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Class Description

 We offer collective group classes Tuesday through Saturday, with a varied schedule that caters to the Absolute Beginner to the Advanced. We have developed a cohesive Beginner Syllabus, consisting of  4 Tracks that can be taken in any order, within the 4 months period, that we guarantee will give you a great foundation as you continue your Tango journey. 

Argentine  Tango, consists of 3 rhythms:  Milonga, Tango, and Vals.  

They all have similar step patterns but the rhythm of each is different.  

  • Milonga, the first rhythm created, with an accentuation in the tempo that generates fast, small and percussive staccato steps.

  • Tango, with an accentuation in the slower tempo, generating a greater density when walking with large, stylized, paused and also dynamic movements

  • Vals, with an accentuation in waltz tempo, generates suspension in the movements, fluidity and circularity. 

The classes meet once a week for 4 weeks. The course is progressive, building on a particular sequence week to week.  Experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential.  Have a look at our class schedule below to find the class that best fits your needs.

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6:30- 7:30 PM Beginner Tango Track 4 full description in syllabus.

*7:30-9:30 PM Improvisation class Intermediate/ Advance Level Building tango sequences that you can gain a better understanding of the vocabulary and begin to construct simple combinations to complex patterns that can be improvised at a give situation or moment within the dance. Role changing is essential.

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*6:30-7:30 PM Beginner Tango Track 1 will focus on Track 1: see syllabus for full description. great for newbies or for those who want to learn new roles in the dance or brush up on Tango technique.

*7:30-9 PM Intermediate Open Role is perfect for those who have been dancing Tango at least for one year, Improve posture, specifically the 'Close Embrace', to be able to create more dynamic movements while maintaining a soft connection with your dance partner. Refine the correct technique of leading confidently, for more fluidity and dynamism as you dance. Learn more on how to follow a partner's lead, as well as embellish and adorn your dance as you do. Study more in depth musicality and sequences for Milonga and Tango Vals. Find out how to articulate more advanced Argentine Tango figures such as Enrosques, Back Sacadas, Voleos and Ganchos.

Mariela Franganillo Tango Classes


*6:30-7:30 PM Beginner Tango Track 2 Full description in Syllabus.

*7:30-9 PM 10/19 & 10/26 Tango Technique for All (How to build body Awareness) 7:30-9 PM



*6:30-7:30 PM Beginner Milonga Track 5

*7:30-9 PM Milonga Will focus on understanding the Afro. based rhythm, called Candombe. Learn musicality, rhythmic walking, and sequences. Class will focus on Milonga Lisa and Traipse.

Maria Jose Tango Classes


*2:30-3:30 PM Beginners class- Track 3 Full Description in Syllabus.

*3:30-5 PM Advance class: for tangueros with experience. We will explore styling technique for leaders and followers, embellishments and challenge yourself with dynamics and figures. Contact me before joining this class.

Class pricing:

  • Individual Drop In classes: $25 (1hr. class), $35 (1.5hrs. class)  

  • One month 4 Classes Package/ One class per week with One instructor: $84 (1hr. class), $124 (1.5 hrs. class)

  • Unlimited One Month package/   Summer Special Price: $217 

*Good for One month of unlimited classes. (Great for those who want to take more than one class a week) 

Payment: Online, Venmo, Zelle, Cash


Location: 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd floor, Rm 203, NYC.

Beginner Syllabus


1: Change of wait Walking

(forward, backward and side)

2: Rock step Rocking with change of direction

3: Walking to the cross

4: We are ready for the Basic Step!



1: Introduction to Pivots

2: Combination of rock step and forward ocho

3: Back ochos exiting in cross system

4: Review, you need it and we know it!



1: Changing the system in the cross (5 of the basic)

2: Cross system from the leader's extra step

3: Ochos and cross system

4: Cross system in the "dark side"...


Track 4: GIROS (TURNS)

1: Introduction to giros

2: Sequence with 2 steps of the turn to the left, from leader's right step

3: Giro with leader's footwork 

4: Same sequence to the right!

Track 5: Introduction to Milonga/ Vals

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