1-3.December Workshop & Dancing with Abisko Lights

Listen to more on Soundcloud, or visit Abisko Lights Website.

Please join the TangoForge Berlin community for the weekend of 2. December to learn, practice, and dance to Abisko Lights. It will be the first time that tango dancers dance on Abisko Lights’ music and the orquesta are so excited about it that they prepare a dance floor for us at this concert.

FREITAG 1.December

18:00-19:00: Beginner’s Class
20:00-23:00: Abisko Lights Live Show

Tickets are €12 at the door or €10 in advance from Wabe, Danziger Straße 101, 10405 Prenzlauer Berg. (M10)

SAMSTAG 2.December

12:00-13:30: Biomechanics

14:00-16:00: Impro-Lexicon
Workshop 21: Volcada

16:00-19:00: TangoForge Practica
Space and Time to PRACTICE and Experiment

SONNTAG 3.December

12:00-13:30 Biomechanics

14:00-16:00:  Impro-Lexicon
Workshop 22: Colgada

17:00-18:30: Meta-Themen
Advanced Ideas / What Vio is working on / The Blog Live …


Registration Deadline: Friday, 24.November

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No preregistration is required for the following single events. You may pay cash on arrival.
Beginner’s Lesson: €10
Practica: €5
Metathemen: €15

About TangoForge

We create a community of students who encourage and collaborate across levels, learn both roles, and work hard to train their bodies and to understand tango thoroughly.

We dance Argentine Tango in a traditional way which means that we seek to create a dance with constrast of mood from serious to humorous, with a contrast of musicality working with the rhythm and the melody, with contrast of speed and dynamic, and contrast of the embrace. We take pride in our skills. We dance every movement in the tango lexicon inherited from the 1940s, in every variation, on both sides! We seek to innovate and improvise. We encourage all gender/roles, styles, and the application of tango to every music you love.

Learn to use your body for tango. That’s Biomechanics.

Regardless of which “style” of tango you prefer, all Argentine Tango relies on the same skills.

We have studied anatomy and biomechanics to be able to give direct and clear instructions for sublime connection and clear communication.

We teach Argentine Tango technique in a way that everyone can understand and implement, so that teaching is not a cult of personality and metaphor, but a toolbox that students can use on their own.

Our biomechanics courses train balance, strength and fluidity, so dancers can execute any movement, diagnose their own errors, assist partners, and learn faster from videos and other teachers.

Learn to use tango for your creativity. That’s Improvisation.

We teach tango from the elements, without sequences or memorization. Our goal is to empower dancers to experience creativity.

The Lexicon of Tango is the repertoire of tango movements inherited from the 1940s, codifed as elements of tango by the Cochabamba Investigation Group of the mid-1990s. Before Cochabamba tango was understood in groups of steps, or sequences. After Cochabamba, dancers were freed to compose from the basic elements.

Dancing from the elements empowers dancers to to express every music, challenge partners to maintain intense concentration, and use space skillfully for better floorcraft,

The Improvisation-Lexicon is the whole vocabulary of tango. There are 25 distinct movements, each of which has many variations. We teach the Lexicon in our Masterclass and in person in our weekend workshops, covering the entire Lexicon in about one year.



It is not permitted to attend the Improvisation workshop without the preceding Biomechanics session.

No partner is required for registration.

We teach in English and Deutsch.

You may register by credit card using our secure payment processing system driven by Stripe. We do not see your credit card details. This website is secure and protected by SSL.

You may register by electronic bank transfer to this account: IBAN DE13430609671170841800 Konto: Starr BLZ 43060967 BIC GENODEM1GLS. If you pay by electronic bank transfer, please secure your place by immediately sending an email to office@TangoForge.com.

There are four places available in our dormitory. You may arrive on Friday and depart on Monday. Since the sleeping price is already very cheap, no discounts will be given for shorter stay. (Thank you for understanding that this is just too much distracting extra logistics for us.)

In the case of cancellation, we will try to find someone from the wait-list to replace you, or you may transfer your registration to another person.

The location is our beautiful Mitte Studio. For information about food, milongas, the neighborhood and transportation, please see our guide.

We have two worktrade positions available. Please enquire to Office@TangoForge.com

I want you to know that you are not alone…

… neither in your dreams for tango nor in your frustrations.

My deepest desire is the same as all my students and friends … those who have yet to start dancing and those who dance a lot.

It’s partnership.

One thing I’ve learned on this quest, we need to:

Stop Waiting for Partners, and start Building them.

I’ve written a 10-step Action Plan.

Are you ready to find the Partners you want?



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2019 TangoForge

March 14-April 11, Thursdays: TRYST .Berlin

April 19-21 Rome NeoTango Marathon

May 3-5 Bologna Seminar

May 10-12 Frankfurt Seminar

July 5-7 South Sweden Seminar

September 7-9 Athens Seminar + NeoTango Marathon

October 18-20. Berlin Seminar, simultaneous with the Tangoloft Festivalito Farbenspiele with Tanguerilla Visual Poetry and DJ Elio Astor.