Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for beginners 8-week Argentine tango class for one ($90 value)
- $79 for beginners 8-week Argentine tango classes for two ($180 value)
A Chat with La Pista Tango Salon
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
La Pista Tango is the only salon for miles around dedicated solely to Argentine Tango dance. La Pista instructors, Christy Cote,Tom Lewis, Mila Salazar, and Camille Cusumano teach beginners and beyond. All have trained in Buenos Aires and in the States under the best Argentine tango dancers. La Pista Salon also brings in highly revered Argentine dancers to offer private and group workshops. Tom, Mila, and Camille are dedicated to training beginners through basic steps and technique, making the dance easy, thus giving anyone of any age, a strong foundations for this most passionate of dances. If you loved the tango scene in Scent of a Woman (Al Pacino), you will love learning tango at La Pista.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide all students with certified instructors, as well as a state of the art studio, with a wooden floating floor (easy on the joints), with the tango music, and personal consultations on the dance and the many places where one can go and comfortably dance tango in the San Francisco Bay Area. Students should dress comfortably, informally for classes, and wear non-stick shoes to they can pivot. La Pista also sells high end tango shoes, when students are ready for them.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Tom, Mila, and Camille all fell head over heels for Argentine tango more than ten years ago with a passion that cannot be extinguished. They love introducing others to the dance that elevates the common hug to a lyrical art form. Tom Lewis built the studio, La Pista. Mila has devoted her career to tango and is also studying dance therapy, applying her tango skills when fitting. Camille lived in Buenos Aires several years and wrote a memoir, Tango, an Argentine Love Story, about a woman who loved, lost, got mad, and decided to dance.
What do you love most about your job?
We all love the intimacy of the dance and how it brings out the unbridled joy and smiles in people. We love softening the intimidating factor of such a close embrace and helping people to feel comfortable and ultimately purely blissful.