It takes two to tango, which is why the Three Stooges pursued careers in quantum physics. Let your feet find their calling with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a six-week Argentine-tango course for beginners at Living Tango, located at The Studio Art of Dance in El Segundo (a $75 value).
Fostering confidence and self-discovery through the power of creative expression, Living Tango instills in its dancers traditional tango techniques taught in a fun, social environment. Students partner with other toe-tappers and sashayers under the guidance of experienced instructor Ilona Glinarsky and forge a heart-to-heart connection with each other as they practice passionate routines, learn to lead and follow each other’s movements, and toss roses into each other’s mouths. Tangoers will find themselves on equal footing with first-time rug cutters of all ages and walks of life as they work together to open the doors to creative expression while broadening social horizons. Held in a spacious studio built to accommodate 60–70 hoofers, the beginners class is capped at around 30 students, allowing ample room for students to sway in and out of each other’s arms or engage in deeply sensual three-legged bag sprints. Though the class is currently held on Saturdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., additional classes may be added to accommodate Groupon customers at the instructor's discretion.
Those who learn to dance the sensual Argentine tango from dance teacher and life coach Ilona Glinarsky may find they learn more than just rhythm and footwork. That's because Glinarsky, a dancer and musician since the age of 4, believes that through tango, dancers can learn to live in the moment and communicate more effectively with their partners. At Living Tango—winner of the 2012-2014 Best of Redondo Beach Award for adult education—groups learn to read their partners' movements as they lead or follow, letting their bodies speak to each other through dance.