Weekly Classes

We offer 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.

Summer 2022

LEVEL 1 & 2 :: THE FOUNDATION and BEYOND

Essentials of partner communication and connection that build the foundation for learning tango. Embrace, walking in parallel and crossed system, pivots, ochos, paradas and basic turns.

4-Week Intensive Workshop
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm
June 7, 14, 21, 28
4 week series $85 / drop in $25 at the door
ALL LEVELS – designed for Level 1 & 2

Starting with a 45 min technique warm up, partner exercises and then a guided pratica that will help beginners and intermediate tango dancers build a strong foundation with a focus on classic sequences and walking exercises. Led by Deborah and a team of advanced dancers available to help you throughout the evening.

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LEVEL 2 & 3 :: INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED

Designed for dancers with a clear grasp of the fundamentals wanting to build creativity, musicality, elegance and dynamics, and to feel more sensitive in the connection and more expressive and confident on the dance floor. Classes work in detail to develop turns with sacadas, ocho cortado, rebounds, boleos, barridas, lapices, enrosques, changes of direction and out of axis movements. We also cover social dance codes and floor craft as this is essential for anyone attending milongas. As in all of our levels we teach classic sequences and improvisation skills.

4 Week Intensive Workshop
Wednesdays at 6:30 – 8:30pm
June 1, 8, 15, 22
4 weeks $85 / drop in couples only $25 per person
LEVEL 2 & 3 – Taught by Santiago and Deborah
Technique, focused partner work, practice time

June 1 – The Embrace: comfort in close embrace, opening and closing throughout the dance, soltadas . . . and by request ‘la cuarta sacada’

June 8 – Boleos: circular, linear, lead, follow, as embellishments, high, low – keeping it safe for the dance floor

June 15 – Ganchos: No more bad ganchos!! Technique, technique, technique!! Explore the possibilites and find which one really fits your style and how to use this element well.

June 22 – Musicality and Improvisation: essential for all intermediate+ dancers! Develop your creativity and increase your enjoyment of tango.

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TECHNIQUE TRAINING

Technique Classes are for both leader and follower roles. Exercises for a grounded walk, stable pivots and proper disassociation. Conditioning for the physical body (tone, control, ease of movement, muscle memory) and expanding body awareness ( conscious movement, embodiment). We encourage students to do technique training to compliment the partner work. There is a technique component in all of our classes however the primary focus of our partner work is communication and connection.

Wear comfortable clothes and bring dance shoes as well as socks. Classes are 50 minutes. All individual work. No partner required. A friendly space for asking questions and exploring what you need to develop your dance.


S U M M E R   2022

Foundation Technique Intensive Workshop
SATURDAYS at 3pm
4 weeks :: June 4, 11, 18, 25
ONLY 6 students per class
REGISTER $85

Woman’s Role Intensive Workshop
Technique & Embellishments (Level 2+)

SATURDAYS at 4:30pm
4 weeks :: June 4, 11, 18, 25
ONLY 6 students per class
REGISTER $85

 

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