Sunday Tango Practica (all levels)
Every Sunday w/Bill Alsup
12:00n-4:00p $7 - refreshments/snacks, lesson, dancing
The Practica is an informal dance where students are encouraged to dance with other dancers of varying levels, try new things, make mistakes, practice, ask for feedback, and play! An instructor is on hand for asking questions and discussing concepts. Venders of various Tango related goods are often in attendance, making the practica a one-stop-shop-and-dance event! It costs $7 per person to attend the Sunday Tango Practica (including the lesson!), which includes refreshments, and snacks!
Practica con gusto (all levels)
Every 2nd Friday - $10 11/8
This practice social is for new and seasoned dancers alike. A safe, fun, and casual environment, dancers are invited to work on their dance, meet new people, and even try out learning the “other role”.
Throughout this unique 2.5 hour practica, short 10-minute lessons are interspersed with a variety of Tango music, spanning from the Golden Age Classics to Modern Orchestras. These mini-lessons are geared towards giving dancers material to work on while having the opportunity to practice in the moment, without the pressures of being in a Tango Social.
To support more frequent rotation of partners, music is DJ’d in a 2-song format, followed by a “Cortina”, short transitional songs during which time you have an opportunity to find a new partner to work with.
Come curious, ready to learn, ready to laugh, already to make mistakes, and support your fellow dancers.
sign up! - 11/8
TANGO QUICKSTART WORKSHOp (INTRO) W/GLYKERIA MANIS
11/23 SAT 12:00-3:00p $40 online, $45 in studio
Did you know that Portland is home to one of the largest Argentine Tango festivals in North America? It is no wonder as this romantic and thoughtful dance has changed the lives of thousands of people around the world! Come find out why and how in this special 3 hour workshop designed to get you out on the Tango floor in one afternoon! In this workshop, we will explore Argentine Tango fundamentals (such as frame, timing, the line of dance, and the beauty of walking in Tango) as well as progress to slightly more complicated movements. Students will gain confidence in and connection with their partner and the music given Glykeria’s approached, which is both academic and personable. Come find out what's the to-do about this dance! No prior experience is required. No partner required. Please wear comfortable shoes that do not stick to a wood floor surface (leather bottoms are best).
intro to tango + role switch workshop (intro) w/GLY
TBA SAT 11a-1p $30 online, $35 in studio
Argentine Tango QuickStart… Jumpstart Your Tango!
This workshop includes essential elements for lead/follow and connection in Argentine Tango.
Learn secrets of the embrace and how to synchronize with your partner. Infuse instant confidence and elegance into your dance!
This workshop is ideal for those completely new to Argentine Tango or for dancers with a some experience looking to refine and solidify their dance skills. Are you looking to expand your Tango knowledge with Role-Switching?! This is the perfect way to practice new skills and build on your Tango!
Open Roles Welcome. No Partner Required.
Leather or suede shoes recommended.