Spring Quarter Series: Celebrating Diversity in Tango Starting April 16


Top row (left to right): Juan and Sol, Shorey, Glenn, Erin and Doruk. Bottom row (lefft to right): Brian and Yuliana, Homer and Cristina, Diego

The Stanford Tango Club will be hosting mulitple teachers for our Spring Quarter 7 Week Progressive Series.  The classes will be held on Wednesday nights through the Spring Quarter, from April 16-May 28. Note the teacher lineup has been revised- Diego Lanau is teaching on 5/7.

Location for 4/16

No longer valid

Location for 4/23-5/28

Koret Pavillion

565 Mayfield Avenue

@ corner of Mayfield and Campus Dr

Stanford, CA (make sure to put Stanford as the city in the GPS)


  • 7:15-7:45 PM Warm up and practice time (free)
  • 7:45-8:45 PM Fundamentals, suitable for all levels especially beginners (see prices)
  • Between classes instructor will dance a half-song demo, please no recording
  • 9:00-10:00 PM Intermediate concepts and techniques, appropriate for intermediate level dancers (see prices)
  • 10:15-midnight Practicalonga (free)

Series Prices
Students and Stanford ID holders: $25/series

Community Members: $70/series, $110 for both

Drop-in Prices

Students and Stanford ID holders: $5/class

Community Members: $13/class, $22/both classes on same night


Please show up 15-20 minutes early on the first day you are attending class in order to get registered, and bring cash or check. Sorry we do not accept credit cards; no online registration is available. You are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early for the beginner class and warm up.

Navigation on campus

Make sure to put “Stanford” as the city in your GPS. Most places are safe to park after 4p, but check the signs. There is a parking map for Koret Pavilion (our location for the remainder of the series) at  goo.gl/maps/KXJ5U

Revised Teacher Lineup

Week 1 (4/16)- Homer and Cristina Ladas

Week 2 (4/23)- Brian Nyugen and Yuliana Basmajyan

Week 3 (4/30)- Glenn Corteza

Week 4 (5/7)- Diego Lanau

Week 5 (5/14)- Juan Cantone and Sol Orozco

Week 6 (5/21)- Erin Malley and Doruk Golcu

Week 7 (5/28)- Shorey Myers

Links for more information about each teacher

4/16 Homer and Cristina: http://www.theorganictangoschool.org/ (website);  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a0Rr3lcyfs (dancing)

4/23 Brian and Yuliana: http://www.brianandyulianatango.com (website); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsCZOKNBsVo (dancing)

4/30 Glenn: http://www.sfotango.com/ (website)

5/7 Diego:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAfyR_uWMqw (dancing)

5/14 Juan and Sol:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0Xltf1RQQw (dancing);   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov1CSNg9lvQ&list=PLoaewfSck5D-Db6eQGZHkiksFg5mPfroj&index=11 (dancing)

5/21 Erin and Doruk: http://www.erinmalley.com/argentine-tango/ (website);  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gMuY43A3cU (dancing)

5/28 Shorey:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2XKRHZTGZM  (dancing)

Why mulitple teachers?

Well, we are trying something new. Every student has a unique relationship with a particular teaching philosophy and we feel that students learn best when exposed to diverse teachers, which is why we rotate teachers every quarter at Stanford. This Spring, we’re going to go one step further and introduce you to multiple, exceptional teachers with unique tango philosophies. Our teacher lineup includes locals and visitors. We will expose you to beautifully diverse tango philosophies, and you will find the central congruencies inherent to modern tango. This is a wonderful opportunity to rapidly discern your own unique philosophical preferences and to experience classes with several teachers, in preparation for taking lessons outside of Stanford over the summer quarter. Due to the careful preparation on the part of our teachers and organizers, the beginner series is structured to be fairly progressive in terms of difficulty level- while exposing you to different styles. We appreciate constructive feedback, delivered to stanfordtangoclub@gmail.com or in person at our events.