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New series in Walnut Creek begins on November 2. Register now!!!

Marcelo Solís & Sofía Pellicciaro - PuentePlease register in advance at Walnut Creek Recreational Services925.943.5858 or online clicking here. 

These classes are not drop-in.

Where: Social Hall, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek.

$43 for 4 classes.

ATTENTION: Class cards, deals and discounts do not apply to these classes.

7:30 pm: Beginner Tango class. In this class the students acquire all necessary elements to get started on the right foot as social dancers. Introduction of lead and follow concept, connection with the partner and the floor, understanding of music, basics of social etiquette and navigation in the context of Argentine Tango. Register online (click here).

8:30 pm: Intermediate Tango class on technique & musicality. For students who can lead and follow comfortably in the embrace, circulate around the floor on the line of dance, make turns, pauses and other necessary maneuvers, and are familiar with tango music. This class dedicates more detailed attention to all the elements, in order to take your dancing to the next level. Register online (click here).

Classes program:

Beginner Tango: Register online (click here).

We offer a series of classes which will give new students an easy way to acquire the foundations of the dance, in group classes, socializing and making new friends in the process. 

  • Class 1: Posture, change of weight, walk, music.
  • Class 2: Posture and walk, crossed system, introduction to pivots, music and phrasing. The four main Orquestas Típicas of the Golden Era.
  • Class 3:  Posture and walk. parallel, crossed system and sides, forward ocho, backward ocho, changes of direction, stops and pauses, crosses and boleos. Other Orquestas Típicas of the Golden Era.
  • Class 4: Posture and walk. parallel, crossed system and sides, forward ocho, backward ocho, changes of direction, stops and pauses, crosses, boleos and turns. Vals and milonga.

After this 8 classes introductory series, you will be ready to move on to the intermediate level.

Intermediate Tango: Register online (click here).

We work on technique and musicality. For students who can lead and follow comfortably in the embrace, circulate around the floor in the line of dance, do turns, pauses and other necessary maneuvers, and are familiar with tango music. This class dedicates more detailed attention to all tango elements.

  • Class 1: Walking and posture. Single and double time walk. History of Tango music.
  • Class 2: Forward and backward ochos. The “Era of Sextets”.
  • Class 3: Parallel, crossed system and sides, walk and sacadas en crossed system, changes of direction, turns and boleos. Orquestas Típicas of the Golden Era.
  • Class 4: Parallel, crossed system and sides, walk and sacadas en crossed system, changes of direction, boleos, turns and other circular movements. Vals and milonga.

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Marcelo Solis

I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dancer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero.

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