Have you ever wanted to learn the most sexy and sensual dance in the world? Now is your chance! Argentine Tango lessons in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Iowa.

Our tango instructors from South America teach the Tango in ways everybody can understand. It is explained in such a way that all can follow along and no prior dance experience is necessary. The lessons are taught in a group format with individual instruction. Develop the foundations of Tango, walking technique, embrace, connection, posture, rhythm and navigational skills. Lessons and Practica are regularly held on Tuesday nights in Iowa City, and Thursday nights in Cedar Rapids, with a Milonga on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. See the schedule for details of times and locations.

Catherine & Craig Tango Connection Workshop – February 29th, 2020

The theme of the two classes is deepening the conversation in the dance. Class 1: Connection and Collaboration Connection and Collaboration will help leaders and followers deepen their abilities to be aware of their partner, improvise with each other and the music, and deepen somatic communication through games and exercises. Class 2: Awareness and Agency Expanding on the Connection and Collaboration class, Awareness and Agency explores pivots, pasadas, and the molinete in the context of deepening the conversation between leaders and followers. We will look at how pivots can be an avenue of expression for followers, a variety of entrances into the pasada, leaders and followers using different rhythms in the molinete. We’re excited to welcome Catherine Young and Craig Rypstat in Iowa, they’ll share their vision of Argentine social tango in a refreshing and unpretentious way.

The theme of the two classes is deepening the conversation in the dance.

Class 1: Connection and Collaboration

Connection and Collaboration will help leaders and followers deepen their abilities to be aware of their partner, improvise with each other and the music, and deepen somatic communication through games and exercises.

Class 2: Awareness and Agency

Expanding on the Connection and Collaboration class, Awareness and Agency explores pivots, pasadas, and the molinete in the context of deepening the conversation between leaders and followers. We will look at how pivots can be an avenue of expression for followers, a variety of entrances into the pasada, leaders and followers using different rhythms in the molinete.

Morning yoga class offered by Dre Merello- Yoga for yummy tango- cultivating subtle space in our breath & spine.Powerpoit Catherine1

Holiday Tango

Did you know that Iowa City has an extremely friendly group of Argentine tango dancers? Have you always wanted to try dancing but not sure where to start? Save the date! Holiday Tango at High Ground Cafe, 301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245. Saturday, December 7th.

7 – 8 PM: free class with Ryan and Giang Rudderham
8 – 11 PM: free social dance, music by courtesy of DJ V.V.

You can come to get to know our group, dance with us, or just watch if you’d like. Two-left-feet are definitely welcome!!

Cedar Rapids Classes *Fall/Winter Schedule 7:00 start*

Thursday Classes in Cedar Rapids

Have you ever wanted to learn the most sexy and sensual dance in the world? Now is your chance. Thursday Nights from 7:00-8:00 PM our tango instructors from South America teach the Tango in ways everybody can understand. It is explained in such a way that all can follow along and no prior dance experience is necessary. The lessons are taught in a group format with individual instruction.

Develop the foundations of Tango, walking technique, embrace, connection, posture, rhythm and navigational skills.

What are you waiting for? Join us and have some fun!

  • No previous dance experience or partner is required
  • Every Thursday 7:00-8:00 p.m. Practice: 8:00 - 9:30┬áp.m.
  • Cost for the class will be $ 5.00 p/ person.

Locations:

See the event calendar for details on specific dates.

Jesica Arfenoni and Adam Cornett – Tango Workshop – November 16th-18th, 2018 – Cedar Rapids

Friday Nov. 16th
7:00- 8:15 pm- Tango Musicality (all levels)
Practilonga following the class

Saturday Nov 17th
1:00 pm- 2:15 pm- Mind bending walking Patterns
2:30 pm- 3:45 pm- Couples Technique
Milonga w/Performance – 7:30 pm- 11:30 pm

Sunday Nov.18th
1:00 pm- 2:15 pm- Turns w/ Sacadas
2:30 pm-3:45 pm- Vals

5 Classes + 2 milongas $150, if paid before Nov. 10th $135, Couples $ 280 or paid before Nov. 10th $ 255, Students $75
1 class $35, two or more $25 each
Friday Practilonga $ 10 – Students $5, Sat. Milonga $ 15 Students $7
For more info. email pvahanian@gmail.com or call#585-978-0909

Jesica Arfenoni- World Tango Champion 2013 & Adam Cornett- US Champion will be sharing their talents with us this November. Jesica learned from the famous teachers in Argentina and she was part of many dance Companies, “Tango mas Tango”, “tango Viaje al Sentimiento,” Ballet Folklorico Neuhen Aunquen” among them. She has been teaching and performing around the world for more than 8 years. She is a very experienced dancer and instructor, with a very distinctive and unique style.
Adam Cornett has a deep and varied background in kinesthetics and movement that he applies to his dancing, ranging from study in the martial arts, to formal education in the fields of medicine and massage therapy. His teaching style is grounded and tactile, as he experiences tango as a physical, reactionary dance. His aim is to make the dance feel good, as well as look good. He encourages his students to be creative, inventive, playful, and musical, as these are the qualities he cherishes most about tango.