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Summer 2018

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!

Course name TeachersWeekdayTime (pm) Location StartEnd 
 Solo technique for followers 
Tilly Tuesday7:00 - 8:15 36-156--
Wraps, Ganchos and SingleAxis Turns 
 7:00 - 8:1536-156 
Figures in Close Embrace 
8:30 - 9:45 
Fundamentals IP&SThursday 7:00 - 8:1536-1568/28/30
Fundamentals II*P&S Thursday8:30 - 9:4536-1568/28/30
The Pleasures of Small Motions
Eric LindgrenThursday 
7:00 - 8:1566-168

* - no class Thursday July 5th


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

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:
Pamela and Steve Slavsky:

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

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


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. 


Wraps, Ganchos and Single Axis Turns!  (7-8:15 pm)
Teachers: Pamela & Steve
This class explores these exciting and interesting figures through connection and technique. Followers, this is a good class to understand your role in unexpected moments. Leaders, well executed figures like these delight followers. Nuff said...

Figures in Close Embrace (8:30-9:45 pm)
Teachers: Pamela & Steve
A continuation of our last class, good for anyone with basic close embrace skills. We will discover the beauty of the subtlety of the moves and how to enjoy them with the rich connection of close embrace.


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

The Pleasures of Small Motions  (7:00 - 8:15 pm)  - Teachers: Eric Lindgren
It is often in our simplest movements that the depths (or shortcomings) of our technique is revealed. Join us in this series while we explore tango’s most “simple” fundamental movements with an eyes toward refinement, demystifying buzz-words like groundedness, connection, and intention along the way.

Eric fell in love with Tango in his first class. One month later he had moved to Buenos Aires to pursue the dance full time. In the decade-plus since he has continued to explore the many unique avenues of style, technique, and self-expression that Argentine Tango offers. Eric is a much sought-after instructor, performer, and dj all over the world, having worked extensively in the US, Europe, and Buenos Aires. He is exceptional both for his endless willingness to re-examine and refine his ideas as well for as for the unusual breadth of his knowledge and experience. In classes, Eric focuses on pursuing presence, ease, expression, and pleasure, as the quickest and most rewarding paths to further our understand of the dance.

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


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.