This past weekend included 3 workshops (5 hours) in Vancouver for myself and 3 of our tango compadres. Susana Miller did not disappoint, if you are keen on purging that last bit of tension from your body, tuning up your posture, finding absolute horizon level with your eyes, and gaining further insights into creating a dance that will support a cozy, sustained close embrace. Milonguero style at it’s best, with sage wisdom in every breath.
Classes are on normal schedule. This week I will be touching on the elusive “HOME PRACTICE” to see how some of you may be incorporating that into your busy schedules. (Last chance for New Year’s resolutions!) Here are two videos of Agustin Rojas (son of Luis Albert Rojas) when he was practicing as a young boy and now as a young man. Inspiring!
Agustin Rojas, son of Luis Albert Rojas (partner to Alicia Pons) (about 11 years old):
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, or if you are returning from a break: (Rebzebb@msn.com)
TUESDAYS, 7:30-9 pm. $10. TangoOne: Beginning Your Tango Journey. Open class, email to sign up:
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.
WEDNESDAY 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 +.
*TECHNIQUE: Half hour of posture, technique and balance drills, open and close embrace issues. Your increasing success with these techniques will determine what level dancer you have become through personal practice.
*Fundamental patterns everyone should know, and/or review.
*Bridging into close embrace: Tailoring a comfortable fit!
*Understanding Salon vs Milonguero 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 of the month.)
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