TangoLife Classes, Practica 3/27 +

Dear TangoLovers,

How wonderful it is to see our tango community growing bolder, spreading it’s wings, and investing energy into further development of our tango barrio! So many Bellinghamsters were representing at the Seattle Tango Marathon March 17-19, including some pretty high level workshops with Alicia Pons. Then, last Saturday there was a great turn out at David B’s Ultimo Baile, followed by Sunday in Seattle, where more ‘Hamsters were sighted at La Garua Milonga. This Friday, another team is Seattle-bound for Cachirulo Milonga, a sold-out Encuentro style milonga. One friend said, “We have an embarrassment of tango riches in this area!”

How do we keep track of all these events? In addition to FACEBOOK, which seems to publish breaking tango news FIRST, you may check out allseattletango.com. Or, if you prefer to head north, go to allvancouvertango.com. For Encuentro events, see Siempremilonguero.org.

Staying in town? Don’t forget allbellinghamtango.com. In fact, thanks to Melissa for hosting, there is a pop-up milonga on April 8, with workshops by Seattle’s Sara Rose and her partner Albano, starting at 1 pm. Details on the local website!

And of course, TangoLife Milonga “Silk Road” is this coming Sunday, April 2. I have LOTS of RSVP’s, already, so a great turn out is expected! Info on www.TangoLife.biz and on the allbellighamtango.com website.

Lastly, our TUESDAY TANGO LESSON AND PRACTICA are starting 30 minutes LATER, beginning April 4. This makes it possible for many folks to attend after work without skipping dinner! And David Beaumier and I don’t want ANYONE to miss out! See new times below….

See you at the Practica! Hugs to all!…..Rebecca

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TUESDAYS, BEGINNING PLUS:

NEW START TIME BEGINNING April 4:

Big Class before the Bell Tower Practica”
Come one and all to our new BIGGER CLASS, with more students, more technique drills, and a full uninterrupted hour to develop step sequences and grow your tango from the ground up. Get your shoes on by 6:30 pm, and let’s get this tango moving! No experience needed, but all levels will be challenged to reach their best abilities.
Class: 6:30-7:30 pm, beginner/early intermediate levels. $10.

BRAND NEW BEGINNERS: ARRIVE AT 6 PM FOR 30 MINUTE TANGO BASICS CLASS

Optional Practica from 7:30-9:30 pm: $5.

Instructors: Rebecca Niemier, David Beaumier

Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham

ALL COMMUNITY TANGO PRACTICA:

NEW LATER START TIME 7:30 BEGINNING APRIL 4:

EVERY TUESDAY, Come practice your tango with everyone, or just your favorite partner. Work out those moves and technique you learned in class in our relaxed setting! Exquisite tango music will be pouring up through the Bell Tower, at the purple building where N Garden and Ellis streets intersect. The 1100 SQ FT sprung bamboo floor is wonderful, there’s a great sound system, mirrors that will not lie, and even a ballet bar. Average number of dancers is holding steady at 22-30. Save a landfill and bring a water bottle. Street parking is free.

Practica: 7:30-9:30 pm. All levels are welcome. $5 each.

Bell Tower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham

Hosted by Rebecca and the B’ham tango community

 

THURSDAYS, INTERMEDIATE CLASS:

Going for it: 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.

Thursdays, Intermediate level, 7-8:30 pm. $10.

TangoLife Studio, 2610 Likely Ct.

Assistant teacher: Eric Cole.

 

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 $70-100.) 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.