How can I learn to tango?


The most cost effective and casual way to learn tango is to go to a práctica (practice dance) or milonga (formal dance) that offers a beginning lesson. Most prácticas in Bend offer an hour-long beginning lesson each week. There are always complete beginners at these lessons, so even if you've never danced a step of tango, you need not feel intimidated. There will almost surely be other, equally inexperienced dancers there, and the lessons are always designed to accommodate absolute beginners.


There are experienced Argentine Tango dancers in Central Oregon who also teach. See Instructors for a list and description. There is often a variety of group lessons or private lessons, either for an individual or for partners. Private lessons are more expensive than introductory lessons at a Práctica or Milonga, but you get undivided attention from the teacher.