Argentine Tango Lessons Austin

Jason Laughlin has been dancing and teaching Argentine for over 18 years. He currently teaches two classes at Dance international

  • A beginner class that focuses on core fundamentals of tango. While these aspects are perfect for beginners, they’re applicable to all levels, and perfect for improving upon your technique if you’re already an advanced dancer.
  • An advanced class focuses on advanced patterns and techniques for argentine.
Ryan Helmoski
I’ve been taking lessons at Dance International for a few months now, and I have really enjoyed my time there. On Saturdays I take salsa and bachata lessons. After a quick warmup, the class is typically split into two levels: beginner and intermediate/advanced. Jorge Ortiz teaches the intermediate/advanced level, and he does a great job of keeping things fun and interesting. On Wednesdays I take Argentine tango lessons from Jason Laughlin, and I feel so lucky to have found him. Rather than teaching patterns, Jason focuses on giving his students a true understanding of the dance. He teaches you not only the movements, but also why you make them, and how you can use them to have a conversation with your partner. Taking lessons with Jason has been a fun and intellectually stimulating experience. I’ve also taken several other classes at Dance International, and I’ve found them enjoyable as well. With its fun, welcoming, and supportive atmosphere, Dance International is definitely a gem in Austin, and I’m glad I found it.
Ryan Helmoski


Argentine tango is danced in an open or closed embrace. Additionally, dancing appropriately to the emotion and speed of a tango is extremely important to dancing tango. That’s why our Argentine Tango lessons in Austin teach you to synchronize your dancing to well known songs, while improvising to new music.

Argentine Tango Lessons


Practicas and Milongas

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