Argentine Tango is one of the most exquisite Latin Dances. The dance orginated at the end of the 19th century in the brothels of Buenos Aires and Montevideo. (It was probably the first social dance in which it was common for men and women to dance in close embrace.) Like many contemporary dances, it grew quickly in popularity and spread internationally picking up some sophistication and evolving into the beautiful dance it has become today.

Unlike other Latin and Social dances, Argentine Tango relies heavily on improvisation. This adds both complexity and excitement for both the leader and the follower. Proficiency requires some commitment, but the dance can quickly become an addiction. 

At the Sonata Room, we offer three class levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. In these classes, we teach an award-winning mix of steps, patterns and technique. We highly recommend that new students start with the basic level class. As with all dances, knowing the basics is a foundation for learning the more complex movements. Much as a musician continues to practice scales, many of the most experienced dancers continue to attend basic classes to refresh their technique. When the schedule permits, we try to make practice time available directly following a class. Here you can practice your technique with other students while Brandon is still available to answer the newly appearing question.

To learn more about the Argentine Tango Class schedule check here.


Shall we dance?

Classes can be purchased singly or in a set of five for a discount. For those who want to jump in with both feet, not a bad idea for any serious dancer, we also offer a monthly rate. And, if your goal is to learn quickly, we recommend a blend of classes and private lessons. To learn more about our fee schedule please check here.

We suggest that you take at least three classes to get a sense of our teaching style. We have found that it takes about twelve classes to feel comfortable with the basic foot work.