Salon Tango Program

Enroll in the Salon Tango Program - a structured way of understanding and furthering your tango.

This is your opportunity to be among pioneers in a brand-new initiative developed by the Canadian Dance Teachers Association BC Branch (CDTA BC).

Register and get started on a journey of discovering your tango!​

The Program Launch Event was held on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
7:00 - 8:30pm Self-Assessment Workshop
8:30 - 11:00pm Milonga
Dancing for Dessert Studio, 20279 97 Ave, Unit 3, Langley, BC

Next Self-Assessment Workshop is planned for November 2019. More details to follow.

For more information, contact Bobbi Lusic

The program defines specific goals to explore essential concepts and elements of Argentine tango dance and culture, including music and etiquette. It is designed to convey and preserve the authenticity and cultural heritage of the dance.

Along with an assessment report, the student is awarded a CDTA pin:
Pearl Pin for part 1 – Linear Motion: Walking & the cross (Caminada & Cruce) ,
Ruby Pin for part 2 – Changing Direction: Rock steps & pivots (Rebote & Ocho), and
Emerald Pin for part 3 Circular Motion: Turns (Molinete/Giro).
Each part focuses on 4 connections: self, partner, music, ronda.

With instructor permission, a student with adequate experience may enroll to challenge the program and be tested on all three parts in one assessment.

The Tango Salon Program is a CDTA BC* initiative, developed to provide students with a structured learning format for developing social dance proficiency. 
​* The Canadian Dance Teachers Association aims to advance education in the field of dance and maintains an organization of qualified dance teachers throughout Canada.


Can I take lessons wherever I want, once I enroll? Yes, even though your program enrollment is with a CDTA-accredited teacher, you can take lessons with any teacher and school that suits you.

​Do I have to take the assessments? ​You can enroll in any of the three parts of the program without taking the assessments.

How much time do I have to complete the program, once I enroll? You can progress at your own pace without being pressured by a deadline. On the other hand, if you like deadlines, you can consult you CDTA teacher in setting timelines along with other goals.

​Where are the assessment sessions held? The location of assessment sessions is determined by your CDTA teacher.​

Do I have to be at a specific skill level to enroll? Dancers of all skill levels can enroll and work the content at their own level.

Argentine tango teachers: The Salon Tango Program is now available for peer review by members. Contact us about membership and documentation.