Classes

The MIT Tango Club offers several tango classes spanning beginner, intermediate and advanced levels currently provided by our 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 
Fundamentals IP&SThursday 7:00 - 8:1536-1561/102/7
Fundamentals IIP&S Thursday8:30 - 9:4536-1561/102/7
Ochos, Ocho Maneras
P&SWednesday  7:00 - 8:30
36-156
 1/9 2/6
Dentro y Fuera de Ochos, Ocho Maneras P&SWednesday  8:30 - 9:45
 36-1561/9
2/6

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

PRICES FOR P&S 4 CLASS SERIES (75 MIN EACH)

MIT Students: 25$
Other Students + MIT Staff/Alumni/Affiliates: 35$
General: 50$

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

7:00-8:30 Ochos, Ocho Maneras

Ochos, Eight Ways is about two things: the amazing variations possible, and improving technique to make this 'basic' figure extraordinary. Followers will focus on axis, torsion and free leg. Leaders will learn to listen to the follower and lead ochos in communication with musicality.


8:30-9:45 Dentro y Fuera de Ochos, Ocho Maneras

In and Out of Ochos, Eight Ways continues our exploration of creating amazing connection and beautiful ochos by learning variations of how to get into, and out of ochos. In addition to the skills focused on in Ochos, Ocho Maneras, embrace and connection are paramount. This is where technique, communication and musicality merge to make a beautiful dance.



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.

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.