This past weekend marked the 10th year in a row that I have attended the Seattle Tango Magic Festival! Wow, that’s a lotta dancing and learning, and being part of the larger community. After 4 milongas and 3 classes in 48 hours, and some VERY late nights, I spent most of Monday in extreme slow motion! It was great to see so many of the Bellinghamsters there this year, but unfortunately we did not get the group photo! Sooooo, if any of you can join us tomorrow (Wednesday 7/15), at 8 pm at Pure Bliss Desserts, 1424 Cornwall Ave, for a little dancing and a group photo, it would be really fun to share our adventures over some chocolate and wine. I’ll have my iphone camera. If you have something better, bring it along!
Here is a link to an article by Ney Melo called “The Speed of Sadness.” I was thrilled to take 2 classes with Ney and Jennifer Brat, both of whom have contributed much to the art and passion of tango. Nice ideas to think about, and a video of their recent performance in Toronto. http://neymelo.com/2015/06/22/the-juice/
Classes are on normal schedule this week. We need a couple ladies for Tuesday class, and one for Thurs also. Join us, chicas!
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.
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!
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.
TangoHugs, Rebecca Niemier