Advanced Beginner Intensives

The Advanced Beginner Intensive is for students who have completed our Beginner level, either by taking the two-day beginner intensive, or by attending the weekly beginner class for 8 weeks.  Students who have completed a beginner-level program at another tango school are absolutely welcome as well.

In the Advanced Beginner Intensive, we continue to deepen our understanding and comfort with steps and concepts taught at the beginner level, including: weight changes, various caminadas (walks), the basic step, ochos, the ocho cortado, and techniques for comfortable lead-and-follow improvisation.

At the advanced beginner level, we introduce cross system and the cross basic step, back ochos, the sandwich (both sides), simple barridas, and simple giros (turns).  With the increased complexity of material comes the need for more subtle techniques for leading and following, and we focus on these as well.

A primary goal of this intensive is to help students gain comfort with simple improvisation so that they may both take regular Intermediate-level group classes, and enjoy social dancing at practicas and milongas.

Next Advanced Beginner Intensive:
Saturday, February 4, 2-4 pm
Sunday, February 5, 2-4 pm

Location: 2030 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Cost: $65 for the weekend (F/T students get 20% off) with pre-registration

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Students at this level may also choose to attend our weekly Advanced Beginner class on Thursdays, 8-9 pm. After attending the advanced beginner class for about 8 weeks, students may move on to our Intermediate-level class.