Group Classes & Social Dances – NEW 2022

2022 and we’re getting back on the dance floor STEP-BY-STEP! We are starting to leave our living rooms and zoom rooms behind and DANCE AGAIN!

May I be the first to welcome everyone back and honor every person’s comfort level! I deeply care about keeping everyone safe as we step out of lockdowns and mask-mandates. Masks are optional in my classes and private lessons (I chose to wear my N-95 due to my auto-immune-compromised family members). Please honor the comfort level of your fellow-dancers.

Dance is making a COMEBACK as we crave human interaction, mentally stimulating “play,” touch, physical movement and a sense of normalcy!

Argentine Tango Offerings by Rita O’Connor ~ October 2022


*Not ready for group class settings, just yet? I’ve got you! I’ll meet you on the dance floor for PRIVATE LESSONS and then we can work on the dances you want, at the pace ideal for you, and pivot, progress or send you onto the dance floor with your “dance wings”! Contact me at You call the shots and I’ll count you in…



I’m offering these classes at. DANCE MAUI Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio 381 Huku Li’i Place, Suite #101, Kihei 96753 Studio Owner, Terry Hans Located in business center near Aloha CrossFit behind Hele Gas Station (formerly Tesoro), Maui Clothing Company & Hitter’s Paradise off of Pi’ilani Highway.

Argentine Tango COURSE

Argentine Tango 4 Week Group Course Starts October 5, 2022 –4 Wednesday Evenings

Learn Argentine Tango – from dancing to technique to partnering – ALL LEVELS No experience or partner required! Invite your friends!

Come join us in class – if not for inspiration then for social reasons. Tango is about recognizing other people’s presence and cultivating relationships. Even seasoned dancers are taking my classes and fine-tuning their dance skill set. So – take the class, socialize, enrich your tango dance vocabulary and let me make you the best dancer you’ve dreamed of!

$75 4 week course REGISTER ONLINE SPECIAL OFFER: pre-pay ONLINE before 10/5/22 and pay ONLY $50 SAVE $25!

7 – 8 pm on Wednesdays


Milonga – Second Sunday of each month

Open Floor Dancing featuring Argentine Tango, Milonga & Vals music by Thanaid Uralwong.

Pupu & Dessert Potluck welcome!

6 pm – 9 pm includes Argentine Tango LESSON for ALL LEVELS w/Rita O’Connor

Beginner’s Always Welcome!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Kama’aina & Visitors!

Every second Sunday of the month.



An Argentine Tango Practica (practice session) allows you to work on developing your skills. This Practica is guided, whereby I am available to advise you on what and how to practice or watch you execute a step and pinpoint aspects holding you back. I will also offer a guided class for the first 30 minutes.

Less formal than a Milonga, it is also fine to simply ask another dancer for practice time or to simply ask questions about technique, steps, musicality, navigation, etc.

A Practica will help you better prepare for the Milonga. Here, at the Practica, you can make a thousand mistakes and be totally forgiven (it’s a “Practica” after all) and help will be extended to you, no questions asked. 

During the Practica there will be designated space to work on your balance, your musicality, introduce new elements, or work on the ones you already know. Essentially if you do not partner up – that’s fair as there is always work to do – get ahead and improve yourself so the partnership can be improved.

This is a safe environment for you to immediately implement, try out, and practice all that you are learning! There is no need to follow the formal protocols of the Milonga; you can ask a person of any level to practice with you and give feedback and assistance – when requested, just as someone once helped them. No need to dance a full tanda in practice; the music will play continuously.

Tango, Milonga & Vals music.

Pupu & Dessert Potluck welcome.

Casual, comfortable dance attire.

6 pm – 9 pm Select Sundays