Sunday Tango Practica (all levels)
Every Sunday w/Bill Alsup
Special Guest hosts in July!
7/21: Jerry Wallach
7/28: Mike McCarrel
8/4: Glykeria Manis
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
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! - 8/09
beyond beginner tANGo quickstart W/GLYKERIA MANIS
TBA SAT 12:00-3:00p $40 online, $45 in studio
Have you just started learning Argentine Tango and feel ready for the next level?
Have you been dancing only one role and want to try the "other side" (lead/follow)?
This workshop will improve your social dance skills and challenge you with new combinations. Learn how to expand your repertoire and maximize your fun on the social dance floor by learning cool alterations, easy and effective navigation and improvisation on the fly! This workshop is meant to infuse your tango body with balance, elegance, musicality, connection and pure fun!
No partner necessary. Leather or Suede Soles (or something similar, like Toms) recommended.
tango quickstart workshop level 1 (intro) W/GLY
TBA $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).