TangoLife Classes + Practica Feb 7+

Dear TangoLovers,

True Fact #1 News of the day: Tonight’s Lesson + Practica at Bell Tower is CANCELLED due to snow! Please stay warm and safe at home, and enjoy a little kitchen tango practice on your own.

True Fact #2 News of the day: I am now using MailChimp as my email system for group emails for classes and also TangoLife Milonga. Sometimes these emails get directed to your “junk” box unless you add them as an approved sender. I will send THIS email the OLD way and the NEW way. If you do not see TWO of these in your email box today, then please check your junk box, and add this as an approved sender. (Unless you want to unsubscribe, which will be very easy now.) Next week, I will only send the group email using the new MailChimp program, so don’t get left out in the cold!

Apparently I have brought the snow back with me from Colorado! Thanks to everyone who joined us at TangoLife Bollywood Milonga last Sunday, and braved the beginning flurries of our current white blanket on the way home. I love how everyone got in the spirit of the cultural theme celebrating India, and the wonderful photos by Dwayne Rogge may be viewed here, even if you don’t have Facebook:  (That’s his great pic above!)


Thursday class is on normal schedule, as it looks like plenty of rain will fall by then. We will focus on strategies for dancing at a FESTIVAL, since so many will be attending the Portland Valentango Festival this coming weekend.


EVERY TUESDAY: (except Feb 7 tonight!)

Big Class before the BellTower 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 pm, and let’s get this tango moving! No experience needed, but all levels will be challenged to reach their best abilities. Drop in.
Class: 6-7 pm, beginner/early intermediate levels. $10.

Instructors: Rebecca Niemier, David Beaumier, Victor Flores.

BellTower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham



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 26-30. Save a landfill and bring a water bottle. Street parking is free.

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

BellTower Studio, 1430 N Garden St, Bellingham

Hosted by Rebecca and the B’ham community


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.


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.

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Rebecca Niemier