“The beginning and the end of the tango is the walk.”Robert Duvall


Tango House of Madison is located at 516 S. Orchard St, Madison WI, 53715


Tango House of Madison currently offers classes twice weekly, on Monday and Wednesday nights.  Both classes are all levels with no partner required and run from 7:30 – 9:30 pm.

For people who are new to Tango, one of the premises of Tango House of Madison is that fundamentals are just that; fundamental.  Everyone is always working to refine their walk, balance, posture, comfort, and awareness.  In every class we always work on some aspect of the fundamentals.  As a result, people who are new to tango can join at any time.  We dynamically adjust class content to meet people where they are in their tango.  That being said, here is the general structure of the classes:

7:30 – 8:30 PM  Fundamentals, technique & training.
8:30 – 9:30 PM  Practical application of fundamentals through vocabulary.

The current approach to integration is solo practice followed by partnered practice and then social dancing.

7:30 – 8:30 PM  Fundamentals, technique, & training.
8:30 – 9:30 PM  Close embrace & small space dancing.

The first hour is a review of the Monday night approach. The Close embrace & small space dancing explores the dynamics of dancing in a sustained close embrace as well as the technical underpinnings and necessary adjustments.

Drop-In: $10
Punch Card: $8


Tango House of Madison
516 S. Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715

Craig Rysptat
(608) 332-9113

‘The music goes in my ears, is filtered through my heart, and comes out through my feet. “ El Flaco Dany Garcia

“If there is no beat there is no tango.” – Juan D’Arienzo

“The tango can be debated, and we have debates over it, but it still encloses, as does all that which is truthful, a secret.” – Jorge Luis Borges