Tuesday Night Tango in Palo Alto

First Baptist Church (in the Fellowship Hall)

305 N California Ave (X Bryant)
Palo Alto, CA

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Argentine Tango

 Argentine Tango was born in the late 1800's in Buenos Aires, and has been changing and evolving ever since. It is a beautiful dance form that provides endless opportunity for improvisation and playfulness.

October Series (10/5 - 10/26 2010): Rhythm and Axes     

Progressive series with Leslie Gordon
Everyone will learn to lead and follow.

7:00-8:00  Fundamentals- Playing with Rhythm:

Have you always wanted to try tango, but never had  the time, or maybe you have some experience, but would like to try the other role, or just work on the fundamentals to help your more advanced mores? This class will work on those tango fundamentals, teaching you how to survive on the dance floor and have fun doing it.

Pauses and accelerations add flavor to your dance. You will learn to personalize your tango with these changes of rhythm as both a lead and a follow using very simple movements. We will also introduce you to the other 2 rhythms in tango: vals and milonga, and learn how to have fun with these dances.

8:00-9:00  Fundamentals- Practica
Stay for the practice led by some of the advanced students. We will review the material from the first class, and other tango basics.

8:00-9:00  Intermediate+- Mastering Axes:

Effortless advanced moves require controlling your axis, and helping your partner with his or hers. We'll take some time to correct common axis problems, AKA "How do I make my partner feel great and feel great to my partner?". Once we get on axis, we'll move off-axis and explore common colgadas, or "How to play with the hang".

What is my dance level?

 ************ No Event 11/2/10 ************

**Next series starts November 9, 2010

    Topic: All About Close Embrace**

Milonga/Practica:

9:00-11:00        -get your fix of alternative and classical music
                            -various DJ's
                            -large wooden floor to try your biggest
                             and wildest moves!

Cost:      series (4 classes)- $32  ; students $24 
               drop-in before 9 (for 1 or both classes)- $10; students $8
               drop-in after 9- $3; students $2  

            ** Always free after 10 pm **

**Next Freelonga - October 26: Le Bal des Vampires**

Events:  

              9/28      DJ : Leslie

             10/5      New Series Starts - Rhythm and Axes  DJ: Leslie

             10/12     DJ: Chris

             10/19     DJ: Leslie

             10/26      Freelonga- Le Bal des Vampires  DJ: Tolga

             11/2       No Event -  Hall is a Polling Station 

             11/9       New Series Starts - All About Close Embrace