Kids & Teens Tango Classes

WEDNESDAY 4:30 - 5:30pm - KIDS TANGO CLASS
WEDNESDAY 6:00 - 7:00pm - TEENS TANGO CLASS

All students enrolled in the program are learning fundamental structure of Argentine Tango with focus on understanding of technique and strong basics for both improvisation and performance.

Registration is now open for Winter Semester starting January 8th

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YOUTH CLASS DESCRIPTION

All students enrolled in the program are learning fundamental structure of Argentine Tango, its most recognized steps, combinations and elements including cruzada, baldoza, ocho adelante, ocho atras, parade, sandwich and giros in various variations.

Strengthening exercises, pivots and turns, posture correcting exercises and necessary technique are introduced and implemented as needed.

Ultimate Tango creator and owners, Anita Flejter and Hernan Brizuela created a unique, well-structured, progressive Argentine Tango program that proves itself extremely successful and popular. Introducing first connection, communication/partnership building, ability to lead/follow, musicality and structure of the dance, together with the steps from first encounter with tango, allow dancers progress reasonably within short amount of time, with great understanding of technique and strong basics for both improvisation and performance.

 

WHY START EARLY?

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Mastering gross motor and cognitive skills

A motor skill is a learned ability to cause a predetermined movement outcome with maximum certainty. Motor learning is the relatively permanent change in the ability to perform a skill as a result of practice or experience. Performance is an act of executing a motor skill. The goal of motor skills is to optimize the ability to perform the skill at the rate of success, precision, and to reduce the energy consumption required for performance. Continuous practice of a specific motor skill will result in a greatly improved performance, but … not all movements are motor skills.

Dancing lessons are a great way for kids in to learn coordination, cooperation, and how to have a good time in a social setting. Knowing how to tango might not come up every day in their adult lives, but knowing how to make a decision and convey it clearly to one’s partner - will. Confidence, acting skills, good manners and perfect posture are not the skill to be ignored

Common sense and human interactions

Life is always a challenge, even in a developed nation like America, but there are issues particular to youth that, from that youngster perspective, can seem bigger and more complex than they need to be. The teen years are full of learning and self-discovery, and that often means having to make a great many choices, some of which are trivial, and some of which can have a life-long impact.

Of course, it’s hard to tell which choices will be the ones that are major and minor, but it’s generally easy to see which may be more positive choices and which ones are negative. If you’re a parent, you may be interested in directing your teen towards more positive experiences, and if you’re a teen, the best way to find out whether something is for you or not is to give it a try. This is where learning the tango comes in.

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CLASS ATTIRE

GIRLS - Pants that are comfortable and form fitting – leggings are recommended. No short pants allowed during classes. Transparent and fishnet tops are not allowed during classes. Clothes must allow for free movement and shall not distract other students. Plain colors are recommended. Seeing the line of the body while students are moving is helpful in making adjustments to their technique in class. Female tango dancer perform in dresses with line of legs being visible, so leggings are recommended for training.

BOYS - Baggy pants or dress pants / sweat pants are perfectly fine. No short pants allowed. Pants shall not cover feet. No short pants allowed during classes. Transparent and fishnet tops are not allowed during classes. Clothes must allow for free movement and shall not distract other students. Plain colors are recommended. Seeing the line of the body while students are moving is helpful in making adjustments to their technique in class. Male tango dancer perform in special tango pants that have a baggy cut, so similar pants are recommended for training.


CLASS TUITION

$99 - 1 month membership / one class a week.
$450 - 5 months membership / one class a week.

When allowed and well directed young dancer learn amazingly fast. This video shows Kyle Philippe & Zoe Eloise improvising Argentine Tango Salon. NOTE: Kyle and Zoe were the first and youngest kids to dance the Argentine Tango in the Philippines taught by their dad and tango teacher, Butch Mallari.

Silvio Lavia & his daughter Estrella dancing tango "Cafe Dominguez" by Ángel D'Agostino at Club Gricel Anniversary

John Gaylan and Alexandra Gutkovich performing the argentine tango at Eastern U.S. Dancesport Championships

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