THURSDAYS, Beginning Tango - 6:30-7:30 pm -- In our beginning class on Thursday nights, you will learn the fundamentals of Argentine Tango: the basic elements of the tango walk (caminada) and introduction of basic steps (such as the cruzada and ochos), emphasizing posture, leading and following skills, and interpreting the music. This class is progressive, meaning it is best to start on the first Thursday of the month as each week we build on material learned the previous week.
Cost is $50 for the month and gets you a month of Thursday classes (both the beginning and intermediate classes, which follow from 7:30-8:30) plus the Thursday practica (8:30-9:30). Or drop-in fee of $12 per class + $5 per practica. Click here to sign up now.
Tango is so much more than some moves or steps. Tango is connection. Tango is connection with your partner. Tango is connection with the music (which is why we play traditional Argentine Tango music -- the same music you will hear at the milongas of Buenos Aires and throughout the world). Tango is connection with the floor itself and, last but not least, Tango is connection with the other dancers on the floor.
In this rather sterile world we live in (where an accidental touch often results in an apology), Tango connects us.
At Tango by the River, we delight in this connection--we teach close embrace tango ... and we invite you to step in, get close, and get connected. We invite you to Tango ...
(No partner? No problem! We rotate partners in class and help you find a partner. Couples who don't want to rotate in class are never required to.)
Photo of instructor Donna Tielsch with Eduardo Saucedo in our 2012 Tango Show: TANGO -- Passion & Joy!