Social Tango Lessons with Trista Brophy

Forget everything that you think you know about Argentine Tango and leave your roses at home. Social tango is all about a great connection, a smooth walk, and a warm embrace.

These lessons will focus on building the fundamentals required to express yourself and communicate clearly with any partner. The courses focus on body mechanics, quality of movement, musicality, and communication. The material is challenging, but incredibly fun and rewarding.  The program is progressive and so you must start no later than week 2 of the course. Level 1a and 1b are rotating courses that are complementary to one another and can be taken in any order, but both must be completed before moving to Level 2. This program is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who wants to improve and polish their dance. 


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Level 1A, January 21st-March 11th

at Rena’s Ballroom, 720 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609

This 8-week course will focus on foundations of social tango including embrace, connection, and walking. We will learn several common social figures, including variations and musicality. Each class is 1 hour, followed by a practice session.  You must complete both Level 1a and 1b, in any order, before moving to Level 2.  Level 1a and 1b are rotating courses that are complementary to one another and can be taken in any order, but both must be completed before moving to Level 2. This program is open to those brand new to Tango and also to the experienced Tango dancer who wants to improve and polish their dance. View Syllabus Here

Level 1 Registration

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Community Practica Exchange

at Rena’s Ballroom, 720 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville

The only way to become proficient in something is through dedicated practice. This is your opportunity to work with others and receive feedback. The Monday night practica runs 8pm-10pm and is open to the community. From 8-9pm, the practice runs concurrently in a shared space with the Level 1 class. The practica is free for registered tango exchange students taking the classes or private lessons and costs $5 for everyone else. No pre-registration required, just show up!


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Tango Tune-Up is a fun and challenging workout for tango dancers! This intensive 2 hour session is dedicated to drills and exercises that will strengthen and "tune-up" your body specifically for the kinds of movements required in tango. Most of the class is individual work focused on technique and body mechanics.

This class is good for All Levels and even those who have never danced tango.

Bring: water, yoga mat or towel, dance shoes & socks or ballet slippers

Stay tuned for our next class, coming soon. 

Tango Tune Up Tickets

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Improve your dance with focused study and exercises customized for your needs to help you reach your goals!

Private Lessons with Trista Brophy are 1 hour long for up to 2 people. No more than 2 hours of lessons can be taken at a time. Lessons are held in Trista's home studio in NE Gainesville (zip code 32609). They can be arranged in another location for an additional fee. Trista travels monthly to Tampa, and makes regular trips to Tallahassee and Orlando.

24-hour Rescheduling Policy: You may reschedule a Private Lesson for another available time and/or day with 24-hour notice. Private Lessons are good for one year from purchase date. No refunds are given for Private Lessons purchased.

New students will need to attend a Level 1 Class and/or meet with Trista before beginning a private lesson program. The best time is to drop by the Monday evening practica between 8-10pm.

Private Tango Lessons

Please email us to verify availability and arrange scheduling before you purchase private lessons.