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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 November 17 and will be taught by Juan Brache. Lessons are from 6:15-7:45pm at Lifelong, located at 119 West Court Street in Ithaca.  This is Beginner III level, and Beginner Level I & II are 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 on the first day of this series.

Intermediate series: The intermediate class with Juan Brache takes place from 8:00pm till 9:30pm, same dates and location as the beginner series, and the price is as follow: $75.00 per person, $55.00 for students and $25 for drop-ins. The topic for the 4 weeks starting Nov. 17 is vals: sacadas and turns.

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 level III with Juan Brache begins Monday, November 17th at Lifelong, 119 W. Court St. Ithaca, from 6:15-7:45pm.

Intermediate Series:

New intermediate series with Juan Brache begins Monday, November 17th at Lifelong, 119 W. Court St. Ithaca, from 8-9:30pm. Topic will be turn sacadas and turns in vals.

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.