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 - -
Tango Illusions& Foot Play!  P&S Wednesday7:00 - 8:1536-1566/137/18
Close EmbraceP&S Wednesday8:30 - 9:4536-1566/137/18
Fundamentals IP&SThursday 7:00 - 8:1536-1566/147/19
Fundamentals II*P&S Thursday8:30 - 9:4536-1566/147/19

* - no class Thursday July 5th

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 Illusions & Foot Play!  (7-8:15 pm)
Teachers: Pamela & Steve
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. Advanced beginner to intermediate level.

Close Embrace (8:30-9:45 pm)
Teachers: Pamela & Steve
It's time to get it together! Social dance (especially in Boston) is mostly in close embrace - because it feels so wonderful! This class will move you through any fear or comfort issues, and create time and space in your dance. And yes, plenty of room for everyone's feet! Advanced beginner to intermediate level.



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.