Teaching Tango

Just in! Daniela’s Interview!

I was recently interviewed by ASU Calendar of Events and they made a little video! 

Daniela’s Interview

 

 

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Saturday is going to be fun!!!

PRACTICA del Desierto SATURDAY October 9th

Rommel Oramas and I will be hosting a practica instead of a milonga on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  The 2nd Saturday Practica will be an Orchestral Immersion – with this Saturday’s focus: Carlos Di Sarli. (my favorite!)

The evening begins at 8pm with a Specialty Class for all levels with Rommel Oramas.
Followed by practice practice and more practice from 9:00 – 12:00 (ish!). Rommel and I will be on hand to answer any questions and for dancing 🙂

The 1st 2 hours will be completely focused on Carlos Di Sarli’s music in as much chronology as I can piece together! I will insert tidbits of information regarding di Sarli and his orchestra to contextualize his beautiful music without taking away from dancing time.

The goal will be to have a Guest Tango Music Maven every month to present their favorite songs by the chosen orchestra and why!
We have many talented people in the area who DJ and who have great insight into our lovely Tango Music. We will post our Orchestras for the year on Saturday.

ART OF DANCE
7077 E. Main Street, Suite 11-12
Scottsdale (in Marshall Square behind Occasions by Design)

8pm – 9pm Class with Rommel
9pm – 12ish Practica

$15 for class
$10 for practica
ASU student discounts available

Any questions let us know – rommelalexis@hotmail.com, 928-301-5215, daniela@accesstango.com

See you Saturday,
Daniela Borgialli
“Practice is your best instructor” – unknown

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FREE Argentine Tango Event – October 14, 15, 21, 22

Tango Legs

Free Argentine Tango

ASU Night Gallery at Tempe Marketplace
October 14 & 15
October 21 & 22

6:00pm – 7:00pm FREE Tango class
7:00pm – 8:45pm Open Supervised Dancing
8:45pm – 9:00pm Guest Performances

ASU Night Gallery is located next to Barnes & Noble in
Tempe Marketplace 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway
ASU School of Art and School of Dance in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
 

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Fundamentals Course for October and November

I am really excited about teaching a new Beginners Fundamentals Course.  I am reaching out over the next few weeks in hopes to encourage some new people to learn Argentine Tango and to encourage the growth of Argentine Tango in the Phoenix area.  If you know of someone or you yourself have been hiding out, consider joining this friendly comfortable dance course.Tango copas DSC9629 2

The Ultimate in Passion: A NEW Fundamentals of Argentine Tango Course

This is an 8-hour course designed to guide you through the fundamentals of Argentine Tango. Each 2-hour lesson will focus on a major concept to give you confidence to dance this passionate dance. Mix and match these 2-hour lessons, repeat as you like, to maximize your learning experience.

Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 4pm
October 16 – 17
October 23 – 24
November 13 – 14
November 20 – 21

All Classes to be held at Art of Dance Studio in Scottsdale
7077 East Main Street, Suite 11-12 (Located in Marshall Square)

Course Schedule is as follows:
Saturday October 16
Walking Elegantly Closely: How to walk, how to lead and follow

Sunday October 17
Tantalizing Turning: Molinetes

Saturday October 23
Flowing Figure Eights: The Back Ocho

Sunday October 24
Caressing the Cross: La Cruzada as the signature step of the Argentine Tango

Saturday November 13
Tantalizing Turning: Molinetes

Sunday November 14
Walking Elegantly Closely: How to walk, how to lead and follow

Saturday November 20
Caressing the Cross: La Cruzada as the signature step of the Argentine Tango

Sunday November 21
Flowing Figure Eights: The Back Ocho 

FEES:
DROP-INS

$45 per 2 hour class
$160 for 8 hours

PRE-PAID PACKAGES
$100 for 8 hours (includes 1 FREE Practicando practica valued at $10)
$200 for 16 hours (includes 2 FREE Practicando practicas valued at $20)

ASU discounts available with ID
 

Register directly with Daniela

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Back In Phoenix

So the summer camps finished and pretty uneventfully, I might add.  The students – some of them – showed up for a very chaotic, disorganized performance on a Friday afternoon at 6pm.  Good for rush hour traffic.  It was still very exciting to see them pull through with what they had learned over the 6 weeks.  I am not sure how they felt about it but I know I was proud of them.
Summer Camps DC 1Summer Camps - Performance

Here’s a picture of Jamaal, my partner/colleague in crime for these camps, discussing a video that they just saw of tango dancers with 1 of the  camps (Emery).

I actually like the blurry picture.  They look like they are dancing tango!!!  This is on the performance afternoon, on the stage, this is 1 of the ‘dance camps’ (Harry Thomas) doing their tango thing.  I am on the stage in the wings taking this picture….

I learned a handful of things from this camp experience.  And like most things, I know how we could make it better next time. 

I like the idea behind teaching Tango to high schoolers.  Argentine Tango itself, offers its’ participants many things.  We don’t just learn a dance form, get exposed to different “old” music, but also learn patience, how to negotiate, trust and a handful of other useful life tools!

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