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 - Starts September 27

This 8-week course will focus on foundations of social tango including embrace, connection, and walking. We will learn several figures, including variations and musicality. Each class is 1 hour.  You must complete both Level 1a and 1b, in any order, before moving to Level 2.  This course starts Thursday, September 27 at 8pm, at 3932 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33614. You must secure a spot by registering in advance. The course is $120 for 8 weekly classes of 1 hour, and the 9pm-10pm practica is included. The course is refundable up until 5 days before the start of the course. All students must start in Level 1A or 1B, regardless of prior coursework at other schools.

Level 1 Registration

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Level 2 - Starts September 27

This 8-week course will focus on more complex social movements for the milonga (a tango social). Each class is 1 hour. We will continue to learn several classic figures, including variations and musicality. You must have completed both Level 1a and 1b, in any order, before moving to Level 2. This course starts Thursday, September 27 at 7pm, at 3932 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33614. You must secure a spot by registering in advance. The course is $120 for 8 weekly classes of 1 hour. Level 2 students can attend any Level 1 classes at no charge. The practica from 8:30pm-10pm is included in your tuition. The course is refundable up until 5 days before the start of the course. All students must start in Level 1A or 1B, regardless of prior coursework at other schools.

Level 2 Registration

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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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All-Levels Community Practica

The only way to become proficient in something is through dedicated practice. This is your opportunity to work with others and receive feedback. The Thursday night practica runs 8:30pm-10pm and is open to the community. Guest are welcome to come earlier and practice during class times. The practica is free for currently registered students and costs $5 for everyone else. No pre-registration required, just show up!



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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 the Town & Country. area of Tampa (zip 33634). They can be arranged in another location for an additional fee.  

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 meet with Trista before beginning a private lesson program. The best time is to drop by the Thursday evening practica between 8-9pm.

Private Tango Lessons

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


Are you a currently enrolled full-time college student?

If you're a full time college student, email us proof of enrollment at tampatangoexhange@gmail.com and we will send you a link to register for an 8 week course for $80.