How To Dance With a Partner

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In the Beginning Argentine Tango Class you learn the basics of dancing the Argentine tango.

Strangely, Argentine tango is both one of the most difficult and one of the easiest dances. In this class, you learn the easy version.

What makes tango easy is that you can go as slow as you like. In other dances, you have to train your body to keep a rhythm that is faster than thinking. In tango, you can take as much time as you need to take each step. You will be dancing the first day.

This is a progressive class starting at the beginning. You learn how to walk with a partner around the room to tango music. You learn the basics of leading and following in tango closed position.

Each of the first five weeks introduces a new concept, with the last week practice and review. You can still take this class even if you are going to miss some weeks, because we review everything that you learn previously each week. There is a lot of repetition and practice time, so you get to experience dancing.


The Beginning Argentine Tango Class is designed for new dancers, that is people who have never danced before. This class goes at the pace of the new dancers.

This class is also suitable for people who have already taken this class as well as those with some experience that want a refresher on their salsa basics and for anyone that wants to join us for some fun. Music is played the entire class time and the hour is filled with dancing. If you have some experience, you can dance whatever you know.

*Class Outline*

Week 1 – Introduction to Argentine Tango
- Introduction to tango music
- Learn tango walk
- Learn rules for safety, courtesy and comfort
- Learn to maintain own balance when dancing with a partner
- Learn basic closed position open embrace with partner
- Learn 6-count basic box

Week 2 – Rotate and Extend Box
- Reinforce and practice skills previously learned
- Introduction to tango waltz music
- Learn disassociation
- Learn to rotate and extend basic box

Week 3 – Tango Cross
- Reinforce and practice skills previously learned
- Learn woman’s tango cross
- Learn 8-count box

Week 4 – Syncopated Rhythm
- Reinforce and practice skills previously learned
- Learn to wait for beats and step between beats

Week 5 – Rock Step
- Reinforce and practice skills previously learned
- Learn rock step

Week 6 – Review
- Reinforce and practice skills previously learned
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