A Guide to Argentine Tango on the Central Coast of California
- Eduardo Saucedo, May 16-19, 2014.
- Introduction to Argentine Tango, Mondays 7:00-7:30pm at SLO Vets (near the corner
of Grand & Monterey), $5 donation (includes the practice afterward). Everyone
welcome - no partner or experience necessary. No need to wait for the start
of a new series, give it a try this week! Every class will be tailored to
the least experienced in attendance, but all levels are welcome. What we
cover will be a surprise every week.
- Beginning Argentine Tango with Rich, Levels I & II, Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Motions Academy of Dance,
4040 El Camino Real, Atascadero in the Kmart Shopping Center just off
the 101 San Anselmo Exit. No partner or experience necessary.
Eight week progressive series runs March 19 through May 7.
Covers essential fundamentals: Posture, the Embrace, Walking
(there's more to it than you might guess! ),
Lead/Follow, Connection, Musicality, Improvisation, "The Cross," "The
8-Count Basic," and turns (Giro/Molinete & Calesita).
Eight week series is $80 per person or drop-in for $15 per person per class.
- Intermediate Argentine Tango with Rich, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm through
SLO Dance at the SLO Odd Fellows' Hall, 520 Dana St.
No partner necessary, uses skills developed in Beginning Levels I & II. All
tango elements and combinations explored either rely on or include those
elements from the Basic classes. Therefore, one should have a command of
those elements before continuing with this class.
Eight week series is $80 per person, 10 class drop-in card is $125, or drop-in for $15 per person per class.
- Rich Howe
is happy to schedule other group or private classes by request.
- Mondays 7:30-9:00pm at SLO Vets (near the corner
of Grand & Monterey), $5 donation. Everyone welcome - no partner or
experience necessary. At this supervised practice, work on all elements of
tango from walking, balance, and partnership to adornments, boleos, and
ganchos while dancing to a variety of tango, milonga, and vals.
- Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm, at the famous
Madonna Inn 100 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, no cover, Please patronize
The Inn by purchasing food and/or drink and tips for DJ Nancy are
- First Friday of the month, 6:30-9:00pm, no cover, at the Higher Groundz Family Coffee House,
3230 Broad St., Suite 130, San Luis Obispo (Broad and Orcutt), no cover.
The floor there is a bit slippery if you wear leather soled shoes, so a
rubber sole might be a better choice at this location. Come enjoy the music,
dancing, and tasty treats at Higher Groundz!
- Third Friday of the month, 7:30-9:30pm, at the Sally Loo's Cafe
1804 Osos St., San Luis Obispo, no cover. Come enjoy the beautiful wood
floor, nice atmosphere, music, dancing, and tasty treats at Sally Loo's.
- Third Saturday of the month, 8:00-midnight at the
Carlton Cafe and Bakery,
6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, no cover. Enjoy an evening of
traditional tango music in the historic Carlton Hotel's Cafe & Bakery owned
by fellow tango dancers, Willow & Ben.