Learning Tango

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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Fun Weekend in Prescott, AZ

Tomorrow begins a wonderful weekend of tango in Prescott, AZ.

Friday April 26th 

7pm-8pm Playing with the Music. Is the music still a puzzle for you? Can you still not hear it? There are many ways for us to play Prescott, AZwith the music and to use our vocabulary within the structure of the music. This class will take the melodies and rhythms in different orchestras and give you ideas on how to dance them.

Saturday April 27th
Technique parts 1 and 2 are to enhance the dancer’s insight on how to make movements happen in their bodies. Technique is essential, you can always learn styles, but technique really won’t change.

1pm-2pm Embrace, Walking & Dancing Technique part 1: Exercises and tango drills to improve your understanding of walking and embracing.
2:30pm-3:30pm Technique for pivots part 2: From walking to pivoting and how to make it easier.

4pm-5pm Playful turning combination. Spending time with some of the older milongueros was such a thrill and to learn some patterns that they chose to share and the stories that went with them felt like stepping back in history. Borrowed from the older milongueros, we will entertain a turning combination or two which will stress the steps of the giro and molinete.

Sunday April 28th
1pm-2pm Dancing MilongaMilonga is different than tango not just in the musical sound and timing but in how I approach the dance, how I choose to take those steps. We will dance to the quicker pace of the milonga music with a better understanding of how to execute those steps quickly!

Limited availability for Private Lessons. Please contact daniela@accesstango.com or earl.duque@gmail.com

CONTACT EARL for directions to the SKYLINE SPACE!

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Exciting Reasons to Take Class this Weekend!

Saturday, April 20th at 12pm I am teaching an intermediate/ advanced level class with Tyler Litman on Giros with Enrosques. What is that? you might ask. Giros is a general word for turns. Girar is the verb to turn. Enroscar is the verb to twist. So the class will be on turns with twists. Cool! Very.
As with most of the classes that I teach at this level there are concepts inside the figures that I like to explain and then leave you with food for twistthought and something to keep practicing. This class will be challenging and fun for the leader and for the follower. For the follower there will be more in depth technical focus on the turn or molinete. For the leader we will explore how the torso and the legs work in tandem to help execute the figure.
So the reasons:
1) to improve your overall balance, technique, and posture
2) to learn something new in a turning situation
3) to raise the level of your dancing
4) to challenge you
5) to look cool on the dance floor!
I hope I have enticed you to join us this weekend. Please RSVP as usual so I can do my best to have a group balance. And as always let me know if you have any questions.

 

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Weekend in Prescott, AZ

I am very excited to be heading up to Prescott, AZ to share Argentine Tango with dancers in Northern Arizona at my friends, Earl and Delisa’s beautiful space.

The schedule will be like this:

Friday April 26th 
7pm-8pm Playing with the Music
8pm-whenever – Practica

Saturday April 27th
1pm-2pm Embrace, Walking & Dancing Technique part 1
2:30pm-3:30pm Technique for pivots part 2
4pm-5pm Playful turning combination

Sunday April 28th
1pm-2pm Dancing Milonga
2pm-5pm Milonga

Fee:
Weekend: $50 pp
Ala Carte Price: $15/lesson, $40 Saturday Only,
$20 Friday Only, $20 Sunday Only

Contact: Earl.Duque@gmail.com for more information, to register, and directions to their space.

I will be available for private lessons starting on Friday!

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Sedona on the 16th – Come and dance!

A Tango Salon*
*Salon: A fashionable assemblage of notables (artists, dancers, statesmen)

The Dream: to create a cohesive community of Tango dancers in Northern Arizona who are interested in improving their dance systematically, consistently, and with commitment.

The OfferingOn Saturday February 16th at the Adult Community Center at 2615 Melody Lane, Sedona we welcome Daniela Borgialli, Director, Educator and Performer… teacher extraordinaire of all dance levels  who is committed to furthering the dance level of our community.  She will hold two classes as follows:


1-3pm
: Semi private group lesson for “oldies” (those with some experience dancing tango)

3-4pm: Beginning class for “newbies” (those who want to learn basics of tango).

4-6:30pm there will be a guided Practica for all levels!

FEES:
All classes and semi-private lesson are on a sliding scale of $7-$15.
Practica free with the lessons or Practica only is $5.00.

There are two slots open for privates on Saturday February 16th from 11-12; and 12-1 and on Sunday. February 17th from 12-1.


Please contact Jessica Sierra at (928)204-1360 to arrange for privates, and/or  for any questions or concerns.

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