This is a story about a young beginner tango dancer. A student from another country enjoying his graduate studies and some tango and incidentally an excellent racquetball player. He had only been studying tango for about 2 months. So maybe he had taken 30 hours of tango by the time he excitedly made the decision to attend his first festival. Excited and nervous but eager to continue his learning of this fascinating dance he signed up and went. He spent several hours at his first milonga watching and dancing with several of his mates, who had also taken the brave endeavor of attending their first festival. Then he got the courage to ask another dancer, a stranger, a beautiful stranger, to dance. She immediately embraced him closely and within minutes, she left him on the dance floor.
I hear your gasps!
He knew from his teacher and from more experienced classmates about tango etiquette, and he knew that this was not a good thing, being “thank you’d” and left on the dance floor. He felt badly. A little time went by and cakes were served at this milonga. So he went to get a piece of cake and found this woman and brought it to her. He wanted to know what he had done wrong? She thanked him for the cake and he asked her directly what he could do to improve his dancing. She offered him a simple piece of advice, “stay in line of dance”.
His spirit was a little broken from the incident especially because he had been so enthusiastic about learning to tango. He knew about staying in the line of dance and he confesses that having a complete stranger in his arms was overwhelming at best.
BUT I thought the gesture of bringing the woman cake was an excellent and mature way to apologize and to show reverence to the dance and to the dancer.
How can we continue to be kind in this dance? What is your offering?
What an exciting opportunity we have! Come join us for Pichuco, the movie and Milonga night!
I have been contacted by a close friend of the director to offer to show this documentary on the tango orchestra leader, Anibal Troilo, nicknamed, Pichuco. He heard the magical instrument of tango, the bandoneon, when he was little and got his first one when he was 10 years old. Come learn more about this influential musician, the music and the orchestra. THEN stay for a milonga!
Movie starts promptly @ 7:35pm Milonga to follow.
Please arrive by 7pm to find your spot.
Bring a chair or a pillow, there will be some chairs available.
First come first served.
$15 covers the cost of the movie & milonga. $10 goes directly to the Director
A professor at the Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda (School of Popular Music of Avellaneda) is in the process of digitizing close to 500 original manuscripts with the help of his students. Arrangements from the Aníbal ¨Pichuco¨ Troilo Orchestra that have been preserved until now. Through interviews with musicians from several generations and styles, who play live the most memorable songs from the master, this documentary takes a musical journey through the works of one of the main characters in the history of Tango and of the Argentine music. 80 minutes (Spanish with subtitles)
♫ MORE INFORMATION TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb2aZnZyuMM FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/PichucoFilm TWITTER: www.twitter.com/PichucoFilm IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3689614 WEB: www.pichucofilm.com
Maxi and Jesica have been enjoying the sunshine and have been busy with private lessons but all the rest starts tomorrow. There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of them while they are here with us.
1) THURSDAY night an all levels class with Maxi & Jesica 7:30pm – 8:30pm at Mijana Restaurant $15.
2) FRIDAY – SUNDAY Workshops at SNAP in BOND HALL 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
A. Any single workshop $40
B. Any two workshops $80 and includes the Saturday milonga
C. Whole workshop $360 for a couple (or 2 people) or $200 for a single person (includes milonga)
3) SATURDAY CHAMPIONS MILONGA
8:30pm – 1am $15 (Performances by Maxi & Jesica)
4) TUESDAY with Jesica
Join me in a Ladies Technique class with Jesica from 7pm – 8:15pm on Tuesday March 11th at SNAP (in the studio). $15. Bring your heels.
The spots for privates on the weekend are full but during the week there are spots available. Contact Rommel directly to schedule: 928-301-5215
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
We are so happy and honored to have them here and look forward to growing our dancing with you this weekend.
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