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Korey Ireland


We are happy to welcome Korey Ireland back to Washington DC! A former DC resident, Korey has a deep connection to our community and is always eager to share his knowledge of music and tango.

Korey is a professional composer turned tango-addict. He brings a lifetime of musical experience and an unquenchable thirst for tango to his teaching. Currently based in Berlin, Germany, Korey has spent the better part of the last 15 years traveling and teaching tango in the U.S., England, Holland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Kenya, Poland and Argentina, sharing his passion for tango, music, expression, and connection. In recent years, this mission has grown to include work with aspiring tango musicians at festivalthroughout North America and Europe to create live music for dancers. In 2009 he led the “Monster Orchestra” of Tango de los Muertos resulting in a live CD of his arrangements and transcriptions. This project led to the birth of the Community Tango Orchestra project, which in its 6th year now includes about a dozen ensembles throughout the US and Europe dedicated to nurturing the tradition of golden age tango for dancers and musicians. 

Korey's Schedule in DC

  • Tuesday October 31, before 18th Street Lounge Milonga
    LECTURE on "Literal versus Selective Interpretations of Pugliese".
    Class level: All levels
    Class time: 8-9 PM
    Price: $15 (No pre-registration required)
    Venue: The 18th Street Lounge 1212, 18th St. NW Washington, DC

  • Tuesday November 7, before 18th Street Lounge Milonga
    Tango Elements
    Class level: Intermediate
    Class time: 8-9 PM
    Price: $15 (No pre-registration required)
    Venue: The 18th Street Lounge 1212, 18th St. NW Washington, DC

Weekend Workshops

Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Northwest Sport and Health, 4001 Brandywine St NW, Washington, DC 20016
Registration is required for these workshops.
Reserve your spot and pay HERE.

Saturday workshop themes: 

2 PM - 3:30 PM - Walking Games: working with connection and musicality, in tango’s most fundamental aspect.

3:30 PM - 5 PM - Tango Rhythm under the microscope and though the looking glass - a detailed examination of how tango dancers interact with the rhythmic resources of tango music.

Sunday workshop themes:

2 PM - 5 PM- "Secret Passages and Hidden Spaces” uncovering beautiful and underutilized possibilities in familiar movements.
(This will be a 3 hour workshop on the same topic, with a break in the middle)


  • Full Weekend Pass: $100

  • 1 Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday): $55