Tango Foundations - II

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.

Six Saturdays, Feb 3rd - March 9th
3:45 to 5:00pm
1680 Bryant Street, Palo Alto

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Cross System Basic

The parallel and cross system in Argentine tango. The walk, and weaving in and out of the systems. And, finally the basic in the cross system.

Flow concept: Pu (朴 )

Feb 3, 2024
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Ochos & Sacadas

Review and refinement of Ocho's. Introduction to Sacadas or displacement. Learn how to lead and follow a Sacada effectively. Learn to combine Ochos and Sacadas.

Flow concept: Wabi-Sabi (侘寂)

Feb 10, 2024

Giros & Media Vuelta

Review and refinements of the Giro. Giro to the right and to the left, with clarity, grace and stability. How to lead the Media Vuelta (turn around), an evolution of the Giro.

Flow concept: Yin Yang (陰 陽)

Feb 17, 2024

Basic Barrida

Learn to lead and follow the Barrida or the Sweep effectively, with stability and grace. Do the Barrida after resolution of a Cross, an Ocho or a Giro. Done as shown in the illustration.

Flow Concept: Jo-ha-kyū (序 破急)

Feb 24, 2024

Forward & Back

Review and refine the Boleo from Tango Foundations and learn to do it with the right timing and grace. Learn to do it with both legs, forward and backward. Boleos can combine with Ochos. Done as shown in the illustration.

Flow Concept: Ma (間)

March 2, 2024

Close Embrace
& Deep Back Cross

Introduction to the close embrace in Argentine tango. Learn the rules for right intimacy and communication. How to move effectively in the close embrace, finishing with the deep back cross, a beautiful tango figure, and a variation of the tango cross.

Flow Concept: Wu Wei (无为)

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 - II

Basic tango experience or Tango Foundations required

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

Also offered


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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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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