It’s Latino Heritage month all year round at the Thalia Spanish Theater in Sunnyside, and for the rest of the summer, there will be tango classes offered for those who like to move their feet.
Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. until September 24, you can learn to tango with professional dancers who have participated on competitive tango stages in Argentina. Classes cost about $20 per lesson and there are 10 left, making the cost about $200, and $25 for a single class.
Organizer William Lopera said that the summer class came out of demand. His fall and spring programs are so popular, that clients had asked for more.
“There’s not too many tango places in Queens,” Lopera said.
Classes welcome people of all ages, but the majority of members are adults or seniors. The class provides an opportunity for cardio and exercise as well as to make new friends that share similar interests.
To be prepared for the class, Lopera suggests wearing something comfortable to dance in. He says some women bring heels for dancing, but sneakers will do just fine as well. This theater has been open for 37 years and entertains the audience with different Latino attractions and shows. Dance classes are given in both Spanish and English.