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The International Master Seminar for Tango Argentino Teachers is made up of four thematical modules:

Teaching Methodology

Each module has its own subject-matter but complements the others. This net-format permits the approach of the same phenomenon from different sides and comprehend the relatioships amongthe various events (cultural, social, technical, etc.) which led to tango evolution in time and space.
This organization enables the teacher – participant as a student – to achieve:

- An accurate concept of the tango formal aspect.
- The systematization of the teaching methodology to transmit successfully what he has learned to their future students.

Topics of each module



1. Tango-dance

Dance technique

- Revision and depuration of the technical dificulities of the dance.
- Terminology of the movements.


- Historical record of the different dance styles.
- About the dance with the different Orchestras.
- The different musical styles of the orchestras implied differences in the dance styles.

Types : Tango, Milonga and Vals

- Differences and similarities in their formal, rhytmical and dynamic aspects
- Use of the different steps
- Evolution of the Tango, Milonga and Vals from the origins up to now

2. Tango-music

The aim of this module is to get the technical and semantic comprehension of the music in order to match it with the dance and thus achieve the best choreographic result (time setting, style, selection of movements and use of steps).

Musical appreciation

- Acknowledgment of the music structure
- Introduction and variation
- Rhythm and melody
- Phrase
- Pulse subdivision
- Accents
- Silences and pauses
- Anacrusas

The “Guardias”. Major composers and interpreters

The study of the tango musical evolution will give dancers the elements to understand the dance constituents of the corresponding period from its origins up to now.

Types: Tango, Milonga and Vals

This study will permit the dancer to acquire the movements with the right dynamics of the dance character.

- Differences and analogies
- Rhythm and accent

3. Tango history

The study of tango history based on bibliographic material (literature, press documents, records of the graphic art, etc) of the different periods will supply the referential background to some of the subject-matter of the modules tango-dance and tango-music.

- Historical, political and social context from the tango origins up to now and its influence on the dance in the different periods
- The tango in Argentina and abroad: consequences in the formal evolution of the dance

4.Teaching Methodology

Here, the subject-matter of the other three modules will be systematized and ordered in a wholistic method so as the students – participants in this workshop – will be able to plan their classes successfully and with their own pedagogic strategies.

- Selected definition of the topic to be developed
- Structure of the class
- Music selection according to the class topic and the students’ level
- Utilization of the space






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