Cost for series
$30 MIT students
$45 for students
$60 for general public
preregister at the MIT Tango Club website. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not able to register at the MIT website, please send the following information: Name,
phone number, email, and tell us briefly what, if any, tango experience you have. Preregistration is required to save your
space. Registration accepted at first class if there is room.
Drop-ins are not
generally allowed unless an individual is already familiar with the level of material covered in the class and wants to attend
to review and refine the material. For this reason and because of space considerations, please contact us if you would like
to drop in.
For questions and more info feel free to contact us:
Pamela: email@example.com, 508-561-1827
Steve: firstname.lastname@example.org, 508-561-0844
The Beginner Level is recommended for people who have never taken tango (or any dance lessons) or for those with little
experience in tango. To complete the level, you need to take all three classes offered: Beginner A, Beginner B, and Beginner
C. You must start with Beginner A; however, Beginner B and Beginner C can be taken in any order. After completing all three
classes you may re-take any class in this level at a 50% discount.
This class covers the following material:
- Posture, balance, and basic techniques
- The embrace and its variations,
open and close
of connection, and leading & following
- Walking, weight changes and rock-steps
- Parallel versus Cross-system
- Principles of navigation and tango etiquette
- Leading and following fundamentals
BEGINNER B & BEGINNER
classes, cover the following (but not limited to) concepts:
- Dancing in open and close embrace
- La Cruzada (cross)
- Ocho Cortado and rockstep turns
- Molinete and changes of direction
- Introduction to tango rhythms (Milonga, Vals,
in floor craft
classes at the Advanced Beginner level, students must complete the three beginner level classes, or similar level classes
outside the MIT program. With the completion of Advanced Beginner A and Advanced Beginner B, students may take Intermediate
level classes. Advanced Beginner C is not required, but is highly recommended. As with Beginner level, after a student has
completed all the courses at this level, she or he may re-take any (which we encourage) at a 50% discount.
ADVANCED BEGINNER A
In this class students will
build on the steps, concepts and skills developed at the Beginner level. As always, musicality, connection, and partnering
will be emphasized.
- Check steps
- Molinete and variations
- Changing directions (esp.
- Ocho Cortado
- Introduction to Paradas
class also builds on material from the beginner level. Note that you do not have to take Advanced Beginner A to take this
cross and parallel systems
- Cross variations
variations, including no-pivot (a.k.a. "hooking") ochos
- Getting into/out of the Molinete
- Introduction to Tango Rhythms: Vals, Milonga, Tango.
class reviews and refines concepts developed during Advanced Beginner A and Advanced Beginner B courses, both of which are
strongly suggested prerequisites. Students will develop a better understanding of the structure of tango and work more with
combining elements to build improvisational skills for the social dance floor. Rhythmic variation for musicality will also
be discussed. Throughout we will work on improving skills for creating a comfortable embrace, freedom of movement, and clear
Advanced Beginner A and Advanced Beginner B or you must be familiar with all of the general concepts listed in those classes.
Please contact the instructors if you have questions.
GETTING A GRIP ON MILONGA AND VALS
This class will help you relax
and enjoy dancing the flavor and the spice of tango’s sister rhythms, tango vals and milonga. You’ll develop an
understanding of the characteristc features of these dances and assemble vocabulary and technique that connects you to the
music. Then we’ll use this understanding to explore surprising accents that heighten the flavor.
IMPROVISING IN CLOSE EMBRACE
This class is for those who
want to notch up their creativity and comfort in close embrace. We'll look at the essential technique for making sure your
open embrace vocabulary is working in close embrace. Then we'll focus on communication between partners and the tools to create
rhythmic and textural variation, improving your ability to put the pieces together for a musical and expressive dance.
Prerequisites: MIT classes through the advanced beginner level or equivalent experience. Participants must be already dancing socially and using close
embrace at least some of the time. Please contact us at email@example.com for details about requirements if you have any questions.