Syllabus - Tango Foundations

Embark on a captivating dance adventure with this series designed especially for beginners or individuals with no prior dance experience. 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.

6 Saturdays, 2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Feb 3rd to March 9th, 2024
1680, Bryant St, Palo Alto

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Tango basics

You'll acquire the essentials of lead and follow roles, refine posture, connection, and balance. Dive into practice & basic embrace and holds, while learning the art of the Tango walk, basic rhythm, and fundamental elements like the rock-step, line-of-dance, navigation, and graceful rotation.

Flow concept: Amor Fati

Registration Feb 3, 2024

Tango Cross

Unlock the elegance of the renowned tango cross, executed in 7 or 8 steps. Enhance your skills with floor craft techniques and the art of crafting patterns. Here you will begin to familiarize yourself with this iconic dance.

Flow concept: Stages in Learning

Registration Feb 10, 2024


Delve into the realm of Ochos, derived from the Spanish word for "eight," encompassing Forward Ochos, Back Ochos, and Alterations. Acquire valuable insight into their seamless integration with preceding steps and their dynamic interplay within the dance. The illustrated image showcases Backward Ochos.

Flow concept: Connection

Registration Feb 17, 2024


Explore the fundamental aspects of the Giro, pronounced "hee-ro," and occasionally referred to as the Molinete. Engage in exercises and dedicated practice, seamlessly integrating it with Ochos and the Cross.

Flow Concept: Body-mind

Registration Feb 24, 2024
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Discover the enchanting Ocho Cortado, often referred to as the Cut Ocho. Learn how to enter and exit this movement, and explore its seamless integration with other steps. Familiarize yourself with the closing position through the provided illustration.

Flow Concept: Clarity

March 2, 2024


Explore the elegance of Boleos, executed as illustrated. Uncover embellishments for both leaders and followers, and seamlessly integrate them with other dance elements. Enhance your repertoire with the captivating beauty of Boleos in our class

Flow Concept: Trust Emergence

March 9, 2024


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

  • One 75 min lesson
  • One 15 minute pratice period
  • Notes & Recap

Tango Foundations - I

For new or experienced dancers

  • Six lessons
  • Six 15 minute practice periods
  • Notes & Recap

Also offered


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 Foundations and Tango Musicality 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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