The March 24, 2013 Tango Symposium was an experiment, a trial run, which is proving to be of great interest to both the panelists and the attendees:
A word in retrospect from our panelists:
Thank you for inviting me to your symposium, you are a very creative, intelligent , talented & dedicated teacher. IS
You are welcome! It was fun! Good idea to try it every once in a while. Thanks for organizing! AZ
[Your Tango Symposium] was an interesting event. I'm afraid that we have not explained enough the difference of dance styles. YK
Response from the audience:
Sunday was a truly rare and valuable experience for me. I sure appreciate all your efforts to bring various perspectives to us. SL
I was fascinated to observe your reaction and to see the dance and personal connection between you and each leader. What is interesting to me is that each leader asks or desires a follower, (you in this case), to respect, follow and more or less, “ to listen to his uniqueness”. By uniqueness I mean each leader is demonstrating what is significant or unique in their style of Tango. This “focus” is a core aspect of each leaders psyche, so much so, that each leader’s art form reflects their unique personal Tango style and is elevated into a form representing a personal signature of significance. SL
Thank you so much for organizing this wonderful event for us. It was indeed very educational and I would welcome more events of this type. NM
Thanks for bringing another educational, fun Tango program to us and I am definitely interested in more in the future. SV
Yes, I would like to have another opportunity to attend the Tango Symposium. Yes, the classical style suits me just fine. Thank you. I am having such a good time in your class. MT
Returns to the Bay Area February 18 - 24, 2013
Workshops, Classes & Milonga Appearances
Tuesday February 19, 2013
2:00-5:00pm Private Classes - BDS, Campbell
7:00-8:30pm All Levels - Dance Boulevard, San Jose
8:30-10:00pm Intermediate/Advanced - Dance Boulevard, San Jose
Thursday February 21, 2013
2:00-5:00pm Private Classes - La Pista, San Francisco
8:00-9:00pm Intermediate Class - Verdi Club, San Francisco
9:00-12:00am Verdi Club Milonga, San Francisco
Saturday February 23, 2013
3:00-4:30pm All Levels - Dance Boulevard, San Jose
4:30-6:00pm Intermediate - Dance Boulevard, San Jose
Sunday February 24, 2013
2:00-3:30pm All Levels - La Pista, San Francisco
3:30-5:00pm - La Pista San Francisco
9:00-11:00pm Alberto's Milonga, Mountain View
We may designate a suggested dancer level in the workshop description.
If students are uncertain whether the material will be too complex for
them, please scroll down for some help. In selecting the appropriate
level of workshop please consider the length of time you have danced as
well as your personal ability to lead or follow, successfully.
many members in this club!)
Realistically speaking, completing a six or eight week course in
Argentine Tango does not elevate the student from the Beginner status!
Six months of regular dancing is often still considered Beginner by the
more accomplished. In selecting the appropriate level of workshop please
consider the length of time you have danced as well as your personal
ability to lead or follow, successfully.
In general an Intermediate dancer is one who dances regularly and can
successfully dance with multiple partners (consecutively, not
concurrently) at social events. If you are not a regular social dancer
but you have attended multiple classes that are considered to be at an
intermediate level, you will be comfortable in all beginner/intermediate
and intermediate level workshops.
An advanced dancer is one who has pursued tango on a higher level,
studied with professional maestros and constantly challenges their
ability to excel in the dance. It is not always the complexity of steps
that makes a class advanced; it refers more to the skill level required
of the student to execute the movements taught with exceptional
technique, elegance and poise.
A Word –
If you feel that your skills are improving hour by hour during these
workshops you may be inclined to challenge yourself to a workshop that
is possibly slightly ahead of your skill set, but please be considerate
of the more advanced students who will have specifically selected the
more advanced designations and will (naturally) expect the students who
share in that workshop to be of comparable ability...
Weekly from 3:00-4:30+pm
Continuing program for dancers who have a reasonable understanding of Argentine Tango foundation:
The embrace, the posture, intention, linear movement, parallel and cross system, invitation and circular movement
- Unusual Invasions - Sacadas by happenstance
- By Hook or By Crook - Ganchos and enganches
- Power Down - Pivoting skills for maximum rotation
All classes start with a few drills and exercises to focus the mind and prepare the body for dance.
Details on study topics are sent via newsletter to regular attendees. Join the newsletter at class or request to be added through Contact Us.
$20 per person. Class may run till 5:00pm if material is not completed
LOCATION: Ballroom Dance Supply
4850 Harwood Road,
San Jose, CA 95124