure!  And we’ll be dancing at the Williamswood Castle, which is a magical venue. This is going to be a beautiful night – wonderful music, a gorgeous setting, and dancing with friends!   You are not going to want to miss it! 

When: Thursday, October 23rd, from 7-9pm (This is in addition to the regular monthly milonga which will be on October 26, 7-9pm at Absolute Ballroom.)

Where: Williamswood Castle in South Knoxville (near Ijams Nature Preserve)  Direction/parking details will follow

A donation of $10-15 is suggested

Tango Fundamentals Class!

The wonderful Pablo is offering a three class series for all levels on October 26, November 2 and November 9, at Absolute Ballroom.
5:00 – 6:30 pm: Class
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Guided Practica
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Regular Practica.
These classes come at a great price: $15 per session; $40 for all. Students: $10 per session; $25 for all.  And all proceeds from the classes will go to the brand new KATS Milonga Fund!  The Milonga Fund was created so that we can start to have our monthly milongas in different venues around Knoxville.  A huge THANK YOU to Pablo for his generosity!!  

KATS Regular Schedule:

12th, and 19th, 6:00 to 8:00 pmPRACTICA at Absolute Ballroom;

October 26th, 7:00 to 9:00 pmMILONGA at Absolute Ballroom;
Members/Students: $5pp; Others: 10pp.
Note: Members are asked to bring a beverage or dish to share.

Hola! Festival and Milonga

September 28, 2014

HOLA! FESTIVAL — Market Square, downtown Knoxville

KATS will be performing a demo on the Market Square stage to the music of the Asheville Tango Orchestra Quintet around 3:15 pm. After the demo, the floor is open to all to continue dancing tango till around 4:10 pm.

Also on Sept. 28,  6 – 8 pm, the monthly Milonga will be held at the Emporium at 100 S. Gay St. downtown Knoxville. KATS members are asked to please bring a dish to share. The Asheville Tango Orchestra Quintet members providing music for the Festival and the KATS Milonga are

Michael Luchtan: Piano, Vocal
Patrick Kukucka: Bandoneon
Lew Gelfond: Violin
Ryan Kijanka: Bass
Franklin Keele: Cello

Parking tips: Free parking on city streets on Saturdays and Sundays.  If you park on the bridge on Gay Street, just north of the Emporium, remember to back in or you may be ticketed. Recommendation: Consider parking one block north of the Emporium, on Depot Street either in the AT&T parking lot (on the left) or the old Regas Restaurant parking lot (on the right).




September 2014 Events

September 7, 6:00 to 8:00 pmPRACTICA at Absolute Ballroom;


September 14, 6:00 to 8:00 pmPRACTICA at Absolute Ballroom;
September 21, 6:00 to 8:00 pmPRACTICA at Absolute Ballroom;

September 28, 2014:  HOLA! FESTIVAL

The Festival will be held in Market Square, downtown Knoxville, this year. The Asheville Tango Quintet will play for the KATS Argentine tango demo scheduled from 3:25 through 4:10 pm.

September 28, 2014:  MILONGA

Four members of The Asheville Tango Quintet will play for our dancing pleasure at the Milonga on September 28th.  Location, time, and final details for the Milonga will  be announced later. Dancing to live Tango music is a not-to-be-missed treat, so mark your calendars!