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Weekly events include free practica on Thursday evenings and a Sunday night milonga. The Thursday practica is usually at the Baker Portico of the Physical Sciences Building on Cornell campus. Please double check the calendar for changes. The Sunday milonga is at the Oasis Dance Club.

The next four-week beginner tango series will begin October 13th and will be taught by Juan Brache. Lessons are from 6:15-7:45 PM at Lifelong, located at 119 West Court Street in Ithaca.  This is Beginner II level, and a Beginner Level I is required for this class or the approval of the instructor. This class is also designed for those who would like to polish up the fundamentals and technique. $75 per person, $55 for students, $25 per drop-in lesson. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.

Intermediate series: The intermediate class will be from 8:00 pm till 9:30 pm and the price is as follow: $75.00 per person, $55.00 for students and $25 for drop-ins. The topics: *Paradas-Stops; Pasadas-Passing over; and Barridas-Drags.

We also offer free drop-in intro lessons during our Thursday practices, 7:30-8:30 pm, Physical Sciences Building (but see the calendar in case the location changes). These are informal, non-progressive classes taught by a rotating cast of our more experienced dancers. They can be a great way to see what tango is all about, before committing to a series to really solidify your knowledge.

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Beginner Series:

Next beginner lesson series with Juan Brache begins Monday, September 8th at Lifelong, 119 W. Court St. in Ithaca from 6:15-7:45pm.

Intermediate Series:

New series with Juan Brache begins Monday, September 8th at Lifelong, 119 W. Court St. in Ithaca from 8-9:30pm. Topic will be turn combos and simple sacadas.

Drop-in intro lessons:

Curious about tango, but not sure you want to commit to a series yet? Come to our Thursday practices! Take a free intro class, 7:30-8:30pm, then stay to practice what you've learned. See calendar for locations.