Posts Tagged: argentine tango classes

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.

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 –, 928-301-5215,

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

Read more

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

Read more

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 


$45 per 2 hour class
$160 for 8 hours

$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

Read more

My Las Cruces / El Paso Experience

Las Cruces - The GANG

As some of you already know, I was teaching in Las Cruces / El Paso on November 20 – 23, 2009.

I flew into El Paso and had a delightful lunch with Joanie (dancer, owner of El Paso Ballroom Dance Academy) and John (lovely student).  Joanie had a great day planned for me:  privates and a little performance with Tommy at the milonga that evening. 

On Saturday and Sunday in Las Cruces, we worked our buns off in 3 hour sessions.  Even though both session were very mixed levels I continued to encourage all levels to work with their partners and to execute what they did know effortlessly.  As I always have stated you start with what you do know, or that which makes sense and you build from there: adding on 1 piece at a time, always making sure that you and your partner are still on the same page, or on the desired foot, might be the better analogy!  This is always a challenge, I suspect for most teachers, trying to keep "everyone" entertained and challenged.  But I also know that it is up to the student to keep challenging themselves as well. 

Everyone was incredibly nice, open, generous of spirit.  I am so grateful to everyone who worked very hard to make my trip possible.  I think I even have to go so far as to thank Will S. since he’s the first one from Las Cruces who drove to take a lesson from me, first contacting me in November 2008.  So thank you Will for helping to introduce me to your now former community!  Jack and Karen and Cris and Nicky came soon after and how wonderful to watch them grow as dancers and to have them as friends too! 

It was great to share dances with Tommy, who has a nice sense of the music and was totally fun even if his ribs were hurting him.  I hope he is feeling much better.  El Paso - Joanie and TommyJoanie really knows her students (I think this is a sign of a good teacher) and was very kind to set up privates and bring some of her students to Las Cruces for the weekend.  It was so nice to "talk shop" with her.

I have received some of the feedback that Nicky has gathered and forwarded to me and it sounds like most everyone had as wonderful a weekend as I did.  I will go back and look forward to it enthusiastically.

Thank you LAS CUCES and EL PASO!!!!

Daniela did a wonderful job connecting with the attendees. She was very
positive and extremely talented. The way she explained moves was exceptional. I truly think I now have enough confidence to tackle the dance that I once disliked very much.
Daniela has wonderful energy, an engaging teaching style and did a great job of addressing skills for all levels. I’m happy that so many of our Las Cruces dancers attended and feel that our community will be strengthened due to the experience.
I was quite pleased with the workshop with Daniela. I thought it was a great success. We had all levels of Tango background and knowledge. It was interesting to see how everyone worked together to learn and improve on this most wonderful dance.
I really enjoyed the weekend workshops and feel like it was time and money well spent. I found Daniela to be a delightful person to be around and appreciate the way she presents the dance, making it not only a good learning and practicing experience but a fun time as well.
I think that it was refreshing, educational, and good for our developing community to have a playful voice like this here— one, who, at the same time, comes with recent experience of how the thing is being danced in Buenos Aires.


Darryl in Las Cruces
Read more


Saturday’s class will be "Moving/dancing in tight spaces" Sunday’s class will be "Parada, barrida, boleo" Class begins at 2:30pm – 4:30pm PC DANCE ACADEMY 3310 N. Hayden Rd. (between Thomas and Osborn) Scottsdale, AZ $25/day Student discounts available

Read more
« Previous Page