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"NYC Tango & Wine Lover" Message Board › New Meetup: June Program begins this Saturday! - Week #1

New Meetup: June Program begins this Saturday! - Week #1
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New York, NY
Announcing a new Meetup for "NYC Tango & Wine Lover"!

What: Starting Tango Classes - Week #1
When: Saturday, June 4, 2011 6:00 PM

($25 @ Door) OR: $22.00 Online per person per hr

Where: Capoeira Angola Center
104 West 14th Street (3rd Floor) Between 6th & 7th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

Come for the month of June to take our 4 weeks-Tango program because it will be your last chance until September. (I will keep teaching private lessons during summer, though... You can see/request more info about private classes visiting my site:­)

Join us this week 6/4/11 for the FIRST class of our NEW four-week series!

Location: Capoeira Angola Center, 104 West 14th Street (Between 6th & 7th Ave), 3rd Floor

Level 1: 6PM to 6:55PM
...............Introduction to Tango for Absolute Beginners

Level 2: 7PM to 7:55PM
...............Great figures into MUSIC - 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.


  • 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?


  • 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.


  • 1 class, 4 weeks : $80 ($20/class)
  • 2 classes, 4 weeks : $100 ($12.50/class)

All classes must be taken during the current month.

Same Day Drop In:

  • 1 class (1 hour): $25 at the door (or $22 online)
  • 2 classes (2 hours): $45 at the door (or $35 online)

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.



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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