Argentine Tango Club lesson @ University of St. Thomas!

You may have danced the Tango before - in name only, as in the ballroom Tango. Now it's time to heat up yourself or your friends the passion of the authentic sultrier, sensual Argentine Tango, this summer with affordable lessons on the UST campus with ATC! The lessons are "free," but we ask to make a donation to ATC.

  • We begin each class with a warm-up, walking, and technique exercises to prepare the mind and body to dance tango. These exercises lay the foundation for good tango technique. They improve balance, posture, flexibility, and body movement. We then continue the lesson with a general topic. These include navigation for the milonga, communication with our partners, simple musicality. We use the basic combinations – basic salida (salida basico), the box step (baldosa), walking (caminada), ochos, and simple turns (cambio de frente and giros).
  • The combinations are not taught as steps to be copied. Instead, we teach how to dance organically, from the lead all the way through the resolution. During every class we also talk about how to approach social tango dancing. We talk about the milongas, the etiquette, how to invite a partner to dance, and the tricks for smooth navigation. This class progresses during the semester. However, drop-ins are always welcome.

This class is designed for the beginner and pre-intermediate level. No previous experience is required.

Jerabeck 2nd floor Dance Room, 4000 Mt. Vernon, Houston, TX 77006
Parking for Jerabeck (purple) available in the garage (yellow, $2) or on Graustark St.
Jerabeck is located on Graustark St between West Alabama and Richmond Map

Fees: All Tuesday Group classes are free for UST students, faculty, staff, and Jerabeck members. The public is invited and welcome to attend the lessons. There is no set fee for the public and donations are appreciated.

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  • DC

    Will attend after Melody closed in July. How long this class is going to be? Would there be male dancers to dance / practice with?

    June 18, 2013

    • Elizabeth W.

      Hi DC! The class for the summer goes until July 30. There are plenty of male dancers, we have more males actually. I hope you can join us soon!

      June 18, 2013

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