dance packages, ballroom, salsa, argentine tango, samba

Dance Packages

If there is one way to add joy into your life, it's through dance. We have packages in Salsa, Argentine Tango, Ballroom and Samba de Gafieira to help you learn and discover what you need with what you can afford. We look forward to finding something that's perfect for you. Just call us!

your shower and wedding in Rochester, NY

Your shower and Wedding

Tango Cafe @ the Jonathan Child House is the perfect place for an intimate wedding, bridal shower and/or rehearsal dinner. You will be surrounded by the elegance and charm of this historic Greek revival mansion. Our Special Events Coordinator will provide the individual attention you need to make your wedding an occasion to remember. 

business meetings, social events, birthdays, reunions, rochester NY

Meetings and Social Events

When you need a place to hold your special event, for dancing, a meeting, enjoy the style and ambiance of the Tango Cafe! Our historic building has a long history of elegance and entertainment - it's simply a lovely place to enjoy. Come visit us - soon!

Explore and Experience the new Tango Cafe

The historic and beautiful Johnathan Child House at 35 South Washington St. is our new home. We have ample parking; there are four rooms for dancing and events, including an upstairs and downstairs ballroom. The downstairs ballroom opens to an outdoor terrace for additional seating. Our Cantina on the first floor is open during class hours and includes a bar for socials and events. You can purchase dance merchandise at our boutique on the second floor. With the full kitchen, we will be able to offer table service and a robust menu for our shows and events.



The Jonathan Child House is a Greek mansion constructed in 1837 for Jonathan Child, Rochester's first mayor. It is part of the Third Ward Historic District. The historic marker out front reads:

Jonathan Child
First Mayor of Rochester 1834 — 1905 built the house in 1838 and lived here with his wife, Sophia Eliza Rochester Child, until 1840.

Full History

Jonathan Child sold the mansion in the 1840's and various residents through the years occupied it. In 1885 it became "The Pillars", a fashionable boarding house. In 1920 the Washington Club occupied it. The Fourth Church of Christ Scientist acquired the building in 1933 and it was purchased by the Landmark Society in 1957. They leased it to the Bureau of Municipal Research in 1961 and later became the Rochester Health Commission. Edwards Restaurant, previously in the Academy Building at 13 South Fitzhugh Street, relocated here in early 2002.
The Jonathan Child House was acquired by Pillar Media Enterprises, LLC in 2011 and renovated into a special events venue called Rochester Pillars and a restaurant called Artisan Cafe. Both ventures closed in 2014. on July 1 2014, Tango Cafe moved their business to the home to have expanded ballrooms and parking.
Today, the surrounding neighborhood is known as the Cascade District and has been the target of revival efforts.


The Tango Cafe

35 South Washington St.
Rochester, NY 14608

Tel: (585) 271-4930