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Emory University

So You Think You Know Tango?

Emory University via Coursera


How well do you think you know tango? This two-week mini-course is designed for music lovers, musicians, and dancers who are interested in learning more about the Argentine Tango. It will explore the many dimensions of the Argentine Tango music, including its origins, popularization during the Golden Age, dissemination abroad, evolution into an artistic music-dance form, and adoption by Argentine and international art-music composers to date. The goal is to provide learners with an authentic and holistic tango experience by intersecting scholarly studies of the history, theory, and culture of tango with knowledge of instrumental performance practices. Learners can also learn more about basic tango gestures and steps that embody the music, as well as the poetry of tango.


  • Module 1: The Many Dimensions of Tango and Tango Music
  • Module 2: Tango Words and Movements

Taught by

Kristin Wendland


5.0 rating, based on 1 Class Central review

4.6 rating at Coursera based on 106 ratings

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  • Sylvia Amar completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    It is a gorgeous and very informative course about tango. We learn its history and its nature. Tango has three composants : dance, poetry and music. This course helps us to understand its three dimensions.

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