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V-REAL Sessions: Tangos from the 21st Century

The pandemic has forced us to put our regular tango lives on pause, and given us the chance to rethink many things. I hope that, when we return to the milonga, we’ll hear a greater variety of music than before, incorporating present-day danceable tangos as well as Golden Age and Guardia Vieja-era music.

For this reason, I asked contemporary tango musician, Juan Villarreal, to take over the Tango Lecture Series for a whole month. He’ll be introducing us to the music and lyrics of contemporary tangos, to new orchestras, and to new forms of expression within the tango genre. He’ll also be inviting guest DJs in to help tackle the questions that come up when we want to mix modern tango with tangos from the past.

This series will be interesting for DJs and non-DJs, tango dancers, and even non-dancing music lovers. In short, the series will offer something for everyone.

We are also offering a special deal on this series: purchase 3 weeks of lectures and get the 4th free. The sessions will be videoed and available after-the-fact for those with schedule conflicts and time zone issues.

Learn more & register...

Online Class Offerings

During April, the PATS studio is undergoing an HVAC renovation to improve air turn-over. Therefore, all April classes will be taught from off-site. Tango Barre may start up in the middle of the month, after the renovation is complete. We’ll let you know when we know more!

Tuesdays
5:30-6:30 pm: Resilient Body - In shape through the pandemic (Diana Cruz)
7-8 pm: Tango Technique (Diana Cruz)

Thursdays
5:30-6:30 pm: All-levels (beginner-friendly) Hatha Flow Yoga for Tango Dancers (Carolyn Merritt)

Fridays
6:45-7:45 pm: Int/Adv Tango for Couples (Ines Muzzopappa & Gaby Mataloni) - Theme: Vals & Musicality

(And don’t forget our Tango Lecture Series on Wednesdays!)

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Tango en la Terraza: Online Concerts from Buenos Aires to the World

From a magical rooftop terrace in the Boedo neighborhood of Buenos Aires, join us for 12 concerts featuring some of the best tango musicians and dancers of today.

Each concert will be streamed on a Friday evening, and then available on-demand in every time zone throughout the weekend, so that people all over the world can enjoy.

Program 2: April 23-25

Vocalist Karina Beorlegui and Pianist Fede Mizrahi
Dancers: Serkan Gokcesu & Cecilia Garcia

With special guests:
Pianist Analia Goldberg & Vocalist Chino Laborde

Watch the trailer!

More information & tickets on the Tango en la Terraza website.

Ways to Register

Thank you for your interest in registering for online activities at the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School.

The preferred method is to use our registration system, which is called My Best Studio. You can use My Best Studio through our website or download the mobile App:

You are also welcome to pay full or reduced price (sliding scale welcome!) through paypal. However, due to paypal’s frequent notification delays, we require 24-hour advanced purchase in order to guarantee that you receive your links on time. You can paypal any amount here.

If you have any trouble registering, please reach out to Meredith Klein, meredithklein@gmail.com or 1-617-291-3798.

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Concerts & A Documentary Available On-Demand

Spend a night away from netflix, support tango artists, and feel some true tango inspiration by watching any of the following on-demand videos:

  • Tango in Three Centuries: A Documentary on Tango Music History, featuring Leandro Ragusa & Omar Garcia Brunelli
  • Concert by Juan Villarreal & Patricio Crom, celebrating International Tango Day
  • A Night with Lisandro Adrover: A Concert & Interview with Genius of the Bandoneon, Lisandro Adrover

Learn more and purchase.

WRTI 90.1 FM Performance & Interview

On September 30, 2019, WRTI 90.1 FM Philadelphia aired a beautiful show on Argentine tango, featuring performances and interviews by pianist Emiliano Messiez, bandoneonist Leandro Ragusa, and dancers Gustavo Rember and Meredith Klein. The show offers an up-to-the-minute view of the state of tango music today, and the ways that tango dance and tango music are influencing each other.

Please take a few moments to watch and listen!