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Weekly Drop-In Beginner Class
Every Thursday, students may join our weekly drop-in beginner class at any time, no partner or pre-registration required. Time: 7:00-8:00 pm Cost: $10 (F/T students get 20% all of our classes) This beginner class covers the same material as our Two-Day Argentine Tango Beginner Intensive, but at a more leisurely pace. Students should expect to attend this course for about eight weeks before moving on to our Advanced Beginner Level. Topics covered include: • Improvisation with simple steps (using "the grid" and the basic step, for example); • Familiarity with the basic step as a "road map" for dancing tango; • Basic technique for balancing, walking, ochos and other simple steps; • An introduction to lead & follow; • An introduction to tango music & musicality; • An introduction to navigating the social dance floor.

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School

2030 Frankford Ave · Philadelphia, PA

What we're about

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.)

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