All classes are on Monday nights and are held at the
Carl Fields Center.
Classes are taught by Robin Thomas from NYC.
||7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
||8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
||9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
|Guided Practica (free w/ any class)
||10:30 pm - 12:30 pm
* Ability Levels:
Semester-long progressive lessons (i.e. each lesson builds on the material taught in the previous class) where you'll learn all the steps you need to know for social dancing.
: you want to learn to dance Argentine tango and meet new people.
Lessons are not progressive, so you can drop in whenever you like. Besides new tango steps this class will also teach you how to:
- combine the moves you already know in interesting new ways
- dance to tango vals and milonga
- express your musicality
- improve your tango technique
- survive your first milonga (and many more to come)
: you've taken all 6 classes of the complete beginner series at least once, or you've been taking lessons somewhere else on a weekly basis for at least 2 months.
Lessons are not progressive. In this class you'll be taught the intricate but fun steps.
: you've been dancing on a regular basis for 1-2 years. You've attended numerous milongas in Princeton and you travel to milongas in big cities (New York, Philly, etc.)
Leaders: you never bump your partner into anyone or anything.
Followers: you can dance with your eyes closed.
Everyone: you can dance milonga traspie, switch between open and close embrace, and dance to the music; you know who Rodolfo Biagi is.
Open to everyone; beginners encouraged to attend!
Our instructor Robin Thomas is a well-respected dancer, teacher and DJ. His love for Argentine Tango is evident in his simple, yet elegant approach to both dancing and teaching. Robin's energetic and entertaining approach to teaching often makes believers out of even those with little background in dancing. His strong emphasis on connection and musicality makes for an enjoyable learning experience right from the beginning.
Robin's dedication to teaching can be seen from the way he goes over and beyond what is normally expected from a teacher. He tirelessly helps his students understand the beauty of the dance form that he himself demonstrates so well in his dancing. During the after-class practicas, he enthusiastically dances with his students, leaders and followers alike, regardless of their level and experience. Robin also has the uncanny knack of quickly diagnosing and resolving issues specific to each of his students.
Robin has a busy travel schedule and has taught in many places around the world. He teaches regularly at Princeton, Yale, Columbia and Rockefeller universities. Aside from being a respected teacher, Robin is a highly sought-after performer and a lovable DJ. He hosts Nocturne, one of the largest milongas in the US, on the third Saturday of each month. He also co-hosts a popular weekly milonga RoKo every Sunday in NYC.