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Al of Tango Chicago makes learning to dance fun and easy. As a student of the dance for more than 15 years, Al has been and continues to be trained by some of the most famous Argentinean masters in the world. These old world masters not only preserved the dance in its original form but also added to the seductive mystique of Tango with their own unique styles. As an instructor, Al Gates has taken their work a step further by simplifying complicated steps and putting them in a form that is fun and easily understood by new dancers and lovers of the art of dance. Back To Top
Let Al of Tango Chicago add spice to your social life!
Tuesday Nite Milonga Tango
Intro class (Beginners Welcome) 7:30-9:30p.m. Tango Dancing from
9:30p.m.---2:00 a.m. 610
W. Roosevelt, Rd. Chicago, 60607 $25.)
Fridays: TangoChicago Dance Centre, 610 W. Roosevelt,Rd. Chicago, 60607 from 7:30-9:30p.m. Open Tango practice and dancing for all levels til 2:00 a.m. Assistance or instruction Included. ( Class Fee $25). Requires Invitation by e-mail & Membership . Lots & Street parking.
Saturdays: Advanced Class Concepts on Demand 610 W. Roosevelt,Rd. Chicago, 60607 from, 6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. Individual attention for our serious students . ( Class Fee $25 & membership, display of technical proficiency is required to enter this group).
Try TangoChicago's Tuesday
Nite Snob Free, Smoke Free Milonga
Our Tuesday Nite Milonga
is located in Downtown Chicago at The TangoChicago Dance
Centre at 610 West Roosevelt Rd. Chicago Il. 60607 ; Class
fee is $25.00, membership is required which includes Tango Lessons from
7:30pm-9:30pm. Tango Dancing starts
Al of Tango Chicago Presents
Al's New Students Are From India,
China, Italy & A Few Places In The
World That You Have Never Even
But Nobody Here Is Thinking Of The
Political Implications Of Exchanging
Pleasantries With People Of Diversely
Views, Because They All Agree: That If
Everyone In The World Would Relieve
Their Stress By Enjoying Great Music,
& Hugging As They Danced The Tango...
Al's New Students Are One Step Away From Greatness...
...Aspiring Teachers, Physicists, Engineers, Computer Geeks;
One Discovery away from Saving the World But...
They Discovered A Love For Argentine Tango Instead...
...Go Figure !
September 2003 New Tango Kids On The Block
Is poor coordination or rhythm keeping
you standing on the side lines?
Are you still doing that bar scene?
Well, if you want to explore your creative side
and add more romance to your life,
come and learn Tango.
Mike & Delores Jim & Joy
Tango Gala August 2003
Al's Students Are Always Stunning On A Dance Floor !
Tango Class Benefits:
1. Learn to get all the attention you want with the glance of your eye.
2. Feel more comfortable and less awkward in social settings.
3. Learn to project self-confidence through your body language.
4. Improve your rhythm, balance, flirting and social skills.
5. Enjoy adventures of going out to dance with lots of new people.
6. Most dance couples meet at Tango, start and maintain long term relationships.
7. If you enjoy variety, dance a Tango & experience the famous 3 minute marriage .
Bring a friend or come alone; no partner is necessary because all students are rotated regularly during classes. Remember, if you can walk in a straight line and count to eight, you can learn the basics of Tango in 10 minutes, but you will enjoy a life time of learning how to master this dance.
For further information on group or private lessons, call Al at 312-788-3408.
January 2003 New Dancers
September 2002 New Dancers
lessons are $100 per person per hour
or $200 per couple . For further questions about
group or private lessons, email email@example.com
In this introduction to Argentinean Tango, Al Gates of Tango Chicago will teach complete beginners the basics of Tango, making the learning experience fun and easy. Whether or not students have a background in dance, they will soon be in command of Tango fundamentals which, in turn, will give them the confidence to hold their own in any social situation involving dance. The most challenging people are those who have never danced and who believe that learning to dance is as painful as having a tooth extracted without Novocain.
Problems range from those who can't hear the beat of the music to those who can hear the beat but have trouble walking without losing their balance. Still others have a social or psychological phobia of the intimacy involved in interacting with total strangers. Whatever liabilities students bring with them, Al can help even the most fearful students move forward,. beyond their limitations to become dancers in no time at all.
The lesson objectives for men entail being able to count to eight and walk smoothly in a straight line on the floor; becoming one with the music by differentiating the beat from the melodies; putting simple individual elements together that look beautiful when danced in sequence; and learning how to give strong, clear leads for their female counterparts.
The basics for women, on the other hand, involve learning to walk while caressing the floor which requires great posture, balance and timing; learning Tango technique or mechanics of a certain dance element and how those mechanics feel when being lead; hearing the music and discerning the beat that we dance to from its ancillary melodies and additionally (this is the hard part for the woman) only responding to the rhythm as led by the male leader.
Men and women alike will learn technique issues such as body language, following/leading skills, how to be present in the moment, how to do turns and pivots necessary for smooth transitioning between steps, how to claim their own space within the dance; and how to demonstrate presence or attitude.
Students will immediately respond to Al's "hands on" teaching style, the individual attention he gives each student in a group setting, his painstaking attention to detail, and, last but not least, his contagious sense of humor. Ultimately, Al trains students to hear the music on their own and to interpret how they want to dance a particular piece of music while at the same time improvising steps in the moment, with their partner. The dance thus becomes a work of art in motion.. Ten couples can be on the dance floor listening to the same orchestra but because you are allowed to interpret the music according to your personality, creativity and artistry, each couple will look totally unique. This is the beauty of Argentine Tango.
is also available to teach your guests Tango
at that special home or corporate party,
or provide entertainment and demonstrations
for all kinds of events.
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September 2002 New Dancers
Hundreds Of New Dancers Being Taught Tango By Al Of Tangochicago At The Chicago Cultural Center March 2, 2003.