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Let's Dance I.... Learn to Tango 3/14

Tango - Edition

We will learn tango and giving everyone a chance to enjoy a lesson in this romantic, dynamic dance with your fellow introverts. We will be attending the beginners practica, which starts at 2:30 PM and lasts until 3:30 PM.  See info below.

REGULAR INFORMATION

In 2015, the Practica will take place in the Great Hall on the main level on March 14, May 16, and September 12

Schedule: The Practica is on every Sat. 2:30-5pm. Admission is free and open to all.

Classes: Bring your non-dancer friends for our free introductory beginner’s class every week 2:45-3:30pm by our volunteer instructors in the separate practice area.  No registration or partner required. For intermediate dancers, polish up your moves at 3:30 pm with a 30-minute review on a different topic every week.

Updates:  Check our Facebook page at DC Tango Practica for the most current information on each weeks DJ's and instructors. 

Drinks and Snacks: Bring soft drinks or snacks to share as your contribution to this all-volunteer event that has been going on non-stop since November 2005.

Help Wanted: We have to clear the room by 5:15 pm, so please help by cleaning up trash and packing up your things as soon as the last tango is done so the Library staff can close up shop on time.

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  • Trevor

    is it possible to change the event location in this posting? It is improperly displayed as the memorial and the actual location is the memorial library.

    March 6, 2015

    • Kimbers

      Good Catch - The location is updated to show the library.

      1 · March 6, 2015

    • Trevor

      Thanks.

      March 6, 2015

  • Jim B.

    Here's an idea... They do Tango at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library every Saturday 2:30-5:00pm. Admission is free, but they do ask that you bring a soft drink or snacks to share as your contribution to this all-volunteer event. There's a free introductory beginner’s class every week 2:45-3:30pm by volunteer instructors in the separate practice area. No registration or partner is required. For intermediate dancers, you can polish up your moves at 3:30 pm with a 30-minute review on a different topic every week.

    More info here: https://sites.google.com/site/dctangocalendar/mlk-jr-memorial-library

    DC Tango Practica Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140239088911/

    2 · January 18, 2015

  • Justin M W.

    While Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons may work for me, mondays are more over ideal. Either way, I am interested in learning how to dance.

    December 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Salsa, Argentine Tango, and American Smooth Tango are fun. There are lots of location for salsa and argentine tango in the area including Eastern Market on Thursday nights and the DC Library for free argentine tango every Saturday. I would enjoy any of the dances.

    November 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    When is this happening?? Let's have a salsa night somewhere as a warm-up. There are lots of places....Havana Cafe etc. Anybody like the idea!?

    August 14, 2014

  • Alison

    I'm interested in learning either, but I would prefer Salsa. Weekends are best for me.

    July 21, 2014

  • ron

    Tango on an evening, but not Monday evenings. In a room w/AC if we do this in the summer. Prefer DC especially Joy of Motion in the Atlas district.

    July 14, 2014

  • Sue

    My vote is for salsa on a Sunday.

    June 18, 2014

  • Nonino

    Hi Val,
    They are both hard and easy. I know that sounds wrong but they are hard/hard for different reasons and because it depends on your personal comfort levels. Tango is easy because its the leaders job to decide where he wants to take the follower - but that's what makes it difficult because you are not tied to a set pattern (although you could be but that would not be good in the long run) and you will need to be creative and in so doing make each step tie into the next. Also, if you are afraid of being held close by a stranger, then tango can also be a challenge. On the other hand, salsa is fun and free flowing and the intimate closeness is not necessary but the turns and twists are much faster and at times more complex - synchronicity becomes even more important. One can go into more details on the philosophies of these two dances but hopefully that helps.

    May 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Which is easier? Lol. I think I want to learn to tango. Exciting!!! :)

    May 29, 2014

  • Nonino

    Depending on how much you want to get out of it. I've had good experience with Local Dance Professional. Try yelping them.

    April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    either one, weekends only, evening or afternoon.

    May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any Saturday night during the Summer works for me. #tango

    May 4, 2014

  • Breyan

    There is a place called teh Salsa Room in Arlington that would be good for this. They have lessons which take place prior to the open dance session.

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would be interested in learning to Tango, but only have weekends available. Also would love the chance to learn an elegant dance and dress for the occasion (like dancing with the stars) : - )

    April 23, 2014

  • Maria

    Weekends are perfect both thursday and friday afternoon might work too. Any of those two dances are good for me.

    March 1, 2014

  • Barbara

    I've taken salsa lessons so tango would be a fun new experience, but I'd be happy to do both.

    February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My preference between the two dances is Tango lessons. I already know how to dance salsa but depending on class I can always use a refresher on timing dancing on either 1 or 2.

    February 17, 2014

  • Jess F.

    Depending on the date and cost, I would be interested in a salsa lesson. Mondays and Wednesdays generally aren't good for me in the evening. sounds fun!

    February 17, 2014

  • Nonino

    Ps. She does teach salsa, bachata and all those ballroom dances but I'm just taking the tango.

    February 16, 2014

  • Nonino

    I do like this idea as I just started doing tango myself. If you all need a great instructor let me know I think I can get her to do a group.

    February 16, 2014

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