Group classes

Argentine tango classes

Tango Tribe classes in Argentine tango
Conveniently located in east Oak Hill with easy on/off access to Mopac and West Highways 290/71. Directions

Tuesdays at Tango Tribe in Twenty-Twenty

7-8 Beginners and improvers
8-9 Austin Tango Lab

Starting: Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Classes cost $15 each ($10 with a five-class card).
Your first group class free!

January – Argentine Tango
February – Vals, the Argentine tango waltz rhythm
March – Milonga, a swinging tango rhythm

** 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Beginners and Improvers **

Each month we teach the essentials of Argentine tango. Can you imagine(!), all the intricacies you’ve seen on YouTube and TV come from just two types of movement? Movement across the floor (or in place) from one foot to another—forward, backward, or sideways; and pivoting on a spot!

We teach “never-ever danced” to all levels of dancers, regular attendees and drop-ins, singles and couples.

Our style uses a fun, positive approach to learn and dance in ways that are clear, comfortable, creative— and dynamic!

Argentine tango is a highly improvisational dance, and we teach it that way, both improvising to meet individuals’ learning needs, and empowering dancers to move with style as well as creative improvisation.

** 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Austin Tango Lab **

  • Do you think you know improvisational possibilities of tango?
  • Do you think you lead-follow anything (everything) in a clear and comfortable way?
  • Do you like to explore?

On the way to earning the ProDVIDA certification (with high honors) in Argentine tango to the Platinum level, I learned every detail of leading and following 90 two-phrase figures (patterns). (The only other person in the U.S. at this time who shares this honor is my partner Liz Diana, who teaches at Austin Uptown Dance.)

But I have never wanted to dance in a way that required memorizing patterns or doing things in a particular sequence. The spirit that animates my dancing wants to weave responses to the music with any good possibilities present at each moment.

This is going to be a different class experience.

If you’re the only one who shows up for a Lab session, you essentially get a private lesson experience for the cost of a group class. If you’re part of a group, we will explore something interesting and challenging for everyone there, with options to suit each person’s experience level.

I advocate for clear, comfortable—and dynamic!—dancing. By the way, dynamic energy does not mean constant big or fast movement; it ranges from many moments of exquisite quiet slow or motionless energy, all the way up to powerful movements.

We want partners, whether leaders or followers, who move with clear, clean energy that opens up creative possibilities, and these Lab sessions will give experience, practice, and tools to recognize opportunities as they arise during the dance.

Prices, registration

No pre-registration required, and if you want to save time you may use the links here to get everything set up in advance.

Registration form

Single group class $15
Package of Five “use any time” group classes $50

Private lessons can be scheduled at our mutual convenience, day, evening, and weekends.
Private lesson hour $70
Package of Five “use any time” private lesson hours $300

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Questions? Special needs?
Email or 512.917.6488 (text-preferred)
Studio 512.350.2259 (unattended; please leave message)

Tango Tribe studio in the heart of Oak Hill in southwest Austin

Tango Tribe

5446 West US Hwy 290 Service Road
Suite 105
Austin TX 78735-8820

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