Argentine Tango group classes

Marcelo Solis teaching Argentine Tango group classes

Argentine Tango is a social dance.

It makes sense to practice it in the context of a like-minded community, in which individuals share the common goal of highly aesthetic experience on a dance floor populated by couples dancing to the same song, producing different interpretations that comfortably fit in the same shared space and time.

It is an artistic expression combining individual freedom, smart adaptability, good taste, politeness, wittiness, passion, and care.

Let’s describe each of these aspects:

  • Individual freedom: Your dance is what only you can do. None can dance for you, nor tell you what to do in the moment of dancing. Your dance is the product of your free choices.
  • Smart adaptability: Even though you are free to do whatever you want, there are factors that require your attention, to which you need to adapt in a way that does not contradict your freedom, without being imposing.
  • Good taste: The limit of your decisions is nothing other than aesthetics.
  • Politeness: Because you are not alone on the dance floor, kindness and politeness are virtues that make you a good dancer.
  • Wittiness: In any social situation, but particularly in the context of a milonga, your spark adds flavor to a shared experience.
  • Passion: It fuels your dance, makes it come alive. Without it you run the risk of moving mechanically, which will never be dancing.
  • Care: Your partner so close to you, and other couples around you on the dance floor, are human beings. Being considerate is part of what makes you a good dancer.

To develop these aspects of your dance you need to practice Tango with other people, who are not strangers, although there will always be someone new coming to Tango, to whom you will be a link to the community of milongueros.

In group classes we focus on:

  • Social aspects of Tango:
    • Line of dance.
    • Cabeceo (invitation to dance making eye contact).
    • How the music is played in the milongas.
    • What to do after your dance ends.
  • Tango technique exercises.
  • Tango patterns and footwork: from basic to complex.
Eventually, we will organize milongas where you will be able to put into practice what you've learned.
We are committed to favor the development of a community of likeminded individuals who see Tango as a way to become better examples of human beings.

Neither group classes nor private lessons alone will make you a good dancer. You need both.

If you take only private lessons, you make Tango a private relationship with your maestro, which is not enough to understand what is Tango, and make you a milonguero/a.
 
If you only take group classes, you are not going to get deep enough into the fine details and the profundity of Tango to make you a good dancer.
To dance Tango you must be a good dancer.
Marcelo Solis dancing Argentine Tango with Sofia

Private lessons

Virtual lessons available
In private lessons our goal is to share with you the powerful and profound beauty of Tango, as it is a jewel that needs to be passed as part of the best of our human nature.
 
During private lessons we focus on:
  • Good, relaxed posture.
  • Awareness about your body, surrounding space, and your partner's presence.
  • A nice embrace that connects you to your dance partner.
  • Musical sense: how to listen to Tango music.
  • Moving interpreting the music:
    • Walking.
    • Walking with your partner.
    • Pausing.
    • Changing weight.
  • Footwork and technique.
  • Basic Argentine Tango patterns.
  • More complex patterns and combinations.

Lessons are 50 minutes long and will be booked after payment is received.

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