February 2010

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.

February Series (2/2 - 2/23 2010): Ochos and Spaces Between the Feet        

Progressive series with Leslie Gordon

Everyone will learn to lead and follow.

Tango can be danced in open or close embrace (chest to chest), or a combination of the two. This January, we will be fighting the cold with close embrace.

7:00-8:00  Fundamentals- Ochos in Open Embrace:

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.

Everything in tango.is built on walking and ochos. We will be working on the open embrace connection, walking, ochos and stops.

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+- Between the Feet:

So you've taken some classes, and dance tango at milongas, but get confused by moves that seem to start off similarly with different results. We will learn how to walk the fine line between sacadas, wraps and single axis turns. Why do you get one rather than another, and how to make it easy for someone to lead you in these lovely moves.

 **Next series starts March 2 2010

    Fundamentals- Turns    Intermediate- Interrupting Turns = Boleos and Changes of Direction**


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!

**Next Freelonga - February 16: Mardi Gras**

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 


             2/2        New Series Starts:    DJ: Gordo Oliver (from SF/Cellspace)


             2/16      Freelonga- Mardi Gras   DJ : Leslie

             2/23      DJ: Tolga Konik

             3/2        New Series Starts -Fundamentals- Turns; Intermediate- Interrupting Turns