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TANGO CLASS LEVELS
PRE-REQUISITE: None. No partner necessary. In this class you will learn the absolute basics of Argentine tango that will prepare you to step onto the dance floor and to progress to the next level of classes. You must take all four classes in this series (offered every month) to move on to Advanced Beginner series. Some students choose to take this class twice per week for extra reinforcement. This class will include inline as well as outside partner walking, 6 count resolution box, follower’s cruzada and front ochos. Students generally stay in Beginner level for 2 months.*
PRE-REQUISITE: Two Month of Beginner Series. In this class you will learn and refine the steps that make up the fundamental structure of Argentine tango, along with basic variations. This class can be taken alone or in combination with Tango Fundamentals. Most students spend at least three or four months in this class before progressing to Pre-Intermediate. This class will include variations on how to lead front and back ochos,ocho cortados and media vueltas ( half turns) as well as including the theme of the month.
PRE-REQUISITE: Six months of dancing (or completion of 4 months of Advanced Beginner Series). In this class you will learn variations on the basic structure and delve more deeply into the theme of the month. You will be provided with the tools and support to find your own variations and improve your lead-follow connection and technique. Students often take this class for at least four months and may take it in conjunction with the Milonga class.This class will reinforce fundamentals of lead and follow and will include turns (giros and molinetes), concepts for basic sacadas and calesitas (on axis turns), paradas (stops) as well as basic ganchos and boleos, depending on the theme of the month.
PRE-REQUISITE: One year of Argentine tango (or the completion of 4 months of the Pre-Intermediate Series). In this class you will focus on the theme of the month and learn more intricate and technically complex variations in accordance with the theme. You will be encouraged to strengthen your improvisational abilities and develop your technique and personal style. Students often takes this class for six or more months. This class will focus on more advanced turns, sacadas, barridas, alterations (changes of directions) as well as ganchos and boleos and on-axis and off-axis figures (volcadas and colgadas), depending on the theme of the month. You will improve your skills in close embrace as well as open embrace.
PRE-REQUISITE: Two years of dancing Argentine tango. By instructor permission only. In this class you will explore structure, technique, style, connection, musicality, variation, and improvisation. You will explore the technical aspects of the dance while being exposed to a variety of styles and techniques. This allows you, at the advanced level, to further develop your personal style and improvisational skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the elements of Argentine tango.
Musicality – Rhythms of Tango, Milonga and Vals (Pre-Intermediate and above)
PRE-REQUISITE: Pre-Intermediate Class Series or 6 months of social dancing. No partner necessary. Please join accomplished dancers and performers Carolina & Andres for an exploration of the tango technique as it applies to the interpretation of beautiful rhythms of Tango, Milonga and Vals. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the very heart of tango with two masters. Carolina and Andres are know for the warmth, connection and spirit they bring to their dancing and teaching.
Close Embrace: Dancing to Different Orchestras (Intermediate level and above)
PRE-REQUISITE: Completion of Pre-Intermediate Series and Up, or One year of social Argentine Tango dancing. The essence of tango is the social dance. This class will take the elements you’ve learned and place them into the context of the (crowded) social dance floor. Join our resident master teachers Carolina Jaurena & Andres Bravo for a weekly exploration of how to bring style and grace to your social dance experience. And then, stay for Triangulo’s Tuesday Night Milonga–14 years and counting–and put your newfound elements to the test. Enjoy!
Tango Bootcamp 1 (Adv. Beginner and above)
PRE-REQUISITE: Two month of Beginner Series. No partner necessary. This Tango course has a syllabus that repeats every 1st Thursday of the month in a three-month cycle. All advanced beginner dancers should take Tango Bootcamp! Trust us, it’s for your own good.
Tango Bootcamp 2 (Pre-Intermediate and above)
PRE-REQUISITE: Six months of dancing (or completion of 4 months of Advanced Beginner Series). Refine the basics, expand your tango vocabulary, lead & follow skills, and and navigation in a milonga.
Deconstruct Tango (Int./Adv.)
PRE-REQUISITE: One year of Argentine tango (or the completion of 4 months of the Pre-Intermediate Series). This course is exactly as the title suggests. We have deconstructed tango and singled out the bare essential elements… the ones you will have to keep refining in order to improve your dance, at any level. This cycle of four classes is repeated every month from a fresh perspective.
Follower’s Technique and Embellishments (all levels)
PRE-REQUISITE: Beginner Series. In this class you will learn technical aspects of the dance to help you improve your dancing as a follower at any level. In addition to fundamental following technique, posture and embellishments– how to do them, when to do them, and what decorations (adornos) and variations you can add to your dancing– will also be a focus of this class.
Tango Exploration (Intermediate and Above)
PRE-REQUISITE: Completion of Pre-Intermedite Series and Up, or One year of social Argentine Tango dancing. This class explores the technical aspects of the dance with special emphasis on the basic elements: lead and follow weight changes, pivots, turns, shared and individual axis, changes of direction and counterbalance. You will learn to find your own personal dance style and advance your improvisation abilities. And then, stay for Triangulo’s Tuesday Night Milonga–14 years and counting–and put your newfound elements to the test. Enjoy!
Intro to Milonga/Vals Steps
PRE-REQUISITE: One month of Beginner Series. No partner necessary. Still new to tango? Interested in learning about the other tango rhythms? Start your tango journey with these fun and lively rhythms! Learn the fundamentals of dancing to milonga (the rhythm) and vals so you never have to sit out another tanda at a milonga (the social dancing event) again!
Milonga Rhythm (Advanced Beginner level and above)
PRE-REQUISITE: Completion of Beginner Series and Intro to Milonga/Vals or higher. Delve deeper into this rhythmical variation of tango as you focus on patterns and variations unique to milonga, including double time, traspie, and more. You must have taken the Intro to Milonga/Vals Steps before moving onto this level.
*Instructors reserve the right assign students the appropriate level