Talk about energy! TangoLife Milonga was pulsing with great vibes right to the end, with the combined talents of the Ben Thomas Trio on bandoneon, piano and clarinet, and with DJ Vivian Konstantakos playing tandas between the sets. I liked one of their original tunes so much I did not want it to finish, nor wake from the dream! Thanks to all who joined us, and to my loyal helper team! It does seem to take a village when you’re hosting a party for 80. Also, if you took pictures, please fwd to me as I forgot my phone/camera at home.
Scroll to bottom for this week’s class schedule, which is on normal schedule.
Below is a poem sent to me by a woman who saw social tango for the first time last night. Enticed by the live music, she was entranced by all of your marvelous dancing. Nice to know that we are an inspiration!
Last evening I watched
couples dancing tango
Some were novices.
The experienced dancers
gripped their partners
He, firmly and possessively
She, tipped toward him
in her strappy high heels,
encircling her arm
around his shoulders.
She slid her leg against his
and waited on his directions
Willing to be tangled.
by Carole Slesnik
And don’t forget to ocho cortado me, baby! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjNnLed2kvQ
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.