& Flow

Movement, musicality, and connection in relation to the philosophy and science of Flow

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Tango Lessons

8 Saturdays, 2:15 to 4:45 PM
Feb 4 - March 25, 2023

Beginner Friendly

No previous dance experience is required

No partner needed

Just show up. Partners typically rotate

Open to all ages

Make friends from different backgrounds

Comfortable Attire

Dress comfortably. Dance shoes are recommended


Argentine tango

Tango was born in Buenos Aires in the late 19th century, and then it spread overseas. Today, it is danced in towns and cities all over the world


Fiery and elegant, tango movements have a lot to teach about form and emotion. Over a hundred figures recognized all over the world


Born in a cultural melting pot as an intersection of African, European, Uruguayan and Cuban elements, tango music has universal appeal. Modern tango music is ever evolving


Tango attracts people from all walks of life. A wide spectrum of vocations from scientists to artists can be seen dancing at a Milonga (social gathering for Tango). SF Bay Area hosts dozens of Milongas

Near you
Deep & Rich
Broad Appeal

The Flow State

A timeless state of energized focus, involvement, and enjoyment. Colloquially known as being in the zone

Characteristics of Flow

A moment of optimal enjoyment through deep involvement and engagement, sometimes accompanied by a feeling of euphoria

Conditions for Flow

Flow happens when challenge meets response. Conditions are clear goals, immediate feedback, and stretching of abilities. Also, loving what we do makes it all work.

Flow with Tango

Tango leads you into a challenge/response dynamic that is Flow. Practice and translate Flow to your life

Feel good
Flow & Grow
Flow with Life

Dance & connect with people

Balance remote communication with in person interactions


8 Saturday afternoons,
2:15 to 4:45 PM
Feb 4 - March 25, 2023

Free Practica..........3:15-3:45

Movements, Musicality, Connection & Flow concepts

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Tango Basics &
Amor Fati

Beginner Lesson

Basics of lead & follow roles, posture, connection, balance, breathing, practice-hold, embrace, tango walk, basic tango rhythm, rock-step, line-of-dance and rotation.

Intermediate Lesson

Tango walk in the parallel and cross system. More on axis, balance, isolation, and the energy centers in our body aiding tango movements.

Flow concept: Amor Fati

While going over the basics, we will look at, Amor Fati, or "love of one's fate", an attitude associated with Friedrich Nietzsche, and explore its relation to dance.

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Karn Verma

I have previously taught at Bechtel International Center at Stanford, Friday Night Waltz, and Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. I dance over a dozen dances, and have been dancing tango since 2015. In 2017, I traveled to Buenos Aires to study Argentine tango intensely. More about me here: www.feelingflow.org/instructor


Last night, I sang your praises to Scott Gamble. In the 12 years I've been taking classes at FNW, you're the best instructor we have had in Argentine tango. It is a daunting, difficult, stylized dance, but you made it easy and fun to learn. In just two hours, you deftly and with appropriate pacing broke down the elements and showed us how to combine them into the basic steps. And voila we could dance!

Elizabeth Tsai (Gigi)

Best Tango intro series one can attend to kickstart your journey, highly capable (posture, moves), organized(right progression) and empathic teacher in Karn, Nice dance floor near Mountain View, CA. Try a drop-in or just dive into full series. Made my 2022

Amit Chaudhary

Karn is a very capable teacher and a great dancer. I learned a lot from him and would highly recommend his beginner tango classes.

Stephanie Lau

My husband and I took this class with Karn, and we highly recommend him as an excellent teacher. Karn insists on the steps’ technicality as much as the flow, connection, acceptance of our mistakes, and enjoyment of the moment. So we felt very comfortable asking questions, etc. We will continue taking his classes in the future.

Anne-Marie Duliege


Limited spots available

Drop In

Beginner or Intermediate

  • One 1 hour lesson
  • Free 30 min practice period
  • Flow concepts


For new dancers

  • Eight 1 hour lessons
  • Eight free practice periods
  • Special bonus (scroll down)


For dancers with experience

  • Eight 1 hour lessons
  • Discount for private lessons
  • Flow concepts

Comprehensive Course

For new or experienced dancers

  • Eight beginner & intermediate lessons
  • One FREE private lesson
  • Eight free practice periods

Bonus for Beginners: Milonga

A milonga is a gathering to dance tango. We will visit a local milonga in the Bay Area and practice:


Cabeceo is a nod of the head that is used to signal the offer and acceptance of dances at a milonga


A Tanda refers to a turn of dancing in a milonga, and consists of a set of songs, usually between three and five, that are played for one turn

Embrace Styles

The series is taught in open-embrace style. Get an introduction to the close-embrace style and how to communicate your preference at a milonga

Dress up
Have fun
Meet people
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What is the Covid-19 policy?

We follow the policy of the venue. Oshman Family JCC currently requires proof of vaccination. Masks are not required.

We are a couple. Do we have to rotate?

No. You can take one class or the entire series without rotation. However, we recommend rotation to maximize fun and learning.

Can I pay at the door?

To keep things streamlined we request you to register through this website at least 2 hours before class. But, come nonetheless.

Is there parking?

There is free and safe indoor parking available at the Oshman Family JCC. Tell the security guard you are here for tango.

What is the refund policy?

100% refund if requested 2 weeks before the series start. 50% refund if requested 1 week before. No refund, after.

When should I arrive?

Doors open 15 minute before class start time. Arrive early, say hello to your fellow class mates and start the class comfortably.


Beautiful dance studio equipped with an air ventilation system at Oshman Family JCC

Oshman Family JCC3921 Fabian WayPalo Alto, CA 94303

Doors open 15 minutes before class.

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Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, California 94303, United States

Contact Us

or email: teacher@feelingflow.org