Roxana Suarez & Sebastian are coming back to Los Angeles. Due to high demand and a very successful visit in 2018, we are thrilled to announce the return of this highly sought-after couple. During their previous visit, they were a sold out hit and had to decline many privates. We highly recommend that you register promptly as they will quickly book up!
We invite you to DIVINA tango weekend in LA which includes:
~ 9 hours of master workshops
~ 2 hours of women’s technique workshops
~2 hours of men’s technique workshops
~ 2 hours of guided practica
~ 4 Milonga Weekend (over 20 hours of social dancing)
~ ONLY 1 performance in LA ~ Gala Milonga on Friday Night
This will be their only appearance in the West Coast!
Amongst the top 5 highest in-demand teachers & performers around the world, Sebastian & Roxana have been featured at the most famous and prestigious tango events. Known as the most eminent representatives of the so-called young tango-de-salon generation, they have combined the greatest traditions with youthful energy and genuine passion. Their style is characterized by lightness and elegance, agility and precision. For them, what matters in tango the most is the emotional connection, and the quality of movement.
They both began their dance careers in their childhood. Sebastian won the World Tango Championships in 2005. Roxana, having been chosen the best young dancer in 2004, honed her skills at the Tango Styles Academy. In February 2007, they launched their joint dance partnership which would prove to be immensely successful. The charismatic couple gained attention in the community and with it came invitations to workshops and festivals all over the world. Since 2010, they have performed in theaters with the Tango Mas Tango Company. They also run their own studio in Buenos Aires, called “Ensueño”.
WORKSHOP PROGRAM W/ SEBASTIAN & ROXANA @ Matador Dance Studios
“WOMEN’S TECHNIQUE WORSHOPS w/ ROXANA” &
“MEN’S TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS w/ SEBASTIAN”
NOV 14 THURSDAY 8:00PM-10:00PM – Women’s Technique Workshop
NOV 14 THURSDAY 8:00PM-10:00PM -Men’s Technique Workshop
“COUPLE’S-ONLY WORKSHOPS” with SEBASTIAN & ROXANA
(ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE TO PRO LEVEL)
NOV 15 FRIDAY 8:00PM-9:30 PM – Workshop #1
SATURDAY – 1:00PM – 7:00PM
NOV 16 SATURDAY 1:00PM-2:30PM – Workshop #2
NOV 16 SATURDAY 3:00PM-4:30PM – Workshop #3
4:30PM – 5:30PM LUNCH BREAK
NOV 16 SATURDAY 5:30PM-7:00PM – Workshop #4
SUNDAY – 12:00PM – 6:00PM
NOV 17 SUNDAY 12:00PM-1:30PM –Workshop #5
1:30Pm – 2:30PM LUNCH BREAK
NOV 17 SUNDAY 2:30PM-4:00PM – Workshop #6
NOV 17 SUNDAY 4:00PM-6:00PM – Guided Practica
WOMEN’S & MEN’S TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP TITLES
Women’s Technique Workshop – THINK ABOUT TWO ~ Elements to improve the connection, developing consciousness of our body, preparing for the encounter with the other one.
A LITTE ABOUT ROXANA SUAREZ:
Always elegant and feminine Roxana learned to dance in the Buenos Aires milongas when she was just a child. She maintains a traditional and sober aesthetic, combined with a young and current vision of the salon tango. In her technique workshops she seeks to generate body awareness and explain the sensations and functionality of the movements. It provides students with tools that allow them to adapt and find both their own enjoyment and that of their partners. For eleven years she has traveled the world with her partner Sebastián Achaval, with whom she participates in the most prestigious festivals, giving shows and giving seminars.
Roxana has taught at several events that is purely for women’s technique: Mujercitas Tango Festival ~ Buenos Aires 2011 & 2012 , Entre Mujeres ~ Milan 2017, Tango Deluxe ~ Trieste 2016, Buenos Aires 2017, 2018, Lyon 2018
She normally teaches her technique workshops at the festivals she attends with Sebastian such as Torino Tango Festival, Bari Tango Congress, TanGo To Istanbul, Lisbon Tango Festival, to name a few!
Men’s Technique Workshop – THE FUNDAMENTALS ~ This technique class is based on the work of the main concepts in tango explored at a high level. Working about the pillars for the construction of the dance (walk, “ochos”, turns and changes of direction). We will start practicing the pushing, the resistances, the changes of weight, the pivots and the twist. Finally we will look for the fluidity of the movements in the turns such as crosses, “lápices” and “enrosques”.
A LITTE ABOUT SEBASTIAN ACHAVAL:
Dear tangueros, this a unique opportunity to study men’s technique with the one and only Sebastian Achaval. He is known for his precision, elegance, musicality, beautiful footwork ~ basically watching him dance is like watching a perfection. For those who do not know, Sebastian won the world tango championship in Tango Salon category back in 2005!
Men’s technique workshops are based on the work of the main concepts in tango explored at a high level. Deepening in the pillars for the construction of the dance (walk, ochos, turns and changes of direction) we will work the thrusts, the resistances, the changes of weight, the twists and the pivots. In addition there will be small orchestral observations in order to develop a better musical perception and put into practice the changes of dynamics previously explained.
COUPLES-ONLY WORKSHOP TITLES
- Workshop #1 – Fundamentals of movement 1: Walking. Lead and follow. Systems. Fluidity [techniques and easy movements]
- Workshop #2 – Fundamentals of movement 2: Torsion. Pivot Accelerations. [steps]
- Workshop #3 -Milonga: rhythmic variations. Footwork
- Workshop #4 – Waltz: changes of direction in turns with sacadas.
- Workshop #5 – Lápiz , enrosque and ornaments 1. [technique and easy movements]
- Workshop #6 – Lápiz , enrosque and ornaments 2 [steps]
PRICING FOR COUPLES-ONLY WORKSHOPS (FULL PACKAGE):
If you register individually, your spot will be held for 24 hours. Registration is only confirmed when both partners have paid. * Space is LIMITED! No exceptions after we reach full capacity!
PRICING FOR WOMEN’S OR MEN’S TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS:
- Thursday Nov 14 @ 8:00PM – 10:00PM – $50
Matador Dnce Studios
1814 Flower St, Glendale, CA 91201
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7.
PLEASE PAY CASH AT THE DOOR.
PRIVATE LESSONS WITH SEBASTIAN AND/OR ROXANA
Sebastian & Roxana are available for privates on November 13, 14 & 18!
Privates on November 15 are SOLD OUT!
- Sebastian or Roxana: $130 (studio fee included)
- Sebastian and Roxana: $180 (studio fee included)
- Limit to one person or one leader/follower couple per session
All private lessons will be held in Burbank at Yuli B Dance Studio ~ 1126 N. Florence Street, Burbank, CA 91505
Important Note: Any changes/cancellations for scheduled private lessons must be made at least 24 hours prior or else you will be responsible for the full cost of that lesson.
To schedule, please register here & send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve the time & the date.
MILONGAS & PERFORMANCES
Thursday, Nov 14 ~ 10:00PM – 1:00AM
Welcome Practilonga Party w/ DJ SEBASTIAN ACHAVAL from Buenos Aires
LOCATION: Matador Dance Studios (Glendale)
ADDRESS: 1814 Flower St, Glendale, CA 91201
Price: $10 for Workshop Attendees
Price: $15 for General Public
Pay CASH at the Door
Friday, Nov 15 ~ 10:00PM-3:00AM
Divina Milonga w/ DJ VARO from Los Angeles
12:00AM – Special Performance by Sebastian & Roxana
LOCATION: Argentine Association
ADDRESS: 2100 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504
Price: $25 for COUPLES ONLY Workshop Attendees (pay cash at the door)
Price: $30 for General Public (pay cash at the door or online)
Saturday, Nov 16 ~ 9:30PM – Alnighter
Milonga Corazon w/ DJ CLAUDIA & SEBASTIAN ARRUA from Buenos Aires
The Tango Room
4346 Woodman Avenue, Sherman Oaks
Pay at the Door
Sunday, Nov 17 ~ 7:00PM -12:30 AM
Milonga LAX w/ DJ MISHA from Las Vegas
Westchester Elks Lodge 2050
8025 W. Manchester Avenue, Play Del Rey, 90293
Price: $18/ $10 students with ID
Pay at the Door