Prerequisites

Level 1 (Complete Beginners)
No prior tango or dance knowledge required.
Also suitable for people who wish to review the fundamentals.

Level 2 (Upper Beginners)
Completion of 7 tango lessons or equivalent

Level 3 (Intermediate)

Completion of SoTango's Level 2 course (or equivalent) and ability to lead, or be lead into the following moves:
  • Ochos - Forward and Back
  • Sandwich 
  • Forward Ocho from Parallel Cross
  • Parada
  • Cross - Parallel 
  • Medialuna from backward Ocho
  • Giro to the right from Parallel Cross
Level 4 (Advanced)

Completion of a series of  Level 3 seven-week courses or equivalent.

The amount of Level 3 courses completed can not be specified as it varies greatly between students. Some students prefer to take longer than eight courses and some progress to Level 4 earlier. It all depends on prior dance experience (even a martial arts or yoga background or similar can help), and, most importantly, how much effort you put into practice and how often you dance tango socially. Most Level 4 students are dancing regularly at milongas.

In addition to the Level 3 prerequisites - the following abilities are required:

Both Leaders and Followers:
The ability to:
  1. Walk with sound technique
  2. Dance in a flexible embrace 
  3. Dance in time to the music
Leaders:
  1. To clearly lead turns and pivots well without distorting the frame
  2. To lead all the moves of Levels 1 - 3 well
Followers:
  1. Clearly articulate their steps without breaking the frame.
  2. Pivot without leaning on their partner
  3. Walk Giros and Ochos solo with good balance 

Please feel free to contact Sophia to express your interest or to discuss further.

Private lessons can be arranged to cover any skill gaps, prior to commencing Intermediate or Advanced level.