Practica

Practice your tango?

Becoming an expert is a marathon, not a sprint.

You cannot reach your mental and physical limits in just a few weeks or months. To grow to the top of your tango game, you’ll have to persevere for many creative tango dancing years!

Every Saturday morning (11 till 1) we at Tango and I host a tango practice session: “a Practica”
Staff is always on hand to answer any questions you have about improving your dance technique, musicality, tango steps vocabulary and more.

When we learn a new skill, whether it is knitting, driving a car, dancing tango or playing chess, we are changing how your brain is wired on a deep level. Science has shown us that the brain is incredibly plastic – meaning it does not harden at a young age and stay solid for the rest of our lives. While certain things, like learning a new language, are more easily learned by children than adults, we have plenty of evidence that older adults can see real transformation in their neuro circuitry and adapt to new ways of moving, like in the Argentine Tango.

In other words, it’s not about what you’re born with, it’s about how consistently and deliberately you can work to improve any performance.

Here are four important aspects of practicing your tango skills well, and something that is provided for you in a safe learning environment: the practica at Dance Life Ballroom.

  1. You must be motivated to attend to the task and exert effort to improve your performance
  2. The design of the task should take into account your pre-existing knowledge so that the task can be correctly understood after a brief period of instruction. (In class or practica)
  3. You should receive immediate informative feedback and knowledge of results of your performance.
  4. You should repeatedly perform the same or similar tasks.

So come and join us!

Saturday Mornings: 1am-1pm (right after the foundation class)
Dance Life Ballroom in Minneapolis (6015 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55419)
$ 5/class or 10 for $45!

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