Tango Therapy

By Christina Johnson

A study done by the Society of Neuroscience in Washington showed that dancing tango boosts brain power that can offset negative symptoms of getting older. Seniors aged 68 to 91 demonstrated improved balance, self-esteem, multi-tasking ability, and motor coordination. Seniors who tangoed were compared with others who walked for exercise, and the tangueros showed more improvement.

Tango Therapy
Saturdays, 11:30am
Begins August 9
Call for location and directions 152-6062
80 pesos

Few dances involve a heart to heart embrace. Human beings need an equivalent of eight hugs a day to enhance the immune system and remain in a satisfactory mental state. Because of the close embrace of tango, a one hour class would be the equivalent of at least twenty hugs.The biological system has an opportunity to leap into super healing mode through tango! Contrary to many forms of exercise that exacerbate joint pain, tire the back, and are repetitive and tedious; Argentine tango is always exciting and creative.We can begin tango as a therapeutic exercise and continue to enjoy it as a dance with more refinement and elegance over the years.

With our tango therapy class, we present exercises for people who may be compromised through surgery, accident, or diseases affecting motor skills, the brain, and muscle memory. If you are able to walk, then you can enjoy the therapeutic value of these unique classes. No matter if you are a kinesthetic, visual, auditory, kinesthetic or intuitive learner,all are included in the study of tango. Tango takes listening skills, and stretches your brain to co-ordinate rhythm, and distinguish it from melody. You will start listening, and moving music to the heart releasing endorphins and soothing the body.

No matter what other dances you practice, if you have learned authentic tango all dance forms will come to you much easier. If you decide to study it, tango enhances life for anyone, anywhere, because it is not about steps; it’s about profound expression if you will allow it to work its’ magic. No partner needed.


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