Master Classes

During the Festival weekend there will be four Master classes for advanced or master dancers: one taught by Cristian & Melisa; the second by Alicia Pons; the third by Maximiliano & Jesica; and the final one taught by Nely & Hernan. Permission is required and there will be limited enrollment.

Master Class 1 - Cristian & Melisa

Friday 4/15: 5:00-6:30pm - Choreographic variations applied to the Tango Salon.

Master Class 2 - Alicia Pons

Saturday 4/16: 10:15-11:45am - Ladies' technique.
We also dance. We prepare our body. How to use our feet, legs, hip, arms when we walk and construct the embrace. The encounter with your partner.. (women only)

Master Class 3 - Maximiliano & Jesica

Saturday 4/16: 4:30-6:00pm - Full dissociation: dance together but flexible!
Dance together, connected, but with difficult sequences. Learn how to dance with close embrace with soft movements.

Master Class 4 - Nely & Hernan

Sunday 4/17: 11:00-12:30pm - Cadencia. The secret of the milongueros.
Interpreting the pauses, the timing of the woman and the subtelties of the small spaces between the couple.


Master Classes registration is restricted to advanced dancers - limited enrollment

Master class are $45 for each class or $40 each for two or more.


Important Notes

  • The master classes are not part of the festival packages and must be paid for separately for $45 each or $40 each for two or more.
  • Permission from the organizer required and registration for one of the following Festival passes is required: Full Festival, Saturday Arrival, Student Full Festival, or Day pass for the day of the Master class.
  • Registration and entry for the Master classes will also be based on your date of your Festival registration. Earlier registration will be given first priority and Full Festival pass registration will be given higher priority over all other pass options.
  • Please email masterclass@chicagotangofestival.com prior to registering for a master class.