Tango Lessons

Tango Saturdays begin Feb 3, 2024


6 Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Feb 3 - March 9
Lessons, Live Shows & Practica!


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 Feb 3rd


6 Saturdays, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Feb 3 - March 9
1680 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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

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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 - II

6 week series, Saturday afternoons, 3:45p

Move onto the next stage of tango foundations with six new figures that relate to and build upon the ones covered in Tango Foundations - I. During this series great care and emphasis will be given to mastering of the basics and finding the natural flow of your dance.

Gain a deeper understanding of the psychological state of Flow by learning and applying concepts from Japanese aesthetics and Daoist philosophy from ancient China.

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Tea & Tango Practica

On going every Saturday, 5p

Right after immersing yourself in the Foundation lessons, the Tea and Tango Practica offers you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of this passionate dance while enjoying the distinct pleasures of puerh tea.

Puerh tea, known for its rich and complex flavors, will tantalize your taste buds as you sip and savor its earthy notes. Beyond its delectable taste, puerh tea is celebrated for its potential health benefits, including aiding digestion and promoting relaxation – a perfect complement to the graceful tango movements you'll be practicing, and, not to forget, also to, making new friends!

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Instructor

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Karn Verma

Karn 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 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. His teaching and social dance philosophy are inspired by Stanford dance teacher and historian, Richard Powers, who was instrumental in bringing tango to the United States in the 80s and 90s through the Stanford Tango Weeks. You can read more about Karn here: www.feelingflow.org/founder

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)

Karn brings his personal experience, passion and authentic love for all things Tango to his teaching. Each lesson is comprised of Tango stories, history, culture and a variety of Tango music styles. We learn musicality, steps, posture, technique in fun and enjoyable classes. Along with teaching Tango moves and connection with ones partner, Karn helps dancers to focus on the connection between body and mind. So glad to have discovered Feeling Flow Argentine Tango Classes with Karn Verma.

Nancy Romano

Register

Limited spots!

Registrations for drop-ins will open closer to start date if we have space

Drop in Lesson

Tango Foundation - I or Tango Foundation - II

$20/person
  • One 75 min lesson
  • One 15 minute pratice period
  • Notes & Recap

Tango Foundations - I

For new or experienced dancers

$99/person
  • Six lessons
  • Six 15 minute practice periods
  • Notes & Recap

Tango Foundations - II

Basic tango experience or Tango Foundations required

$99/person
  • Six lessons
  • Six 15 minute practice periods
  • Notes & Recap

Tea & Tango Practica

For anyone

$15/person/day
  • 3 hour dancing time
  • Puerh tea & snacks
  • Beautiful space and two rooms for dancing

Venue

A serene space in Palo Alto, nestled amidst lush greenery, designed to inspire movement and meditation with its tranquil ambiance.

Feeling Flow1680 Bryant StreetPalo Alto, CA 94303

Doors open 15 minutes before class.

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

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

Tandas

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

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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