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 I P&SThursday 7:00 - 8:1536-1564/55/3
Fundamentals II P&S Thursday8:30 - 9:4536-1564/55/3

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

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

Tango Lab 2 (7:30 - 9:45 pm) - Teachers: Pamela & Steve
The TangoLab Series is meant for dancers that have learned the basics and are actively going to practicas and milongas, who want to continue to improve the basics and go deeper into the interaction between follower and leader. We will discover the simplicity of the dance by identifying and mastering the key concepts at play.  In doing so, we learn how to connect and communicate with our partner to create the dance together. All concepts will be presented from the follower's perspective to give the follower voice and the leader and understanding of how the movement impacts the dance. We will be switching partners and at times switching roles. Couples signing up together will enjoy an additional discount.

The series consists of:
  • Mastering the basics
  • Connection and communication
  • Construction and deconstruction
  • Changes in direction and rotation
  • Rhythmic variations, Musicality and Improvisation

Current series: Deconstruction and Recombination of Figures
For pre-intermediate to advanced dancers interested in fine-tuning connection and communication.Each workshop will cover five basic concepts: Musicality, Connection, Technique, Figures and Quality of Movement. Couples signing up together will enjoy an additional discount.

Prices for 5-week series, 2.25 hour classes
$50 for MIT students
$80 for MIT staff/faculty/affiliates/alumni 
$80 for non-MIT students 
$100 for general public



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.