2022 TANGO CLASSES
Currently all classes/events at Tango del Barrio require proof of COVID vaccination. We are “mask optional” but advise dancers to bring a mask since some partners may require them for health/personal reasons.
TANGO FUNdamentals I – Mondays, 7:30 – 8:45 PM
September 12-November 7 (8 weeks-no class on Halloween)
$80/person | $10/class
Our FUNdamentals class is 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, and how to execute simple turns, rock steps, ochos (pivots), and the cross. Skills progress each week. No partner or experience required. Please register to help us plan for class size.
Instructors: Tony and Barb
TANGO FUNdamentals II – Fridays, 7:00- 8:15 PM
September 16 – November 4 (8 weeks)
$80/person | $10/class
This class is a continuation of FUNdamentals I, expanding upon and refining the basic skills learned for the social dance setting. Focus will be on walking, simple turns, and sequential improvisation – adding new options to the figures you already know. This is a great class for students who have completed FUNdamentals I AND for any dancer who wants to enhance their basic technique. No partner required. Please register in advance.
Instructors: Monica and Tom
EXPAND YOUR DANCE – Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:45 PM
September 13 – October 18 (6 weeks)
$60/6 classes | $10/class
This class is designed to add variety to your tango skill set, using both cross-foot and parallel-foot systems to create a more interesting dance. The class will feature turns (giros), walks, ochos and figures in both systems – a great class for ANY dancer who wants to expand and refresh their tango repertoire. Some tango experience required. No partner required. Pre-registration IS required.
Instructors: Ella & Jake
DYNAMIC EMBRACE – AN EMBRACE THAT BREATHES
Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 PM
All levels welcome. $10/person
The tango embrace is one of the most ‘alive’ parts of the dance. Building on and going beyond basic embrace, this class focuses on flexibly and dynamically reshaping your embrace to dance new figures.
Instructors: Mary & Reid
DANCE THAT MILONGA TANDA!
Tuesday, November 1, 7:30 PM
All levels welcome. $10/person.
Do you try to hide when milonga tandas are played? Wonder how it differs from tango? Join instructors Chuck and Mary as they share some technique and steps that can make dancing milonga FUN, and will make you start looking around for a partner instead of keeping your eyes to the floor.
Instructors: Mary & Chuck