Class Description


ARGENTINE TANGO

(TRADITIONAL MILONGUERO AND SALON STYLE – CLOSE EMBRACE)


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(A catalogue of steps taught in our classes each week.)


BEGINNER

Absolute Beginner:

  1. *No dance experience or partner necessary. 

  2. *Recommended footwear - Leather sole shoes (no sneakers).


A breakdown of the basic tango elements will be taught at each class; the embrace, lead and follow, walking, the cross, weight change in place, ochos, rock step, quarter/half/full turns, 10 count, Ganchos, Lapis, Media Vuelta, planeos, sacadas and barridas.  You’ll be able to start dancing at the milongas after your first lesson!  An 8 Week Beginner Syllabus will be provided on your first day of class.



ADVANCED BEGINNER

Introduction to pre-intermedidate steps: Advanced barridas, Ganchos, Media Vuelta. Sacadas, Planeo, Calesita, Carpa, Boleos, Lapiz, Molinete, Sandwich, Castigada, Cadena, Arrastre. 



INTERMEDIATE

Introduction to close embrace; posture, weight changes/distribution, core balance and partner connection.  Intermediate Steps: Cadencia, Ocho Cortado, Giros, Change of Direction, Enrosque, Colgadas & Volcadas, Adornos.  New combinations will be taught at each class, so you can start building your dance repertoire.



ADVANCED

Close Embrace – the precision of posture and frame.  Focus on technique, style, musicality & syncopation, complex steps with advanced variations.  New advanced sequences will be taught at each class.  



MILONGA CON TRASPIE & LISA (All Levels)

Introduction to milonga.  Rhythmical fundamentals; traspie & Lisa stepping and timing, embrace and posture, walks, turns and adornments. Improvisational techniques to weave these elements together to create fun milonga patterns.



PERFORMANCE CLASS (Intermediate & Advanced)

This is a great course for those who have always dreamed of performing tango on the stage or just want to learn stage tango sequences to add some pizzazz to your dance.  In this exciting 7 week course, you will master advance choreography with your partner.  At the completion of this course, you will be featured in a student performance showcase at our new milonga.  This is a wonderful way to build confidence in your dancing, on or off the stage.


* Limited enrollment to 3 couples. Pre-registration required.

  1. * Please let us know if you are flying solo and we’ll pair you up with a dance  partner.



















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