La Pista, Tango for beginners and beyond
Class: 7:30 to 8:30pm Practica,
8:30 to 10:30 pm
Drop-ins welcome, no partner necessary, Total beginners welcome - we work with your individual level $10 - package deal!
Erin & Doruk are teaching this class - Camille is in Africa, most of you know, til late spring.
Note: Last Friday of most months is La Milonguita, a beginners' milonga.
Erin & Doruk:
Erin began studying tango to complement her extensive training in contemporary dance and classical ballet, and broaden her skills as a professional choreographer. She studied in New York with Metin Yazir, Jak Karako, Maria Jose and Vanessa Gauch; on the west coast with Pampa Cortes, Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne, Ariadna Naveira y Fernando Sanchez, Guillermo Cerneaz y Marina Kenny. An experienced leader and follower, Erin uses her thorough knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to create and teach beautiful and seemingly effortless tango.
Doruk has started dancing tango in Ankara, Turkey. After moving to the US, he extensively studied with Jak Karako, Metin Yazir, and Vanessa Gauch. He also considers Pampa Cortes, Gustavo Naveira, Giselle Anne, Ariadna Naveira, Fernando Sanchez, and Guillermo Cerneaz his teachers and inspirations. He has danced and taught extensively on both coasts of the US. His dancing is characterized by rhythmic musicality, strong connection to the partner, and creative vocabulary; his teaching focuses on clarity of lead, and structural understanding of the dance.