Beginning Tango Lessons

Tango Chalet
... a lovely tango salon ... waiting in the stillness of the Sierran forest for passionate tangueros and tangueras to make it their mountain tango home.

Tango ChaletNew to tango? Don't be shy. Take the risk and share in the magic: "Tango at its loveliest is simply walking to the music. And if you hang in there for just a very short time, you begin to realize that you are not only learning to dance but are inheriting a culture - and a country - as well!"

Special Couples Weekend For Beginning Dancers

(Available when Paul is in residence.)

One night of lodging for two at Tango Chalet. 3 hours of introductory tango lessons. Arrive Saturday noon, depart Sunday for Yosemite. Lodging & Lessons: $395 + tax. Two couples $595 + tax. Three couples $695.

Tango Chalet is also called Starlit Chalet, a vacation rental with VRBO.com and HomeAway.com. A 4-minute video and much information on Yosemite can be found at the Starlit Chalet website.

forest silence and starry skies
mountain pure water and fresh air
4,000’ up the side of a mountain
cooing wild doves

El Capitan

On Saturday, prepare a meal at the chalet or enjoy a sumptuous dinner at Savoury's, Mariposa's finest dinner house.

On Sunday morning, drive along the Wild and Scenic Merced River to Yosemite. Shortly after entering the Park, you pass majestic El Capitan.

Your destination: breakfast at the world-class Ahwahnee Hotel. A grand piano plays in the background as you stare dreamily through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Ahwahnee dining room and enjoy an elegant buffet.

Follow your meal with a stroll through Yosemite Valley to Yosemite Falls, 2 miles round-trip.

Compare: room rate for one room in the Ahwahnee Hotel $500+ per night ... and no tango. And you are advised to book the room 1 year in advance.

Hotel Tax. Mariposa County requires a 11% tax on lodging (not on tango lessons) at Tango Chalet and at the Ahwahnee.

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