Tango Boot Camp August 22, 2015


Always wanted to learn Argentine Tango, but your busy schedule gets in the way of weekly lessons? This action-packed day is designed for you!


Take ONE or BOTH levels.
$5 off the second class if you take both.

INSTRUCTORS: Alla Lakov and Yves Chretien

Price per person:
$72 regular registration
$60 early bird registration (one week in advance of class date, i.e. through 6/13).

***Sign up here: http://www.extremedancesport.com/events/argentine_tango_beginners_bootcamp/index.html#!

– Pre-registration is required to ensure an acceptable leader/follower ratio. A wait list will be implemented if the ratio becomes imbalanced, so register early as possible to guarantee your spot.
– No partner or prior experience required.
– Bring a snack and drinks to get you through the day.
– Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. We will have small breaks, but expect to dance a lot!


If you’ve never taken a dance lesson in your life, or if you’ve taken some tango lessons but want to solidify your fundamentals, this is the perfect way to start. Starting from the basic movements of tango, you’ll learn what it is about the tango embrace and the tango walk that distinguish this dance from all others.

11:00-12:00 – The Walk and The Embrace
When you look at a photograph, how can you tell that the couple is dancing tango? It’s the embrace and the walk.

12:00-1:00 – The Cross: the most useful and beautiful step in tango.

1:00-2:00 – Ochos: The Elegance
If one movement is the “signature” of tango, it’s the ocho. Learn how one single movement embodies the elegance that has inspired generations of dancers.

***After the Beginner Boot Camp, we highly recommend continuing with the Intermediate level to solidify what you have learned.

This boot camp is for those who have completed either (i) the Beginner Boot Camp, or (ii) at least one complete introductory lesson series in tango (e.g., at least 6 lessons or so).
Learn to combine the fundamental elements of tango in new and exciting ways. Using three different ideas, we’ll show you how to re-style and adapt the fundamental elements of tango – walking, ochos, crosses – to produce endless creativity in your dance.

2:00-3:00 – Keeping the Flow
Leaders, how do you assemble the basic elements to create a dance your follower will enjoy? Followers, how do you infuse the dance with your personality and energy? The perfect place to start for those who have learned walking, ochos, and crosses.

3:00-4:00 – Wraps and Ganchos
All of those tango photos where the follower’s leg is wrapped around the leader’s? This hour will show how those beautiful moments flow naturally from the fundamentals.

4:00-5:00 – Milonga
It’s not your imagination, the music really is different! Learn how to adapt the movements of tango to a special type of tango music, deepening your understanding of both the steps and the music.

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