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Advanced Tango Classes

This 8-week series takes your tango skills to another level and turns you into a true master by applying everything you’ve learned and more.

Advanced course challenges you into more elaborate exploration of more advanced tango elements. Each 8 weeks cycle is focused on introducing new intricate variation, investigating new possibilities and mastering combinations involving original element originally introduced to you at pre-Advanced course.

8 weeks of Introduction at Pre-Advanced level are immediately followed by 8 weeks of much more difficul combinations and involved exploration of the new element at Advanced level. You may choose to stay at Pre-Advanced level unti lyou learn all elements or start attending both classes to continue mastering elements you've just learned.

There are 12 subjects that we consider faily essential and they keep rotating. Please check the class schedule to know when specific ones are starting.

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What You'll Learn

Advanced Cadenas

In translation cadena means chain. And just like rings in chain loop into each other, the name cadena is assign to any step that can be repeated by looping not by definite beginning and end like the regular sequence does. Cadenas will let you fly around the floor, get out of the tight situation in the crowded Milonga or present yourself on the floor when there is not that many couples and there is space to shine. They are fairly tricky to understand, but once you understand the concept and master the technique they are really handy to use.

Advanced Alterations

The subject of alterations by its nature is as infinite as Tango. To alter means to modify, to change or cause to change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way. Typical alterations start with understanding changes of directions that usually happen through reversing forward and back crosses through repetition. Alteration let you change the direction directly from forward to back and from back to forward not only influencing the movement of follower but the whole couple.

Advanced Boleos

Boleo derives from the verb bolear, to throw. It comes from the tool called LARIAT that gauchos used to capture the animals. It is a set of 3 various lengths ropes weighted at the free end and tied together. Thrown sideways it wraps around the target capturing it.

Advanced Wraps and Ganchos

In exact translation gancho means a hook. In tango the gancho is an element executed by flexing and swinging the free leg around … an obstacle. The leg ‘bends itself’ as it meets the obstacle during its trajectory of movement. Engancho (Wrap) is a very interesting Tango element as it can be added and danced in almost any situation – both stage and social, in crowded and very open spaces and they always look good.

Improvisation

We teach you how to take everything learned up until know and start using it to truly improvise. By blending styles, moves, and steps, you’ll be able to dance anywhere, anytime.

Reading and Repeating

Everything above combined with additional knowledge will help you reach the point where you can watch and read the moves that others show you, then repeat them perfectly. Copying these moves can help you master even more skills and techniques.

Putting It All Together

Finally, you’ll be able to take everything that you’ve learned up until now and start applying those skills to create your own signature steps and sequences – becoming a master of the art of the tango!

Become an Ultimate Tango Dancer

This course takes all of the fundamentals you’ve built up until now and helps you apply them. If you’re ready to be a master of the tango, sign up today.

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or give us a call at 781-395-9000 to learn more!

1 Class
$24
8 Classes
$144
8 Classes (couples)
$270

All credits have to be used for the specific course they were purchased for. Positively no rollovers. No refunds. If your schedule is unpredictable – your best bet is to pay class by class. Cannot afford it? Email us ultimatetango@gmail.com. We accept barter.

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  • "Ultimate Tango (UT) is a little piece of Buenos Aires in Medford Square. Hernan and Anita are the knowledgeable teachers and gracious hosts. This duo has really upped the standard of tango in the Boston area. "
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  • "I have being taking Hernan and Anita's 8 weeks course and love how they take the time to go through the mechanics of the steps. They observe each student and will correct you by dancing with you."
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  • "Hernan is not only world class dancer and warm hearted human, he also has a solid knowledge in many sciences such as a reflexology, human anatomy and psychology. He applies them all in teaching!"
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  • "Anita and Hernan have created a rare establishment. Imagine: you take a break from your daily chores, park the car on the busy street (plenty parking available), walk down the stairs and enter their studio, a tango oasis."
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