TANGO BEGINNER LEVEL CLASS
You will learn the fundamentals of the Argentine Tango (this class is geared toward beginning dancers but it is open to everyone who would like to continue to improve the basic elements of this dance). We start with exercises in balance, coordination, body posture and continue with tango walking, lead and follow communication, navigation on the dance floor, musicality as well as the following steps:
1. Balancing and Coordination Exercises
2. The Tango Walk
4. The Embrace (Close and Open)
5. Moving in Parallel and Crossed system.
6. La Baldosa (the box step)
7. Forward and Backward Eight figures (ocho hacia adelante y para atras).
8. Molinetes (little windmill).
9. Check Steps
10. Rock Steps
12. Tango and Floor Etiquette
Our experience tells us that everybody has their own pace to learn. Therefore, you may stay in the beginners class for as long as you need or at least for a period of six (6) months.
TANGO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASS
So…you have studied in our beginners class for a reasonable time and you want to move to the next level, become an outstanding tango dancer and learn even more? Then, join us in this class too! We will teach you the subtleness of the this dance and amazing patterns that make the tango so divine.
1. Walking and Turning
2. Molinete Figures
12. Tango and Floorcraft Etiquette
TANGO ADVANCED LEVEL CLASS
In this class you will be learning the following figures among others:
10. Musicality in Tango.
While learning all these different patterns the connection, navigation and musicality will be always emphasized.
MILONGA RHYTHM CLASS
This is one of the three rhythms of the tango family. Learn the fundamentals of dancing to milonga and delve deeper into the rhythmical variations as you focus on patterns unique to milonga, including double time, traspie, and more.
VALS RHYTHM CLASS
This is one of the three rhythms of the tango family. You will learn how to hear, feel and move with grace and confidence to the most common rhythmic patterns found in Argentine Vals. We will show you how to create variations of the basic rhythms that will add playfulness to your musical expression.
This is an open for all level tango dancers and a great opportunity to practice everything you learned in our classes.
Salsa is a energetic, fun and a very sociable partner dance that originated from the Cuba in the Caribbean. With it’s sociable nature, Salsa has become highly popular, all around the world. In fact, today there are many different styles of salsa.
The original dance style from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean is a basic dance sequence is a full 8 count moving within a square. Dancers in the Western World later began developing a more simple pattern, also in a full 8 count, but with a side-to-side motion. Both Styles consist of 3 steps normal and then a tap step. But bachata can be danced to different timings as well if it’s danced to one particular instrument instead.
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