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What is tango?

Argentine tango is an improvised social dance that emerged in Buenos Aires and Montevideo at the turn of the 20th century. Often hailed as sensual, passionate, dramatic and dangerous, the true beauty of Argentine tango lies in its accessibility. In essence little more than walking in someone else’s arms, the dance offers something for practitioners of all ages and physical abilities. Indeed, tango communities the world over are notable for their intergenerational character. At the same time, the practice of tango affords infinite room for growth, complexity and refinement. Utterly simple and endlessly challenging, Argentine tango is a social activity that can be a lifelong one.

What is the purpose of this meetup?

We gather information about opportunities to learn and dance tango in the Philadelphia area. From free beginner trial classes to a once-yearly four-day tango festival, we offer opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to learn and enjoy tango.

(Thanks to anthropologist Carolyn Merritt for the great description of tango included above.)

Upcoming events (5)

Beginner's Tango - Couples

Online event

8:15-9:15 pm: Beginner Tango - Andres & Meredith Couples. No experience needed. Get an introduction to tango with fun, engaging and expert teachers, Andres Amarilla and Meredith Klein. For more details and go to: https://www.philadelphiatangoschool.com/online-class-offerings

Partners Only Tango (Intermediate-Advanced Level) via Zoom

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Partners Only Tango class taught by Andres and Meredith. The material will be tailored as needed to the students. Intermediate and up levels are welcome. Please register on the schools registration system in advance, so we can send you the Zoom link before the class. Class Pricing (for all Class Offerings, not for Lecture Series) Single class: $10 5 online classes: $45 10 online classes: $80 (Prices are per person)

Tango Technique Class with Meredith Klein via Zoom

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Tango Technique Class with Meredith Klein via Zoom Lean great tango technique and stay in tango shape every Tuesday at 7 PM. Informative, fun and a great cardio workout as taught by Meredith, founder and Director of the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School. Individual learning for all levels. Please register in advance on the school's registration system so we can email you the Zoom link before class starts. Class Pricing (Pricing for all classes, but not for Lecture Series) Single class: $10 5 online classes: $45 10 online classes: $80 (Prices are per person) Register at: https://secure.yogareg.com/philadelphiatango/pub?action=shopOfferingsByDate&offerTypeFilter=Drop%20In%20Class,Workshop

Tango Lecture Series via Zoom

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Lecture Series via Zoom Wednesdays at 7:30 pm resuming September 9th! Since March 25, we have offered weekly lectures on Wednesday nights to give tango dancers a chance to learn about the historical and cultural context in which tango was born and developed, tango music and poetry, evolution of tango dancing and teaching, and many other topics. The Tango Lecture series is now on summer break, and will return on Wednesday, September 9 (7:30 pm) with a lecture by Facundo Posadas. We are in the process of booking wonderful lectures every Wednesday from then until the end of 2020. The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School is pleased to offer a series of online lectures via Zoom Meeting to keep us connected with one another, with tango and with the city of Buenos Aires during this difficult moment when we can’t be with each other personally, can’t embrace and can’t dance. The series will take place on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm, and continue until we can dance with each other in person again. SCHEDULE: 60-90 minutes: Lecture by a guest presenter Next 30 minutes: Q & A LINE-UP FOR THE FALL September 9: Facundo Posadas September 16: Andrei Andreev September 23: Pierre Baston September 30: Break for Matt’s birthday (and it’s a big one!) October 7: Emiliano Messiez October 14: John Osburn (Tango in Film) October 21: Olga Besio October 28: Leandro Benmergui The cost is $15 per lecture. Or you may use your intermediate/advanced class card to pay for the lecture. (You may need to email me to register with your class card.) Please register early so we can get you the zoom link to tune in! Thanks to everyone who has attended. Please take care, and look forward to seeing you in September! REGISTER NOW: https://secure.yogareg.com/philadelphiatango/pub?action=shopOfferingsByDate&offerTypeFilter=Drop%20In%20Class,Workshop

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Tango Technique Class with Andres Amarilla via Zoom

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