Weekly Classes

We offer regular weekly classes throughout the year for beginners through advanced level. To see progress you should commit to the class series. Also see our Workshops Page for special topics, intensive seminars and visiting instructors.

Fall 2019

TUESDAYS 6:30 – 7:30pm

LEVEL 1 – THE BASICS :: Learn the essentials of partner communication and connection that build the foundation for learning tango. We focus on technique for the embrace, the walk, understanding parallel and crossed system, pivots, ochos, paradas and basic turns.

Learning Argentine Tango is like learning a language or a martial art and it takes time for the dancer to integrate these elements into their body language. It is essential that you have a good understanding of these basic elements before moving into more advanced levels. You may need to repeat this series. We work with classic sequences and as students are ready we focus on fluidity in combining and breaking apart sequences for improvisation.

No partner required when you register for the series.
Drop in is allowed with a partner only $25 per person

Nov 12 – Dec 17 (6 Weeks)
$110 includes 3 Technique Class passes
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WEDNESDAYS 7:30 – 8:30pm

LEVEL 2 – DEVELOPING THE FUNDAMENTALS :: These classes work in detail to develop and refine the walk, comfort in both close and open embrace, combinations for forward and back ochos with paradas and embellishments, turns with sacadas, ocho cortado, cambio de frente, calesita…  As in all of our levels we teach classic sequences as well as musicality and improvisation skills. At this level we introduce social dance codes and will be working on navigation skills for the milonga.

Fundamentals are not only for the beginner and very often the most experienced dancer will return to refine the foundation of their dance. We recognize different levels of dancers in the class and provide material to challenge more experienced dancers. This class is held on Wednesdays just before our Pasitos Practica which is included in the cost of the class. The Practica is an opportunity to stay and practice what you learned in class, get help from the teachers and other dancers, get a feeling for the social dance.

Please pre register for this series. No partner required when registering for the series. Drop in is only allowed with a partner $25 per person. Entrance to Pasitos Practica included.

Nov 13 – Dec 18 (6 Weeks)
$110 (includes entrance to Pasitos Practica)
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MONDAYS 7:30 – 8:30pm

LEVEL 3 – INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED :: Designed for experienced dancers with a clear grasp of the fundamentals wanting to build creativity, musicality, elegance and dynamics. We explore advanced elements such as rebounds, boleos, sacadas, barridas, turns with embellishments, lapices and enrosques, changes of direction, out of axis movements etc… We also explore advanced musicality, incorporating syncopation and changing dynamics to help students feel more sensitive in the connection and more expressive and confident in the dance. Classes cover social dance codes and floor craft as this is essential for anyone attending milongas. 

These series are organized into monthly topics. We encourage you to commit to the entire series in order to see progress.
Drop in allowed with a partner only $25 per person – includes entrance to Milonga La Lunita.  
No partner required when you register for the series.

Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 Weeks)
MILONGA
$85 includes entrance to Milonga La Lunita
$75 class series only
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Dec 2, 9, 16 (3 Weeks)
VALS
$65 includes entrance to Milonga La Lunita
$55 class series only
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TECHNIQUE TRAINING

Tango drills and training in body mechanics, musicality, strengthening and stretching. Exercises for a grounded walk, stable pivots and proper disassociation. Classes are designed to condition the physical body (tone, control, ease of movement, muscle memory) and expand your body awareness (conscious movement, alignment). A friendly space for asking questions and exploring what you need to develop your dance. 

Classes are on going, you do not need to register in advance and no partner required! We encourage students to do technique training to compliment the partner work in our other classes. If you are doing individual technique training you will be better able to focus on the partner communication and connection. Wear comfortable clothes and bring dance shoes as well as socks. Classes are 50 minutes.

TECHNIQUE CLASS SCHEDULE 
Mondays 6:30pm (Advanced Level)
Tuesdays 5:30pm (All Levels)
Wednesdays 6:30pm (All Levels)

Single Class   $15 
10 Class Pass   $100 (no expiration)

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The Tango Studio Vancouver
Santiago & Deborah
T: 604 338 4069
E: info@thetangostudio.com
2474 Prince Edward St.
Vancouver, BC Canada