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Argentine Tango Dance Class (Beginner II)

Sunday, February 19, 2012
6:00pm to 7:30pm
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Winnett Lounge

Beginner II Argentine Tango Class Series with Mitra Martin

When: 8 Sundays, starting January 15 to March 4, 2012
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Practica: 7:30-8:00 PM
Where: Winnett Lounge (2nd floor)


Description:

Tango is a social dance originating from Argentina which emphasizes improvisation and a strong connection between leader & follower.

This series will develop the fundamental elements of tango from Beginner I &hdash; the embrace, walking in parallel & alternate systems, amagues or rock steps, the cruzada, ochos or crosses, ocho cortado or cut ocho, navigating the floor, and introduce giros or turns to right & left in parallel and alternate system, pauses and stepping in double time in relation to the music, and several basic intermediate elements like paradas, sacadas and barridas, and basic alterations.


About the Instructor:

In the course of her 11 years' devotion to Tango, Mitra has taught and inspired hundreds of Tango dancers in LA and all over the U.S. In 2008 with Stefan Fabry she founded the third Tango school in the country, Oxygen Tango.

A highly versatile dancer, skilled in both lead and follow, Mitra performs Tango in classic improvisations that draw on Milonguero, Villa Urquiza, and Nuevo principles, as well as highly experimental theatrical and performance art work. She is also a respected traditional Tango DJ at regional festivals and events.


Cost:
  • FREE for Caltech students (with ID)
  • $5/class or $35/series for Caltech affiliates & other full time students (with ID)
  • $8/class or $56/series Regular

Prerequisites:

This is an advance beginner series, students are expected to have taken the Beginner I series or equivalent introductory classes.

For more information, please contact Caltech Tango Club by email at [email protected] or visit http://ballroom.caltechdance.org/tango/classes.