TangoForge is not the right school for everyone. We are interested in tango as a technique for intense improvised art-making, not as a nice social activity. We expect our students to be interested in learning to use all of tango and using their bodies at the highest possible level. We are looking for ambitious dancers at all levels, who want to train, take risks, and achieve virtuosity.

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

We’ve spent years figuring out how to directly teach delicious sensation and fluid motion with scientific biomechanics. Our 5 Biomechanical Tools enable students to diagnose their own errors, assist partners, and learn faster from videos and other teachers.

We are devoted to the principle that tango can be communicated in a way that everyone can understand and implement, so that teaching is not a cult of personality and metaphor but an objective, verifiable toolbox that students can use on their own. We encourage all gender/roles, styles, and the application of tango to every music you love.

In 2017, we launched our video MasterCourse, a comprehensive education of technique and systems of improvisation for every Element in the Tango Lexicon. Having completely documented her pedagogy for students around the world, Vio now reduces her live teaching to focus on art and community-building: making space for altertango, organizing collaborations with musicians, and building campaigns to popularize tango and stimulate more ambitious dancing.

We continue to refine and expand the TangoForge Digital School, teach Private Lessons, the Annual Seminar Compañeros TangoForge, and occasional Workshops in Berlin and on Tour.

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 technique trains 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.

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