Another weekend, another tango journey for me, this time to Vancouver Island for an outdoor milonga, two BBQ potlucks, sleeping under the stars, and a whole lotta mosquitoes… Alas, it was worth it to reconnect with dancing buddies there, and 3 magic tandas of the “perfect fit” variety.
This week’s classes will include navigation and etiquette topics for managing oneself at milongas, whether at TangoLife Milonga (July 5) or at TangoMagic Festival in Seattle (July 9-13). Let’s tune up the materials we have been covering in the past few weeks. And as reward for your great efforts despite the heat, I will have ICE CREAM BARS and of course the fans going full speed!
PLEASE NOTE THAT A NEW SESSION OF BEGINNING TANGO STARTS NEXT WEEK, JULY 7 AT 7:30. Let me know if you are ready to start (or re-start) lessons and I’ll reserve your spot. Forward this email to any folks you know that might be interested!
And for your great illumination, I offer up this week’s treatise, written by the well respected Veronica Toumanova. (Did I already send this?) Please check it out: https://m.facebook.com/notes/veronica-toumanova/why-we-marvel-at-steps-but-yearn-for-embraces/10151995908837499
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:
NO CLASS TONIGHT!! TUESDAYS, 7:30-9 pm. $10. TangoOne: Beginning Your Tango Journey. New session starts July 7 for brand new beginners. Make this your summer of TangoDelight! 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.
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 +.
*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 milonguero vs salon style
SUNDAYS, 6:30-9 pm: ALL COMMUNITY PRACTICA Canceled July 5 due to TangoLife Milonga, first Sunday each month. See you next week. (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