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!


CURRENT CLASSES
Course name  Teachers Weekday Time (pm)  Location  Start End 
 Solo technique for followers
(ON HIATUS)
Tilly  Tuesday 7:00 - 8:15  36-156 - -
 Elements of Tango P&S 
Wednesday
 7:00 - 8:1536-156
9/1210/10
 MolinetesP&S
Wednesday
8:30 - 9:45
36-156
9/1210/10
Fundamentals IP&SThursday 7:00 - 8:1536-1569/1210/10
Fundamentals II*P&S Thursday8:30 - 9:4536-1569/12
10/10
The Pleasures of Small Motions
Eric LindgrenThursday
7:00 - 8:1566-168
9/13
 10/11

* - no class Thursday July 5th

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

PRIVATE CLASSES
MIT Tango Club is delighted to announce that all our instructors offer private classes at discounted prices for the MIT community. We offer two discount rates: 35% for full-time MIT students, and 25% for MIT post-docs/staff. For scheduling or more info, please contact the instructor directly: 

Adam Cornett: adam@adamandtilly.com
Pamela and Steve Slavsky: Info@tangodogs.com

CLASSES DESCRIPTION
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Wednesday

Elements of Tango!  (7-8:15 pm)
Teachers: Pamela & Steve
Elements of Tango is an all-level class that explores the main concepts in tango, including: Connection, Movement, Musicality and Creativity. This class is perfect for beginners to start to get their bearings in Tango, and for more accomplished dancers to explore their dance from another perspective.

Molinetes (8:30-9:45 pm)
Teachers: Pamela & Steve
In this class its all about turns! Let's discover the beauty and dynamics of Molinetes and many variations, including with Sacada, Enganche, and single axis turns.



Thursday

Fundamentals  I & II  - Teachers: Pamela & Steve
These two series cover the basic skills, concepts, and figures that form the foundation for dancing tango socially, then go on to teach students how to use them to create the dance. From the start, students will be dancing together so that skills grow to enhance the connection between partners and to the music. Brand new students will start with Fundamentals I.

 

Fundamentals I: The Building Blocks (7:00 - 8:15 pm) These beginner level classes will introduce students to the foundation ingredients of Argentine tango.  It is intended to be taken at least twice in order to build skills and understanding and is guaranteed to feel fresh every time! As skills improve, deeper layers of the dance will become accessible and students will be continually challenged and rewarded by reaching new goals. 

 

Fundamentals II: Making it Dance (8:30 - 9:45 pm) These classes will take students from beginner to intermediate level dancers able to improvise together with a partner and navigate the social dance setting.  It is a flexible format meant to be taken for as many sessions that meet the goals and learning style of the student. Content varies to keep students attending on any given night engaged and progressing and is drawn from a broad range of material and technique universally useful on the tango dance floor.

 

Prerequisites for Fundamentals II: Two beginning tango classes or equivalent.


The Pleasures of Small Motions  (7:00 - 8:15 pm)  - Teacher: Eric Lindgren
It is often in our simplest movements that the depths (or shortcomings) of our technique is revealed. Join us in this series while we explore tango’s most “simple” fundamental movements with an eyes toward refinement, demystifying buzz-words like groundedness, connection, and intention along the way.

Eric fell in love with Tango in his first class. One month later he had moved to Buenos Aires to pursue the dance full time. In the decade-plus since he has continued to explore the many unique avenues of style, technique, and self-expression that Argentine Tango offers. Eric is a much sought-after instructor, performer, and dj all over the world, having worked extensively in the US, Europe, and Buenos Aires. He is exceptional both for his endless willingness to re-examine and refine his ideas as well for as for the unusual breadth of his knowledge and experience. In classes, Eric focuses on pursuing presence, ease, expression, and pleasure, as the quickest and most rewarding paths to further our understand of the dance.



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.