Northern California’s premier venue for Argentine tango, Tango by the River, is located in the picturesque and historic district of Old Sacramento in California’s state Capitol.

Tango by the River’s visionary and founder, Donna Tielsch, decided to put Sacramento on the tango map. In 1999, she found the perfect location. With superb walk-by traffic (Old Sacramento gets upwards of five million visitors a year), a rich cultural heritage (19th century buildings that help evoke the feel of Old Buenos Aires where tango originated), and plenty of parking (with two huge parking garages and metered parking on the streets), it seemed like an excellent place to build Sacramento's first "home" for Argentine Tango.

The studio itself has been called the “nation’s most elegant tango salon.” The 2200 square foot location boasts over 1500 square feet of beautiful hardwood floor, spacious fourteen foot ceilings, and five 12-foot windows overlooking Old Sacramento. Decorated with antiques and reproductions, it is a warm and inviting sanctuary -- and a great place to dance the tango!


Tango by the River
128 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 443-7008


info@rivertango.com