Making the most of your LATA membership...
Please sign in before class at least 3 days in advance. This way we can balance the classes to make sure we have an even number of leaders & followers.
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 monthly assessment, you will be tested on it. Every week, we post the class reviews HERE, 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 and Saturdays 3-5pm. Please sign in in advance as space is limited.
All LATA members are welcome to attend this class (when you feel ready) It's an intensive all levels drill class on Sundays from 6-8pm (please check schedule). Special membership price is $12/class or $10/class with a 10-pack. Non-member price is $20/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 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
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.
Before you come to your assessment session, make sure that you know the monthly pattern well. You should be able to:
- dance the pattern by yourself,
- dance the pattern with a partner,
- understand the basic technique to follow or lead it properly.
what to expect
The first 10 minutes you will dance the pattern with the instructor to go over any questions. Then you'll be recorded dancing with the instructor for 1 song. Last, we watch the video together while you take notes on the instructor's comments.
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!