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Tango, our dance, documentary.

“Tango, Our Dance”, Argentine Tango documentary.

Learn more about Argentine Tango watching: “Tango, bayle nuestro”

“Tango, Our Dance” (English Subtitled)

Interviews with milongueros, Argentine Tango masters and performers in 1987.

Director Jorge Zanada spent years researching and recording the Tango’s place in Argentine culture.

The sensuality and stylized ritual of the tango are captured in this illuminating documentary.

Most riveting are the milongueros-the amateur dancers who preserve the pure, traditional steps.

Their intimate stories about their personal experiences reveal the intensity that feed their individual Tango styles.

Numerous tango aficionados, including actors Robert Duvall and Juan Carlos Copes (star of Broadway’s TANGO ARGENTINO), make special appearances. A passionate valentine to what Martha Graham called “the most beautiful dance of this century.”

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Marcelo Solis at Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires - Marcelo Solis

Argentine Tango 8-week training program is starting on…

Argentine Tango 8-week training program is starting on…

Argentine Tango 8-week training program is starting on…

Attention!!! Doe to COVID-19 social distancing measures, all group classes are available online. See schedule.

If you have questions, contact us.

  • San Francisco: Next series starting on June 24, 2020 and every consecutive Wednesday at  8 pm.
  • Lafayette: Next series starting on June 26, 2020 and every consecutive Friday at 8 pm (no class 7/3 Independence Day observed).
  • San Jose: Next series starting on June 29, 2020 and every consecutive Monday at 8 pm.

We will work on:

  • Correct posture, walk and the concept of lead and follow.
  • Connection with the partner and the floor.
  • Understanding the music. Basics of social etiquette and navigation in the context of Argentine Tango.

Next classes:

  • San Francisco: Next series starting on August 19, 2020 and every consecutive Wednesday at 8 pm.
  • San Jose: Next series starting on August 24, 2020 and every consecutive Monday at 8 pm (no classes on 9/7 Labor Day).
  • Lafayette: Next series starting on August 28, 2020 and every consecutive Friday at 8 pm.

Registration closes 24 hours prior to the beginning of the series.

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Argentine Tango private lessons with Marcelo Solis

Private lessons

Absolutely your main way of learning Argentine Tango!

  • At our private lessons we work intensely on foundations, rhythm, musicality and connection with partner. We design a program according to your own goals and requirements.

  • While group classes are necessary to work on the social aspects of this beautiful art form, during private lessons we focus on the specific details of your dance which are important in achieving your goal of being a great dancer, a true milonguera or milonguero.

  • Private lessons are at San Francisco, San Jose and Lafayette locations.

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Marcelo Solis dancing Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires among other great milongueros

Travel To Buenos Aires with us!

Allow us to guide you through Buenos Aires and Tango

  • Highlighting how this beautiful City, Porteños (the people who live in Buenos Aires), architecture, art, history, cuisine, and way of life are intimately connected to Tango music and dance.

  • The format of this tour seamlessly integrates you into the life of a Porteño/a, allowing you the opportunity to experience all of the components of Tango from the passionate point of view of a milonguero/a. 

  • Tango is love and respect. We are eager to share this love and and respect with you, and demonstrate how through proper guidance and instruction, you can realize your dream of dancing Tango in Buenos Aires.

A typical day in Buenos Aires with our tour:

  1. We meet at late morning for City tours and having lunch.
  2. Afternoon and early evenings classes.
  3. Milongas every night.

We leave the mornings an early afternoon free for any private lessons you may like to take while in Buenos Aires.

Join us in our next trip!

 

Argentine Tango intermediate class with Miranda: crosses 2

Argentine Tango intermediate class: crosses 2

Argentine Tango intermediate class: crosses 2

  • Argentine Tango intermediate class with Miranda: crosses 2.

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Argentine Tango private lesson with Marcelo Solis

Private lessons

Are the way to learn Argentine Tango

  • At our private lessons we work intensely on foundations, rhythm, musicality and connection with partner. We design a program according to your own goals and requirements.

  • While group classes are necessary to work on the social aspects of this beautiful art form, during private lessons we focus on the specific details of your dance which are important in achieving your goal of being a great dancer, a true milonguera or milonguero.

Book your private lesson

El Tango es una historia- Disco

“El Tango es una historia” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Chanel in vocals, 1944 with English translation of the lyrics.

“El Tango es una historia” by Osvaldo Pugliese y su Orquesta Típica with Roberto Chanel in vocals, 1944; with English translation of the lyrics.

El Tango es una historia- Disco

Music: Roberto Chanel. Lyrics: Reinaldo Yiso.

En hojas de berro, con pluma de llanto,
escribió su historia aquel viejo viejo arrabal.
Después de un bohemio con alma de santo,
le puso armonía, lo hizo inmortal.
Igual que esos yuyos de humildes veredas,
que nacen un día sin causa y razón,
así nació el tango y hoy es una estrella
que brilla en el cielo de toda emoción.

El tango es una historia,
cada frase es un recuerdo,
cada parte es una vida con una pena escondida
y todo el tango es lo nuestro.
Emoción que se hace queja
en la voz del bandoneón.
El tango es siempre una historia
que tiene en todas sus hojas
palabras del corazón.

English translation:

In cress leaves, with a crying feather,
the old suburb wrote his story.
Then a bohemian with the soul of a saint,
gave it harmony, made it immortal.
Like humble grass of the sidewalks,
that are born a day without cause and reason,
that’s how tango was born and today it’s a star
that shines in the sky of every emotion.

Tango is a story,
Every sentence is a memory,
each part is a life with a hidden grief
and all the tango is what belongs to us.
Emotion that becomes a complain
in the voice of the bandoneon.
Tango is always a story
which has in all its pages
words from the heart.

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La cumparsita tango music sheet cover

“La Cumparsita” by Juan D’Arienzo y su Orquesta Típica, 1963.

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