Our teaching philosophy and method
Any fragmentation of Tango in the process of teaching leads to misinterpretations.
Our method is integral.
We begin with the posture. It is comfortable, relaxed, and functional in relation to dancing embracing, and embraced by a partner.
During the class, we use a set of exercises to develop the moves and responses that you need to have in your body, in your muscle memory to be able to move harmonically with a partner in the situation of dancing at a milonga.
These moves are connected to music. We practice those exercises at the beginning of every class. The moves would not be integrated into your muscle memory without repeating them a few times at every class or practice for a period of time.
The exercises and moves that we do in class are always explained in relation to music.
After the initial exercises, we give each student a task related to his or her experience and possibilities.
You cannot really dance Tango without following the line of dance.
Teaching Tango without teaching the line of dance is like teaching to drive in a parking lot, and never explain the basic rules of streets and highways.
We work this aspect of Tango showing that what keeps the couple together is the commitment of both partners to move as a couple.
Leaders ought to learn to follow to understand how to lead.
We will always tell you about the history, past and present of Tango, its music, its personalities and its culture.