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CELEBRATING SPECIAL #100!!! Weekly Argentine Tango Class - Series Week #1

Join us this week for the
FIRST class of each of our NEW four-week series! Annnnd this time is our Meetup Tango Event #100!!! WOW :-D We will go for drinks/dinner after the classes, COME CELEBRATE WITH US! Location: Capoeira Angola Center, 104 West 14th Street (Between 6th & 7th Ave), 3rd Floor
Level 1: 4PM to 4:55PM
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Introduction to Tango for Absolute Beginners
Level 2: 5PM to 5:55PM
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Tango Diagnostic Program ~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~
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Introduction to Tango for Absolute Beginners
Class #1: Posture, Embrace, Tango Elegance, Walking, Rock Steps This class will focus on the essential elements of connection in Tango. Students will participate in exercises to develop the sensitivity and skills to lead and follow with grace and elegance. Emphasis will be placed on the embrace, balance and the basic dance sequences (walking forward, side and back). Topics include:


  • Connection

  • Embrace (Understanding the embrace, Posture)

  • Walking (Rock Steps)

In the next three weeks you will learn:

  • Class 2:Walking (weight transfer), pivoting, forward ochos.

  • Class 3: Walking (the cross), pivoting, backward ochos.

  • Class 4: Walking (musicality), molinete.


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Tango Diagnostic Program (Level 1 or previous experience necessary.)
Class #1: Quality of the Lead/Follow This class is designed to “clean up” your dance and give it flow and grace. For leaders it is designed to eliminate the “extra steps” one makes when thinking what to do next or is uncertain of what to do next. The purpose is to develop the practice of leading with confidence. For followers it is designed to help you be prepared for anything and generate awareness so you can understand your contribution to equally creating the dance with your partner. Leaders:

  • Is what you lead clear and defined?

  • Do you lead with intention?

  • How well are you able to string together sequences and “mark” them?

  • Do you take care of the follower?

Followers:

  • Are you aware of the structure of the dance, the basis of different movements, and how the follower and leader combine to make things happen?

  • Are you prepared for any possibility, and do you contribute to keeping the leaders options open by not anticipating what is next?

In the next three weeks you will learn:

  • Class 2: Position/Structure

  • Class 3: Mechanics

  • Class 4: Making It All Work Together


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. Bring your friend, your boyfriend/girlfriend or just yourself. No partner necessary.
How Much Does A Class Cost? Class cards are available as follows. Each class is 55 minutes in length. Monthly:

  • 1 class, 4 weeks : $60-$70* ($15-$17.25/class)

  • 2 classes, 4 weeks : $100 ($12.50/class)

All classes must be taken during the current month. *The price for the first month is $70, then $65 for the second month, and then $60 for the third month and thereafter. Quarterly:

  • 8 classes, 3 months : $130 ($16.25/class)

All eight classes must be taken within a three month period. Same Day Drop In:

  • 1 class : $25 (or $20 online)

  • 2 classes : $45


Where Are The Classes Taught? Capoeira Angola Center 104 West 14th Street (Between 6th & 7th Ave), 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011
How Do I Get There? Take the Subway (or PATH if you live in NJ) to 14th Street:

  • On 6th Avenue: L – F – V, PATH from NJ

  • On 7th Avenue: 1 – 2 – 3

  • On 8th Avnue: A – C – E

  • Union Square: N – Q – R – W - 4- 5 - 6

If you drive, there is usually ample parking on the streets at this time.
What Should I Wear? Wear comfortable clothing (except pajamas :-D). Women can bring something sexy if they wish and shoes that slide easily with a closed heel like strap or full heel. Men need shoes that slide easily. You should not wear any shoes with rubber soles. Almost anything but sneakers. If you have any questions, please contact me at: [masked] HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US ON SATURDAYS! Cheers,
Laura & Scott
. PS1: Get a gift certificate for your brother, sister or friend. They will enjoy it! PS2:
Eighty percent of success is showing up. (Woody Allen)

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  • John

    This was a great way to celebrate our 100th Meetup - great people, a fun and instructive class, delicious food and drink. I'm looking forward to #200!

    April 4, 2010

  • GourmeTango.com

    I had such a wonderful time during the classes and at dinner. Then, some of us went out dancing so it was a whole day full of Tango! :)

    April 4, 2010

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