Tango with Sonny Newman


                     Argentine Tango - Group & Private Dance Lessons


Sonny Newman - Group & Private Dance Lessons     206-784-3010                

4227 4th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Nearly thirty years teaching Argentine Tango

and 60+ years experience as a dancer.


Sonny Newman's Thoughts
on Argentine Tango


"Tango is intimate communication and connection between two embracing dancers that uses no words.  It is sensual without necessarily being sexual.  Within the boundaries of a very few rules, the dance is open to endless creativity.  The wide spectrum of its music ranges like human emotions -- sometimes playful or passionate, other times sad or melancholy, occasionally fierce and angry.


Tango is a living dance and, like life itself, is evolving.  It has moved in a most civil sign up ized fashion from its early origin of being a dance of dominance and submission to one of invitation and acceptance.  The invitation being extended from the man's center, the acceptance coming from the woman's center. I think of each tango as having its own life and breath.


To me, the endearing aspects of the dance are the ebb and flow of partners moving together and apart, the dynamics of tension and release, and the pleasure of having just spent three minutes closely sharing a "Tango Moment."


Love of music and dance has been the foundation of my life since my earliest years. After an extensive period as both teacher and performer of a wide variety of ethnic and social dances, I was personally transformed when first introduced to Argentine tango.  The music and movement of this fascinating dance spoke to my soul like none before, and I felt compelled to pursue it.  Over 25 years have passed since I was first introduced to the Tango, and it is still the pervading force in my life


Info about Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall

Seattle Times Article 5/5/13 about Sonny Newman


Sonny’s email:  sonnynewman@tangoseattle.com

Nancy Newman 425-283-8709 (cell)
Nancy’s email:  dancingchickens1@gmail.com


Private Dance Instruction

Wedding “First Dance”
& Special Events


Feel like you have two left feet but want to look and feel wonderful at that next event?

Sonny Newman offers private dance lessons from the convenience of his home dance studio in Fremont/Ballard.    

No previous dance experience necessary.    (Argentine Tango, East Coast Swing, Waltz, Foxtrot & more). 

Private lessons are a great way to fit your needs/schedule -- and they’re fun too!).  $60/hour per couple; slightly more for groups of four or more.

Call Sonny Newman

206-784-3010 or email Sonny at sonnynewman@tangoseattle.com

Sonny  Newman

4227 4th Avenue NW

Seattle, WA 98107

Sonny Newman

About Sonny Newman

Sonny Newman offers some of the finest Argentine Tango instruction in the Pacific Northwest.  Sonny, with his strong creative talent, professional dance background and passion for Argentine Tango, brings an unsurpassed wealth of experience to the classroom setting.   


An icon in the dance community

Dancer, teacher, choreographer, Sonny Newman received much of his dance training at Juilliard School of Music and Dance and at other professional studios in New York City.  While in New York he trained under Jose Limon, Antony Tudor and many other great figures in the dance world. He has studied tango in Argentina and lives in Seattle where he specializes in Argentine Tango.  

He has been a guest instructor at Yale, Princeton, UCLA, for The Fuex Follets in Montreal, and the University of Arizona and has been on staff at the University of Colorado and artist in residence in dance for the Seattle Parks and Recreation department. For over two decades, Sonny has specialized in Argentine Tango, its history, poetry and dance. He is the founder of the large movement towards Argentine Tango in Seattle over twenty years ago.  

An exacting teacher, Sonny asks much of his students, and attentive pupils respond with a demonstration of ability that surprises some and pleases all. To his teaching Sonny brings over 65 years of dance experience, a knowledge of the history and culture which inspire dance, and an abiding love for music.   

Time to Tango

Argentine Tango classes

with Sonny Newman

November & December 2014

Read more about the classes


Beginning Tango - Nov. 2 to Dec. 21
1:00-2:30pm; 8 week series
Sign up for 8 week series ($80)
or drop in ($10 per class)

Intermediate Tango - Nov. 2 to Dec. 21
2:30-4:00pm; 8 week series
Sign up for 8 week series ($80)
or drop in ($10 per class)


Beginning Tango Classes - Nov. 5 to Nov. 19
7:00-8:30pm; 3 week series
Sign up for 3 week series ($30)
or drop in ($10 per class)

Milonga Classes - Nov. 5 to Nov. 19
8:30-10:00pm; 3 week series
Sign up for 3 week series ($30)
or drop in ($10 per class)

Tango Vals Classes - Nov. 26 to Dec. 10
8:30-10:00pm; 3 week series
Sign up for 3 week series ($30)
or drop in ($10 per class)

Cash or check only (sorry, no credit cards).

Call Sonny at 206-784-3010 for more information or to pre-register for class. 

Class location:  Sonny’s beautiful home studio at 4227 4th Avenue NW, Seattle (between Fremont and Ballard); plenty of convenient free street parking available.