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cincinnati tango dancers of tangonorthside in class
cincinnati tango dancers of tangonorthside in class
cincinnati tango dancers of tangonorthside in class

CLASSES

AT TANGO NORTHSIDE we offer classes for all dancers, from novice to advanced. We deeply value the art and culture of Argentine Tango, and strive to help our students develop the skills necessary to access the benefits of this rich and rewarding social dance. Lessons are progressive with an emphasis on strong fundamental principles. Descriptions and registration info for all classes are provided below. Schedules and any updates will be posted here on our calendar, on social media, and via email. GO HERE to learn about private lessons. GO HERE to request more information or to join our mailing list if you haven't already! 

FREE Sample Class

WEDNESDAY JAN 10 
7:30pm - 8:45pm
instructors: Tango Northside teaching team

One night only! Join us for this complimentary taste of the basics of tango as a social dance. Class size is limited, so follow the red registration button to sign up in advance and save your spot!!

Partners are not required, but it's great if you bring one! Students without a partner will be paired with another dancer.

Tango Foundations A: Intro to Argentine Tango

WEDNESDAYS: JAN 17 - FEB 28 
7:30pm - 8:45pm
$100/person for 7-week series
instructors: Brandon & Nikki

For students new to tango — no prior dance experience is required! In this class, we will introduce new dancers to the tango embrace, traditional tango music, the foundational figures of tango, and the basics of navigating a social dance floor. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring thick socks to dance in!

Partners are not required, but it's great if you bring one! Students without a partner will be paired with another dancer, possibly of the same gender, and if so will learn how to both lead and to follow.

 

Registration and advance payment are both required 24 hours prior to the first class!! A minimum of eight students for each session is needed in order for us to hold classes. Follow the red registration button for full details.

Tango Foundatons A

Tango Foundations B

TUESDAYS 
7:30pm - 8:45pm
$60/person per month (four or five classes)
instructors: Michael & team

For students who have graduated from Foundations A or are at a similar place in their development. In this class, we will introduce dancers to double-time rhythm and to a set of foundational figures we call The Sweet Five. Developed at Tango Northside, this set of enjoyable, challenging, simple figures will enable dancers to have a successful and satisfying tango experience while building their dance skills. We will pair these figures with the rhythmical orchestras of Argentine Tango.

No partner needed. Students without a partner will be paired with another dancer.

To join this class: If you are not already a student at Tango Northside, please contact Michael.

Tango Foundations B

Tango Foundations C

THURSDAYS 
7:30pm - 8:45pm
$60/person per month (four or five classes)
instructors: Michael & Julie, assisted by Tony

For students who have graduated from Foundations B or are at a similar place in their development as dancers. In this class, we will introduce dancers to the crossed foot system, the back ocho, and the half-turn to both sides. These elements make up a series of figures we call The Elegant Eight. These lovely figures compose the foundation of the crossed foot dance, which we will pair with the slower, more melodic orchestras of Argentine Tango.


No partner needed. Students without a partner will be paired with another dancer

To join this class: If you are not already a student at Tango Northside, please contact Michael.

Tango Foundations C
Sunday Topics

Topics Beyond the Foundation

SUNDAYS 
6pm - 7pm
Class fees include practica 7-9pm
Fees and instructors vary per class
 

NEW FOR 2024! Sunday Topics classes will present practical material that augments what is offered in the Foundation classes. Some classes are free-standing and open to dancers of all levels of experience. Others will be presented as a series designed for current Tango Northside students or those of similar experience. Details and requirements are included in the specific class listings below.

 

Milonga Blitz (the Canaro train)

JAN 7, 14, 21, 28    /   6pm - 7pm
$50/person for 4-class series (includes practica 7-9pm)
instructors: Michael and partner TBA

The most fun tango class ever! All about milonga in parallel feet. A series of interlocking figures that we do in the round, organized similar to a square dance or salsa rueda where we musically change partners throughout the dance. The perfect class to keep you moving and warmed up on the coldest days!

Requirements and registration: For students in Foundations B or higher, or at a similar place in their development. If you are not already a student at Tango Northside and want to join us, contact Michael. Lead/Follow balance is critical for this class, so please sign up with a designated partner via the red registration button.

Vals Til You Platz (DeAngelis on your mind)

FEB 4, 11, 18, 25    /   6pm - 7pm
$50/person for 4-class series (includes practica 7-9pm)
instructors: Michael and Julie

Tango vals is in 3/4 time, altering the timing of your quick steps and your marks. Tango vals flows non-stop and emphasizes turning steps. We’ll do a bunch of them, some new to you, and others, repurposed for the timing and feel of the vals creating a lovely swirling dance.

Requirements and registration: For students in Foundations B or higher, or at a similar place in their development. If you are not already a student at Tango Northside and want to join us, contact Michael. Lead/Follow balance is critical for this class, so please sign up with a designated partner via the red registration button.

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