Argentine Tango MasterCourse

People say it takes 10 years to learn tango. Only if your teacher is incompetent.

The MasterCourse gives you the confidence to understand tango’s 25 Elements and dance all their variations.
It conveys actionable instruction on how to move smoothly and keep your balance.

It’s 10 hours of video.

The rest is up to you.

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Walk Front
Walk Back
Change Foot

We walk together in systems, on tracks, and we can change feet in different combinations.

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Lateral Steps:
Side steps and Ochos

We step lateral to the partner with open or crossed steps, also called ochos, which are lateral step beginning with a pivot of 90-270 degrees.

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Molinete Lineal

Molinete lineal is tango's custom for walking sidewards.



In sacada the partners step perpendicular to one another, with one partner displacing the other.

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There are three Giros. double-giro and two single-giros, the Mark’s single-giro and the Revel’s single-giro (also known as Calesita).

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The free leg crosses in front or behind the base leg.



A stop, during any point of a step or pivot.

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A barrida moves the Revel's free leg by direct contact with the Mark's free leg.

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Rebote &

A rebote is an elastic step which returns to the origin. Alteración is a rebote which pivots and releases at a different point than the origin.

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& Linear

Voleo Circular maximizes front and back projections during a pivot. Voleo Linear maximizes front, back, and side projections.

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Ganchos hook a voleo through the partner's leg or around the body.

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Rebote Cadera
& Patada

Contra block to the Revel's Pivot produces a Rebote Cadera. To a projection produces a kick, often between the partner's legs.

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These are the off-balance elements. In Volcada the partners lean on one another. In Colgada the partners hang on one another.

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Adornos are unmarked autonomous embellishments.

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Soltada is any nonstandard embrace.

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Salta is a situation in which the Revel's weight is off of both of her feet (jump, lift, drag, sostenida...).

TangoForge Digital School

Since 2014

Designed for ambitious tango students of both roles and all levels, the MasterCourse is a comprehensive curriculum covering the technique and variations of the 25 Elements in 16 video sessions.
Structured Home Practice for solo dancers in both roles and pairs. Each course has 10 video sessions with text notes. For all levels from absolute beginner.
The KnowledgeBase is an encyclopedia of Tango movements. It contains 150 hyperlinked texts, with diagrams and short demonstrative videos, covering every Element's technique and systems of variation.
The Exercise Center presents anatomical diagrams and pilates-based video exercises for the 10 most important tango muscles.

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with all Training Resources
18 Months

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  • MasterCourse
  • All 3 Practice Courses
  • KnowledgeBase
  • Exercise Center
  • Instant access to all material so you can study at your own pace
  • Free entry to one live workshop/seminar weekend of your choice
  • 6 private video Q/A sessions
  • English and Deutsch versions


For solo dancers or pairs
12 months
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    Home Practice Course
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    Home Solo Practice Courses
  • 10 Home Practice Sessions on video with text notes (choose either role or the pair course)
  • Exercise Center
  • Instant access
  • English and Deutsch versions
  • Upgrade anytime, just pay the difference


Wikipedia of Tango & Muscles
12 Months

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  • KnowledgeBase Comprehensive Hyperlinked Wikipedia of tango movements and technique with 150 entries (EN)
  • The 10 most important tango muscles, with training and workouts (EN/DE)
  • Instant access
  • Upgrade anytime, just pay the difference

If you prefer to start with a single session or enroll in tranches, purchase what you want in the Element Store. You can always upgrade later.


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