Spring semester 2019!!
Our popular 5-month course, TANGO 100, and the 2h Beginner bootcamp are now open for registration!
These classes are designed for:
• absolute beginners
• anyone wanting to clean up the basics
• anyone wanting to get started with "the other role"
space is limited | always role balanced | no partner necessary
2 H BEGINNER BOOTCAMP
friday december 14 & friday january 11
The 2 h Beginner Bootcamp is LATA's introduction to the basic technique and movements of Tango. You will learn the essentials to get started leading, following and connecting to the music and your partner. This workshop gives you the basic skills to jump into our progressive Tango program.
Please note: We can not guarantee a spot without pre-registration
wednesdays 8-10pm (next semester starts january 16)
Tango 100 is a 5-month intensive tango course designed primarily for those truly serious about learning to dance tango. The class is structured to build up a strong foundation of the elements of tango in 5 separate series lasting one month each, with students making a month-to-month commitment. At the end of the 5 months, students will have covered the fundamental components of modern tango and developed strong skills in the dance.
PRIVATE LESSON INTRO OFFER
4 weekly sessions
If you are new to Tango and our school, you may take advantage of our special intro offer: Four 60 min. lessons for $290!
(The sessions expire 30 days after 1st lesson.)
* All open practice sessions and private lessons are held at LATA HQ: 7415 Costello Ave | Van Nuys | CA 91405
Is Tango For You?
If you’re interested in learning how to dance, Argentine Tango should be one of your top choices. Some call it the "dance version of yoga" or the “Tai Chi of dance” but Tango can really be just as athletic as you want it to be – your choice! All that is required to be a great tango dancer is your desire and ability to move as one with a partner, fully present and fully aware.
Here are 4 (of many) great reasons why you should take up tango:
you can LEAVE THE ROSE AT HOME
If you’re not into flamboyant body gestures, the good news is - you don't have to be flashy in Tango… ever. Musicality, (feeling the music) and connection, (body awareness, presence & attention to your partner) are the most desirable traits in a tango dancer.
tango is TAILORED TO YOUR BRAIN
Are you strictly a pragmatist, or is your thinking process more abstract? Do you prefer structure, or are you creative? Are you the type who likes to plan, or are you more spontaneous? Whether you approach tango from an artistic or technical perspective, the dance will intrigue you no matter how your brain is wired. You don’t have to be a certain “type” in order to be good at tango.
tango is TAILORED TO YOUR BODY
Since there are so many aspects to tango, you’ll find that on various occasions, your body type – no matter what it is – will give you an advantage.
tango lets you be yourself
If you’re an extravert, you’ll appreciate the social aspect of tango: being around other fun tango aficionados, and getting to meet lots of new people. By contrast, if you’re an introvert, tango gives you a chance to tune out all the background noise, and connect one-on-one with someone. Loud or quiet, the dance suits your personality as is.
"To the unfamiliar, Argentine Tango has a reputation for being exotic, difficult, and inaccessible. But in reality, learning to dance Tango is a lot like studying a new language or learning to play a new instrument. It’s an unhurried, intriguing experience that invites you to a deeply personal journey of artistic expression and self discovery."
Before your first lesson
Do I need previous dance experience?
Do I need a partner?
No! During class we encourage everyone to rotate partners to get the most out of the lesson, but if you feel strongly that you’d rather dance with one partner, that's ok too.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothes that allows you to move your legs freely. No pencil skirts or super skinny jeans!
Comfortable shoes for dancing?
Leather soles please! For ladies, a low-heeled comfortable shoe with a closed toe. For guys, dress shoes/loafers, on the narrow side. You can also get by in sneakers like Puma, Converse or Tom's shoes. If you have no suitable shoes, socks will do just fine!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Water & breath mints - the latter, a Tango dancer necessity! But don’t worry, we usually have some on hand in case you forget :)
See you soon!
Richard Cepeda & Emma Bogren | LATA Instructors
We'd love to hear from you, please contact us with any questions or comments: