Such a nice turn out of dancers at last Sunday’s Practica! Thanks to all who attended the lesson, those who practiced their tango, and also those who contributed to the fundraiser for the Refugees in Lesvos, Greece. Several tents and blankets are on their way to the distribution center on Lesvos, and will be used immediately by families who otherwise need to sleep in the dirt and rain. Thank you for the generous Thanks-GIVING.
Here again is the new, winter schedule for classes. No group classes on Wednesdays. (That leaves it open for private lessons 🙂 See you on the dance floor!
TangoLife Classes, November, 2015
Classes and private lessons are held at Rebecca’s home studio unless otherwise noted. (2610 Likely Ct. Park on street, walk down outdoor stairs on right side of house to lower entrance.) Below are summaries of what we cover in each class:
Tuesdays, 7:30-9 pm. $10. Tango OnePointFive:
For new-ish tango students ready for more fun.* Learn fundamental tango techniques which allow partners to dance as one, without pushing or pulling. By remaining balanced in our own axis, we avoid any heavy feel to our partners, while maintaining a very cozy embrace and much more freedom of movement. We scroll through basic steps: walking, ochos, turns, parallel and cross system, while continually improving our balance and connection. Clear instruction on bridging into close embrace, allowing free movement and discovering the important “spiral in the body.” Important social dance etiquette, including navigation, cabeceo (inviting/accepting dances), etc, are taught and practiced to ensure success at milongas. Please RSVP for space availability.
*Brand new students please contact Rebecca for personal “Intro to Tango” lessons.
Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm. $10. Intermediate:
Working into sustained close embrace, as comfort and ability allow, we polish fundamental patterns everyone should know, with variations and smooth transitions. Intermediate concepts, including the purpose behind sacadas, molinetes, back crosses, embellishments. Emphasis on proficiency and musicality. Getting comfortable with vals and milonga songs. Understanding differences between various tango styles. Digging into the wisdom and surprising dynamics of the milonguero style. Please RSVP for space availability.
Sundays, 6:30-8:30 or 9 pm (depending on attendance). $5.
ALL COMMUNITY PRACTICA:
Bellingham Dance Co, 1705 N State St, B’ham.
Drop in practice time for ALL LEVELS of tango dancers. Plenty of music, space, mirrors and tango friends working out the details of whatever they recall from class. Great chance to meet the rest of the gang, get feedback, help each other grow and have more than a few laughs. Dance a bit with everyone, or just one partner, whatever you wish. (PRACTICA DOES NOT MEET FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH DUE TO TANGOLIFE MILONGA.)
Private lessons with Rebecca:
Still just $40/hour or $50/1.5 hour, for one or two people. (This is part of my investment in growing the community. Most teachers charge $70-90.) Typically we really do accomplish a month of progress in one session, for men or women. Taking one private every 4-6 weeks will keep bad habits in check and progress going forward. I’m available afternoons, some evenings and weekends by appointment.
*Brand new students: *Please contact Rebecca for personal “Intro to Tango” lessons to bring you quickly up to speed prior to group classes. 360-739-0685, Rebzebb@msn.com.