TangoLife Classes & Practica May 24+

Dear TangoLovers,
One of the many things I love about tango is the wonderful poise which develops in our bodies over time.  That sense of alignment and ease in our stride is a beautiful and certainly healthy thing.  Here is a tiny clip from my favorite online Axelander Technique practitioner with a tip you may have heard me use in class. I subscribe to his weekly email reminders.  You may like his material, as it all can apply to good tango.  Subscription is free, so check it out.
Current classes are below, including the new beginning tango class Tuesdays and the Wednesday Ladies Technique challenge of the Rulo Loco embellishment (forward and backward, no less!) and more.  Abrazos from Rebecca!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0EmDK_vARY
Tuesdays: BELLTOWER PRACTICA, plus BEGINNING TANGO LESSON1430 N Garden St, (cross street is Ellis St)Lesson: 6:30-7:15, $10, includes practica till 9 pm.Perfect for brand new beginners, no partner needed, (but hooray if you bring one!).  Come drop in and give tango a try!
Practica: 7-9 pm, $5.  Please bring own water bottle.Drop in practice time for ALL LEVELS of tango dancers. Great sound system, beautiful 1000 sq ft sprung floor, lots of space, mirrors and tango friends working out the details to create confidence, balance and grace in their tango. Come 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. On street parking. Building is purple.
TangoLife Classes, May, 2016
Classes below and private lessons are held at Rebecca’s home studio unless otherwise noted. (2610 Likely Ct. Please 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:WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-7:45, $10. LADIES TECHNIQUE–May 24 and 31: Challenging Rulo Loco embellishmentsThe end of May includes more advanced embellishments, which can look wonderful, or….  ;-(  Come supercharge your tango by learning the “way we move” to create balance, confidence and beauty in your dance.  For all levels.  Work on graceful body movements with fun drills and exercises, including lovely crosses, pivots you are proud of, and embellishments to stir the emotions.  The class you’ve been asking for!Wednesdays, 8-9:30 pm. $10. Tango OnePointFive:
For continuing 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.
Assistant teacher: Victor Flores.
Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm. $10. Intermediate:
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. 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.
Rebecca Niemier