Archive for March, 2011

Tango 101: Ten Classes to Tango Starts April 16, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2011 by openhorizonsteve

The 10-session Tango course for those new to Tango and all others wishing to solidify and deepen their understanding of tango.

(If you are an experienced Tango dancer and bring in one or more paying beginners that you want to mentor – or not -, you can attend for free.)

Syllabus

Teacher: Dubravko Kakarigi
Assistants: Elke Weiblezahl, Sarah Bollinger, Steve Littler
Location: 308-B W University Ave, Gainesville, FL

Dates/times: 1-5pm, 5 Saturdays, from April 16, 23, 30 & May 21 & 28, 2011

Objective: Introduce you to the art of dancing tango socially and enable you to enjoy dancing at a milonga (gathering where tango is danced socially)

Topics:

1. introduction (session 1)

a. history
b. resources

2. elements

a. walking
b. posture
c. embrace
d. connection
e. musicality

3. concepts

a. open vs close embrace (1, 2)
b. tracks (sessions 1, 2, 3)
c. single, double time (2, 3)
d. cross vs. parallel walk (3, 4)
e. “cross” (4)
f. change of front (4, 5, 6)
g. change of direction (7, 8)
h. “code” or grapevine (9)
i. molinete (9, 10)

4. techniques

a. exercises
b. axis
c. disassociation
d. balance
e. pivot

Course is taught in 10 2-hour sessions with extra times for practice. All elements of tango and all techniques are explored in each session with more and more rigor devoted to them, as appropriate for the concept studied as the course progresses. This syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change depending on the progress the class makes.

Towards the end of the course, you will be invited to attend Milonga Pavadita. At the end of the course, you will show what you have learned at the Milonga Pavadita.

Cost: $200 paid before March 14, $250 March 14 and before March 19, $300 on March 19, $35/session for walk-ins. Make payment via PayPal (click on the link below or e-mail tangopavadita@gmail.com for instructions).

See the course anouncement for more detailed information and PayPal pament links. https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=19L2LaKOtNZruukAD-f2vUkT-5Fa6ZfCxciqFLIUQIvo&pli=1

Syllabus Document: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1umxFbp96XHfyGgQjhLsGIjeEZm4KWctxzpc1d4ifG0M

No partner necessary. We will make all efforts to match the students gender-wise.

Dubravko Kakarigi has been dancing tango since 2004. He has been teaching since 2006. Dubravko studied with many renowned teachers in the US and in Buenos Aires (among others: Ana Maria Schapira, Mimi Santapa, Susana Miller, Maria Plazaola, Cacho Dante, Julio Balmaceda and Corina dela Rosa, Pedro “Tete” Rusconi, Jorge Torres, Alberto Paz and Valorie Hart, Santiago Croce). He travels to Buenos Aires yearly and to many festivals and gatherings in the US to expand his tango.

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Tango 101: Ten Classes to Tango Starts April 16, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2011 by openhorizonsteve

The 10-session Tango course for those new to Tango and all others wishing to solidify and deepen their understanding of tango.

(If you are an experienced Tango dancer and bring in one or more paying beginners that you want to mentor – or not -, you can attend for free.)

Syllabus

Teacher: Dubravko Kakarigi
Assistants: Elke Weiblezahl, Sarah Bollinger, Steve Littler
Location: 308-B W University Ave, Gainesville, FL

Dates/times: 1-5pm, 5 Saturdays, from April 16, 23, 30 & May 21 & 28, 2011

Objective: Introduce you to the art of dancing tango socially and enable you to enjoy dancing at a milonga (gathering where tango is danced socially)

Topics:

1. introduction (session 1)

a. history
b. resources

2. elements

a. walking
b. posture
c. embrace
d. connection
e. musicality

3. concepts

a. open vs close embrace (1, 2)
b. tracks (sessions 1, 2, 3)
c. single, double time (2, 3)
d. cross vs. parallel walk (3, 4)
e. “cross” (4)
f. change of front (4, 5, 6)
g. change of direction (7, 8)
h. “code” or grapevine (9)
i. molinete (9, 10)

4. techniques

a. exercises
b. axis
c. disassociation
d. balance
e. pivot

Course is taught in 10 2-hour sessions with extra times for practice. All elements of tango and all techniques are explored in each session with more and more rigor devoted to them, as appropriate for the concept studied as the course progresses. This syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change depending on the progress the class makes.

Towards the end of the course, you will be invited to attend Milonga Pavadita. At the end of the course, you will show what you have learned at the Milonga Pavadita.

Cost: $200 paid before March 14, $250 March 14 and before March 19, $300 on March 19, $35/session for walk-ins. Make payment via PayPal (click on the link below or e-mail tangopavadita@gmail.com for instructions).

See the course anouncement for more detailed information and PayPal pament links. https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=19L2LaKOtNZruukAD-f2vUkT-5Fa6ZfCxciqFLIUQIvo&pli=1

Syllabus Document: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1umxFbp96XHfyGgQjhLsGIjeEZm4KWctxzpc1d4ifG0M

No partner necessary. We will make all efforts to match the students gender-wise.

Dubravko Kakarigi has been dancing tango since 2004. He has been teaching since 2006. Dubravko studied with many renowned teachers in the US and in Buenos Aires (among others: Ana Maria Schapira, Mimi Santapa, Susana Miller, Maria Plazaola, Cacho Dante, Julio Balmaceda and Corina dela Rosa, Pedro “Tete” Rusconi, Jorge Torres, Alberto Paz and Valorie Hart, Santiago Croce). He travels to Buenos Aires yearly and to many festivals and gatherings in the US to expand his tango.

Jorge Torres in Tallahassee March 26-27, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2011 by openhorizonsteve

Jorge Torres, experienced choreographer and teacher, is giving six Vals Cruzado workshops in Tallahassee
on March 26-27, 2011 (noon-5pm). The main topics are improvisation, pivots and colgadas.
Total cost: $150. More details can be found at http://www.tangotallahassee.com/calendar.shtml and
http://www.meetup.com/Tango-in-Tallahassee. Please contact Gordon Erlebacher at gerlebacher@fsu.edu
or (850) 322-0194 for any additional information, including desirability of private lessons.