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Tango Connections with Patrick & Lori

Tango Connections – An all levels tango class taught by Patrick Marsolek and Lori Mitchell. You can learn Argentine Tango, a highly personal and expressive social dance that can be danced to many different styles of music. It all starts with walking! Walk into a playful, fun, exploration of this exciting, improvisational dance.

New dancers welcome!

New class series starting November 19th!

In the Tango Connection classes you will learn the basics of the embrace, connection, musicality. Our classes build from week to week with an emphasis on good posture, embrace and awareness of your partner, the music, and the other dancers on the floor. We will dance to the full range of tango music from traditional Argentine, to modern tango orchestras, nuevo and fusion music and non-tango and popular music that works for tango.

You will gain an understanding of the different forms of tango from traditional to nuevo (with the showy flourishes) and including tango waltz (Vals) and Milonga. Couples or Singles are welcome as are same sex couples or individuals who wish to learn a non-traditional role. Students are encouraged to dance with other members of the class to ensure a fuller understanding of the dance. All ages are welcome, all body types, even those of you who ‘can’t dance’.


7:20 – 8:25 – Beginning Class

8:30 – 9:35 – Intermediate Class

See the Downtown Dance Collective for cost and registration. Or Contact Patrick.


Lori Mitchell and Patrick Marsolek began teaching together in 2010. They bring a sense of joy, passion and connection to their work, and a deep value of community.

Patrick’s he has been passionately exploring tango since 2005. He’s studied with internationally recognized instructors in the US and in Argentina, including; Murat & Michelle Erdemsel, Alex Krebs, Fabian Salas and Gustavo Naviera & Giselle Anne.

One of the founding members of TangoHelena Patrick has taught in Helena, Great Falls, Missoula, Kalispell, Billings and Dillon. Currently Patrick is teaching regular classes in Helena and with Lori Mitchell the Downtown Dance Collective in Missoula. He has produced four instructional DVDs on the technique and steps of the Argentine Tango, which have been enjoyed world wide.

Lori has been studying tango in Helena with Patrick & Grace Hodges, in Missoula with Abbey Croteau & Diego Baccino, and at workshops and festivals with favorite teachers Murat & Michelle Erdemsel, Alex Krebs. Lori brings to the partnership 30 years dance experience which includes modern, ballet, Pilates, Gyrotonics, movement fundamentals jazz, tap, and flamenco. As a modern dancer she performed and studied in Boston, New York, and Seattle. Believing that movement is an essential part of life and embracing tango as a dance that allows our unique expression, Lori teaches to the dancer in all of us.