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Argentine Tango

Argentine Tango Classes

Argentine Tango consists of a variety of styles that developed in different regions and eras, and in response to the crowding of the venue and even the fashions in clothing. Even though they all developed in Argentina and Uruguay, they were also exposed to influences imported from Europe and North America. Consequently there is a good deal of confusion and overlap between the styles as they are now danced - and fusions continue to evolve.

Beginning
Argentine Tango 101
Beginning
Argentine Tango 102
Beginning
Argentine Tango Review Course
This class will be reviewing the April 18th "Argentine Tango Crash-Course" class so you can dance at the Midnight Milonga later that evening (April 24th)!
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango
This is the perfect class to start with if you have never danced Argentine Tango before or if you want to brush up on your basics. In this class they will be teaching Embrace, Walking, and Basic & Forward Ochos.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Wednesday, November 22 - 7:00p With: Joe Banks & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Sunday, November 26 - 7:45p With: Joe Banks & Bella Ocean Irvine, CA
Wednesday, November 29 - 7:00p With: Joe Banks & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Sunday, December 03 - 7:45p With: Joe Banks & Bella Ocean Irvine, CA
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Musicality
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Musicality (Milonga)
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Musicality (Nuevo)
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Musicality (Vals)
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Nuevo
Investigation into the music and comparing it to music that we are familiar with, dancing to the different beats of Tango Nuevo. The "open embrace" and how to still have a strong connection. Introduction to Volcadas and how to do them comfortably.
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Series
Different steps derived from the walk, introduction to molinete.
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Series: "Musicality"
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Technique
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango Vocabulary
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango: Bonus Moves
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango: Crack the Cruzada Code
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango: Cross Systems
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango: Essentials
Beginning
Beg Argentine Tango: Variations of the Basic Steps
Beginning
Beg Argentine Vals (Waltz)
Introduction to molinete (circular motion around the man) and applying it to the music, linking forward steps with molinete to create a visually beautiful dance.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, November 26 - 6:15p With: Claudio Otero & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Beginning
Beg Barridas
Beginning
Beg Boleos
Beginning
Beg Caminadas
Beginning
Beg Colgadas
Beginning
Beg Kizomba

Learn the fundamentals of Kizomba. Kizomba is a partner dance from Angola which focuses on connection between the dancers and the music. It emphasizes fun and the spirit of "xinga" or the shared joy of movement. Come and learn more about this fun social dance! 

Beginning
Beg Milonga
Musical exercises and dancing on the half beat in order to vary our dace. Milonga technique and dancing within the embrace to have a comfortable dance.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, December 03 - 6:15p With: Claudio Otero & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Beginning
Beg Ochos for Argentine Tango
Beginning
Beg Paradas
Beginning
Beg Tango 101 Introduction to Argentine Tango
A four-week series designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the essentials of contemporary Argentine tango. Starting with a strong foundation in traditional elements, el abrazo, la caminada, los ochos y giros (the embrace, walk, crosses, and turns) this series will present classic approaches to the world's most sensual social dance, while appealing to modern techniques and sensibilities. A study of strength, flexibility and balance exercises will be offered to isolate pivotal elements. The course will also develop a strong sense of milonga etiquette-- cabaceo (invitations), good timing for tandas y cortinas (sets & breaks), as well as navigation and floorcraft. 
Beginning
Beg Tango Milonga Series
Musical exercises and dancing on the half beat in order to vary our dace. Milonga technique and dancing within the embrace to have a comfortable dance.
Beginning
Beg Tango Nuevo
Argentine Tango is constantly changing and evolving with the times. Out of that comes Tango Nuevo, a dance which likes to break the rules of Argentine Tango. This class will be all about learning how to dance rather than what to dance.
Beginning
Beg Tango Vals (Waltz) Series
Introduction to molinete (circular motion around the man) andapplying it to the music, linking forward steps with molinete to create a visually beautiful dance.
Beginning
Beg Tango Vals Series

Tango Vals (Waltz) is a type of Argentine Tango dancing where the timing is similar to a Waltz dance using the 1-2-3 format.  This series will teach you the basics and give you the moves to have you dancing at the Milongas.  

Beginning
Beg Tango Variety Series

The importance of weight change for dancing the Milonga rhythm, simple turns for Tango Vals. Being creative in tango with just a few steps to look fabulous on the dance floor. Exploring tango music through paradas so the women can shine. 

Beginning
Beg Volcadas
Beg Int
Argentine Tango 103
Beg Int
Argentine Tango Workshop
Beg Int
Beg Int Argentine Tango
Introduction to beautiful barridas focusing on stop positions, technique, and how to link them with arastres.
Beg Int
Beg Int Argentine Tango Nuevo
Front and back boleos in the Nuevo style and technique, Linear boleos and how to do them to the music. Introduction to volcadas, technique for both man and woman.
Beg Int
Beg Int Argentine Tango Nuevo Series
Investigation into the music and comparing it to music that we are familiar with, dancing to the different beats of Tango Nuevo. You should already be somewhat familiar with the basics and ready to progress.
Beg Int
Beg Int Argentine Tango Series
Essentials elements of tango as applied to other rhythmic forms commonly played at social dances, the Argentine Waltz (Vals Criollo) and tango's polyrhythmic cousin, the Argentine Milonga. Emphasis will be placed on musical interpretation, parallel and cross-systems, and traspie technique (double-time ball changes and stutter steps). The course will also cultivate an appreciation for the flow of a tango event from a DJ's perspective-- how to anticipate changes in the style of the orchestras in order to manipulate the sense of magic at the milonga! 
Beg Int
Beg Int Argentine Tango: Giro

A Giro more or less is a turn when speaking of tango steps. But don’t worry, it is not just some ordinary simple turn! To successfully insert a giro in your social dance, it involves lots of focus, concentration, and technique for both men and women. This class will go over all of those plus more to make your ‘turns’ look anything but ordinary!

Beg Int
Beg Int Argentine Tango: Miguel's Favorite Steps

This class will investigate some of Miguel's favorite steps to use on the social dance floor, variations will be presented to higher level students so that everyone will be challenged! 

Beg Int
Beg Int Argentine Tango: Sacadas

A sacada is when the leader or follower appears to take out the opposite partners leg, this stunning visual step is unique to tango. We will investigate the structure of varying sacadas for all levels to really add shine to your dance.

Beg Int
Beg Int Argentine Tango: Stepping Off The Beat

We will investigate how to vary our walk and play with the music by walking on the half beat. We will investigate the instruments that carry the beat and dwell into the structure of tango music in order to add spiciness to any of our existing steps.

Beg Int
Beg Int Tango 102 Tango Musicality for Vals and Milonga
A four-week series intended to be taken in conjunction with TANGO 101. Essentials elements of tango as applied to other rhythmic forms commonly played at social dances, the Argentine Waltz (Vals Criollo) and tango's polyrhythmic cousin, the Argentine Milonga. Emphasis will be placed on musical interpretation, parallel and cross-systems, and traspie technique (double-time ball changes and stutter steps). Taken together, a sufficient mastery of TANGO 101 and 102 will serve as a robust foundation for a smooth debut at an Argentine style social dance party (milonga). The course will also cultivate an appreciation for the flow of a tango event from a DJ's perspective-- how to anticipate changes in the style of the orchestras in order to manipulate the sense of magic at the milonga!
Beg Int
BegInt Argentine Tango: Milonga Series
A series to introduce you to beautiful barridas focusing on stop positions, technique, and how to link them with arastres to form breath taking milongas. This class partners well with the series after this so if you have time in the night, take both!
Beg Int
BegInt Vals (Waltz)
Tango Vals is all about joining the seductive and rhythmic melodies of waltz with the complexities of tango. Commonly danced in a continuous movement rather than with stopping figures, come and learn the intricacies of the Latin version of the American Waltz.
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango
You've learned the basics and now you are ready for an introduction to beautiful off axis colgadas as well as technique for both men and women.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Wednesday, November 22 - 8:30p With: Joe Banks & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Wednesday, November 29 - 8:30p With: Joe Banks & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Sunday, December 03 - 7:00p With: Joe Banks & Bella Ocean Irvine, CA
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango Milonga Series
Linking previous milonga class steps in order to have a continuous fluid and abrupt free dance.
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango Nuevo
Tango Nuevo is the dance that is keeping up with the times. In short Tango Nuevo is everything that has happened with the tango since the 1980s. This series will enable you to take your Argentine Tango to the next level with all the modern steps and styling of this evolving dance.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, November 26 - 7:00p With: Joe Banks & Bella Ocean Irvine, CA
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango Series
Comparing steps and musicality for slow milongas vs. fast milongas. Turn to the left in the line of dance for crowded floors and open floors.
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango Vals (Waltz) Series
Turns to the left with beautiful adornments for both the man and the woman, linking previous class steps together in order to form a fluid dance.
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: "Dark Side" Colgadas
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: "Roller Blade" Ochos
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Back Enroosque con Boleos
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Barridas
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Boleos
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Caminadas
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Close Embrace "Deserts"
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Colgadas
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Compact techniques Embellishments
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Cruzadas for both leaders and followers
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Enrosques
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Ganchos
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Ganchos of the world
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Leader's back Sacadas
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Leg Wraps
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Open turn Sacadas
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Paradas
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Phrasing with Spins
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Rhythmic Traspie
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Sacadas
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Soltadas plus the Antimolinete
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Syncopations and Alternations
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Tango Double Helix
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: The Boleo and the Embrace
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Three ways to Cross
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Turns Phrasing
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Volcadas
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, December 03 - 6:15p With: Joe Banks & Bella Ocean Irvine, CA
Intermediate
Int Argentine Tango: Volcadas con "Vanilla" Ochos
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, November 26 - 6:15p With: Joe Banks & Bella Ocean Irvine, CA
Intermediate
Int Argentine Vals (Waltz)
Turns to the left with beautiful adornments for both the man and the woman, linking previous class steps together in order to form a fluid dance.
Intermediate
Int Barridas
Intermediate
Int Boleos
Intermediate
Int Caminadas
Intermediate
Int Colgadas
Intermediate
Int Ganchos
Intermediate
Int Kizomba
Intermediate
Int Milonga
Linking previous milonga class steps in order to have a continuous fluid and abrupt free dance.
Intermediate
Int Ochos
Intermediate
Int Paradas
Intermediate
Int Tango 105 Tango Toolbox
A four-week series designed to expand your movement vocabulary to include elements such as sacadas (displacements), barridas (sweeps), ganchos (hooks), boleos (flying twists), volcadas and colgadas (shared-axis turns). Sequences will be built to map these components onto linear, spiral, and circular trajectories, and exercises will be employed to explore their physiological basis. Emphasis will also be placed on practice improvisation to link and blend these movement elements in order to enrich the interpretation of melodic and textural changes in tango music.
Intermediate
Int Tango Nuevo
Tango Nuevo is the dance that is keeping up with the times. In short Tango Nuevo is everything that has happened with the tango since the 1980s. If you are ready to take your Argentine Tango to the next level, try the modern steps and styling of this evolving dance.
Intermediate
Int Volcadas
Int Adv
Argentine Tango 201
Int Adv
Int Adv Argentine Tango
Experience the passion and mystery of Argentine Tango by developing your fundamentals such as the basic 8-step movement, lead and follow, styling, and ochos. You should be confident in your basic footwork.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, November 26 - 7:45p With: Claudio Otero & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Sunday, December 03 - 7:45p With: Claudio Otero & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Int Adv
Int Adv Argentine Tango Nuevo
Tango Nuevo is taking what you already know about Argentine Tango and kicking it up a notch. If you're ready to take your dancing to the next level but if you are still not sure you are ready for an advanced class then this class is for you! It is a great middle ground for you to be challenged but not overwhelmed.
Int Adv
Int Adv Melodic Argentine Tango
Int Adv
Int Adv Milonga
Intermediate and Advanced musical exercises and dancing on the half beat in order to vary our dance. A great class to stretch you to that new level of dancing Milongas comfortable and with ease and finesse.
Int Adv
Int Adv Rhythmic Argentine Tango
Int Adv
Int Adv Vals (Waltz)
Are you ready for a challenge? This class is going to take your Argentine Tango steps to a new level. We will link previous class steps together and add some new advanced turns, adornments, and style. If you're wanting to jump up to Advanced level, this class is for you.
Int Adv
Int+ Argentine Tango: Boleo Sequences
Int Adv
Int+ Argentine Tango: Change of Embrace for Forward Backward Sacadas
Int Adv
Int+ Argentine Tango: Lapiz Counter Lapiz
Int Adv
Int+ Argentine Tango: Variations of Ochos Pivots
Int Adv
Int+ Cross Systems Sacadas
Int Adv
Int+ Giro Technique 1
Int Adv
Int+ Giro Technique 2
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango Musicality
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango Musicality (Milonga)
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango Musicality (Nuevo)
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango Musicality (Vals)
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango Presentation Series
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango Technique
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango Vocabulary
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango: Bonus Moves
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango: Calesitas Planeos
Int Adv
IntAdv Argentine Tango: Essentials
Int Adv
IntAdv Caminadas
Advanced
Adv Argentine Tango
This class is for those Advanced dancers who want to really work on their movement and technique. If you are ready to seriously take your dancing to the next level then this is a great class for you.
Advanced
Adv Argentine Tango: Sacadas
Advanced
Adv Argentine Vals (Waltz)

Argentine Vals (Waltz)

Advanced
Adv Barridas
Advanced
Adv Boleos
Advanced
Adv Caminadas
Advanced
Adv Colgadas
Advanced
Adv Milonga

Milonga

Advanced
Adv Paradas
Advanced
Adv Tango Nuevo
Tango Nuevo is taking what you already know about Argentine Tango and kicking it up a notch. Learn all about Linear Voleo's, Sentadas, Volcadas and more. Be a part of this innovative dance!
Advanced
Adv Volcadas
All Levels
All Levels Argentine Tango

Whether you've done Argentine Tango before or you are brand new to Tango, these classes with top Argentine Tango Instructors will give you the tools to embellish, add and create the things that make Argentine Tango great.

All Levels
All Levels Argentine Tango Basics

If you want to discover the world of Argentine Tango, come take this class!  It will cover the basics of Argentine Tango and have you moving to the rhythm of the music.

All Levels
All Levels Argentine Tango Series: Boleos
All Levels
All Levels Argentine Tango Series: Ganchos
All Levels
All Levels Argentine Tango Series: Sacadas

All Levels Argentine Tango Series: Sacadas

All Levels
All Levels Argentine Tango Technique for Followers Leaders
All Levels
All Levels Argentine Tango Walk

This is where you should start.  If you have never taken an Argentine Tango class before, they will introduce you to the basic movements of Argentine Tango and give you the tools to enjoy the dance that night.

All Levels
All Levels Musicality Within Argentine Tango

Learn the essence that makes Argentine Tango what it is.  Find ways to play with the music and give your dancing a special flare.

All Levels
Argentine Tango Sampler

Learn from a variety of instructors moves in Argentine Tango that will set you up for the Argentine Tango Milonga.

All Levels
Argentine Tango Workshop
It's time! Here is our highly demanded Argentine Tango Workshop with Carina Fourmyle! Be sure to tell all your friends to come learn this hugely popular street dance from Argentina! 3:00PM - 3:15PM Registration 3:15PM - 4:00PM Argentine Tango Level 1 - Embrace, Walking, Basic and Forward Ochos 4:00PM - 4:45PM Argentine Tango Level 2 - Mans Cruzadas, Boleo's, Lead & Follow 4:45PM - 5:30PM Musicallity & Embellishments (all levels) 5:30PM - 6:15PM FREE Practica - Included with any class. Carina will be on hand to assist. Only $15 per class, or get a Virtual Punch Card which is 10 classes for $100!
All Levels
Exploring Barridas
All Levels
Exploring Boleos
All Levels
Exploring Caminadas
All Levels
Exploring Colgadas
All Levels
Exploring Ganchos
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Wednesday, November 22 - 7:45p With: Joe Banks & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
All Levels
Exploring Ochos
All Levels
Exploring Paradas
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Wednesday, November 29 - 7:45p With: Joe Banks & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
All Levels
Exploring Volcadas
All Levels
Musicality and Embellishments
One of the unique things about Argentine Tango is that you don't dance to the beat but you dance to the stretches and pulls to the music. In this class you will be learning how to do just that!
All Levels
Tango Tech
Intro/Beg
Intro Beg Argentine Tango
The basic building blocks of Argentine Tango are walking, turning, stopping and embellishments. In this intro class you will learn different moves, styling, etiquette, and all about how this dance came to be known for its beauty, drama, and excitement.
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Friday, November 24 - 9:30p With: Joe Banks Irvine, CA
Intro/Beg
Intro Beg Argentine Tango Nuevo
Nuevo means new and this dance is all about adding some new elements to traditional Argentine Tango. In this class you'll start with the basics to give you a good foundation to start off your dancing.
Intro/Beg
Intro Beg Milonga
An introduction to Milonga technique and to dancing within the embrace to have a comfortable dance.
Intro/Beg
Intro Beg Vals (Waltz)
Tango Vals (Waltz) is a type of Argentine Tango dancing where the timing is similar to a Waltz dance using the 1-2-3 format. This class will introduce you to this style of Argentine Tango and help you build a great foundation of Vals.
Intro/Beg
Intro to Argentine Tango

Intro to Argentine Tango

In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Friday, December 01 - 9:30p With: Joe Banks Irvine, CA
Intro/Beg
Intro to Barridas
Intro/Beg
Intro to Boleos
Intro/Beg
Intro to Caminadas
Intro/Beg
Intro to Colgadas
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, December 03 - 7:00p With: Claudio Otero & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Intro/Beg
Intro to Ganchos
In the next two weeks, this class is being offered:Sunday, November 26 - 7:00p With: Claudio Otero & Lauren Woods Irvine, CA
Intro/Beg
Intro to Ochos
Intro/Beg
Intro to Paradas
Intro/Beg
Intro to Volcadas


 
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