Brian & Yuli will be doing special workshops only on two Saturday’s in January. Each day will consist of two classes followed by a short, guided practice session for you to work on the new concepts. These workshops are especially designed for Int/Adv dancers or all-level competitors (*topics are extremely relevant and also beneficial for social dancers).
SATURDAY Jan 7, 2016
— 2PM-3:30PM – Secrets to Tango & Walking Dynamic – “The Trail Leg”
The art of partnered walking and effective embracing is fundamentally rooted in synchronization and accommodation. Learn the secret of synchronizing the leader and follower’s trailing legs together to change dynamics quickly & effortlessly. As a leader, you won’t have to memorize many figures since old figures can look and feel entirely new each time. As a follower, you now only have to pay attention to one indicator to know how fast or slow your leader wants to go.
*Some exercises are done barefoot and/or with socks for both leaders/followers; please come prepared.
— 3:30PM-5PM – Ochos Strategy for Embrace & Figures
Learning how to distinguish between different ochos will allow you to stay together during change of directions, or separate for figures. Understanding when it is necessary to emphasize the pivot will allow you to change directions smoothly and without putting tension into the embrace. Leaders, this will allow you to use ochos to change direction as well as change the distance. Followers, this will allow you to step in the right place during any change of direction.
— 5PM-6PM GUIDED Practica
SATURDAY Jan 14, 2016
–2PM-3:30PM – PRO Paradas & Pasadas
Analyzing one of tango’s classic figures, one of the very first figures you learn as a tango newbie. Don’t underestimate the beauty of a perfectly, and gracefully executed parada-pasada sequence. The parada-pasada is one of the most crucial moments during a dance/competition because it shows the level of the leader’s strength/balance, the level of the follower’s strength/presence in the dance, and the level of their ability to stay connected even in the change of pace. Come learn the technique behind one of tango’s most valuable transition steps.
–3:30PM-5:00PM – Follower’s Embellishments Strategy
Finally… a class dedicated to the strategy, technique, and timing for the follower’s embellishments. In this class we will focus on what followers can do, when they can do it, and how they can do it. For leaders, this class will show you the musical & figure strategy on when to allow space for the follower’s styling, and how to accompany the follower afterwards. Followers, this class will show you how to stand out and put your personal expression into the dance without taking away from your leader.
–5PM-6PM GUIDED Practica
FOR 2 DAY PASS CLICK BELOW:
$220 per couple
$120 per person (pending match)
FOR 1 DAY PASS CLICK BELOW:
$140 per couple
$80 per person (pending match)
**This is a Couples-ONLY class – that means there will be no rotation. We prefer it this way so that you can progress with the same partner. Singles who sign up will only be allowed in if we can match you with another single, otherwise you will receive a full refund.