Classes

Tango De Salon  Close Embrace

BEGINNER

10 Week Course

A breakdown of the basic elements; the embrace, concept of lead and follow, cross and parallel walk systems, 6, 8 & 10 count  basic, cruzada, weight changes, ochos, rock step, turns, gancho, lapiz, sacada and barrida.  This course is designed to get you moving on the dance floor from your first lesson.

A syllabus will be provided on your first day of class.

*No dance experience or partner necessary.
*Recommended footwear – Leather sole shoes (no sneakers or platform shoes)

PRE-INTERMEDIATE

16 Week Course

* Pre-requisit: 10 week Absolute Beginner Tango.

In this 16 week course, you will learn how to combine the steps you learned from Beginner I.   Introduction to basic floor craft techniques (collision avoidance and line of dance) and dance floor etiquettes. New Pre-intermedidate steps will be introduced: Advanced barridas, Ganchos, Media Vuelta. Sacadas, Planeo, Calesita, Carpa, Lapiz, Molinete, Sandwich, Castigada, Cadena, Arrastre.  Leader’s & Follower’s simple embellishments.

INTERMEDIATE

* Pre-requisit: Pre-intermediate or a reasonable level of technical understanding of Argentine tango and 1 year minimum dance experience.

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.  Close Embrace – the precision of posture and frame.  Focus on technique, style, musicality & syncopation, complex steps with advanced variations.

ADVANCED

* Must have a good level of technical understanding of Argentine tango and 2 year minimum dance experience.  An evaluation is required prior to sign up.

This course focuses on the refinement of the close embrace and the precision of posture and frame.  Learning variations of advanced step combinations with complex embellishments.  Exploring musicality and syncopation with various orchestras.  Developing your own personal style and improvisation skills.

MILONGA CON TRASPIE & LISA

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.

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

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A catalog of steps taught in our classes each week.