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 
Practi-Class for FollowersKatieThursday7:30 - 8:3066-1683/14June
 Fundamentals IP&SThursday7:00 - 8:15
36-156
3/21
4/18
 Fundamentals IIP&S Thursday8:30 - 9:45
36-156
 3/21 4/18
Parallel and Cross Systems
P&SWednesday
7:00 - 8:30
36-156
3/204/17
Tango Illusions & Foot Play
 P&S
Wednesday
 8:30 - 9:4536-156
 3/20 4/17

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 Parallel and Cross Systems

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!

All Levels


8:30-9:45 Tango Illusions & Foot Play

In this class, you will learn how to use tango fundamentals, add a twist, and create an exciting illusion.  Sacadas, paradas, pasadas, mordidas, and barridas all start with the ordinary before leader and follower conspire to turn them into playful opportunities to flirt and embellish.


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.

Practi-Class for Followers (7:30 - 8:30 pm) Come join us in a new followers (Free!) “practi-class”! Beginning with conditioning exercises to build balance, coordination, and body movement, in each session we will watch different world-class followers and dedicate time to work to a specific set of drills to strengthen and add variety to your tango vocabulary. This is a great opportunity to focus on individual technique and create the habits of practice that lead to confidence and grace on the dance floor. All levels and genders welcome. This “practi-class” will be lead by Katie Gowell.

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.