- Dance Manhattan
39 West 19th Street, Fifth Floor, 212-807-0802
The Argentine tango is often compared to sex, and with good reason: Learning its corridas (runs) and boleos (leg flips) requires a partner who can sense your rhythms, not just teach you the steps. You’re sure to find your match at the capacious Dance Manhattan, where classes are very social and the teachers typically hail from Forever Tango, Argentina, or both. There’s no need to enroll in the four-week sessions ($70) with a partner—you practice the steps as a group, at least at the beginning, and then take turns leading and following with pretty much everyone in the room. We suggest a basic course for the first month, honing your skills between visits with free lessons at the Argentine consulate, and popping into the studio’s Wednesday-night Tango Jam.
Best Tango Lessons
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).