class descriptions

FUNdamentals
Our FUNdamentals classes are designed to be fun, and to get new students on the dance floor as soon as possible. Emphasis is on basic tango technique and steps that are frequently used in the dance. We will learn parallel-system walking, how to lead and follow with a partner (using different types of embrace), and how to execute some simple turns, rock steps, and ochos (pivots). We will also learn about the “cross” – a very standard tango movement and explore some tango musicality.

Tango Elements I
In this 4-class series students will be introduced to and continue working on ochos, simple turns and more while paying particular attention to the proper technique of performing these elements in a dance with a partner.

Tango Elements II
Tango Elements II will introduce more advanced dance figures. In addition to those who completed Tango Elements I, this series of 4 classes will provide an opportunity for more advanced dancers to explore turns, sacadas, barridas, etc. in greater depth. These classes are for those who complete Tango Elements I AS WELL AS for more experienced dancers, providing an excellent opportunity for newer and experienced dancers to meet, learn and improve together.