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Tango Improvisation

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Tango Improvisation

This series is about understanding and executing the architecture or “building blocks” of tango through steps, pivots and the underlying structure of the grapevine. 


You cannot navigate a crowded dance floor without knowing how to improvise and change course in any moment. This series will free you from your sequences and teach you how to invent your own combinations by assembling the building blocks of tango in endless creative ways. You will learn how to work with the asymmetrical nature of the dance floor and the tango embrace. You will come away from it more creative, empowered, and much clearer in your lead.


You will learn how this dance really works.  For the following role, especially in the early years, there is a lot of mystic around what’s happening and we tend to enter a passive state. In this series you will be empowered with a holistic understanding of the actual fabric of this dance, and the technique and connection required to make your execution and expression of the unfolding choreography more accurate and artistic.

Completion of the entire Tango Mercurio Tango Essentials curriculum (at least once) is preferred or a minimum of 1 year of social dancing experience.  

When: Thursdays, January 3rd - February 7th, 7:30pm - 9:00pm. 

Where: Balance Gym Downtown 1339 Green Ct NW, Washington, DC 20005 (fourth floor - with the now extended size room!)

Tuition: $100 (non-refundable and non transferable). Please note that you cannot use your Tango Mercurio class package for this or any of our Special Classes. 

Instructors: Gabriel el Huracan and Aja Fenn


Please write to to be added to the waitlist.

Earlier Event: October 25
Less is More
Later Event: February 14
Advanced Sequences