Yumiko and Ramada teach at Milonga Malevaje 1/3/19

Malevaje pre-milonga Class with Yumi and Rama. Kick start the year 2019! The Verdi Club: 2424 Mariposa st., San Francisco, CA Thursday, January 3 CLASS: from 8:00 to 9:00 pm MILONGA from 9:00 to 1:00 sssh TEACHER : Ramada Salieri & Yumiko Krupenina Topic: TBA DJ: TBA Class only $10:00 Milonga only $15.00 Together $20.00 Read more →

Introduction to TANGO with Yumiko @ Milonga La Paz

Yumiko teaches pre-milonga class at Milonga La Paz 1/26/19 War Memorial Veterans Building. Room 212 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California 94102 5-6pm. Introduction to Tango.  New beginners.  Do you have friends and family who want to start learning tango? This class is perfect for the new beginners. 6-9pm. Milonga party. DJ. Valerio will be spinning traditional Argentine tango.  Complimentary… Read more →

Daniel Nacucchio & Cristina Sosa in San Francisco Bay Area

Daniel Nacucchio & Cristina Sosa The San Francisco Bay Area   September 4-12, 2017 To schedule private lessons, contact Yumiko at Daniel Nacucchio and Cristina Sosa, 2008 World Tango Salon Champions, will be visiting the SF Bay Area! This is their first SF appearance. Whether your goal is to improve social dance skills or train for the championships, taking lessons… Read more →

New Orleans (NOLA) Tango Festival

NOLA Tango Festival   June 16 – 19, 2016 REGISTRATION  Take advantage of the early bird discount! HOTEL RESERVATION  The rooms with the special event rate sell out quickly.  Book early! Join me at NOLA Tango Festival June 16-19!  The event takes place in the heart of New Orleans at prestige Astor Crowne Plaza hotel. Take workshops, enjoy strolling French Quarter, dance… Read more →

Nora’s Tango Weekend SF July 2 – 5, 2015

Last minute registration open online for NTW at www.tangoweek! All right. I am joining the event for open to public seminars and all 4 miongas. See you there!! Here are some basic info: Dates:    July 2-5, 2015 Event:   Nora’s Tango Weekend Full festival package, One day pass, A la carte afternoon and evening workshops and seminars, Milonga package (or… Read more →


Yumiko Krupenina

I enjoyed our trip to New Orleans, and now back to home sweet home SAN FRANCISCO!

NTW starting from 7/2-5, the question was how many milongas do I want to go during the event?  Kinda expensive, right?! But I’ve already signed up for two open to public seminars (Seba y Roxana & Los Totis’ afternoon workshops. 3hrs each), plus some of my girl friends started making lots of noises making plans to crash the milongas.  OK. I am sold. Going out for all 4 nights!

Next question was how we were going to bring more SF local dancers with us. Seriously, it’s not the same with out you folks and more the merrier during any festivals.  The Good news came the next day: we managed to get the group discount for milonga entries!

So join us, people!  Let’s welcome out of town visitors and have a blast together over the July 4th weekend at NTW. For the next few days, I will keep posting some info about the events to gather us together.  Please spread the word for me!

How to get the discount?  Write to me (Yumiko) at with your full name and the night(s) you are coming, then I will put you on the VIP list. All you have to do is mention my name YUMIKO and pay $25/milonga (regular price is $35) at the reception. CASH ONLY.

Hope to see you at the milongas. Cheers!


San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront

1800 Old Bayshore Highway  Burlingame, CA 94010 USA

Here is NTW milonga info:

Milongas themes:
7/2: Welcome Milonga (Pink & Black)   9pm-1am –  DJ Kenny from Sacramento, CA
7/3: The 40’s Night – Wear a Hat!          9pm -2am – DJ Emilio Flores from SF
7/4: Black & White Gala Milonga – 18th Anniversary Celebration    9pm – 2am  – DJ Emilio Flores from SF
7/5: The Masquerade Ball – Closing Milonga      9pm – 1am – DJ Yuling Chen from SF

The Shows:
7/2: Fernanda Ghi & Guillermo Merlo
7/3: Los Totis – Virginia Gomez & Christian Marquez
7/4: All the Masters
7/5: Roxana Suarez & Sebastian Achaval

The Orquestra – Seth Azarnow & su Sexteto Tipico on 7/3 and 7/4



NOLA pre festival milonga!

Safely arrived in New Orleans late afternoon! Dinner meeting with my festival teaching partner, Joe Yang, and we were off to NOLA Pre Festival Milonga at Cafe Istanbul. Event hosts Lorena and Mirna welcomed us open arms and met and danced with friendly tangueros all night. Great DJ!! Music by La Bailonga Tango from Colombia, their first U.S. appearance! Pics… Read more →

LA Tango Marathon Thursday 6/4

Just checked in Custom Hotel LAX. LA Marathon team had it all figured out. Hotel is reasonable both amenities and event special pricing.  Near LAX with free shuttle! Opening night destination is a small milonguita in El Segundo. Bon fire gathering is happening right now, but I will skip that one. 9:00pm-12:00am  WARM-UP Milongita – DJ SILVIA – The Studio… Read more →


Yumiko Krupenina

<Upcoming Classes/Workshops>

Friday, December 5 

Tango Workshop with Ramada Salieri & Yumiko Krupenina

Class topic:  “Barridas,” – Sweeps.  Look forward to seeing you!

9:15-10pm For All Levels
$15 (Milonga included):  Genesis Milonga hosted by Julian Ramil

Genesis Dancesport
404 Clement St. (@ 5th Ave), SF (map)

See more info on Facebook

 Preparacion para barrida por lado externo del pie de la mujer

DeAngelis: Milonga Malevaje w DJ Cristian Sierra

I love DeAngelis sets, a few definitely. At Malevaje** last night, DJ Cristian Sierra played a rarely put together DeAngelis tanda (at least, around here in the Bay Area). It brought me back to Buenos Aires, where similar tunes played towards the end of the evening after we have already finished a few bottles of Chandon….  I can not remember all the songs and… Read more →