This highly complex, sensual and passionate art form is a dance style like no other. The Argentine Tango is a 'non-verbal' dance embodying a high degree of consciousness. This style is danced with a partner in an embrace that can vary from open to closed, in which the leader and follower connect at arms length or chest-to-chest.
Our Argentine Tango program is under the direction of City Dance Corps' Executive Director and Co-Founder Estelle Nicol, who has trained extensively in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of Tango, under some of the world’s most renowned dancers and instructors. She teaches a combination of traditional and nuevo tango techniques with an emphasis on body awareness, musicality, and improvisation.
Estelle has been recognized for creating a Tango movement in Toronto exposing this beautiful dance form to a younger generation.
ARGENTINE TANGO RETREAT
Estelle organizes Toronto's only Argentine Tango Retreat in Buenos Aires. This annual STUDENT TRAINING INTENSIVE was launched in March 2010, and is sold out every year. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to immerse yourself the culture and history of tango while training with worlds top Argentine Tango instructors.
INTERNATIONAL GUEST INSTRUCTORS
To make sure our students experience the most authentic and high quality Argentine Tango training, we host exclusive world-renowned tango masters from Argentina three times a year. Previous international guest instructors include Julio Balmaceda and Virginia Vasconi, Damien Rosenthal and Vanessa Fatauros, Dana Frigoli and Adrien Ferreyra, Mariano Logiudice and Guillermina Quiroga and more.
TAKE YOUR PRACTICA TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Practicas in Argentina are essential in attaining fundamental understanding and grace with this highly addictive dance! Join us for a fun and relaxed supervised weekly tango practice. Partners are not needed and dancers from various class levels attend. The focus is to take the time to apply your skills as our Tango Instructor supervises, dances and answers any questions you may have. This practica is open to the public.
TANGO PRACTICA - FRIDAYS 7:30PM - 9:30PM
$7 FOR CDC MEMBERS, $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS
If you are new to Tango, start with our INTRO TO ARGENTINE TANGO course.
INTRO TO ARGENTINE TANGO
Comfortable and casual clothing
Ladies are encouraged to wear Tango heels (leather sole and ankle strap)
Men are encouraged to wear suede or leather soled shoes
Please be aware of your personal hygiene as this dance brings you in close proximity with others' personal space
Have questions? Check out our LATIN DANCE FAQs
Have you already had some Argentine Tango training and wonder what level is best for you? Book a FREE Argentine Tango assessment.
Join our Annual Tango Retreat in Buenos Aires and enjoy an experience of a lifetime.