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Ten Group Tango Lessons for One or Two at Tango ABC (Up to 72% Off)

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Students learn the sultry moves of Argentine tango in group lessons

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Brendon
4 ratings1 reviews
December 14, 2019
Jose is a wonderful teacher. I highly recommend this package! One class in and I'm already starting to get the basics.
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Vania
3 ratings3 reviews
August 5, 2019
José is funny, engaging and encouraging. Great teacher who sees exactly what you need to work on and corrects it in a fun way that makes you remember and encourages you to learn more, enjoy dancing and feel good!
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Eliza
8 ratings3 reviews
May 12, 2019
Awesome Teacher! If you want to try A.Tango, its a must try!
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Muzik
5 ratings4 reviews
March 7, 2019
Such a wonderful experience! Jose is a professional with a fantastic attitude and leads a great class! The groups are divided into experience range and everyone is there to have a good time and learn some smooth moves, no pretentiousness. Looking forward to more Groupons with him and Tango ABC!
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Hanniegn
5 ratings2 reviews
June 7, 2018
The instructor is inviting, gracious, extremely skilled, clear in explanation or demonstration. It would more wonderful to see more people learning about Tango from Jose..
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Robert
1 ratings1 reviews
October 11, 2017
Jose is a charismatic instructor with a clear passion for tango and an excellent teacher. Highly recommended!
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Yvette
3 ratings2 reviews
October 9, 2017
Jose is an incredible instructor. My husband and I LOVE the class
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Edie
1 ratings1 reviews
September 2, 2017
Jose is a marvelous dance teacher! He is passionate about Argentine Tango and that love translates into his lessons.
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What You'll Get

Choose Between Two Options

  • $56 for ten group tango classes for one ($150 value)
  • $82 for ten group tango classes for two ($300 value)

Santa Monica location classes are available on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Tarzana location classes are available on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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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