Argentine Tango Workshop
with Christy Coté & George Garcia
Singles welcome, no partner required.
Friday, June 10th at Higher Groundz, San Luis Obispo
6:30 – 7:30 pm Chamuyo and
7:30 – 9:30 pm Milonga
There is so much more to Tango than just dancing! Kick off the evening with a free discussion group (chamuyo). George & Christy, the creators of their popular and extensive instructional DVD series (over 20,000 copies sold). Get their perspective on the music, dance and culture of Tango. Bring your questions and enjoy meeting this dynamic couple.
Continue the evening with great food, drink, music, and most of all dancing. No cover for this social dancing event at the Higher Groundz Family Coffee House, 3230 Broad St., Suite 130, San Luis Obispo (Broad and Orcutt), but a great opportunity for a light dinner before dancing!
Saturday, June 11th at
Studio@, San Luis Obispo
Saturday, June 11th at Studio@, San Luis Obispo
1:00 – 2:30 pm Art of Improvisation (Beg)
Argentine Tango: The Art of Improvisation - Discovering the elements of tango and how they can be used to create a beautifully improvised dance rather than relying on patterns. This workshop is mind opening even for those beyond the beginning level.
2:30 – 4:00 pm Rebotes (Int)
Rebound Actions that Add Dynamic Spice - Axis based counter pivots. These movements will up the level of anyone's dance!
4:30 – 6:00 pm Milonga (Int/Adv)
Milonga Released from Captivity! - Lots of Traspié and African influenced movement to release your inner Milonga!
Saturday, June 11th at Sally Loo's, San Luis Obispo
9:00pm – 1:00am Milonga (Social Dancing)
Celebration Milonga (social dancing) in San Luis Obispo at Sally Loo's Wholesome Cafe, 1804 Osos St., San Luis Obispo (near the railroad station). Celebrate 8+ years of SLO Tango with champagne and hors d'oeuvres. Greetings to our milonguero friends that come to visit and fare-wells those leaving for Buenos Aires. And yes, Christy and George will do a demo. DJ: Willow. $5 Cover.
Sunday, June 12th at Studio@, San Luis Obispo
1:00 – 2:30 pm Close Embrace (Beg/Int)
Secrets of Close Embrace - Creating a comfortable and effective close embrace for maximum connection and lead/follow possibilities.
2:30 – 4:00 pm Close Embrace (Int)
Secret Doors of Close Embrace Sacadas - Using your partner’s space you will discover those more unusual Sacada options.
4:30 – 6:00 pm Colgadas (Adv)
Colgadas Enhanced with Barridas - Shared axis turns (Colgadas) enhanced by Sweeps (Barridas). Maximum challenge = Maximum fun!
The last 15 minutes of each 90-minute class will be for practice and/or warm-up for next class. Please try to arrive early so you don’t miss anything. Private instruction is available, please contact Rich to schedule.
Cost for 90-Minute Group Classes:$30 per person per class. Register for multiple classes at once and save: 2 for $55, 3 for $75, 4 for $95, 5 for $110, or all get all 6 for $120.
Individual Private Instruction is $80 per hour per instructor, maximum of one couple per instructor, or a couple could work with both instructors for $120 per hour. Semi-private classes are $60 per couple per hour, led by both instructors with a minimum of three couples. Please contact Rich to schedule private and semi-private classes.
Ken's House, 815 Murry St., San Luis Obispo
6:30 – 10:00 pm Potluck Dinner Event
Enjoy a dinner in honor of our special guests with thanks to Ken for hosting all us tango enthusiasts. Bring your dance shoes just in case! Please use the side door. Questions for Ken, 805-545-7744
Christy Coté George Garcia George and Christy have studied with the Tango world's finest master
teachers, being most influenced by the late, great Carlos Gavito of Forever
Tango. George & Christy are known for their clear and precise teaching
which has been documented in the very successful 20-volume Ultimate Tango
Instructional DVD series produced by Dance Vision USA. 20,000 copies of Christy
& George’s DVDs have been distributed world wide. To see a clip: www.DanceVision.com.
Christy Cotéhas been teaching Argentine Tango for 15 years and is one of San Francisco's most respected teachers. She also teaches at many tango festivals and tango communities around the country. Christy’s teaching method has been published in the Argentine Tango Manual by Dance Vision (www.dancevision.com). She is a founding member of the all female tango company, Tango Con*Fusión (www.tangoconfusion.com) with whom she performed in Leading Ladies of Tango at San Francisco’s Herbst Theater in 2006. The company has since performed in New York City and Chicago, as well as La Ideal and other locations in Buenos Aires. Christy has performed and taught with some of Tango’s greatest including Pampa Cortes, Marcos Questas, Daniel Lapadula. Visit Christy at www.christycote.com.
George and Christy have studied with the Tango world's finest master teachers, being most influenced by the late, great Carlos Gavito of Forever Tango. George & Christy are known for their clear and precise teaching which has been documented in the very successful 20-volume Ultimate Tango Instructional DVD series produced by Dance Vision USA. 20,000 copies of Christy & George’s DVDs have been distributed world wide. To see a clip: www.DanceVision.com.
Christy’s web site is www.ChristyCote.com.
George’s web site is www.islatango.com.For more info: Contact Rich, (805)461-4898.
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