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100 Level Classes

The 100 level classes provide the foundational concepts and techniques in order to progress to the 200 level classes. Our beginner series is broken into 3 six-week series: Walking (T101), Turning (T102) and Essential Figures (T103). Each series is broken into 2 hours each week with the second hour focusing on guided practice time. These 3 series do not have to be taken in any order, new students can begin with T101, T102 or T103.

The goal of our beginner 100 level classes is to teach our new students the 5 primary steps and the 5 essential figures of tango. We also focus heavily on connection, embrace and musicality. We also teach the codes of social dancing and proper Tango etiquette, so that you can enjoy social Tango dance parties which are called Milongas.

5 Primary Steps of Tango:

  • Side Open Step
  • Forward Open Step
  • Back Open Step
  • Forward Cross Step
  • Back Cross Step.

Essential Figures of Tango:

  • Arrepentida to the Open Side and Closed Side
  • Back and Forward Ochos
  • Cruzada in Cross System and Parallel System
  • Ocho Cortado
  • Giro’s to the Open Side and Closed Side

Weekly Schedule:

T101 - Fundamentals of Argentine Tango I: Walking

Week 1 - Walking in Parallel System, The Embrace, Side Open Steps
Week 2 - 5 Basic Steps, Walking Outside Partner
Week 3 - Walking with Rhythm using Quick Quick Slow
Week 4 - Walking in Cross System
Week 5 - Walking Ochos vs Pivoting Ochos
Week 6 - Cruzada in Cross System

T102 - Fundamentals of Argentine Tango II: Turning

Week 1 - Walking in Parallel System, The Embrace, Side Open Steps
Week 2 - Arrepentida to the Open Side
Week 3 - Out and About Turn to Left
Week 4 - Back Ochos
Week 5 - Giro to the Open Side
Week 6 - Review and Add Quick Quick Slow to Figures

T103 - Fundamentals of Argentine Tango III: Essential Figures

Week 1 - Walking in Parallel System, The Embrace, Side Open Steps
Week 2 - Arrepentida to the Close Side
Week 3 - Ocho Cortado
Week 4 - Ocho Cortado cont.
Week 5 - Parallel Basic
Week 6 - Review and Link Parallel Basic with Rock Step to Close Side