Discover The Best Tango Lessons in Los Angeles

Want to take a great Tango dance lesson? Well, you have come to the right place! By Your Side Dance Studio provides fun and enjoyable Tango lessons and Tango classes in Los Angeles that improve your dance skills and make you look great on the dance floor!

Learn To Dance From The Best Tango Teachers in Los Angeles

By Your Side Dance Studio can provide you with professional tango dance instruction in a private setting so that you receive one-on-one personal tango dance instruction custom-tailored to your level and ability. We also provide Tango dance lessons as group classes.

  • Argentine Tango
  • American Tango
  • International Tango (Dancesport events)
  • Group tango classes
  • Private tango lessons
  • Custom tailored tango choreography from our tango teacher

Get Your First Group Tango Dance Class Free!

No partner or experience required. (Offer applies to new students only.)

Learn how to dance the Tango today!

The Argentine Tango dance lesson series will help develop a more comprehensive understanding of how to “connect the dots”. A strong focus will be placed on Argentine tango improvisation, navigation and timing as well as an introduction to the two main systems: Parallel and Cross System. In addition, students will learn how to combine the core elements and implement new figures essential to Argentine Tango. Lastly, students will be introduced to the social dance etiquette preparing them for the tango socials (Milongas/Practicas).

For more information on our Tango lessons call 310-391-0400

Here are a couple of videos of our fantastic tango instructor Jordi Caballero. In 2007, Jordi was an associate producer and co-star of Valentina’s Tango, opposite celebrated tango master Guillermina Quiroga.

Tammy Gibson and Jordi Caballero perform during “Tango Nuevo Cabaret” at the Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood, California

Monica Orozco & Jordi Caballero perform in “Tango Evolution” at the Downey Theatre in California

The History of the Tango Dance

Tango is one of the most fascinating of all dances. Originating in Spain or Morocco, the Tango was introduced to the New World by the Spanish settlers, eventually coming back to Spain with Black and Creole influences.

In the early 19th Century, the Tango was a solo dance performed by the woman. The Andalusian Tango was later done by one or two couples walking together using castanets. The dance was soon considered immoral with its flirting music!

Argentine Tango originated in the lower class of Buenos Aires, especially in the “Bario de las Ranas”. Clothing was dictated by full skirts for the woman and gauchos with high boots and spurs for the man.

The story of Tango as told is that it started with the gauchos of Argentina. They wore chaps that had hardened from the foam and sweat of the horses body. Hence to gauchos walked with knees flexed. They would go to the crowded night clubs and ask the local girls to dance. Since the gaucho hadn’t showered, the lady would dance in the crook of the man’s right arm, holding her head back. Her right hand was held low on his left hip, close to his pocket, looking for a payment for dancing with him. The man danced in a curving fashion because the floor was small with round tables, so he danced around and between them.

There are different tango dance styles:

  • Argentine tango
  • French
  • Gaucho
  • American tango
  • International tango

American Tango: Unlike the Argentine Tango, in which the dancer interprets the music spontaneously without any predetermined slows or quicks, the American Tango features a structure which is correlated to the musical phrasing. The dance is executed both in closed position and in various types of extravagant dance relationships which incorporate a particular freedom of expression that is not present in the International style. The American tango is a combination of the best parts of each of the other tango dances.

International Tango: This is a highly disciplined and distinctively structured form of the Tango which is accepted worldwide as the format for Dancesport events. In International tango, the dancers remain in traditional closed position throughout the dance.

Phrasing is an important part of dancing the Tango. Most Tango music is phrased to 16 or 32 beats of music. Tango music is like a story. It contains paragraphs (Major phrases); sentences (Minor phrases); and the period at the end of the sentence is the Tango close.

Now is the time to learn how to dance the Tango!
Call us today to take a Tango class or Tango dance lesson

Telephone: 310-391-0400

  • By Your Side Dance Studio
  • 12613 Washington Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, CA (West Culver City) 90066

Learn How To Dance The Tango!

We offer:

  • Tango dance classes in Los Angeles
  • Private Tango lessons
  • Custom tailored Tango dancing instruction
  • Argentine Tango Dance Lessons
  • Argentine Tango Dance Classes
  • American Tango Dance Lessons
  • American Tango Dance Classes

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