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We are back at Roost Studios and Art Gallery
69 Main Street in New Paltz


Argentine Tango Open Classes

Chi of Tango

Learning, teaching, and questioning through the years, we developed a system of understanding and teaching Argentine tango. This system is not about steps but is about understanding how to gain and communicate clear intention and movement to our partners. This system is about awareness, patience, understanding, and creativity. It encourages abilities to listen, give, and receive. It is about finding your own center, knowing and feeling your self in your own body, understanding and feeling another human being in his body. In the system, improvisation and connection to the music and partner are developed from the very first, very basic sessions - from the very first weight shift.

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.

With economic modernization bringing destruction to the natural and social environments, in the world deprived of direction and purpose, in the disenchanted materialistic garden of money, exploitation and alienation, it is important like never before to find ways to connect, to be honest and genuine in order to know what matters, what it true and authentic, and to fill life with purpose and wonder again.

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.

We encourage everyone, men and women, to lead and to follow. Please, wear comfortable shoes with leather or suede soles. To dance tango, high heels for women are NOT necessary! If it is not comfortable to walk in shoes, it is not going to be comfortable to dance in them.

Please check our links and find out where to get comfortable shoes.