Tango Lessons

Tango Saturdays begin April 27, 2024


6 Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
April 27th - June 1st
Lessons, Live Shows & Dancing!


Venue: 1680 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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

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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

Movements

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

Music

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

Community

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
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Tango Saturdays begin April 27th


6 Saturdays, 2:00 to 8:00 PM
April 27th - June 1st
1680 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Foundations I..........2:15-3:30
Foundations III........3:45-5:00
Practica...................5:15-8:00p


Live Concerts, Tea & Tango Practica, April 27th, May 11th & June 1st!

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Tango Foundations I

6 week series, Saturday afternoons, 2:15p

Embark on a captivating dance adventure with this series designed especially for individuals with no prior dance experience or recently minted tango dancers.

And, get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Argentine tango and unlock the secrets of this compelling dance. Combine your learning with a flow concept every week to add another dimension to your learning experience.

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Tango Foundations III

6 week series, Saturday afternoons, 3:45p

Advance to the final stage of Tango Foundations. Throughout this series, our focus is on dynamism and creativity in tango by developing existing figures and introducing new ones.

We will further develop our understanding of the flow state with six new Flow Concepts from modern science and psychology, emphasising integration, creativity, and the synergy of the left and right brain.

Tango Foundations - II is optional to take this series, Tango Foundations - I or equivalent experience is required.

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Tea & Tango Practica

After delving into our Foundation lessons, join us at Tea and Tango Practica to deepen your understanding of the figures while trying authentic aged Puerh tea from Yunnan, China.

Puerh tea, renowned for its rich flavors, will delight your palate with its earthy notes. Alongside its exquisite taste, puerh tea offers potential health benefits, aiding digestion and promoting relaxation!

And, don't miss live shows by leading Tango Artists on April 27th (opening night), May 11th (midway), and June 1st (closing night)!

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Teacher

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Karn Verma

Karn, founder and teacher at Feeling Flow has previously taught at the Bechtel International Center at Stanford, Jikoji Zen Center in Los Gatos, and Friday Night Waltz & Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. He led and taught the first two MIT-CNC & Stanford Alumni workshops, and frequently hosts tango classes and world class tango artists at Tango Saturdays in Palo Alto. He dances many contemporary and historical dances and has been teaching tango since 2017. In the same year, he traveled to Buenos Aires to study Argentine tango intensely and recently returned from Rome after training with dancer, actor, and teacher, Pablo Verón. Inspired by Richard Powers, his teaching philosophy reflects the ethos of the Stanford Tango Weeks. Karn creatively uses his background from engineering and his intensive meditation practice to make learning tango easy, interesting and fun. Hear it directly from his students: www.feelingflow.org/tango-testimonials

Testimonials

Read more testimonials here!

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) - Dancer

Karn's approach to tango is deeply centered on fostering a connection and fluidity between partners, rather than flashy steps. He prioritizes the essence of tango dancing, emphasising connection above all else. If you resonate with this philosophy, Karn is the perfect instructor for you. Karn truly grasps the paramount importance of live music in his unwavering pursuit of preserving and teaching the tango culture. He stands as one of its foremost ambassadors in the Bay Area.

Claudio Ortega - Tango Singer

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Venue

A historic heritage house in Palo Alto

Feeling FlowHome Art Studio

1680 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Doors open 15 minutes before class.

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1680 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, California 94301, United States

Catalogue: All Courses & Events

List of tango courses and events offered

Learning tango is like learning a new language. And, before we begin to be fluent in a language we must learn its foundations, it basic words, pronunciation and learn to make basic sentences. And, then we can be ready to tell a story. We are creating a comprehensive course structure that will enable passionate learners to reach the heights of personal artistic excellence with this dance, and feel that feeling of Flow.

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Contact Us

or email: teacher@feelingflow.org

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