TangoLife Classes (+ vacation schedule) Sept 8-22

Dear TangoLovers,

I’m still purring from all that animal magnetism everyone brought to TangoLife AnimaLonga on Sunday.  What great party energy was flowing there!  We had many newcomers to the milonga due to the 3-day weekend, and they were thrilled and promise to return.  Way to host our out of towners, everyone!  This is very different from the stories we hear of milongas that are clique-ish and unwelcoming. I applaud your efforts to dance and/or chat with new faces each time.
I will be out of town Sept 10-21, so there are no classes on those dates.  Head to practica and help each other grow.  Or consider dancing in Seattle or Vancouver for a bit of variety:  allseattletango.com or allvancouvertango.com (see events on the 19th!)
When I return, we will have one week of regular classes, then I may shake it up a bit, bringing brand new beginners in on Tuesdays, adding a technique class (Wednesdays at 7:30?), adjusting the lead/follow ratio in the classes, and making sure everyone remains challenged yet successful.  And maybe more chocolate! Meanwhile, tonight (Tuesday 9/6), and tomorrow (Wednesday 9/7), are on regular schedule.  See you in class!
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 NEXT WEEK SEPT 15!! TUESDAYS, 7:30-9 pm. $10. TangoOne: Beginning Your Tango Journey.
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.
NO CLASS NEXT WEEK SEPT 16!! 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….
NO CLASS SEPT 10 NOR 17!!!  THURSDAYS, 7:30-9 pm. $10. Intermediate +. 
*Includes posture, technique and balance drills, open and close embrace issues. Your increasing success with these techniques will determine what level dancer you 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
DO THIS:  SUNDAYS, 6:30-9 pm: ALL COMMUNITY PRACTICA  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! (PRACTICA DOES NOT MEET ON FIRST SUNDAY DUE TO TANGOLIFE MILONGA.)
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.

Rebecca Niemier