Tic-tic-tic, I feel our summer days are already growing shorter, and an urgency to enjoy the sun and warmth right up to the “monsoon” season. I know it’s hard to believe, but I did not dance this weekend (!!), and instead went to a couple wine tasting events in Woodinville, WA. I did, however, inspect all the available dancing space within the wineries, as I’ve had a vision to create a wine-tasting, tango dancing event someday….
Kudos to those who braved the rains and football traffic in Seattle and made it to the Vals class and milonga at the Century Ballroom last Friday! I hope you are able to practice and refine what you learned by attending the practica on Sundays. And thanks to Uriah and Cindy for hosting the Practica Sunday while Kraig was out on holiday.
Speaking of holiday, I will be out of town visiting my daughter and dancing in the Southwest from Sept 10-21. Classes will cancel during that time. When I return, I will be fired up from studying with Liz Haight and Masami and other milongueros from Santa Fe and Albuquerque who host the Encuentro gatherings like the one in Pt Townsend a few months ago. So get ready to get very up close and personal!
Meanwhile, here’s an interesting blog on differences between tango and salsa, from someone who does both. Click Here.
ALL MID-WEEK CLASSES AT REBECCA’S HOME STUDIO, 2610 LIKELY CT. Park on the street, then walk down outdoor stairs on right side of house to lower entrance. Please email or call to register for classes prior to your first time:
New session: TUESDAYS, 7:30-9 pm. $10. TangoOne: Beginning Your Tango Journey. Open class–welcome!
For brand new students and those returning from a break. This is my class which has put many tango dancers on the floors of fine milongas throughout the Northwest. If you’d like to start your journey, or come a couple times to check it out, please RSVP by email to register and for more info.
WEDNESDAYS 5-6:30 $10. Early Intermediates.
Early Intermediate class, with good reinforcement of basics, technique, posture, and creative options to discover “what can we do from here?” Bring me your dilemmas, your balance issues, your struggling molinetes yearning to breathe free….
THURSDAYS, 7:30-9 pm. $10. Intermediate +.
*Includes posture, technique and balance drills, open and close embrace issues. Your increasing success with these techniques will determine what level dancer you become through personal practice.
*Fundamental patterns everyone should know, and/or review.
*Bridging into close embrace: Tailoring a comfortable fit!
*Understanding milonguero vs salon style
SUNDAYS, 6:30-9 pm: ALL COMMUNITY PRACTICA Drop-in. Bellingham Dance Co, 1705 N State St, B’ham. Plenty music, plenty space, plenty tango friends just working out the details. Practice is imperative for improvement! All for $5! (PRACTICA DOES NOT MEET ON FIRST SUNDAY DUE TO TANGOLIFE MILONGA.)
Private lessons are still a steal at $40/hr or $50 for 1.5 hour for one or two people (lead or follow). Typically we accomplish a month of development in one session focused entirely on your personal needs. Highly recommended if you have skipped a class or two. Call to schedule.