Welcome to Jeni Breen Tango Academy! Here you will find the best of Argentine Tango instruction in a friendly and supportive environment. We have Tango group classes and private lessons, all in our convenient NOHO location in downtown NYC! We have been involved with Tango since it's initial appearance in New York City and are among the city's most experienced Tango instructors. We teach classic Argentine Tango – elegant, seductive, accessible, and one of the most beautiful and expressive social dances you can learn. Our goal – to help you become the most skilled and confident Tango dancer possible!
Time: 7:30PM; Teacher: Jeni; Room: 4A; Jan (Starts 1-2-18): Section A; Feb (Starts 1/30/18): Section B.
Time: 7:30PM; Teacher: Matthew; Room: 4A.
Intermediate / Advanced Tango
Time: 8:30PM; Teacher: Jeni + Matthew; Room: 4A.
Time: 7:30pm; Teacher: Jeni; Room: 3G.
Intermediate / Advanced Tango
Time: 7:30PM; Teacher: Matthew; Room: 3G.
Time: 8:30PM; Teacher: Jeni; Room: 3G; Jan (Starts 1-2-18): Section B; Feb (Starts 1/30/18): Section C.
Intermediate / Advanced Milonga
Time: 8:30PM; Teacher: Matthew; Room: 3G.
Time: 9:30-11pm; Room: 3G.
Time: 1:30PM; Teacher: Jeni; Room: 3G; Jan (Starts 1-2-18): Section C; Feb (Starts 1/30/18): Section A.
Pre-Intermediate / Intermediate Tango
Time: 1:30PM; Teacher: Matthew; Room: 3G.
Please note that the beginning of each new 4 week session does not necessarily correspond to the beginning of the new month.
The Basic program consists of 3 sections of Argentine Tango classes, A, B, and C.
Each section consists of one class a week for 4 weeks during which material specific to that section is developed. The material is different in each of the 3 sections (the steps and techniques taught is Section A is different than the steps and techniques taught in Section B, and different than Section C), but the sections are not sequential and may be taken in any order that you wish or simultaneously as your schedule allows. You may start with C, or B, or A and come once a week and complete one section at a time, or you can come up to three times a week and complete all three sections within the 4 week session. In order to develop the needed vocabulary as well as a comfortable and functional embrace, all 3 sections should be completed before moving on to Pre-Intermediate.
For access to Practica (practice session) after 9:30 buzz "440 Studios".or "Playwrights Rehearsal Studios" on keypad to left of outside door.
Prices and Policies
Unlimited Basic Argentine Tango classes. (Up to 3 classes per week at the 1 class per week price, a savings of $90!) New students may simply register for one Basic Course and then come to as many Basic classes as you like during the 4 week session of registration.
Classes In One 4 Week Session$95.00
1 Course (1 Class Per Week for 4 Weeks)$95.00
2 Courses (2 Classes Per Week for 4 Weeks)$155.00
3 Courses (3 Classes Per Week for 4 Weeks)$185.00
Unlimited 4 or More Courses (4 or More Classes Per Week for 4 Weeks)$205.00
Drop In Classes
Note that because the material in each course is progressive, single Basic classes on a "drop in" basis may only be taken in the first 2 weeks of each 4 week course.
For private lessons for 3 or more persons at a time please enquire for Small Group Private Lesson rates.
For One Person or a Couple$120.00
with valid, current ID who have completed the Basic program receive a 20% discount on all 4 week courses at the Pre-Intermediate level and up.
The same discount will be available to all members of the theatrical and film Unions (AEA, SAG, AFTRA, etc.)
as well as professional modern/ballet/ dancers who currently work with a recognized company/production.
All classes are 55 min. long
All class fees are non-refundable
Admission to all upper level classes (Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, or Advanced) is by teacher permission
Make up for missed classes may be taken within the same 4 week session of registration as the missed class at a comparable level to the class for which you are registered
Make ups may not be carried over into future months.
All registrations in JBTA include the practice sessions at no additional charge
Drop-in students may attend the practice during the week of class attendance at no additional charge.
All Deals and Vouchers are for new students (first time to JBTA) only
Only one Deal/Voucher may be used per person.
Jeni Breen is one of the most experienced professional teachers of Argentine Tango in New York. Twenty years ago Jeni and Sandra Cameron set to work to develop what became New York City's first program dedicated to teaching classes in Argentine Tango, and she has continued to train in, and to investigate the dance, with some of the world's leading Tango professionals. Jeni originally trained as a modern dancer and received a degree in Performance/Choreography from California Institute of the Arts before moving to New York City to dance in the contemporary dance company Donald Byrd/The Group. She eventually left the company to work as a choreographer for plays, musicals, operas, and films throughout the country. Researching one such project lead her to a life changing visit to the Sandra Cameron Dance Center – one of New York's leading Ballroom Dance studios – where she discovered her passion for partner dancing and particularly Argentine Tango. Jeni joined the teaching staff at SCDC and also served as the director of both the Argentine Tango and Salsa programs. She has taught extensively in the NYU Undergraduate Drama Program at Playwrights Horizons Theater School and the Lee Strasberg Professional Theater Program in NY; the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass; and the Theater Program at Washington University in Washington, DC among others. In addition to founding the Jeni Breen Tango Academy, Jeni is currently a "Renowned Mohonk Star Instructor" at Mohonk Mountain House (Conde Nast Traveler's #1Resort Spa in North America) and also regularly teaches at the 92 Y in NYC.
Matthew Liam O'Toole
Matthew Liam O'Toole is admired throughout the NYC Tango community for his classic social Tango. His dancing is distinguished by an elegant, comfortable embrace supported by clean and musical footwork. Matthew began social dancing in Europe and discovered Argentine Tango while living in San Francisco. With a background as a classical, country, blues, and rock musician as well as a trained athleticism Matthew found in Tango a way to combine his artistic passions into a style that is unique and yet deeply embedded in the classic tradition of Argentine Tango. Matthew is well into his second decade of teaching Argentine Tango. He has taught in some of the country's finest dance studios, including the Sandra Cameron Dance Center and Dancesport in Manhattan, and Metronome Dance Center in San Francisco.
Welcome to Jeni Breen Tango Academy!
Starting with our first class back on January 2 our Tuesday classes will meet in our new Tuesday "homeroom" in studio 4A on the fourth floor.
4A is larger than our current Tuesday studio and has a great view out onto Lafayette Street. (Thursday and Saturday classes continue on the third floor in the big studio, 3G.) We are delighted to be making this change and eager to welcome you to this lovely space. And stay tuned for more exciting additions in the new year.
Whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced dancer we have group Tango classes that will develop and improve your skills.
At Jeni Breen Tango Academy we have a full Beginner's program as well as classes for Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced level Tangueros! (And in addition to our regular Tango classes we also have a terrific Milonga class that focuses on this delightful rhythm.)
Our "boutique" Academy provides you with lots of attention in class and also the opportunity to practice and develop your dance
When we turn our studio into a magically lit salon during our weekly Thursday Practice, free to all enrolled students!
Conveniently located in downtown Manhatten in New York City
Jeni Breen Tango Academy in our NoHo studio on Lafayette Street (just half a block from the 6 train stop at Astor Place, and 2 blocks from the R/W train stop at 8th Street), is the place to learn Argentine Tango, in group classes or in private lessons.
We look forward to seeing you soon-let's dance!
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Haven’t you always wanted to learn Tango? Or, if you are currently studying, have you promised yourself that this year you will improve your skills and master that slinky enrosque or sexy adornment? Perhaps you’ve been away from it and miss the delightful sensation of dancing to the music in a lovely embrace. Whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced dancer we have group Tango classes that will develop and improve your skills. We have a full Beginner’s program as well as classes for Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, and Advanced level Tangueros!