Quickstart Workshop $40 online, $45 in studio
2 Hr Seminar Workshop $25 online, $30 in studio
argentine Tango quickstart (intro) W/GLYKERIA MANIS
5/27 SAT 12:00n-3:00p
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).
Beginning Tango Seminar (beg) W/GLYKERIA MANIS
6/11 SUN 11:00a-1:00p
7/9 SUN 11:00a-1:00p
8/13 SUN 11:00a-1:00p
There is much to appreciate about the unique features of Argentine Tango as an improvisational dance form! And so this workshop is designed to give dancers new to Argentine Tango the skills to become better dancers and better learners of this beautiful dance form.
We reinforce the meaning of the lead and follow roles, build muscle memory for the elegant “Argentine Tango Style” walk, exercise the fundamentals of rhythm and musicality and improvisation. Now that you are walking in Tango, let's get some patterns, learn to walk with varied steps, and play with your partners line of dance with your own!
This class also discusses the history and etiquette of Tango and how to maximize your experience on the social dance floor.
No partner required.
Intermediate Tango Seminar (int) w/glykeria manis
5/28 SUN 11:00a-1:00p
6/25 SUN 11:00a-1:00p
7/23 SUN 11:00a-1:00p
8/27 SUN 11:00a-1:00p
This Intermediate workshop builds on the skills established in the beginning class and adds another layer of foundational material, and will also focus on the individual technique needed to dance Tango comfortably, in balance, and beautifully for both leads and follows of all levels. This is a technique class, and the skills learned here can be applied to other dance disciplines, as well as Argentine Tango, naturally!
No partner required.
TANGO Challenge WORKSHOP (beg/INt) W/GLYKERIA
TBA SAT 2:30-5:30p $40 online, $45 in studio
Ready for the next level? Improve your social dance and challenge yourself with new combinations! Maximize your fun on the social dance floor by learning cool alterations, on and off axis movements, easy and effective navigation and improvisation on the fly! Infuse your tango body with balance, elegance, connection and pure fun!
Sunday Tango Practica (all levels)
Every Sunday w/Bill Alsup + guests! 1:00-2:00p drop in lesson 2:00-5:00p open dancing *NO PRACTICA 2/12
The Practica is an informal dance where students are encouraged to dance with other dancers of varying levels, try new things, make misakes, 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 $5 per person to attend the Sunday Tango Practica (including the lesson!), which includes refreshments, and snacks!