Two for a Valentine's Day Tango

If you’re tongue-tied on Valentine’s Day and can’t seem to find the perfect words to woo your lover, try connecting via Argentinean tango. The three-minute, close-embrace dance is unique because of the intense body language shared by the dancers. Tango allows two people to escape into rhythms and music where they communicate without words.

As a Valentine’s Day gift, treat your partner to inexpensive dance lessons. El Mundo Del Tango offers four-week beginner sessions for $30, and free introduction classes every Saturday night at 8 p.m. Linda Garwood, well-known in the San Diego tango community, also offers intermediate group lessons for $10 on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

And if you’re single on Valentine’s Day, why not go to a tango club? The UCSD Argentine Tango Club is a great way to meet people and have a fun time learning to dance. Located in Main Gym every Tuesday night from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., the club welcomes beginner and advanced tango dancers alike.

Additionally, Mira Mesa Mexican restaurant Tio Leo’s has tango dancing every Monday night and admission is free.

Put down the trite box of chocolates and the generic bouquet of roses — entrance your sweetheart with a slow waltz, sizzle with a snappy Milonga, and experience the passion of getting wrapped up in a sexy tango, the dance of love.