Classes

The MIT Tango Club offers several tango classes spanning beginner, intermediate and advanced levels currently provided by our two resident teaching couples: Steve & Pamela Slavsky (P&S) as well as Adam Cornett & Tilia Kimm (A&T). No partner needed!

Next week 03/27 - 03/31 no classes due to the Spring Break at MIT ! Courses will resume on 04/04!
Be sure to join us at Anna's Workshop on April 1st and 2nd in the meantime!

CLASSES SCHEDULE

Course name TeachersWeekdayTime (pm) Location StartEnd 
All-level techniqueA&TTuesday7:00 - 8:15 36-156 03/21 04/25 
 Close Embrace A&TTuesday 8:30 - 9:45 36-156 03/21  04/25  
Sacadas  P&SWednesday   7:00-8:1536-15603/1504/19
Boleos and the follower's free leg  P&SWednesday 8:30-9:45 36-156 03/1504/19 
Advanced Beginner, Developing the Basics P&SThursday  7:00-8:1536-15603/23 04/27
Beginner Levels A and B P&SThursday 8:30-9:45   36-156  03/2304/27 
 Salon Class: Different Possibilities in Turns  A&TThursday 7:00-8:1566-16002/23 04/06 
 Historical Figures A&T Thursday 8:30-9:45   66-160  02/23  04/06 
Note: the Thursday classes of Adam & TIlly will not take place on Feb 16th and Mar 2nd.  There is no class on March 30th for MIT spring vacation.The course will finish on April 6th.

PRICES FOR 5 CLASSES (75 MIN EACH)

$30 for MIT students
$45 for MIT staff/faculty/affiliates/alumni 
$45 for non-MIT students 
$60 for general public 

CLASSES DESCRIPTIONS

Tuesday

All-level Technique  (7:00 - 8:15 pm) - Teacher: Adam & Tilly
This is an all genders all-level technique class where we will drill our technique of walking, turns, body positioning, connection, and communication with our bodies. We will also discuss hard topics that leaders and followers deal with in the milongas.


Close Embrace  (8:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teachers: Adam & Tilly
Among the two main styles of tango danced around the world, one of them is sustained close embrace (a.k.. Milonguero style). In this series we will specifically break down the connection in this style and the musicality of this style. 

Wednesday

Sacadas (7:00 - 8:15 pm) - Teachers: Pamela & Steve
These surprising figures make your tango feel new by playing with the geometry. Learning this material calls on both leaders and followers to refine technique and connection. This class and the next work particularly well together to create new dimensions in your dancing.


Boleos and the Follower’s Free Leg (8:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teachers: Pamela & Steve
Boleos come in many shapes and sizes and open up new possibilities for the followers free leg, including embellishments. This class and the previous work particularly well together to create new dimensions in your dancing.


Thursday
 
Advanced Beginner, Developing the Basics (7:00 - 8:15 pm)  - Teachers: Pamela & Steve
In this class you will refine the skills and figures you learned at the beginning level and learn how to create new moves with variations and combinations. You will continue to develop your musicality and skills for navigating the social dance setting.

Beginner Levels A and B, 
(8:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teachers: Pamela & Steve
This class is for those who have taken Beginner A, those who have done the boot camp, and also for new beginners. Class is formatted so those with less experience will have their own section for half of the class time and those with more experience will progress to new concepts and figures.

Salon Class: Different Possibilities in Turns (7:00 - 8:15 pm) - Teachers: Adam & Tilly
If walking is 50% of what we do in tango than turning makes up the other 50%. In this class we will discover other options for turns. Find new ways into turns, add different moves inside of turns, and much more.

Historical Figures (8:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teachers: Adam & Tilly
Tilly and Adam have spent much of their time learning about tango in the golden era. They love the figures that the famous old milongueros used and want to share that info with you.


DETAILS

Unless otherwise indicated, no partner is required for taking tango classes at MIT (occasionally, partnered seminar courses have been offered in the past at an advanced level), but you are of course free to take classes with a partner if that is what you want.