Frequently Asked Questions
- What to wear at my first class? No special requirements for your first class.
- How do I schedule my first class? To schedule your first class, please send us an email to email@example.com; please include proof of purchase. To purchase your classes, please click here.
- What “milonga” means? Milonga means: a) Tango dance party and the place where it takes place; and b) A particular variety of tango music.
- How to enter the promotion code when I make a purchase? After you click on “Add Item” button, the “PROMOTION CODE” window will appear on the lower left.
- How to pay and register for classes? About prices for classes and private lessons, and to purchase them online, please click here. Download the App in your phone. Click here.
- When should I move from Beginner’s classes to Intermediate’s? We do not recommend you to come directly to the intermediate classes, since most of the students in that class dance tango for a long time. We recommend you to start with the beginner’s classes, taking it easy. After at least one series of our beginner’s classes (do not count classes with other teachers), move up by taking both classes in the next series. After that, take the intermediate classes.
- Also, private lessons are a wonderful way to have personalized attention and work in your own particular issues and your level. To know more about our private lessons, please click here.
- How to best take advantage of our classes? We recommend that you become a regular student. We need to educate ourselves with a set of good habits, which in turn will allow us to flow through the dance floor in a comfortable manner. The more of my classes you take, the sooner you will feel comfortable and incorporate what you are learning to be able to dance. Asking us which one of our classes we recommend is like asking a father which one of his children he loves the most: We love all our classes. We fully engage ourselves, making each of them one-of-a-kind. In this sense, the best way to advantage of our classes is to take all of them, and the second best is to take as many as possible. My pricing options include class cards, which will allow you to take any of my classes with a single payment. See more information by clicking here. Another advantage of becoming a regular student is that we will be able to personalize our instruction to you. In order to better personalize our instruction to you, private lessons are a must. For more information about private lessons, please click here.
- When making your decision, please keep in mind that learning how to dance is comparable to learning how to live: how much of your life are you willing to give to the goal of living better?
- What’s the difference between classes? Drop-in vs. Series: All our classes can be taken as drop-in. The benefit of drop-in classes is that you are only paying for the classes you attend. The quantity and quality of students in my drop-in classes varies from class to class, but there is a solid group of regulars who are always present. For more information, please click here.
- The benefit of taking the series is that the group of students will be the same from the first class to the last class. For the beginners series, we assume that all students are starting from square one, and we introduce students to elements of tango. While these classes do not allow for as much personal attention, they provide an overview of the fundamentals in an environment with other beginners. The series must be paid for in advance, and there are no refunds or make-up classes. For more information, click here.
Learning how to dance tango does not require sticking to a fixed program, and our system of teaching does not typically follow a program (see “Our teaching philosophy and method”). Even tour 8 classes series can be tailored to the group of students based on individual differences, which creates a challenging program truly aimed at making you a better dancer. Recognizing individual differences and adapting to them are at the core of what dancing is.
Dancing is, in essence, negotiating with reality inside the framework of the relationship between the rational proportions of the music (which is also a way of counting time), the space, our bodies, and the bodies of other people. The goal is to produce something beautiful, earning joy in the process.
There is a different level for each individual because everyone’s bodies are different. Dancing tango requires an intimate knowledge of one’s own body and it is rare to find two people who are at the same level of knowledge about their bodies. For that reason, labeling classes with levels is an oversimplification, but we try to provide newcomers some guidance below.
The different options available are:
- Beginner classes: In these classes, students acquire all necessary elements to get started on the “right” foot as social dancers. Introduction of the lead and follow concept, connection with the partner and the floor, understanding the music, basics of social etiquette and navigation in the context of Argentine Tango. For more information, please click here.
- Intermediate classes: We work on technique and musicality. For students who can lead and follow comfortably in the embrace, circulate around the floor in the line of dance, do turns, pauses and other necessary maneuvers, and are familiar with tango music. This class dedicates more detailed attention to all the elements. Starting on January 4, 2016.
We define the most successful students as those who are known in Buenos Aires’ best milongas as great dancers. In our history as a Tango School, we have found that students attain that level of dance by continuing to take the beginner classes beyond the time when they would typically be considered beginners. Students who focus on the beginner classes begin to realize the subtleties of the dance and are able to refine even the simplest and most elemental movements.