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.  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. 

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.  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. 

Level 1A

Common Social Movements

  1. Salida Basica
  2. Embrace & Walking in Parallel
  3. Linear and Circular Cross
  4. Walking in Cross System
  5. Rock Steps
  6. Back Ochos
  7. 3-Point Turn
  8. Paradas & Pasadas

Level 1B

Common Social Movements

  1. Embrace & Walking
  2. Forward Ochos
  3. Ocho Cortado
  4. Ocho Cortado Permutations
  5. Meda Luna Turn
  6. Syncopated Rhythms w/ Pasadas
  7. Milonguero Groove Turn
  8. Review 
 
 These 4-week course will focus on more advanced fundamentals of social tango. We will take a deeper dive into one concept over each 4 week session. Each class is 1 hour.  You must complete both Level 1a and 1b, in any order, before moving to Level 2. Level  2.1-2.8 are rotating sessions that are complementary to one another and can be taken in any order, but all must be completed before moving to Level 3. 

These 4-week course will focus on more advanced fundamentals of social tango. We will take a deeper dive into one concept over each 4 week session. Each class is 1 hour.  You must complete both Level 1a and 1b, in any order, before moving to Level 2. Level  2.1-2.8 are rotating sessions that are complementary to one another and can be taken in any order, but all must be completed before moving to Level 3. 

Level 2.1 

Turns

  1. Molinete 
  2. Molinete with Enrosque
  3. Molinete with Barrida
  4. Milonguero Turn

Level 2.3 

Comfort in Close Embrace

  1. Embrace Codigos
  2. Axis Control
  3. Magnets & Mirrors
  4. Dynamic Embrace

Level 2.5 

Connection and Communication

  1. You're Grounded!
  2. Ellipses 
  3. Elasticity
  4. The Leader Follows The Lead

Level 2.7 

Musicality

  1. Rhythm
  2. Melody & Vocals
  3. Pausing
  4. Orchestras

Level 2.2

Vals

  1. Music Structure
  2. Turns I
  3. Turns II
  4. Cadenas

Level 2.4

Milonga

  1. Lisa
  2. Traspie
  3. The Downbeat
  4. Musical Combinations

Level 2.6 

Dancing at the Milonga

  1. Essential Codigos
  2. Small Space
  3. Circularity
  4. Milonga Role Play

Level 2.8 

Changes of Direction

  1. Blocking the Back and Forward Ocho
  2. Sending the Back and Forward Ocho
  3. Switches
  4. Blocking, Sending, and Switching
 

Please keep in mind that weekly topics may change slightly due to class progression and/or teacher preference.