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!

NOTE: There will be no class on Nov 23rd (Thanksgiving).


CURRENT CLASSES
Course name  Teachers Weekday Time (pm)  Location  Start End 
 Solo technique for followers*Tilly Tuesday7:00 - 8:15 36-15610/2412/18
Tango Lab 2 P&S Wednesday  7:30 - 9:45 36-156 10/18 11/15
Embellishments  AdamThursday7:00 - 8:15 66-16810/2611/30
MilongaAdamThursday8:30 - 9:45 66-16810/26 11/30 
 Fundamentals I P&S Thursday 7:00 - 8:15  36-156 10/19 11/16
Fundamentals II P&S Thursday 8:30 - 9:45  36-156 10/1911/16
*No registration needed for solo follower technique, classes are organized in "drop-in" format, so just swing by!

UPCOMING CLASSES
Course name TeachersWeekdayTime (pm) Location StartEnd 
Tango Lab 3P&SWednesday 7:30 - 9:4536-15611/2912/20
 Fundamentals IP&SThursday7:00 - 8:15 36-15611/3012/21
Fundamentals IIP&SThursday 8:30 - 9:4536-15611/3012/21
Fun sequences for the dance floor  AdamThursday 7:00 - 8:15 66-16812/712/21
 Colgadas AdamThursday 8:30 - 9:4566-16812/712/21

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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Tuesday

Solo technique for followers (7:00 - 8.15 pm) - Teacher: Tilly
Come work on your technique! We'll do stretching and strengthening exercises, drills, and embellishments. 

Wednesday

Tango Lab 2 (7:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teachers: Pamela & Steve

The only reason for mastering technique is to make sure the body does not prevent the soul from expressing itself. ~La Meri     

We are continuing the concept of Tango Lab based on the positive feedback we received. For pre-intermediate to advanced dancers interested in fine-tuning and better understanding the concepts of connection and communication. For flowers and leaders alike, however all instruction will be follower-focused to ensure the lead is in consideration of the follower. Each workshop is personalized to each participant and cover five concepts: Musicality, Connection, Technique, Figures and Quality of Movement. We encourage active participation and there will be (fun) homework. Our goal is to help you find and realize your dance. Perfect for followers learning to lead. We will be switching partners and sometimes roles. 
Couples signing up together will enjoy a 10% discount!

Pamela and I have been wanting to do this workshop for a long time and are looking forward to sharing it with you.

Tango Lab 3 (7:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teachers: Pamela & Steve
Learn how both leaders and followers improvise together to create the dance in the moment. Every tanda presents a brand new combination of variables: Music, partner, crowd conditions, mood, and more. You will build your skills to find the beauty of tango with the partner in your arms.

$ 50 for MIT students
$ 80 for MIT staff/faculty/affiliates/alumni 
$ 80 for non-MIT students 
$100 for general public

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.

Embellishments (7:00 - 8:15 pm) - Teacher: AdamIn this class we will work on how to decide when we want to embellish, what we want to embellish and how learn how to communicate (or not) our intent to embellish depending on if it will effect timing. 

Milonga (8:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teacher: Adam: Do you fear milonga? Are you interested in really getting to know milonga? Come to this 5 week milonga series where our goal will be to give you a great start in milonga.

Colgadas (8:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teacher: Adam: Learn how the colgada works and different ways we use colgada.

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.