Thursday and Friday October 13, 14, 21, 22 I hosted a Free Tango event at ASU Night Gallery in Tempe Marketplace.
We had a lot of people come for the free classes, (60+) many stayed for dancing and we had lovely performances.
More than 300 people each night were exposed to Tango!
I am really grateful to my ASU students who came out to help in many ways: dancing, handing out fliers, telling people about tango, performing, and taking the classes.
This was a great opportunity to share community, share time with nice people, make new friends through dance.
Dance and Tango is so many things to different people and some have never danced before. Dance creates connection to self, to others, to music. It is great exercise. It works the body and the brain.
Tango is fabulous medicine!
The dancers who experienced performing, some for the first time were Acacia and Ryan, Ben and Katie, and Marisa and Derek. This was so great to see their dancing, to hear about their experience, their nerves, their expectations met or unmet. Many parents came to see their children for the first time dancing. How great to see that kind of support.
Some of The local Tango Community came out to dance or to see what it was about.
I am happy with the event. I enjoyed taking tango to a gallery space and to a mall.