Our Curriculum

The Philadelphia Argentine Tango School's curriculum offers opportunities for students to deepen their knowledge and enjoyment of Argentine Tango at every level from absolute beginner to advanced dancer. The various stages of our curriculum are described below. Please also see our complete schedule.

Free Trial Class
We offer a free class for beginners once each month as part of Fishtown First Friday. The Free Beginner class takes place on the First Friday of each month from 7 to 8 pm. No registration or partner is needed!

Beginner
There are two ways to complete the Beginner Tango level at the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School:
** Take our Two-Day Beginner Intensive, which takes place on a Saturday & Sunday, and is offered once every two months;
** Take our weekly Beginner Tango Class on Thursday evenings. Students should plan to take the class for eight weeks before moving on.
Follow those links for more information!

Advanced Beginner
After completing the Beginner level, students move on to our Advanced Beginner level, which may be completed in two different ways:
** The Advanced Beginner Intensive, which takes place on a Saturday & Sunday, and is offered once every two months;
** The Advanced Beginner Weekly Class, which takes place on Thursday evenings from 8-9 pm. Students should plan to take the Advanced Beginner Class for 8 weeks before moving on to our Intermediate Level.

Intermediate Tango
After completing the Advanced Beginner Level, students are considered to be at an Intermediate Tango level. They may attend our weekly Intermediate Tango class (Mondays, 8-9:30 pm), and also numerous special workshops and seminars that we offer each year.

Advanced Tango
After studying tango for approximately one year, students are welcome to start attending the weekly Advanced Tango class (Wednesdays, 7:30-9 pm), as well as numerous special workshops and seminars that we offer each year. Students who wish to continually deepen their knowledge of tango may take these classes for 5-10 years or longer!

Private Lessons
All of the above levels may be covered in private lessons for students whose schedule does not allow them to attend group classes at their level, or who prefer to study privately. For more information, please see the Private Lessons page.

Semi-Private Tango Barre Class
Max 3 students. Covering all aspects of tango technique and adornment, specifically for the follower's role. Each participant uses her own barre. More info

Tango Technique
We offer one weekly Tango Technique class the purpose of which is to offer exercises, concepts and enough repetition, so that students may continually refine their movement technique. Mondays at 7 pm (All Levels).

Seminars
Special workshops and seminars with guest artists are offered throughout the year to supplement our regular curriculum, and to introduce students to a range of ideas and approaches to dancing Argentine Tango. Please see our Seminar Page for upcoming seminars, and our Past Big Events Page to see the various teachers who have taught at our school in the past.

 

 

 


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