Making the most of your LATA membership...
First thing you’ll want to do when a new semester starts is booking yourself into all of the classes. This lets us know you’ll be coming to class. You can un-book yourself via the LATA app* whenever you can’t make it.
Click Here to Book yourself into the Tango 100 classes. You may have to scroll to next week to see the upcoming class.
Click Book Now, log into your account.
* The LATA app is available on iPhone and Android. Just look for LATA in the App Store.
PREPARING FOR CLASS
Always bring following items to class:
your dance shoes
thick socks (for exercises without shoes)
notebook & pencil
water & mints
At the end of each class we take notes on the new material, please make sure to ask questions. Understanding this information is your homework and during the assessments, you will be tested on it. Every week, we post the class reviews HERE, and class summaries HERE (for members only)please watch and practice at home or during practica.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY Practica
Included in your membership you have weekly guided practice sessions on Fridays 8-10pm (Van Nuys) and Saturdays 1-3pm (North Hollywood). Please sign in in advance as space is limited.
tango technique class
All LATA members are welcome & encouraged to attend this class held in North Hollywood on Saturdays from 11-1pm. It’s 1h fundamentals and 1h advanced. Special membership price is $17/1h class or $15 with a 10-pack, $22/2h class or $18 with a 2h 10-pack. Non-member price is $20/1h class or $30/2h class. Please sign in in advance as space is limited.
There are many things you can do to improve your dancing all by yourself. One of the most important things to do is to listen to Tango music. Listen to it in the car, when running, when cleaning – the more it gets into your mind, the easier it becomes to dance musically. When you have time alone, set yourselves some challenges as you listen:
try to find the down beats or a particular rhythm and then tap or walk to the beat consistently
pick out a single instrument or the vocals, and see if you can follow it (maybe hum it) through the whole song (see Musicality challenge video below)
Having great technique in Tango is usually founded on mastering certain things by yourself. CLICK HERE to listen to our class playlist while working on your favorite Tango drills. More practice fun HERE >>>
You don't need special shoes to start taking Tango classes - any shoe with a smooth sole (leather or harder plastic) that allows you to slide or pivot will work. Avoid backless shoes and soles that grip or mark the floor. If you’re not sure, socks actually work really well. And, if you follow, unless you’re already accustomed to standing and walking in high heels for several hours a day, you may be happiest in flats or low heels. Learn More >>>
Thinking of going to a Milonga?
CLICK HERE to read up on Milonga etiquette!