Tango 101 Crash Course
Post date: Sep 29, 2016 11:08:32 PM
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Learn the beautiful, elegant, and sensual dance: Argentine Tango.
Dance as One! Look amazing on the dance floor.
No partner? No problem! We rotate during class.
Progressive training! Learn in one day what others learn in 4 weeks.
Social Hashtag: #Tango101
FEATURE DANCE INSTRUCTOR
WHAT IS ARGENTINE TANGO?
MEET MAURO MARCONE
Mauro Marcone was born in San Nicolás de los Arroyos, Buenos Aires. In 1998, Mauro took he's first steps as a tango dancer. He now resides in Houston Tx. He has taken many lessons with a number of great masters both in Argentina as well as in USA. Mauro's style of dancing is the traditional tango salon. Mauro's goal is to pass on his knowledge of tango dancing as well as the culture behind it."
TANGO 101 SYLLABUS*
This is a three-hour course with a 10 minute break after each hour During the beginning we start with the introduction of the basic steps and figures in Tango. As the course progresses we will teach you new skills and techniques based on a ladder system. Don't worry, our detailed breakdown will get you dancing Tango in no time. Here is a proposed class syllabus.
- The Embrace
- Basic Step
- Sway of Weight
- Side Step
- Ocho para adelante
- Ocho para atrae
- Molinete (Right)
- Molinete (Left)
- Cross System Basic
- Varations of Caminadas
- Caminada con Giro
- Sacada (Left Feet)
- Sacada (Right Feet)
Note that not all moves will be shown in class. We adapt the class based on the number and skills of the attendees. We will try to cover as much as possible. Look for subsequent Tango Bootcamp to discuss other fun moves and topics!
Argentine Tango is the musical genre and dance that originated in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the early 1900s. The music and the dance flourished until the 1960s when it's popularity was eclipsed by rock n'roll and other popular music of that time. To further it's decline, the political upheaval in Argentina during that time made it illegal to have gatherings. Thus, a whole generation of Argentines grew up not learning how to dance tango.In the mid-80s, Argentine tango experienced a resurgence in popularity and Argentine tango teachers started traveling around the world and spreading the dance. The dance also made it's way onto university campuses (embraced especially by engineering students) and now there are tango student clubs at Harvard, MIT, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Michigan. Nowadays, it is possible to travel to any major city in the world, embrace a stranger, and dance the tango! Hope you can join this awesome workshop! You will find that the atmosphere in our classes is relaxed, personable, and lively. We are dedicated to inspiring students to dance tango with feeling, musicality, cadencia, and connection - the way it is danced in the milongas of Buenos Aires.