TangoLife New Classes + WEDNESDAY Practica

Dear TangoLovers!

NEW BEGINNININGS: This amazing warm summer is barreling along toward September, which for many, is a time to consider what their Fall/Winter activities will include. Historically, our tango community has welcomed many new dancers to TangoLife’s beginning classes in September and October. This particular new season will coincide with a fresh start in our wonderful new location at the Majestic, downstairs, at 1027 N Forest St, Bellingham.

NEW CLASS “TangoLife Beginning Tango + Practica”: Starting on September 5, the TangoLife program for brand new beginners will switch to WEDNESDAY nights, with beginning class from 6:30-7:30 pm, followed by a two hour open practice time until 9:30 pm. Class is $12 for drop ins, $10 each for a set of four classes. Optional practice time is $5, and student rate is by donation. The entrance to the downstairs level is on E Maple St, and signs will guide you to our new classroom.

NEW FRIENDS: If you are one of the many who have learned “just a bit” about Argentine Tango, and are curious to explore this dance more, I sincerely hope you will join us in September for a 4-class set! Dancing is a celebrated and integral part of so many cultures for very good reasons. Expanding your social circle while simultaneously exercising your body, brain, balance, and listening to compelling music is a recipe for success for everyone. Head into winter with a smile on your face and new friends at your side! Begin any Wednesday in September!

NEW PRACTICA on WEDNESDAYS AND OPEN HOUSE: September is also the time when we begin to see our “alumni” returning to the dance floor, anxious to tune up their steps and technique and catch up with old friends. You alumni know what I mean when I say that our hearts miss you, and truly hope to see you at the NEW location and day of the week for our community practica, downstairs at the MAJESTIC at 1027 N Forest. A special bond forms when people strive together to create something touching and poignant, which is, no doubt, very good for our society right about now! And as many know, this is the essence of my tango mission.

Join us for the open house Wednesday, September 5 at the Majestic, 7:30-9:30 pm, for a mere $5 to help cover the rent. I’ll bring desserts, you bring beverages, David Beaumier will bring music, and we’ll all share some stories! Come be the U in CommUnity!

NEW TUESDAY INTERMEDIATE CLASS? RSVP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED! Beginning September 4, I will have Tuesday evenings open to begin a new intermediate class, for those wishing to refine and smooth out their tango. This is perhaps the most important phase of learning tango. Do not give up unless you have worked out these issues! For leads, we will work on smooth connections between patterns you may know, how to break apart patterns for true spontaneity and musicality, and tuning up posture, shapes and embrace. For follows, we focus on finding the sweet spot within the embrace to accompany your partner without stress, how to add your dance voice to the conversation (leads love this!), embellishments and correct techniques. Perfect material for returning dancers, or those with a few months of tango experience. Do RSVP ASAP so I know if we have enough for a full and balanced class! TangoLife Home Studio, 2610 Likely Ct. 7-8:30 pm. $12 drop in, $10 for a 4-class set.

NEW YOU—PRIVATE LESSONS: Still such a deal! $40/hr or $50 for 1.5 hr, for one student or a couple. All levels. Truly, ALL OF US benefit greatly from private lessons, including your fellow tango community members, as it becomes my task to gently but directly soften any rough edges on your dance technique so that others will be lined up to dance with you! The successful feedback I get from my private lesson students is so very rewarding. I really love diagnosing the “oops” situations so that the student—whether lead or follow—is able to self-correct in the future. And as I have said before, we will often make more improvements in one hour than a month of group lessons. That is….if you practice also! Call me darlings! Schedule a time slot to really move forward. 360-739-0685. Rebecca