TANGO FAQ | TANGO 101 for BEGINNERS
NEW to TANGO? Don't worry. We hope that we have the answers to your questions.
Q. I DON'T HAVE A PARTNER. IS IT A PROBLEM?
You DON'T need to come with a partner to Tango class or party. It is a social dance that is based on a shared code of communication. We call it connection, it is shared language in the lead and follow. Dancers usually go to a Milonga (a Tango Dance Party) to dance with friends or even dancers that they never met. Plus, you will definitely meet a lot of beautiful dancers to learn in class and parties.
Q. ANYTHING ELSE TO BE AWARE OF?
Yes, basic etiquette & hygiene. Tango is an elegant and sensual dance. We dance very close to our partners. As in any social setting, we love friends that are polite, presentable & clean. Take shower, wash your hair, put on deodorant
and perfume. Bring soap, towel and extra clean tops with you. Try to avoid garlic & onion before tango. Dancers usually carry toothbrush, toothpaste and extra breathe fresheners.
Q. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN TANGO?
Although dancers who taking tango classes in our school usually progress 3 times faster. But same as learning any new skill, it takes dedication and practice. Tango is a "walking" dance, which is natural to most people. However, to walk like Tango dance, it is quality, not quantity. Our advice is - enjoy the journey.
It is good to learn fast, but even better, to learn Tango properly, meet new friends and have fun in tango classes and parties.
WHAT ClOTHES OR SHOES SHOULD I WEAR ?
Simply come with comfortable clothes and please bring a pair of shoes that allow you to glide and spin easily usually leather bottom soles are perfect.
Note that snow boots rubber sneakers or wet shoes/snow boots are NOT allowed on dance floor for the safety of you and other dancers.
Q. ARE LADIES SUPPOSED TO WEAR TANGO SHOES or HEELS?
The answer is: not really. Tango shoes are pretty and never short of choices. In tango socials, a good pair of tango shoes can make your footwork stand out in the crowd. Though to dance tango, eg. in Tango classes or workshops, it is better to wear sneakers and flats, especially if you are new in Tango dance. Tango shoes can facilitate pivots, but take your time to shop for a gorgeous pair.
Some good tango shoes brands: Angelina Tango Shoes, Odile shoes, Turquoise.me, Madam Pivot, DIVA Tango Shoes
For Men : Fabio Tango Shoes, 2x4 Al Pie
Q. I WANT TO MEET A GIRLFRIEND OR BOYFRIEND
It is NOT a good idea to learn Tango only for the reason.
Though beautiful things do happen in life. We do have many students who met in our studio and are now happily married. We are very welcoming and you are encourage to meet new friends and socialize. There are a lot beautiful people (inside and out) in our tango school that you will eventually be acquainted with.
**Just note that in our studio we do our best to provide a safe space for everyone to enjoy their Tango journey. We do not allow any form of solicitation or unwanted advances.
The most Sexy, Sensual, Elegant yet
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