Tuesday Night Tango in Palo Alto
First Baptist Church (in the Fellowship Hall)
305 N California Ave (X Bryant)
Palo Alto, CA
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.
September Series (9/7 - 9/28 2010): 7 Degrees of Crossed
Progressive series with Leslie Gordon
Everyone will learn to lead and follow.
7:00-8:00 Fundamentals- The Cross and Crossed System:
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.
This month we'll be looking at two things that make tango unique in partner dancing. The most important adornment in tango is the cross (cruzada). It is a fancy way to close the feet, and follows are admired for the beauty that they add to the cross. Unlike other dances, tango spends half of the time on the "wrong foot". Getting comfortable switching back and forth means you'll never be on the "wrong" foot again (at least in tango ;o)), Because it's always correct.
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+- Variations on the Cross:
Tango is the only dance that uses the "dark side" (opposite side as foot) to create beautiful and challenging movements.While we learn the basic cross in fundamentals, many dancers do not realize that there is an entire family of moves built on the same principles: crossing behind, ochos without pivots and off-axis crosses (volcadas). Create your own signature moves with crossing to both sides and all the variations. Learn to add your own flair to crosses as a follower.
**Next series starts October 5, 2010
Topic: To Be Announced**
9:00-11:00 -get your fix of alternative and classical music
-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 **
9/7 New Series Starts - DJ: Leslie Gordon
9/28 DJ :
10/5 New Series Starts -
11/2 New Series Starts - All About Close Embrace
11/9 No Event - Hall is a Polling Station
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