Give those costumes one more shake and join us for our free Halloween-themed practica! We will have a costume contest for candy prizes.
Wednesday, November 2
10:15 PM – midnight
564 O’Connor Lane
We will offer a free student-led fundamentals class on Wednesday, October 12 at 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM in Black Community Services Center. If you’d like to give tango a try or brush up on your dance skills, we’d love to see you! No experience or partner necessary.
We are currently offering a six-week fundamental and intermediate series this fall with professional tango instructors Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda.
See Felipe and Ayano dancing here
Wednesday nights on October 26 – Dec 7 (except Thanksgiving week)
We are accepting drop-ins (both Stanford affiliates and non-affiliates) for the fundamentals class on November 30 and December 7. We recommend that you have experience in walking, crossing, and pivots to keep up with the fundamentals class. We are also accepting followers and partnered pairs for the intermediate classes. We have a few spots open for leaders to drop in. If you would like to lead in the intermediate class, please email us at email@example.com and we can confirm your place.
Fundamental series: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Intermediate series: 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM
Practica: 10:30 PM – 12 AM
564 O’Connor Lane
*Stanford affiliates include Stanford staff and postdoctoral fellows
No dance partner needed for either class. For the fundamental series, no dance experience is needed. For the intermediate class, a minimum six months or two consecutive series worth of tango experience is required.
See more general information for the classes here.
Notes on Attending
- Beginners are welcome – absolutely NO dance experience necessary
- No partner required, though we encourage you to bring friends!
Please note that we encourage our intermediate dancers to attend the beginners’ class as well.
If you’re not on it, sign up for the Stanford Tango Club listserv. This is the best way for us to send you location or other updates in a timely manner. You can also visit our Facebook page.
- Wear shoes that will stay on your feet and have flexible, non-sticky soles that allow you to pivot. Leather or suede soles are best.
- Latin ballroom shoes, character shoes, and jazz shoes are all great practice shoes for tango.
- Do not wear flip-flops, sling-backs, clogs, and strapless slip-ons.
- You can convert a pair of sneakers to pretty good dance shoes by putting moleskin (or even duct tape!) on the soles.
- For your first few lessons, you can even dance in socks!
- Please do NOT use powder on your shoes. The custodians may fine us if you do.
What Level Am I?
Most people take two or three beginner series before taking intermediate, or take both the lower and upper level series at the same time as they transition between levels. Again, if you’re taking both series we will offer them to you at a reduced price.
To feel comfortable in the intermediate class, you should be able to lead or follow the following:
- Walking in parallel and crossed system
- Follower’s cross
- Back and forward ochos
- Ocho cortado
- Half turn to the left/right
- Full turn to the left/right (giro/molinete)
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on classes.
Welcome to Stanford! We hope you’ll enjoy our programming this year.
We are offering a progressive six week series with professional teachers Felipe Martinez and Ayano Yoneda through December 7. We are now accepting drop-ins (both Stanford affiliates and non-affiliates) for the fundamentals class; we recommend that you have experience in walking, crossing, and pivots before taking our next class on November 16. We are also accepting followers and partnered pairs for the intermediate classes. If you would like to lead in the intermediate class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on the waitlist.
Next Wednesday, March 30, 2016
8:30-9:45p Power your OCHO^8 : pivot step pivot step …
A class for 1+ quarter seasoned dancers :P, especially with intermediate classes in the future
After we’ve got pivoting down, we’ll use the pivot in cool movements, like ochos and/or molinette!
Interested in the performance team? We’re having our first Spring quarter practice before the class (7p) in Koret. Tango experience beneficial, but not required; we’ve had people join after their second class and others after their second year. No requirement to perform if you come to practices; we practice movements and practice dancing to songs. The performance team is only open to Stanford students.
Practicalonga 10:15-12a (free to all) with DJ Don An
Wed. Apr 6, 2016
7:45-9:15p New Tangueros Out and About
A great first tango class where we cover walking, rock steps and more!
Cost: Free for Stanford affiliates (thanks Paul), and $10 otherwise (community)
Wed. Apr 13, 2016
Wed. Apr 20, 2016- Wed. May 25, 2016: Professionally Taught Progressive Series
Updated: No additional registrations or drop ins for either series
Fundamental Series: We are completely full.
Intermediate Series: No drop-ins. We have a full series.
Please put Stanford as the city in your GPS and please check the parking signs. Recommended parking includes Tressider parking lot.
We will be having a six week progressive series with Christy Coté, which will run 6 consecutive Weds from Apr 20 to May 25. There will be fundamental and intermediate series. Questions: email@example.com
Fundamental Series 7:45-8:45p
Practice and warm up time between classes
Intermediate* Series 9:15-10:15p
Practicalonga with DJ from 10:30-12a**
* Intermediate series pre-requisite is prior Argentine tango experience, including strong grasp of Argentine tango technique for ochos, molinettte, cross system and parallel system.
**no practicalonga on 4/20 or 4/27
Stanford affiliates: $20/series; $40/both series; $5 drop in per class if space permits*
Otherwise: $60/series; $115/both series; $13 drop per class in if space permits*
Practice time and practicalonga are free
Please pre-register for our series. If our series fill up, we will not be able to accomadate drop-ins.* We encourage you to pre-register for the series using this link: http://goo.gl/forms/FRL4thqXWH
Location on campus
Special, larger rooms on 4/20 (BCSC) and 4/27 (GCC).
Regular room (Koret) for last four weeks.
Christy Coté has been teaching, performing and choreographing Argentine Tango since 1996. Her teaching method has been published in the Argentine Tango manuals by Dance Vision. She is one of the featured teachers and performers for CITA, the annual International Tango Congress in Buenos Aires. Christy is one of the founding members and choreographers of the all female tango company, Tango Con*Fusion created in 2004. Christy is based in San Francisco where she teaches weekly classes at La Pista and Boot Camps at various locations around the Bay Area. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and join her mailing list at christycote.com.