Level 1 : Fundamentals of Tango Learning

15 hours of training over 3 days

The Tango Body

  • How to align your body for dancing tango
  • How to take steps that are grounded and dynamic
  • How to connect to your partner and walk together

Structure : The Tango Skeleton

  • Traditional systems of nomenclature in tango
  • Current systems and their use
  • How to use the structure to resolve technical issues

Communication skills : Describing tango motion

  • Learn to describe tango movement using visual observation
  • How to distinguish between judgement and observation - in yourself, your partner, your teacher, your student 
  • How to diagnose your own personal "blind spots" in attention
  • Broaden your capacity to observe fully and neutrally

Musicality for tango dancers

  • Fundamental concepts of tango music for dancers

Learning Theory

  • Become aware of your learning style
  • Learn how to better utilize those learning situations that don't "connect" with you.

Learning Stages

  • How to capture tango steps faster
  • How to ask for what you need as a learner
  • How to remember tango movement material better

Improvisation

  • Familiarize yourself with the elements of composition in tango
  • Working with spontaneity
  • How to transform movements into new variants

Level 2 : The Tango Spine

15 hours of training over 3 days

The Tango Body

  • Twist and torque in tango
  • 4 body mechanics for dynamic grounding
  • Consistency of the tango embrace for rotation

Structure : The Tango Skeleton

  • Geometry of tango: the gateway to pivoting
  • The 3 axes of tango

Communication skills : Describing tango motion

  • Tactile observation
  • Learn how to describe what you feel
  • Identify and use kinaesthetic landmarks

Musicality for tango dancers

  • A larger music picture
  • Phrasing and themes

Learning Theory

  • Experiential learning for tango
  • How to learn from your experience and improve retention

Learning Stages

  • Practicing
  • Getting better at what you know
  • The rules for a perfect practice

Improvisation

  • Familiarize yourself with the process of improvisation
  • 4 classic tango tools for expansive creativity