Argentine Tango

Program Details

New session of group classes start every six weeks. For session start dates, click here. Your registration includes one group class in the specified level as well as a free practice per week. We recommend two hours of practice for each group class taken. Our tango classes are organized into 8 Levels. At the end of each level we recommend at least one private lesson to correct any bad habits that might have developed and address any difficulties with the material covered.

Argentine Tango Success Roadmap

  • Start with Level 1 (as single or couple)
  • Take Level 2, repeat Level 1 while taking Level 2
  • Take Level 3A, repeat Level 2 while taking Level 3A
  • Take Level 3B, repeat Level 3A while taking Level 3B
  • Take Level 4 (A,B,C,D,E), keep repeating Level 3 while taking Level 4
  • Take Level 5 (A,B,C,D,E), keep repeating Level 4 while taking Level 5
  • Take Level 6 (A,B,C,D,E), keep repeating Level 5 while taking Level 6
  • Take Level 7 (A,B,C,D,E), keep repeating Level 5 and/or 6 as needed while taking Level 7. If you don’t have a partner already, you might want to start looking for one at this time.
  • Take Level 8. Partner is required. Participation must be approved by the teacher. Keep taking Level 8 while repeating lower levels as needed.

Fundamentals for Excellence

  • Technique
  • Posture
  • Musicality
  • Embrace / Connection
  • Navigation
  • Listen to tango music
  • Listen to your partner
  • Be sensitive to other dancers
  • Take all workshops + privates
  • Do exercises at home : repetition is vital
  • Apply every comment made in group class to yourself
  • Go to practicas
  • Practice Mindful walking
  • Wear proper dance shoes
  • Remember: Quality vs Quantity
  • Go to Milongas

Levels

Argentine Tango Level 1

Tango Fundamentals

When: Thursdays, 7pm and/or Saturdays, 1pm
Length: 6 weeks
Prerequisite: none

Argentine Tango Level 2

Tango Fundamentals

When: Thursdays, 8pm and/or Saturdays, 12pm
Length: 6 weeks
Prerequisite: Tango Level 1

Levels 1 and 2 each take 6 weeks to complete.
It is strongly recommended and others have found it very useful to repeat levels 1 & 2 due to the difficulty of the dance and the amount of information presented in each level.
Students repeating a level immediately after taking it, can do so at a discounted price.
Merely completing a level does not automatically promote one to the next level. Being competent in the material covered is essential.

Argentine Tango Level 3

Giros (Turns)

When:
3A: Thursdays, 9pm and Saturdays, 11am
3B: Mondays, 7pm

Length: 12 weeks
Prerequisite: Tango Level 2

  • 3A – Giros Part A (6 weeks)
  • 3B – Giros Part B (6 weeks)

Level 3 takes 12 weeks to complete.
It is strongly recommended and others have found it very useful to repeat level 3A while taking level 3B.

Level 3 is progressive. Level 3A needs to be taken before level 3B.

Argentine Tango Level 4

When: Mondays, 8pm
Length: 30 weeks
Prerequisite: Tango Level 3, All parts: 3A, 3B

  • 4A – Close Embrace (6 weeks)
  • 4B – Close Embrace / Navigation / Etiquette (6 weeks)
  • 4C – Musicality (6 weeks)
  • 4D – Milonga (6 weeks)
  • 4E – Perfecting the Caminata (6 weeks)

Level 4 takes 30 weeks in total to complete (5 sessions of 6 weeks).
Each 6 week session will be dedicated to one of the above elements of tango.
We alternate between parts A,B,C,D,E every 6 weeks. These parts may be taken in any order. One does not have to start with Part A. All parts must be completed before moving to Level 5 without exception.

Once one has completed all four parts you can repeat the same level at a discounted price. *
Please be honest with yourself. If you are struggling with any of the material it is best to repeat the level or book a private lesson to work on the problem areas.

Argentine Tango Level 5

When: Mondays, 9pm
Length: 30 weeks
Prerequisite: Tango Level 4, All parts: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E

  • 5A – Advanced Giros (6 weeks)
  • 5B – Basic Vals (6 weeks)
  • 5C – Advanced Musicality (6 weeks)
  • 5D – Intermediate Milonga (6 weeks)
  • 5E – Popular Tango Figures (6 weeks)

The sections can be taken in any order. All sections must be completed before moving to the next level.

Argentine Tango Level 6

When: Wednesdays, 7pm
Length: 30 weeks
Prerequisite: Tango Level 5, All parts: 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E

  • 6A – Basic Sacadas (6 weeks)
  • 6B – Ganchos (6 weeks)
  • 6C – Basic Barridas (6 weeks)
  • 6D – Basic Boleos (6 weeks)
  • 6E – Advanced Milonga (6 weeks)

The sections can be taken in any order. All sections must be completed before moving to the next level.

Note

Changes of Direction class has been moved to level 7.

Argentine Tango Level 7

When: Wednesdays, 7pm
Length: 30 weeks
Prerequisite: Tango Level 6, All parts: 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 6E

  • 7A – Advanced Sacadas (6 weeks)
  • 7B – Volcadas and Colgadas (6 weeks)
  • 7C – Advanced Vals (6 weeks)
  • 7D – Advanced Boleos (6 weeks)
  • 7E – Changes of Direction (6 weeks)

The sections can be taken in any order. All sections must be completed before moving to the next level.

Note

Advanced Milonga has been moved to level 6

Argentine Tango Level 8 – Advanced Level

When: Wednesdays, 9pm
Length: Ongoing, 6 week sessions
Prerequisites:
– Tango Level 7, All parts: 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E
– Three years of tango experience
– By permission from Elizabeth
– Partner required