Tango is a dance of polarity, of the masculine and the feminine. Dancing tango socially is, basically, spending a moment with your partner under the music and with other dancing couples.
Tango was a dance of common people before the rise of tango performances. Enjoying tango dancing does not require athletic skills of a professional performer. Standing right, embracing right, walking right, and the understanding of marking and following are all that are needed to enjoy dancing tango. With food as an analogy, it is already a basic but nice meal. On this solid foundation, more skills and technique add colors and flavors and increase depth.
This Beginners Class teaches how to make that basic but nice meal of tango dancing.
Also, social tango dancing has unique codes of conduct which were developed for the best interest of everyone. This course teaches the codes so that you will be ready for milongas (events for social tango dancing).
Time: 8 to 9pm (Class) and 9pm to 10pm (Guided Practica) every Monday. The class repeats every month (1st Monday of each month is the starting day of a new cycle).
Location: Capitall Ballroom Dance Studio, 7800 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Parking: Street and garage (7730 Woodmont Ave). Garage parking is free when out after midnight.
Shoes: Bring separate indoor shoes for the class. Leather or suede sole shoes in which you can pivot are ideal, but for the first and second week’s classes, any clean indoor shoes will do.
Cost: Class $0, Guided practica+milonga $5 (complete beginners) or $10 (non-beginners)
The class and practica are a part of Milonga Zandunga: https://sites.google.com/site/dctangocalendar/milonga-zandunga—mondays
Please come with a learner’s mindset.
Photo by Yulia Kriskovets
Photography by Yulia Kriskovets