Tango is considered one of the most sensual ways for couples to dance and deliver a dozen roses. Learn to gracefully trade thorny stems with today’s Groupon to Living Tango in El Segundo. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a couples Valentine’s Day tango class for two people (a $75 value) on Sunday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
- For $35, you get a six-week beginners Argentine-tango course for one person (a $75 value). <p>
Crediting the art and passion of tango with transforming her own lifestyle, instructor Ilona Glinarsky teaches feet to step confidently and partners to communicate clearly in her Argentine-style dance classes. Students mimic their guide’s placement of feet, hips, and hands to follow proper combinations of steps instead of doing the hokey pokey and hoping motions match up. In the six-week course, attendees explore the style’s social foundations by learning to lead or follow a different classmate in each dance. During the 90-minute Valentine’s Day workshop, Ilona will take couples through the basic tango steps with instruction designed for students with no prior dance or handholding experience. Classes conclude with a zesty performance by Ilona and her partner, complete with props to reiterate tango concepts. Participants can toast the romantic holiday with a glass of champagne and chocolates, and each pair receives a tango CD to practice steps at home.
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.