TangoLife Classes 9/14+

Dear TangoLovers,

Quickie tango notes:

1. A couple folks are indeed establishing tango goals for the balance of the year, as I mentioned last week.  Do you have yours?  Let’s discuss in class!

2.  The Wednesday class is now open to beginning students, and gives 90 minutes of instruction and practice, in a systematic manner to get you dancing comfortably rather quickly.  Please join us for the new 6 week series.

3. Here is a free ebook by my friend Bill Swan, written as he was learning tango, with many insights, and humor, you may enjoy. See you in class!  

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/344132

www.smashwords.com
Tango teachers loose track of what it is like to be a beginner. So as I learned I wrote down what I needed, beyond tango steps. The result covers getting started …

 

TANGOLIFE CLASSES, SEPTEMBER, 2016:

TUESDAYS, 6:30-9 pm.

BELLTOWER PRACTICA plus BEGINNING TANGO LESSON:

Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, (at Ellis St.)

Beginning lesson: 6:30-7:15. $5. No partner or experience needed. Come try tango! Steps to get you started, techniques to keep you challenged. Drop in. Co-teacher: David Beaumier.

Practica: 7-9 pm, $5. Traditional music.

Drop in practice time for ALL LEVELS of tango dancers. Average attendance is 26-30 dancers. Great sound system, beautiful floor, lots of space, mirrors and tango friends working out the details to create confidence, balance and grace in their tango. Come meet the rest of the gang, get feedback, help each other grow and have more than a few laughs. Dance a bit with everyone, or just one partner, whatever you wish. On street parking. Building is purple.

WEDNESDAYS, 7:30-9 pm. $10.  NOTE NEW TIME!

Tango OnePointFive:  OPEN CLASS, MSG REBECCA TO REGISTER

TangoLife Studio, 2610 Likely Ct.

For tango students ready for more fun. Learn fundamental tango techniques which allow partners to dance as one, without pushing or pulling. By remaining balanced in our own axis, we avoid any heavy feel to our partners, while maintaining a very cozy embrace and much more freedom of movement. We scroll through basic steps: walking, ochos, turns, parallel and cross system, while continually improving our balance and connection. Clear instruction on bridging into close embrace, allowing free movement and discovering the important “spiral in the body.” Social dance etiquette, including navigation, cabeceo (inviting/accepting dances), etc, are taught and practiced to ensure success at milongas. Please RSVP for space availability.  Assistant teacher: Victor Flores.

THURSDAYS, 7-8:30 pm. $10. Intermediate:

TangoLife Studio, 2610 Likely Ct.

Going for it: Working into sustained close embrace, as comfort and ability allow, we polish fundamental patterns everyone should know, with variations and smooth transitions. Intermediate concepts, including the purpose behind sacadas, molinetes, back crosses, embellishments. Emphasis on proficiency and musicality. Getting comfortable with vals and milonga songs. Understanding differences between various tango styles. Digging into the wisdom and surprising dynamics of the milonguero style. Please RSVP for space availability. Assistant teacher: Eric Cole.

PRIVATE LESSONS with Rebecca:

Still just $40/hour or $50/1.5 hour, for one or two people. (This is part of my investment in growing the community. Most teachers charge $70-100.) Typically we really do accomplish a month of progress in one session, for men or women. Taking one private every 4-6 weeks will keep bad habits in check and progress going forward. I’m available afternoons, some evenings and weekends by appointment.

Rebecca Niemier

360-739-0685
www.TangoLife.biz