TangoLife Classes and Practica, April 4 +

Dear TangoLovers,

I’m so glad to hear of all the tango dancing and learning this weekend in Bellingham! Too bad I was fighting a cold and could not join the fun. Hope to hear some of your stories, and see some of you practicing new material on Tuesday at the Practica. It’s great to feel alive again, and I will be back teaching with David Beaumier Tuesday, Eric on Thursday, and privates as normally scheduled.

No doubt you have heard that our TUESDAY TANGO LESSON AND PRACTICA starts 30 minutes LATER, beginning April 4, which is TONIGHT! This makes it possible for many folks to attend after work without skipping dinner! And David Beaumier and I don’t want ANYONE to miss out! See new times below….

Also, heads up that the next TangoLife Theme will be “Fiesta!” Celebrating the culture and contributions of Mexico, on May 7, 2017. Check your wardrobe!

Hugs to all…..Rebecca

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TUESDAYS, BEGINNING PLUS:

NEW START TIME BEGINNING April 4:

Big Class before the Bell Tower Practica”
Come one and all to our new BIGGER CLASS, with more students, more technique drills, and a full uninterrupted hour to develop step sequences and grow your tango from the ground up. Get your shoes on by 6:30 pm, and let’s get this tango moving! No experience needed, but all levels will be challenged to reach their best abilities.
Class: 6:30-7:30 pm, beginner/early intermediate levels. $10.

BRAND NEW BEGINNERS: ARRIVE AT 6 PM FOR 30 MINUTE TANGO BASICS CLASS

Optional Practica from 7:30-9:30 pm: $5.

Instructors: Rebecca Niemier, David Beaumier

Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham

ALL COMMUNITY TANGO PRACTICA:

NEW LATER START TIME 7:30 BEGINNING APRIL 4:

EVERY TUESDAY, Come practice your tango with everyone, or just your favorite partner. Work out those moves and technique you learned in class in our relaxed setting! Exquisite tango music will be pouring up through the Bell Tower, at the purple building where N Garden and Ellis streets intersect. The 1100 SQ FT sprung bamboo floor is wonderful, there’s a great sound system, mirrors that will not lie, and even a ballet bar. Average number of dancers is holding steady at 22-30. Save a landfill and bring a water bottle. Street parking is free.

Practica: 7:30-9:30 pm. All levels are welcome. $5 each.

Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham

Hosted by Rebecca and the B’ham tango community

 

THURSDAYS, INTERMEDIATE CLASS:

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.

Thursdays, Intermediate level, 7-8:30 pm. $10.

TangoLife Studio, 2610 Likely Ct.

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.