MIT Tango hosts free, unguided practice sessions ("practicas") at one of various locations around campus twice a week. Practicas are open to everyone, and no partner is required. These sessions are designed to provide a safe environment for learning-- a space to work on your technique, dance with new people and to solicit as well as offer, thoughtful, constructive feedback. Importantly, this is the place for beginners to gain valuable dancing experience and seek help/advice from more experienced dancers in order to prepare for other social dancing contexts, such as local tango dance events ("milongas"), festivals or marathons. Remember that there is no substitute for hours spent walking around the dance floor. 

Note: MIT prohibits use of any powder (e.g. baby powder/talc) on the floor. We kindly ask you not to use it during MIT practicas or milongas. 

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Summer schedule: due to a new MIT policy, events held in the student center (W20) will need to end at 10pm until the end of August. The first week of September, we will resume to the 8-11pm schedule in W20. All events held in Building 36 are still scheduled from 8pm to 11pm.


Time: 8-11 pm
February 24: DJ Takis "Fuego" @ W20-491
March 2: DJ Catherine @ W20-208 (Lobdell!)
March 9: Cancelled
March 16: Cancelled
March 23: Cancelled
March 30: Cancelled
April 6: Cancelled
April 13: Cancelled
April 20: Cancelled
April 27: Cancelled


Time: 8-11pm
February 27: DJ Nanying @ W20-491
March 5: DJ Catherine @ 36-112
March 12: Cancelled
March 19: Cancelled
March 26: Cancelled
April 2: Cancelled
April 9: Cancelled
April 16: Cancelled
April 23: Cancelled
April 30: Cancelled


Google Map

Student center, building W20 
    -W20-201 (West Lounge) is on the second floor 
    -W20-208 (Lobdell) is on the second floor
    -W20-491 and W20-407 are on the 4th floor

Building 36
 (50 Vassar Street)
    -36-112 is on the first floor 

Building 66 (25 Ames Street)
    -66-168 is on the first floor 


If you have any questions about our practicas please e-mail  

Did you forget something at the practica? Please check the "lost and found" in the Campus Activity Complex (5th floor of W20, the Student Center) or the MIT Police headquarters.