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Enthused instructors share the joy, techniques, and traditions of Argentinian tango in group and private lessons; no partner required

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Registration required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Lessons run in cycle; must attend the first Tuesday of the month to begin new cycle. Must redeem classes within 30 days after activation. Guests may bring their own food and drink to Friday lessons. Groupon valid for one person, partners not required. Leather sole shoes and comfortable clothing required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island - Multiple Locations: Tango Classes at Argentine Tango Lovers of Long Island (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

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  • $29 for four consecutive tango classes ($56 value)
  • $75 for eight consecutive tango classes with one private lesson ($187 value)

Classes are held on Tuesdays and Fridays. Classes are consecutive, and class cycles begin on the first Tuesday of the month.

Tuesday classes are located at 170 Post Ave. in Westbury. Tuesday times are:

  • 7:00–7:45 p.m. for beginner lessons
  • 7:45–8:30 p.m. for intermediate lessons
  • 8:30–10:30 p.m. dance practice

Friday classes are located at Rhythms & Soul Studios, 14 Wolcott Road Levittown, NY., and take place from 8–9 p.m. with dance practice from 9:30–10:30 p.m. Students may bring their own food and drink.

The Tango: Improvising Romance

On the dance floor, people express everything from anxiety to passion. Grab a partner, lace up your shoes, and check out Groupon’s guide to the tango to step in style.

The tango begins with an embrace, and the more natural and full of affection, the more successful the dance will likely be. The lead’s right hand holds the follower’s left securely but not forcefully; the follower relaxes into it, with a hand on the lead’s waist, in tune but ready to improvise. Music strikes up. The dancers follow the rhythm or melody, reacting to what they feel together. With the spine straight, chest lifted, and head level, the lead starts to walk, briskly or slowly, building the foundation of the dance with sweeping or staccato footwork punctuated by long pauses that add drama and give the follower a chance to grab a canapé.

From here, innumerable variations unfold in a cascade of short sequences that the lead mixes and matches to convey whatever message is desired and to help navigate a crowded floor. The Argentinian and the Uruguayan tango, the American-ballroom and the international-ballroom style each have their own vocabulary of moves. The international-ballroom tango, for instance, contains the familiar quick steps and dramatic head snaps, whereas the tango vals is characterized by rotation, with the follower dancing small circles around the leader.

Regardless of style, most tangos have one thing in common: sensuality. This enduring spark reflects the dance’s origins. In the late 1800s, the Rio de la Plata basin on the border of Argentina and Uruguay became a melting pot of immigrants from across the world. European imperialists brought in slaves, who carried along their traditional music. This mixed together with the music of the native peoples in milongas—dance houses where the poorer populations gathered and were free to embrace. At this time, touching while dancing was still considered scandalous and immoral by the upper class, who danced apart, occasionally not even facing each other. This kept the tango from catching fire throughout South America for many decades, but Europeans traveling to Argentina brought the dance back to France around 1910, where it soon swept the nation and then farther. Today, the tango is beloved worldwide, and was even given cultural-treasure status by UNESCO in 2009, a designation previously reserved mostly for different kinds of fried meats.

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    14 Wolcott Road

    Levittown, NY 11756

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    170 Post Avenue

    Westbury, NY 11590


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