New Series in Sautee Nacoochee - March 2019
Argentine Tango new Evening Option
Free Introduction To Argentine Tango
Monday, March 4, 2019
In Argentine Tango we develop skills from which to build an increasingly interesting dance. Being proficient in the basics allows your dance to flourish.
A good dancer is one who has acquired the skills to make it appear and feel effortless.
Argentine Tango is:
- fluid, integrated movement
- expression in an active art form
- connection through focus and skill
- exploring the limits of self discovery
8 week FASTTRACK series to follow, Monday evenings, suitable for novices and returning dancers
Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center, Community Hall
Thursday workshops from 2:00-3:30pm continue and will lead the way for the growing Sautee tango community
Free Introductory Short Course in Argentine Tango
Whats the Buzzzzz?
Argentine Tango has arrived in Homer, Georgia
Lately, everyone seems to want to learn the skillful dance of Argentine Tango. Why is that? The long smooth strides? The vintage music? The physical risqué aspect?
Everyone has their reasons and many cannot quite pinpoint what draws them to Argentine Tango - I believe I know what it is. For the next few weeks we will explore the esoteric aspects of this dance between strangers, the touch that makes it so rewarding and why once hooked, dancers find themselves on a lasting quest for 'connection'.
Join us on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm
February 12, 19, and 26, 2019
The Chimney Oaks Golf Club
148 Hammers Glen Drive, Homer, GA 30547
Fee$: NONE! This Introductory Short Course is Free.
This forum is being provided for the timid and the bold, dancers and 2-left footed folks, if you can walk you might enjoy Tango. It all begins with just showing up. No complex choreography to learn, great for all adults - seniors too. It is mild exercise only, no exertion and can really help with balance, alignment, posture, refined movement and proprioception.
Future group classes, private lessons, dates, times and fees will be announced at these complementary sessions. For more information please click here: Contact Us
Guardian of the Art
Apparently I have earned a reputation as a "Guardian of the Art". This is a wonderful compliment and it places a considerable responsibility on me to continue to protect the principal elements that characterize traditional, authentic Argentine Tango. Since I learned of this distinction I have taken on the responsibility to focus every class on improving the quality, clarity and precision of Connection, Dissociation and Improvisation - the essence of Argentine Tango.
Connection: Gentle touch with focused concentration, the 'connection' is best described as transcendental. Partners focus on one another to develop an invisible but palpable relationship, defined by the desire to remain in a measured close proximity without interrupting or imposing on one another.
Dissociation: With reference to self, dissociation is the separation and independent calculated movement of different parts of the body. With reference to partner, we develop an understanding of how the transfer of energy may be given and received consecutively, not concurrently, which is observed as 'energy in motion'.
Improvisation: When the partners connect and have developed sufficient dissociation they are able to move in a uniquely coordinated way that allows the dance to be created in real time. Unplanned, unrehearsed. The ultimate freedom of expression.
In Strangers' Arms - The Magic of the Tango is written by Beatrice Dujovne, my friend.