Tango Workshops

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Occasionally Tango Fantástico hosts visiting Argentine stage celebrities, professional teachers and dancers for workshops and private classes.  Tango workshops usually designate an accomplishment level as the format of a workshop requires that students be able to comprehend verbal directions regarding position, movement and the partnership dynamics with a certain degree of proficiency.  Students who are properly qualified in a proficiency category will not detain the other students from advancing. 

Come join in the fun with authentic inspiration straight from Argentina - But come prepared, workshops are more intense and focused than regular weekly classes.  Professional teachers expect students to be motivated to experiment, work hard, and ask relevant questions. 

Remember, Argentine teachers may not be fluent in English and probably speak with an accent.

When we host visitors we will always provide some background information about their dancing careers.

Two-Tier-Tango

Two-Tier Tango

Weekly Saturday Class 3:00-5:00pm

October - December 2017

First Hour - Foundation Focus

(suitable for Beginners required for all second hour students)

The Tango foundation must be strong to support the structure of the dance. If you are new to Tango or a little sketchy on the basics this class will help to build your confidence and ability to enjoy dancing in a social setting.  A solid foundation provides the skills to build an increasingly interesting dance.

  •  Connection
  •  Intention
  •  Invitation

Fees:  $15  Students are welcome to sit and quietly watch the second hourSue  Sashaweb

Second Hour - Complexity through Dissociation

(suitable for experienced social dancers and accomplished students)

Increasing the complexity of your Argentine Tango involves the addition of dissociation and invasion.  This hour will be focused on developing more advanced tango skills including specific timing, generating and surrendering to energy, artistic lines and musical expression.  Examples:

  •  Options:  Boleo con latigazo (boleo with whip action), Boleo al  piso (boleo on the floor), Rebote  (rebound)
  •  Technique:  Saludo, caricia, adorno (finishing touches)
  •  Alternates:  Colgada & Volcada (off axis moves)

Fees:  $20  Students are required to attend the first hour

LOCATION:  Ballroom Dance Supply
4850 Harwood Road,
San Jose, CA 95124

Two-Tier-Tango

Two-Tier Tango

Weekly Saturday Class 3:00-5:00pm

June-September 2017

 

First Hour - Foundation Focus

(suitable for Beginners required for all second hour students)

The Tango foundation must be strong to support the structure of the dance. If you are new to Tango or a little sketchy on the basics this class will help to build your confidence and ability to enjoy dancing in a social setting.  A solid foundation provides the skills to build an increasingly interesting dance.

  • Connect
  • Communicate
  • Create

Fees:  $15  Students are welcome to sit and quietly watch the second hourDiegoSue5web

Second Hour - Complexity through Dissociation

(suitable for experienced social dancers and accomplished students)

Increasing the complexity of your Argentine Tango involves the addition of dissociation and invasion.  This hour will be focused on developing more advanced tango skills including specific timing, generating and surrendering to energy, artistic lines and musical expression.

  • Hooks
  • Whips
  • Sweeps and more...

Fees:  $20  Students are required to attend the first hour

LOCATION:  Ballroom Dance Supply
4850 Harwood Road,
San Jose, CA 95124

 

 

Free Introductory Workshop

Introductory Workshop - Free

So the thought of learning to tango has crossed your mind but you just need a little taste, a sample, before you commit?  My solution is to invite you, as a guest, no fee, no investment, just come and join me in an open session of self-discovery.  You may be asked to connect, walk, enjoy the music, and meet new friends and future partners.

Tammi at GetFit has offered to host Tango Fantastico for an afternoon Introductory Workshop of Argentine Tango:

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When:  Sunday, May 21st 2017

Time:  2:00-3:30pm

Where:  GetFit in Morgan Hill

 

Special discount offer to workshop attendees when you sign up for 8-week group class series for beginners at GetFit on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm starting the following week.

 

GetFit, 16145 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

 

Summer 2016 Worshops

June - July - August

Saturdays from 3pm "Progressive" workshops for all levels in San Jose:

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Novices and Beginners are encouraged to attend the first hour as participating students, enjoy moving with more experienced dancers and making new acquaintances while acquiring a solid foundation. In addition, all beginners are invited to watch the second hour to see how a fundamental move they have learned is applied in more complex situations. All classes will start with a few drills and exercises to focus the mind and prepare the body for dance. Fundamental moves will be studied to provide a foundation from which the more complex aspects will be explored.

Recent topics:

Creativity versus Planning

A Variety of Crosses in Sequence

Building the dance around the ocho

Improved timing and delivery:  Lapiz followed by Sacada

Barrrida and Llevada 

Contact Us

LOCATION:  Ballroom Dance Supply
4850 Harwood Road,
San Jose, CA 95124

Saturday Workshop - January 2016

Tango PassionJanuary 2016

Saturday January 2nd ----  3:00-5:00pm

First half – Fundamentals:  Rock Step vs. Cadencia, Rock Step Turn (parallel options)
Second half – Intermediate level & up:  Rock/Change Direction (with an interesting twist) and Cadena

All regular continuing students are encouraged to take the 2 hour continuous workshop - consider drills and fundamentals time to review and practice.  Beginners are welcome to join us for the first half only for the discounted rate of $10 but everyone is asked to arrive at 3:00pm.

2 hour workshop: $20 per person

 
LOCATION:  Ballroom Dance Supply
4850 Harwood Road,
San Jose, CA 95124

 

Saturday Workshops

Tango In RedNovember 2015

Saturday Workshops resume at Starlite Ballroom

3:00-4:30pm  Tango Seducción - Beginners & returning students

An intensive workshop style class in Fundamentals for beginners and returning dancers. Classes are continuous (not a series) and designed to train students to achieve fluid movement, core control, axis, balance, frame and dissociation, through intention and invitation.

To achieve maximum potential and fastest growth, this curriculum may be combined with the FASTTRACK beginner classes offered by Tango Fantástico.

4:30-6:00pm  Tango Apasionado - Intermediate & Up

Enjoy a focused intermediate workshop that introduces new moves and incorporates them into familiar sequences. Filled with information Tango Apasionado cultivates immediate results. A thorough knowledge of Fundamentals is required as intermediate movements can only be successfully achieved from a solid foundation.

Single Workshop:  $15

Intermediate students may elect to take the beginners class to review fundamentals and pay-it-forward to incoming students: Two workshops $25

Location:  Starlite Ballroom, 5178 Moorpark Avenue #60, San Jose CA 95129