For women – As a follower, shoes need two important traits: a strap so you can walk backwards, and a smooth leather or suede sole so you can pivot easily
For men – Shoes should have a smooth sole, leather or suede, so you can pivot easily
What clothing should I wear?:
Freedom of movement for your legs is important, so a loose dress, loose skirt, or loose pants is best.
If you attend a Friday class, you get to attend the weekend “open floor time” to practice! (Usually on Sunday 1-3 PM, space permitting, based upon special events.)
Have fun and learn the Argentine Tango! Call Ventura Dance Center at (201) 881-6434 for more information today.
Great Tango Songs
“El Tango de Roxanne”
“Phantom of the Opera Tango”
“Orchids in the Moonlight”
“Tango Argentino” (Orchestra Tango Cafe)
Tango in the Movies
“Scent of a Woman” (1992)
“Addams Family Values” (1993)
“Moulin Rouge” (2001)
“Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005)
As Argentina’s economy experienced a great boom at the end of the 19th century, the sons of wealthy families learned the tango while looking for adventure and excitement in the humble suburbs of Buenos Aires. As society evolved, members of the Argentinian elite, who weren’t above slumming among society’s poor, introduced the dance to their circles. They eventually brought the steps and music with them to Paris. Unlike the conservative Buenos Aires society, Parisians loved the coarse and sexual nature of this new dance. The Tango craze spread throughout Europe, and soon landed in London and New York. Before long, even the most scandalized Argentinians couldn’t help but proudly claim the wildly popular Tango as a homegrown phenomenon.
While the original tango was a very raw and provocative style of dance that most audiences did not appreciate, a heavily sanitized version of the tango found its way into both European and American dance academies. It remains a major dance category in ballroom competitions today.
For more information on the Argentine Tango call Ventura Dance Center today at (201) 881-6434.
Ventura Dance Center offers Ballroom Dancing at it's finest! Great packages for all levels and all ages. Can't wait to go back! It's the new Treasure of Closter and the Bergen County area! I highly recommend it for everyone looking to Dance at any level... - Gina E. Read More on Yelp
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All my life I did disco dancing, never thought that I would switch to ballroom dancing. Thanks to the marvelous instructors Sasha, Yanis and Igor who made interesting and really easy. I have been with them over 10 months and I have learned many ballroom dances... - Harold B. Read More on Yelp
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Ventura Dance Center is located in the heart of downtown Closter, in Northern New Jersey. We guarantee the best instruction in Argentine Tango, Ballroom, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm, Salsa, Solo Latin for ladies, Belly dancing.
540 Durie Ave Closter NJ 07624
Monday-Friday from 10 a.m-10 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.