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 leaning 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. We work with classic sequences to develop technique however the ultimate goal for our students is to build their capacity for musicality and improvisation. As students are ready we focus on fluidity in combining and breaking apart sequences for improvisation.

Please pre register for this series. No partner required. Classes will be role balanced as best possible. Drop in is allowed with a partner only $25 per person. 

Sept 17 – Nov 5 (8 Weeks)
$145 includes 4 Technique Class passes
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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 are also 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 help more experienced dancers deepen their understanding or challenge incorporated patterns that may be inhibiting growth. 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. Classes will be role balanced the best possible. Drop in is only allowed with a partner $25 per person. Entrance to Pasitos Practica included.

Sept 18 – Nov 6 (8 Weeks)
$145 (includes entrance to Pasitos Practica)
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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 will also 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 however we do allow drop in with a partner only. $25 per person. Includes entrance to Milonga La Lunita.  You do not need a partner when you register for the series. We will try to role balance the class. 

Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 Weeks)
Out of Axis Movements
$85 includes entrance to Milonga La Lunita
$75 class series only 
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Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 (4 Weeks)
Rebounds, Boleos, Changes of Direction
$85 includes entrance to Milonga La Lunita
$75 class series only
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Nov 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 Weeks)
$85 includes entrance to Milonga La Lunita
$75 class series only
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Dec 2, 9, 16 (3 Weeks)
$65 includes entrance to Milonga La Lunita
$55 class series only
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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 needed. We encourage students to do technique training to compliment the partner work in our other classes. There is a technique component in all of our classes however the primary focus of our partner work is communication and connection. If you are doing individual technique training you will be better able to focus on the partner work. Wear comfortable clothes and bring dance shoes as well as socks. Classes are 50 minutes.

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