All-level Musicality Class with Damian and Sarah

Develop a deeper understanding of tango (milonga and vals) music and bring it to the forefront of your dance. Musicality is what makes the difference between a so-so dance and a special—possibly amazing—tanda. It is the most powerful weapon for the follower who takes an active role in the dance, and it is intimately tied to good technique and style. This is not a lecture-based class: we teach mostly through movement, some exercises and application in simple contexts. ​

This class is for all levels of dancers, from beginners to advanced. The following Practica Zero Hour is free for those who attend the class.

Class cards are available at a discount: visit the website below!

Practica Zero Hour with Sarah and Damian

A practica is an informal get-together of fellow tango dancers where you can socialize dance and practice what you’ve learned in classes in a friendly relaxed setting.  New dancers are encouraged to attend!  Sarah and Damian are here to answer your tango questions.Damian and Sarah host Practica Zero Hour every Thursday 9pm – midnight at 1630 S 19th St Philadelphia PA 19145.  It is preceded by the Intermediate-Advanced class at 7:30pm.

Milonga La Clasica – Damian and Sarah

La Clasica is a milonga (Argentine Tango social dance) held every 3rd Saturday of the month in South Philadelphia.  Refreshments are served there is a hardwood floor a seating area and a relaxed atmosphere.   Come for the all-level class (absolute beginners welcome!) at 8pm and stay to dance the night away!

Friday Night Buttonwood Milonga | DancePhiladelphia

Join us for our regular Philadelphia Friday Milonga, now in it’s 26th year, in a friendly, non-judgmental environment, welcoming to all dancers. Excellent dance floor, air conditioned studio, light refreshments. Pre-milonga all levels lesson 8:30-9:30 PM. Located in the Callowhill neighborhood, on the northern edge of Center City Philadelphia.

3d Sunday Milonga en Casa (potluck dinner + milonga) | DancePhiladelphia

Join us for our monthly pot-luck dinner + milonga, starting with dinner from 6:30-8 PM (and a different food theme each month), followed by a traditional milonga until midnight. Now in our 26th year, we are a friendly group tango enthusiasts, with dancers at all levels, dancing in a non-judgmental environment, welcoming to all dancers. Excellent dance floor, air conditioned studio, light refreshments for the milonga (and sometimes some yummy dinner leftovers!).

Philadelphia First Saturday Alternative Music Milonga | DancePhiladelphia

Join us for our once a month First Saturday Alternative Music Milonga! With a mix of super danceable alternative and modern/electronic tango music, balanced with a little excellent classic tango music. It is a friendly, non-judgmental environment, we welcome all levels, ages, nationalities, etc, basically all dancers. Excellent dance floor, air conditioned studio, light refreshments. Located in the Callowhill neighborhood, on the northern edge of Center City Philadelphia.

Weekly Argentine Tango Fundamentals & Technique Class | DancePhiladelphia

For beginners, and anyone who wants to really take their dancing to the next level, learn and master the fundamentals. We offer a friendly, non-judgmental environment to learn to dance Argentine tango. Great people. Excellent dance floor. Air conditioned studio. We’re located in the Callowhill neighborhood, on the northern edge of Center City Philadelphia.

Weekly Argentine Tango Variations & Technique Class | DancePhiladelphia

For advanced beginners to advanced intermediate level dancers, developing variations on the basics, take your dancing to the next level. We offer a friendly, non-judgmental environment to learn to dance Argentine tango. Great people. Excellent dance floor. Air conditioned studio. We’re located in the Callowhill neighborhood, on the northern edge of Center City Philadelphia.

Beginner Tango with Sarah and Damian

​In the beginner class we teach general technique for walking pivots and turns, the building blocks of Argentine Tango.  We teach technique in the context of simple sequences that are common in social dancing including the basic step ocho cortado parada ochos and a turn.  We emphasize two important skills of partner-dancing, establishing a connection with the partner and hearing the beat of tango music.

Intermediate Tango with Sarah and Damian

In the intermediate class we assume students have a basic understanding of how walking pivots and turns work and are more-or-less able to do them. The goal is to develop fluidity in these movements. Sequences are a little more complex and we begin exploring movements in opposite directions or off-axis. We introduce different rhythmic patterns and cadencia to add character and quality to your dancing and students continue to work on establishing a deeper connection with the partner through the embrace.

Intermediate dancers are encouraged to help out at the preceding beginner class.

An informal practica follows this class (free with class)