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 - -
Study with Adam for intermediate dancers
Adam Tuesday 7:00 - 8:15 36-156 - -
Study with Adam for advanced dancers Adam Tuesday8:30 - 9:4536-156--
 Tango Lab 2 P&S Wednesday 7:30 - 9:4536-1564/45/2
Fundamentals IP&SThursday 7:00 - 8:1536-1564/56/7
Fundamentals IIP&S Thursday8:30 - 9:4536-1564/56/7

*No registration needed, classes are organized in "drop-in" format, so just swing by!

UPCOMING CLASSES
Course name TeachersWeekdayTime (pm) Location StartEnd 
Parallel and Cross Systems P&S Wednesday 7:00 - 8:1536-1565/96/6
On Axis, Off Axis, On PurposeP&SWednesday 8:30 - 9:4536-1565/96/6

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

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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Prices for drop-in classes (Adam/Tilly):

$8 for MIT students
$12 for MIT affiliates
$15 for general public


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

PARALLEL & CROSS SYSTEMS: Exploration for Followers and Leaders! (7-8:15 pm)
Teachers: Pamela & Steve
Moving in and out of cross system adds musicality, texture and flavor to your dance. In this series we will explore various ways to switch systems, discover how it creates opportunities for expression for both partners, and learn the mechanics of each system with various figures. Followers will especially enjoy finding their 'voice' in this series. Come have fun!

ON AXIS, OFF AXIS, ON PURPOSE (8:30-9:45 pm)
Teachers: Pamela & Steve
In this class you will explore the dynamic use of axis in the embrace and movement to enrich your dance, including turns, changes in direction, volcadas and colgadas. We will work in open and close embrace, becoming familiar with concepts of off-axis use and movement, and application in musicality, steps, turns and figures. With these concepts your dance will become more connected, textured, musical and dynamic.



Thursday

Review Class for Fundamentals I and II 
Thursday, March 29, 7 - 9:30
For anyone who wants to fill the gaps in their tango basics. If you have taken the Fundamentals I and/or II at MIT, this is a chance to go over material you want to know better or may have missed. We’ll dance through the syllabus and pause as necessary to address your questions.

Prices for one 1.5 hour class
MIT students: $8
MIT staff/non-MIT students: $12
General public: $15



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.

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

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.