Weekly Classes

We offer regular weekly classes throughout the year for beginners through advanced level. To see progress you should commit to the monthly series however we do allow drop ins. Also see our Workshops Page for special topics, intensive seminars and visiting instructors. Updated for Winter 2019.

MONDAYS

7:30 – 8:30pm ::: Int/Adv Level

A motivating class designed for experienced dancers with a clear grasp of the fundamentals wanting to build creativity, musicality, elegance, dynamics and floorcraft. We explore advanced elements helping dancers feel more expressive and confident in the milonga. Discount entrance to Milonga La Lunita following the class.

This class is organized into monthly topics but you can drop in anytime. We work both on individual technique and partner exercises exploring advanced elements and helping dancers feel more expressive and confident in the milonga. You do not need a partner for these classes however you are welcome to come with a partner and work primarily with them throughout class. You do not need to pre-register. Not suitable for beginners. If you are still a beginner but eager to learn we ask that you plan to come with a partner so that it is fair for the more experienced dancers.

S U M M E R ☀️ S C H E D U L E

JULY SERIES ::: Sequences + Choreography
Four Weeks – July 1, 8, 22, 29 **
We will use a series of sequences for practicing technique and musicality. Working the entire series with two songs we will use the same choreography applying different dynamics for distinct musical interpretations. Please register with a partner. Let us know if you need help finding a partner.
Series $65  /  Single Class $20
**NO SERIES CLASS Monday July 15  – Special Event: Free Outdoor Class at Performance Works on Granville Island. In collaboration with Summer Music Vancouver Concert Series featuring La Payadora 
MORE INFO & TICKETS

AUGUST SERIES ::: Guest Teacher Series with ALBANO GOLDENGERG from Buenos Aires 
Three Weeks – August 5, 12, 19 (no class Aug 25)
Technique, Connection and Introduction to Spiral Movements
INFO ABOUT ALBANO
Series $50  /  Single Class $20

Class is held on Monday nights right before our social dance Milonga La Lunita.
All Monday students get discount $5 entrance to the milonga.

WEDNESDAYS

6:30 – 7:30pm ::: Technique Training

Tango drills and training in body mechanics, musicality, strengthening and stretching. Exercises for a grounded walk, stable pivots and proper disassociation with the goal of becoming more confident and sensitive dancers. A friendly space for asking questions and exploring what you need to develop your dance

Technique, technique, technique! Classes are designed to condition the physical body (tone, control, ease of movement, muscle memory) and expand your body awareness (body mapping, conscious movement, alignment). We also work with musicality in our technique drills. Held on Wednesdays, these classes are on-going and drop-in. You do not need to register in advance and no partner needed. Most of the class is individual work with some partner exercises. We encourage students to do technique training to compliment the partner work in our other classes. There is some technique work in all of our classes however the primary focus of our partner work is communication and connection. Wear comfortable clothes and bring tango shoes as well as socks.

TECHNIQUE CLASS
10 Class Pass $100 (no expiration date)
Single Class $15

A great compliment to the Fundamentals Class which is immediately following.
All Wednesday students get free entrance to Pasitos Practica.

7:30 – 8:30pm ::: The Fundamentals

These weekly classes work in detail to refine the walk, embrace, connection, pivots, ochos, paradas, turns and all the essentials that build the foundation for dancing tango. We teach classic sequences as well as improvisation skills. There is a technique component in all of our classes however we emphasize lead/follow communication in our partner work and encourage students to do TechniqueTraining if possible. Pasitos Practica following the class is included in the fee.

Learning the fundamentals of 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. Fundamentals are not only for the Beginner and very often the most experienced dancer will return to the work on the fundamentals. We recognize different levels of dancers in the class and while working with a fundamental concept we also provide material to help more experienced dancers deepen their understanding or challenge incorporated patterns that may be inhibiting growth in the dance. This class is held on Wednesdays just before our Pasitos Practica which is included in the cost of the class. The Practica is an oportunity to stay and practice what you learned in class, get help from the teachers and other dancers, get a feeling for the social dance. Suitable for All Levels. No partner required. This class is on-going and you do not need to pre-register.

 

JULY SERIES 
Four Weeks – Wednesdays July 3, 10, 24, 31 **
WALKING SERIES ::: cadence, suspension, connection, dynamics
Series $65  /  Single Class $20
** Note Wednesday July 17 we will not have class however the studio will be open at 7:30pm for you to practice. Pasitos Practica starts at 8:30pm

AUGUST SERIES 
Four Weeks – Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, 28
PIVOTS ::: ochos, turns and boleos…
Series $65  /  Single Class $20

Class is held on Wednesday nights right before our open studio practice Pasitos Practica
All Wednesday Fundamentals students get free entrance to the Practica.

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