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Tango as a Form of Non-verbal Communication

Moving together in harmony is communication.

It is a relationship which is the message, "I am with you".

Gender Free

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Ongoing / Private

Contemporary Tango for All

Location: Bonticou View,

New Paltz

Dates: reservations only


Please Call 845-256-0114 for More Information

Inclusivity Policy: We strongly believe in making our classes available to all and have priced them accordingly. We understand financial limitations that arise, and therefore we open our classes to the fiscally challenged with the suggestion that you pay what you can. It is our sincere desire to include all that are interested in our community.

Social Distancing "Keep Together" for Tango Dancers HERE ----------->

"Why do we learn to center and ground?

To improvise.

To have the basis to take risks, to enter (center in) the unknown, to build our capacity for the unresolved so that we can spontaneously, extemporaneously, creatively unfold and

improvise in the present." 

Martin Keogh

Plus! Private and semi-private tango classes in New Paltz: Please call 845-256-0114 to schedule 

The joining of many disciplines, influences, and educations allows us to create and develop our own particular and unmistakable style of dancing and pedagogy. Breaking from rigidity of steps and memorization, we encourage students to develop improvisational skills through simple and dynamic techniques, achieve relaxed and released style, and most importantly, find new and liberating ways of relating, expressing, and communicating non-verbally with others. 


Sessions Include but not limited to:
1. Qi Gong and Yoga to Center and Let the Energy Flow
2. Elements of Ballet to Build Axis, Connection to the Ground and Stronger Feet
3. Elements of Improvisation and Contact Improvisation: React to Partners, Music, and Surroundings
4. Tango Improvisation

"Dance can be approached as a direct and natural way to move without any personalized aesthetics imposed from an outside authority. Dance is not necessarily graceful, pretty, elegant, or spectacular. Dance can be grotesque, ugly, clumsy, funny, frightening, and conflicting ... When movement is liberated from constricting armor of stylized , pre-conceived gestures, an innate feedback process between movement and feeling is generated.”

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