Quickstart Workshop $40 online, $45 in studio
2 Hr Seminar Workshop $25 online, $30 in studio
argentine Tango quickstart (intro) W/GLYKERIA MANIS
8/19 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).
Intermediate Tango Seminar (int) w/glykeria manis
8/27 SUN 11:00a-1:00p
MOVING WITH MORE EASE….
Entice and infuse your dancing with skills to flow with your dance partner. The techniques you will learn will provide muscle memory and conditioning to free your inner expression. They will further support alignment and balance, which are essential to grace and ease. Ultimately, the classes are designed to provide a vocabulary to embody your passion and to effortlessly bring the art of improvisation and embellishment to your tango repertoire. These monthly workshops will give you confidence to dance with more freedom keeping an elegant style.
No partner required. Drop-In Class. Leather or suede bottom shoes recommended.
Prior experience: at least 6 months Argentine Tango experience required
Sunday Tango Practica (all levels)
Every Sunday w/Bill Alsup + guests! 1:00-2:00p drop in lesson 2:00-5:00p open 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!