Please join Emma in an adventure to discover Argentine Tango.
Dates and times flexible
Portland Maine Location
A private lesson is tailored to your personal dance trajectory. Whether you are a beginner who wishes to kick start and move faster than a group, or an advanced dancer wishing to focus on particular skills, a private lesson will meet your specific needs and move at the speed best for your learning style. A private lesson can also be shared by two dancers; a leader; follower pair, two leaders, or two followers. Emma is both a leader and a follower and teaches both roles. Please bring a clean pair of socks to the lesson. Please contact Emma to inquire of dates, times and location.
date, Time, & Location
To be determined
Group classes could be tango or milonga. Whatever I think I’d like to offer at the time. Milonga is pre-tango, simpler, a little faster, and is all about rhythmic patterns with your partner. It always leaves the couple smiling and a little breathless. Tango requires the same connection and embrace. but is slower, more dramatic and romantic. It leaves the couple breathless in a different way. Specialized small group lessons are available also, up to 6 people - please inquire.
Registration details TBD
Flexible, depending on the group
Argentine Tango is an improvised dance, a conversation without words with someone you may not know.
A basic Argentine Tango class covers basic concepts to get beginners dancing: connection, musicality, turns, pivots, the cruzada, leading and following, footwork, history and codes. It also introduces three styles of Tango: tango, vals, and milonga.
Please bring indoor clean flat shoes with soles that slide (no high heels for this class).
No partner is needed; its a social dance, so we dance with everyone!
Those with tango experience are also welcome to refresh the basics, or perhaps become more comfortable with the other role.
Class 1: Introduction to the style of music we’ll be dancing to, posture, forward intention, the embrace, milonga 6 ct basic.
Class 2: Tango, walking, pushing off, concept of standing and free leg, partnering, forward, back and side movement
Class 3: Pivots and ochos, vals (3/4 time), how to turn around
Class 4: Molinete (moving around a central point)
Class 5: The cruzada/cross (a move that is particularly “tango”)
Class 6: Musicality, getting out of your head, putting it all together, review of tango, vals and milonga.