Learning Tango

Milonga Timing at PRACTICanDo Tuesday

In honor of our milonga classes I am posting the latest video from the Buenos Aires Competition in the milonga category. Very nice dancing…Enjoy!
Class Tuesday May 28th begins at 7:00pm at SNAP

7:00pm – 8:30pm Technique and Paso class
8:30pm – 10:00pm PRACTICA
$15 class+ practica
$6 practica only
SNAP 4425 N Granite Reef Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Leading Ladies Workshop

I am so excited! FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY!

Enough ladies have expressed an interest in learning how to lead – so here we go! This workshop is for ladies who want to learn to lead. This workshop will introduce leading skills and dispel any myths around leading. It will also give insight and improve your skills as a follower.
It will be a great time and if we want to continue to pursue this topic I have some great ideas!!!

JUNE 15
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Rhythmic Expressions 617 S. McClintock Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ (Just north of University on the East side of McClintock. Look for McClintock Center)
$15
Bring flat shoes and a towel.

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3 Quick Updates

Firstly, thanks to all for a great workshop this weekend. It was great to explore Pugliese with you. Fantastic dancing! Remember it’s not necessarily about ALL the notes!!

Secondly, a reminder that Practica Tuesday the 21st will be about Milonga timing – should be fun to do drills in milonga timing!!! Come join me at 7:00pm for class and 8:30pm starts the practica (new playlist, I promise!).

Thirdly, How many lady’s want to learn to lead? I am asking because I would like to host a Leading Ladies workshop and would like to know what the level of interest is. Please send me a message.

Lastly, SAVE THE DATES! Next workshops: June 22 & 29th. Intermediate topics (still being determined) from 12 – 1:30pm and Beginners Immersion 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

See you dancing!
Daniela

Teaching at ASU Night Gallery

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Pugliese – This Saturday!

Maybe the ‘bad boy” of tango music, maybe seemingly complicated music, but when you hear Pugliese it sounds quite dramatic. The intermediate /advanced class this Saturday May 18th is entitled Suspension in Pugliese. What does that mean? Are we talking early Pugliese or later Pugliese? or Who’s Pugliese?
As a teaser, let me tell you that he was born in 1905 but didn’t record until 1943. He was a communist his whole life and in the 50’s spent several years in jail for his beliefs. Which didn’t stop him from writing arrangements and didn’t stop his fans from missing him. When he was in jail a red carnation was placed on the keyboard of the piano in his honor. He passed away in 1995.
I leave you with that and will answer all these curious questions and more on Saturday.
We will learn something about Osvaldo Pugliese’s music and ideas on how to dance to it. And as you know – you’ll be able to use those skills for other orquestas too! (Here’s a wonderful video of Pugliese at the piano and members of his orchestra from different times  – see them play after 6:00)

The Fundamentals Class will continue exploring turns and adding this knowledge into patterns.

I look forward to seeing you at Rhythmic Expressions to explore these topics. If you send me an RSVP that you will be joining I can better ensure that we have enough leaders and followers for the class.

All workshops held at Rhythmic Expressions Studio at 617 S. McClintock Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ (Just north of University on the East side of McClintock. Look for McClintock Center)

12:00pm – 1:30pm Intermediate Level
1:30pm – 3:00pm Fundamental Topics
$15 / class

You can send me an email.

carnation on piano

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May Workshops Coming UP!

I am looking forward to the themes of the these remaining workshops! Think TURNS!wheel - turns
On Saturday May 11th we’ll continue working on follower’s clarity and balance in her turns and the leader’s clarity in embrace and balance for creating a beautiful figure with the lapiz.

May 11 – Intermediate/Advanced Turning with Lapiz
May 18 – Intermediate Musicality: Suspension in Pugliese

May 11 & 18 – Fundamentals Turning:  Giros

All workshops held at Rhythmic Expressions Studio at 617 S. McClintock Dr. Ste 3, Tempe, AZ (Just north of University on the East side of McClintock. Look for McClintock Center)

12:00pm – 1:30pm Intermediate Level: If you know how to execute topics listed in Fundamentals then the Intermediate level is designed for you.
1:30pm – 3:00pm Fundamental Topics:
All that you need for dancing socially designed for those new to tango.
$15/class or $50 for any 5 classes

PLEASE register in advance so I can balance the class and save you a spot! Just call 480-442-9550 or email me!

 

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