Rommel Oramas and I are back in San Francisco for the US Tango Salon Competition. This is our 4th year and we are excited to be here. The Marriott where the event is held is always friendly and comfortable.
We also enjoy coming because we see tango friends that we see every year, so it’s a tango reunion of sorts.
This year there are 43 couples competing in Tango Salon! That’s great!
There are 100 couples participating overall this year – there are 14 couples in the Stage Category and they also have additional categories this year for Senior Salon and for Group Choreography.
We are number 101 this year. And the first 2 nights we will dance in Round 4 – the 4th and last group to dance.
I decided this year to have my hair done by a fabulous hairdresser, Keiko of Kabuki Hair and Skin, here in San Francisco. She was amazing. I received so many compliments on my hair
They did not eliminate anyone after this 1st round, which means everyone continues tomorrow.
This year Rommel and I prepared and practiced a lot. We are feeling confident and hopeful that the judges will see us as champions, finally, this year!
This year the competition will not be streamed live. So I will try my best to give updates, share pictures and video.
Day 1 Round 4 videos
See you tomorrow!
There’s another Leading Ladies Workshop on Saturday April 12th at 12:00pm – 1:30pm at the Solana TangoRoom. $15.
Come see why these followers are dancing more and we have fun!
The next Leading Ladies will be on Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm.
I have openings for Private Sessions for a couple or a single person of any level this Sunday, April 13th at
12:00pm – 1:00pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Please call me (4804429550) or Email Me if interested.
Literally, the room gets warmer as we get warmer!
Just a friendly reminder that even as I try to cool SNAP Studio off prior to your arrival on Tuesdays, remember tango is about sharing space with others, so if you tend to be a sweater, like a sweaty person, please please please bring a change of shirt or blouse for yourself. Everyone you dance with appreciates this.
We’ll see you all tomorrow, Tuesday night, for an exploration into “Changing Directions”.
As always, send me questions or suggestions if you have them.
Just a reminder that the Tuesday night workshops have been modified. Class always starts at 7pm – 8:30pm. Practica continues until 10pm. Class is $15 and includes the practica. I look forward to having you.
||LADIES TECHNIQUE with JESICA ARFENONI
||Vals combinations 2
||Playful Rock Steps
||Changes of Direction 1
||Changes of Direction 2
||Structure behind Turning
||Turning Variations 1
||Turning Variations 2
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.