Group classes & Private lessons with David Phillips

We offer private and small group classes (up to four couples) at David’s home studio in west Oak Hill (southwest Austin). We can also work together at your home or a nearby studio, which may require a travel or floor fee. Zoom lessons at a discount are also available.

David studies more than Argentine tango. He studies mind-body methods (such as NLP and Alexander Technique) that help produce understanding and results, and he studies best practices for teaching, coaching, and learning. He wants to help students discover their own Argentine tango, where they offer their best selves to the widest range of partners.

We also offer a free one-year course as our gift to the community. Learn more at the Game of Argentine Tango.

“I like group classes because it motivates me to see how I compare with others, and I learn from both good and not as good examples. I like private lessons because I can focus on precisely what I want to accomplish and have personal attention.”


Sometimes private classes can be our clearest, quickest way to work on exactly the results we want:

  • Exercises that apply best to our situation
  • Moves that most interest us
  • Personal, private advice
  • A catch-up for group classes

Diverse training in dance and mind-body systems (Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, NLP), and best practices for teaching, learning, and coaching has informed our guided self-discovery approach. David’s studies of Argentine tango, both nationally and internationally, have included:

  • El Corte Tango in Nijmegen, Netherlands, Tango Teacher Training, 2023
  • ProDVIDA Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum with High Honors 2016-2017
  • Caminar Abrazados International Tango Teacher Training in Saarbrücken, Germany 2016-2017
  • DanceAbility International Teacher Certification 2015
  • Tomás Howlin, Tango-Learning 1 and 2, 2014, 2015
  • Minnesota Tango Teacher Camp, 2014, 2016
  • Tango Salón Extremo, Buenos Aires, 2014

With pro-partner and dance professional, Liz Diana, they created a one-year course — but you can dip in anywhere you like — called the Game of Argentine Tango. And! They gift it to the community for free.

Other resources! Ideas about tango and teaching, learning, and practicing:

Weekly video tips on YouTube
The (Free!) Game of Argentine Tango
Our teaching and ruminating blog

Text 512-917-6488

“My approach is grounded in understanding fundamentals that produce Clear, Consistent, Comfortable, and Creative dancing. We can also work on all the figures you can imagine, always looking to make them successful on the social dance floor. Learn them not as figures to be memorized in one piece that rarely fits the music or the space as a whole, but as movement components that can be mixed and matched, where you can recognize how to fit pieces into different beginnings or endings.”


Private lessons can be scheduled at our mutual convenience, day, evening, and weekends.

Private sessions for an individual or couple are $60 an hour at my home studio. Save with a package of four for $200.
(Travel to other locations may involve travel and studio rental fees.)

Group classes
Questions? Special needs?

Email or 512.917.6488 (text-preferred or voice)

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