THE TANGO CHALLENGE
12-week beginner immersion, starts in September
Are you right for the Tango Challenge?
You’ve always wanted to try tango, and when you try something new you like to dive into the deep end right away.
Or maybe you’ve taken a few tango classes, you love it, and you’re ready to get a little more serious.
Either way, the best way to become fluent in a new language is total immersion. This 12-week course provides an intensive, rigorous introduction into social tango dancing, with a structured curriculum, plenty of class and practice time, a complete network of dancing partners, and lots of support along the way. You’ll come out the other side a complete dancer, comfortable in all social tango situations, and ready to enjoy this beautiful, complex, rewarding dance for the rest of your life.
This will be the 28th Tango Challenge class. Over the last ten years, we have trained hundreds of tango dancers. Challenge graduates have gone on to become world-class dancers, teachers, and nationally-renowned DJs. When you join the Challenge, you will join this community, too.
The Challenge requires a minimum commitment of two days a week, but we’re open every day, so how deep you go is really up to you. Whether you want to check out a new teacher, or just practice for an hour after dinner, you’ll have a ton of options, with three locations to choose from.
The personal attention
Twice a month you’ll have a 15-min private lesson with an Oxygen teacher. You’ll also be paired with a Challenge graduate with years of experience. You’ll meet together twice a month to practice together and learn the ropes.
You won’t be doing this alone. You’ll go through the Challenge with a class of 6-12 dancers who are also tackling tango for the first time. You go to classes together, practice together, and go out to your first underground tango clubs together. The program also includes a special weekly class, exclusive to the Challenge, where we’ll digest that last week’s adventure, and preview what’s coming next.
The program culminates in a performance at the Graduation Ball, where you’ll show off your skills to your friends, and Challenge alumni.
The secret language
Tango is a secret language, spoken all over the world. How to ask for a dance, how to end a dance, how to lead that cool turn — they all have their own secret code, known only to tango dancers. After these three months of immersion you’ll be able to go to any tango event, anywhere in the world, and join in right away, because you’ll know this secret language too.
Challenge tuition is 3 monthly payments of $195, charged before each month of the program. This includes:
3-month membership to Oxygen Tango ($100 value), offering tango classes, practices, and social events every single day, with locations in Inglewood, Venice, and Torrance.
A weekly meeting with your Tango Challenge class, Thursdays at 7pm starting March 7.
Field trips to tango socials, underground clubs, and special workshops.
Two private lessons a month with an Oxygen teacher, with the option to add more if you want.
Two practice sessions a month with a your Challenge buddy, a more experienced tango dancer.
A final performance at the end of the challenge.