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As a not-for-profit association registered with a city of Edmonton, it is our mission to bring awareness and to promote the development of Argentine Tango and its culture in Edmonton. Argentine Tango was inscribed by UNESCO in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We believe that Argentine tango is a social dance that virtually anyone can learn, independent of previous experience, age and physique. Tango is improvisational and natural, rooted in the traditional style of Buenos Aires Milongas. It is danced primarily in a close embrace, with simplicity yet elegance, within the music and a total focus on one's partner.
In our lessons, we dedicate ourselves to teaching you the beautiful language of dancing Argentine Tango. Our teaching methods are the same as taught in Buenos Aires: we emphasize the embrace, the walk and the connection as the foundation of tango. We approach teaching tango the same way as learning a new language. Instead of teaching you to memorize individual phrases (steps), we will provide you with the tools needed to learn the Tango language: musicality, vocabulary and grammar. With our teaching method, you will learn how to improvise right from the very beginning. We encourage everyone to find their own "style" which should come naturally and not be copied from or be made up by any instructor. While learning how to dance tango, you will find yourself entering a new dimension of life.
We are dedicated to promoting Argentine Tango in the Edmonton area and to grow our community of Argentine tango enthusiasts through lectures on history, music, tradition and etiquette, dance instruction, milongas and practicas. We also host outstanding visiting teachers who conduct valuable workshops several times per year. We hope that our passion for tango will become yours too.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.
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Private and semi-private lessons are available. Please contact us directly.
Watch video reviews of our beginner lessons. We have recorded two reviews for you to practice at home.
"Initially, what drew me to Casa Tango was the wonderful community of dancers who were so welcoming to a beginner like myself. I had not expected to learn and dance so much at my first milonga, which motivated me to take more lessons. It quickly became apparent that Vera and Daniel’s philosophy and teaching style was unique. They teach tango like a language: emphasizing embrace, connection, technique, and improvisation rather than figures and patterns. They also take the time to explain the history, etiquette, and music of tango. After only a few months of lessons, I feel like I could enter a milonga anywhere in the world and confidently navigate both the culture and the dance floor."
"Vera and Daniel,
I just wanted to thank you again for such a lovely lesson, followed by the group experience. You have a beautiful studio, but it's so beautiful also due to your warm and welcoming personalities. I can see that others open like flowers in your presence!
I think I made a breakthrough in my dancing, in terms of the way I now feel I can approach a partner and engage - not only with his energy but with my own, opening up to his in order to create and enjoy the embracing movements of tango. Your explanations were easy to relate to and made so much sense! But the experience of dancing with you will affect me positively for a long time to come."
"Elegant in style, precise in form, Vera and Daniel offer the perfect blend of technique and artistic flavor in their teaching of the Tango. Focused, attentive, informative and fun, I learned to appreciate the musicality of the tango and the improvisation of this beautiful dance."
Casa Tango Edmonton
4308 Whitemud Rd.
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