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 $40, you get six Argentine tango lessons for one at Tango Che (an $80 value). All classes are held at the studio in Edgewater, except Wednesday classes, which are held in Batavia. Today's deal is good for any class offered on the schedule.
At Tango Che, customers follow in the nimble footsteps of their engaging and experienced instructors as they embark on a whirlwind tour of the tantalizing world of Argentine tango. Students learn the lissome movements that create the mobile embrace integral to mastering tango technique and avoiding stepping on sidewalk cracks. Instructors brand foot-brains with fundamental step patterns, as well as provide personalized guidance to each twosome on balance shifting, posture, detangling limbs, and arm positions. On Fridays at 10 p.m., Tango Che hosts Milonga Che, a tango social that brings the sensual feel and varied scents of Buenos Aires to the dance floor. A new student's first admission to Milonga Che is complimentary with this Groupon (a $15 value each).
Tango Che Productions
At Tango Che Productions, couple Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita share lifetimes of experience through instruction and foster a strong Argentine tango community with milonga parties. Noce hails from Argentina, where he earned a bachelor's degree in his country's native dances, including tango, before joining the Ballet of the University of Argentina and studying under tango luminaries Rodolfo Dinzel. Nita pointed her feet toward tango at age 12, when she earned a dance scholarship and pair of spring-loaded heels that launched her career as an instructor and performer of Latin and ballroom styles. In 2005, she met tango by way of Noce, and the two have since showcased their passionate embrace and deft footwork as members of the Otero Dance Company.
The pair teaches private and group tango lessons together, imparting the intricacies of leading and following through their own bodies and trails of rose petals they use to mark choreography. During weekly Friday night milongas, a seasoned tango DJ draws couples to the dance floor for a night of traditional dancing. In addition to putting on professional performances for cultural and corporate events, the staff hosts dance-laden on-site wedding receptions for up to 60 people.