It has been raining a lot here in Austin and has been cold! Perfect weather to get things done, sleep, eat, and get organized! I have signed up for a German language intensive class and have reunited with some old tango friends, as well as a friend who I knew nearly 30 years ago!!! Aside from doing a little bit of teaching here I have organized a weekend of classes in Scottsdale.
The workshops are scheduled for the end of February @ SNAP – Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1st.
Saturday will be geared to Beginners/Intermediate students and
Sunday will be geared to Intermediate/Advanced students.
3:00pm – 4:30pm we will concentrate on technique, drills, and clarifying vocabulary
4:30pm – 6:00pm we will use our technique to refine our dancing for the social dance floor. I will teach vocabulary and musicality.
I am looking for 16 students for each class each day so please register directly to me to confirm your spot. $35/day or $20 for each class.
SNAP 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ
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I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks.
There is limited time for private lessons and semi-private lessons so let me know ASAP. Private lessons will be held at SNAP and in Chandler. Private lessons are $85 for 45 minutes, $160 for 1.5 hours + $10 floor fee (per hour). Semi-private lesson of 6 persons or less $160/1.5 hours + $10 floor fee (per hour).
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It has been about 5 weeks since I left Phoenix and I’m happy to report that I finished The Tango Workbook in time for the new semester. The Tango Workbook is a 65 page PDF document geared to the beginning Argentine Tango student. It is NOT a how to dance book – it is however, a supportive text for those students who learn visually and like to read what they might have heard or missed in class. I cover milonga etiquette, leader and follower technique reminders, a short history of Argentine Tango history; I talk about pivots, la cruzada, molinetes and more!
I have spent the last several years writing this workbook and have received feedback from students who have actually used it in their Argentine Tango course. Here are some of their comments:
It’s easy to read and to follow along with the class.
I liked the workbook and the information is super useful.
I sometimes miss things in class so when I read the workbook it helped me remember what we learned.
The section on Milonga Etiquette was very helpful. I was so glad that I read it before my first milonga experience. I was prepared!
So much Tango this week!!!
Tuesday – Practicando fun @SNAP. Class starts at 7- 8:30pm. 8:30 continues Practica. This will be my last Tuesday night practica and Rommel will take over into January.
Thursday – DIA DEL TANGO
Rommel and I will be hosting a free tango class from 7:30 – 8:15pm at Mijana Restaurant followed by performances followed by the Nostalgias Milonga! Come join us for my last Milonga in Tempe.
Friday – Last Solana Milonga
7pm – onward @ the Solana Tango Room 335 E. Solana Drive Tempe, AZ. BYOB $5 come share snacks and dancing.
Saturday – 2 Final Workshops
Rommel and I teach the last of our series of workshops on Saturday.
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Rommel Oramas and I will be teaching 8 workshops together! This is a fantastic opportunity to get the best of both of us.
November 15 & 22 and December 6 & 13
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
For the Beginner / Intermediate Dancer
November 15 – Tools for a Positive Milonga Experience
November 22 – Tools for a Positive Milonga Experience – Part 2
December 6 – Elegance and Fluidity -Walking and Ochos
December 13 – Elegance and Fluidity – Cruzada and Molinete
$80 for all 4 classes
5:30pm – 7:00pm
For the Intermediate / Advanced Dancer
November 15 – Free Leg vs Standing Leg for the Leader and the Follower
November 22 – Super Cool Moves: boleos, enrosques, volcadas, etc. etc. etc.
December 6 – Dancing to Alternative Music vs Classic Golden Age – part 1
December 13 – Dancing to the Music – continuing sequences – part 2
$80 for all 4 classes
SNAP (Scottsdale Neighborhood Arts Place)
4425 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ
Maximum of 16 dancers per class
Classes can be taken a la carte or any 4 for $80. WHAT A DEAL!
As you probably are aware, Maximiliano Cristiani and Jesica Arfenoni are back in town for workshops, private lessons and performances. We have created a schedule of classes that is progressive in nature starting with a Leader and Followers Technique class on Friday night. No partner necessary just a desire to work on yourself.
Friday 8:00pm – 9:30pm Followed by an informal practica: a chance to just dance and to ask Maxi and Jesica questions.
Why take a technique class? Let alone focused only on myself for a couples dance?
I think this is a good question.
Technique is a fundamental basic part of your dance. Like a building, if this isn’t well established you will not be as sturdy. How many times have you asked about how to improve your balance or about how to do a more elegant embellishment? Or how about those enrosques that you have been wanting to try? All of these and more are possible when you understand your own body and have a technique to build upon.
I have found that taking technique classes helps me to find my own axis and to be clear about it on my own. It allows me the time and space to make connections to things in my dance that get blurred when working within the couple: like the relationship of my arms to my pelvis, for example. What? They are related??? See!
If you need more information contact Rommel 928-301-5215. I can only encourage you to support the improvement of your dance and take advantage of these 2 great teachers.
And lastly – $50 for the Friday class and practica and we will include the Saturday milonga. It all happens at Bond Hall at SNAP 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ.