It has been raining a lot here in Austin and has been cold! Perfect weather to get things done, sleep, eat, and get organized! I have signed up for a German language intensive class and have reunited with some old tango friends, as well as a friend who I knew nearly 30 years ago!!! Aside from doing a little bit of teaching here I have organized a weekend of classes in Scottsdale.
The workshops are scheduled for the end of February @ SNAP – Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1st.
Saturday will be geared to Beginners/Intermediate students and
Sunday will be geared to Intermediate/Advanced students.
3:00pm – 4:30pm we will concentrate on technique, drills, and clarifying vocabulary
4:30pm – 6:00pm we will use our technique to refine our dancing for the social dance floor. I will teach vocabulary and musicality.
I am looking for 16 students for each class each day so please register directly to me to confirm your spot. $35/day or $20 for each class.
SNAP 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd. Scottsdale, AZ
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I look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks.
There is limited time for private lessons and semi-private lessons so let me know ASAP. Private lessons will be held at SNAP and in Chandler. Private lessons are $85 for 45 minutes, $160 for 1.5 hours + $10 floor fee (per hour). Semi-private lesson of 6 persons or less $160/1.5 hours + $10 floor fee (per hour).
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It has been about 5 weeks since I left Phoenix and I’m happy to report that I finished The Tango Workbook in time for the new semester. The Tango Workbook is a 65 page PDF document geared to the beginning Argentine Tango student. It is NOT a how to dance book – it is however, a supportive text for those students who learn visually and like to read what they might have heard or missed in class. I cover milonga etiquette, leader and follower technique reminders, a short history of Argentine Tango history; I talk about pivots, la cruzada, molinetes and more!
I have spent the last several years writing this workbook and have received feedback from students who have actually used it in their Argentine Tango course. Here are some of their comments:
It’s easy to read and to follow along with the class.
I liked the workbook and the information is super useful.
I sometimes miss things in class so when I read the workbook it helped me remember what we learned.
The section on Milonga Etiquette was very helpful. I was so glad that I read it before my first milonga experience. I was prepared!
It has been 2 weeks since I left Arizona. I have been visiting with my parents, sharing alignment tips with them, and working feverishly on my Tango Workbook for the upcoming tango newbies who will be enrolled at ASU. I have been going through old boxes that my parents had stored as well as registering my car in the state of Texas. It has been a busy couple of weeks and the weather has been as emotional as I have been!
In preparing to Welcome 2015, it has been fun to come across new ways to bring in the New Year by goal setting and making resolutions.
3 of my favorite:
1) From David Wolfe: get colored slips of paper and write 20+ goals for the new year in a jar and put the jar away. Open them at the end of 2015 and see what magic you created.
2) From Liz Gilbert: almost like a vision board but more of a mood board. Cut out colors and textures that you want for yourself in 2015 and create a collage. Takes some of the stress off the vision board thing!
3) Forget the resolutions, make a list of those things you are most grateful for, wonderful things that happened to you in 2014, go for at least 10. The End.
What will you do to prepare a great new blank set of 365 days?
Have a Happy New Year!
And a gift to you: the following video from my Ladies Technique Class summary that I did in ABQ after 6 hours of private coaching. Of course, the material has been pieced together from all of my great teachers. I thank them.
See you at the end of February 2015 in Phoenix.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
I made it to Austin, TX after a whirlwind of excitement in Albuquerque, NM where I made a short, but well received presentation on Alignment vs Posture in Tango to 25 or so members of the Tango Club of Albuquerque. Thank you ABQ: Gail, Richard, Kipp, Cynthia, Risa, Daniel, & Michelle. My alignment geeks will be so happy to know that I introduced more folks to the joy of “Toe Sox”! I danced a short time there then rushed to Santa Fe to dance with friends there and then taught some more the following day! Followed by a road trip to Austin with my dear dad! About 11oo miles in my little blue car!
I saw a lot of Texas! And had plenty of time to think and reflect on my intense year and all the wonderful students who have blessed my path. The student learns, the teacher learns, their successes are mine. I love what I do. I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of emotions that others showed me and that I too felt prior to leaving. I think I am still transitioning and laying the groundwork for my new year and new travels. Thanks to all for your support. And to Rommel Oramas, my partner for the last 10 years or so!
So with this I wish my dear community the best holiday season ever. You have all inspired me in so many ways and I thank you. I wish you a new year of happiness, health, and great dances.
Many blessings to you all and remember THERE’S STILL CLASS & PRACTICA ON TUESDAY NIGHTS with Rommel until the end of January.
I look forward to seeing those of you in Phoenix for a workshop in February.
So much Tango this week!!!
Tuesday – Practicando fun @SNAP. Class starts at 7- 8:30pm. 8:30 continues Practica. This will be my last Tuesday night practica and Rommel will take over into January.
Thursday – DIA DEL TANGO
Rommel and I will be hosting a free tango class from 7:30 – 8:15pm at Mijana Restaurant followed by performances followed by the Nostalgias Milonga! Come join us for my last Milonga in Tempe.
Friday – Last Solana Milonga
7pm – onward @ the Solana Tango Room 335 E. Solana Drive Tempe, AZ. BYOB $5 come share snacks and dancing.
Saturday – 2 Final Workshops
Rommel and I teach the last of our series of workshops on Saturday.
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