5 Two Hour Argentine Tango Lessons at Mayte Vicens Dance Theater (61% Off)

Downtown New Rochelle

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In a Nutshell

Students learn the fundamentals of Argentine tango, including proper posture and maintaining a comfortable embrace, during weekly classes

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate by expiration date on Groupon, sessions expire 6 months from activation date. Appointment for first class required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must be used by same person. Partners not necessary. Valid only for customer who have not taken classes in past 6 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $39 for 5 two-hour Argentine tango lessons ($100 value)

Drawing on more than 20 years of professional dancing, Mayte Vicens leads intensive two-hour classes that focus on posture, steps, and embrace. Held every Thursday from 7:45–9:45 p.m., Mayte’s classes welcome dancers of all skill levels, who are paired according to ability.

The Tango: Improvising Romance

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.


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    New Rochelle, NY 10801

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