Tango Workshops

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.

Saturday Workshop

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March 2015

March 7 - Linear Turns for Tango & Vals
March 14 - The First Three Dimensions of Tango
March 21 - Milonga Traspie
March 28 - Invasion Moves

Saturday Workshop

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February 2015

February 7 - Milonga
February 14 - Close Embrace
February 21 - Back Ochos, Alternate Treatments 
February 28 - Don't Side Step This!

Saturday Workshop


January 2015

January 3 - Heightened Awareness
January 10 - Frame, Head and 'Resistance' 
January 17 - Fun, Simple Moves
January 24 - Crosses for Leader & Follower 
January 31 - Who's on first? Changing the axis of a circular move


Jorge Nel - October 24

JorgeNel Jorge Nel Giraldo (Mr. Tango Shoes) Workshop:  Milonga Traspie

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

All students attending this workshop are required to be able to balance, pivot and lead or follow quick changes of axis. 
Milonga Traspie involves continuous fast footwork through rhythmic application... and a sense of humor!

7:00-8:30pm  Tango Fundamentos - Beginners class with Sue $15.00

7:00-9:00pm  Mr. Tango Shoes for sale and order 

9:00-10:30pm  Milonga Traspie with Jorge Nel & Sue

(Level:  Intermediate & Up) -- $25.00 per person
Dance Boulevard, 1824 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95124

Tango Symposium

The First Tango Fantástico Tango Symposium
Sunday, March 24th 2013   ~   2:00 - 5:00pm

Sue  SashawebTango Symposium - A gathering of tango enthusiasts

FOCUS:  To define, explain and discuss the similarities and differences between the various genres of Tango:
Traditional Salon Style
Nuevo (New)
Social vs Stage
Interviews with Teachers and Experienced Dancers
Demonstrations, Questions, Answers and Experimentation
A look at milonga etiquette and rules
Dancing for everyone (minimum 60 minutes) -- All levels welcome -- $15 per person

Tango Symposium Feedback

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