Class Descriptions

Thursday: Class 1 - 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Friday:       Class 2 - 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM; Class 3 - 8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Saturday: Class 4 - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM; Class 5 -1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Sunday:    Class 6 - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, Class 7 - 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Pablo and Sofia:

Class 1: N/A

Class 2: N/A

Class 3: Refreshing the Embrace - It Takes Two to Tango
               (All, Trailhead)
                 awareness + connection + comfort = pleasure 


Class 4: Milonga Kings
               
(All, Trailhead)
               We will study some classic and playful milonga                     moves from some of our most admired
               milongueros.


Class 5: About Improvisation
               
(Adv, Trailhead)
                Choose your own adventure. Compose your
               dance by understanding the ingredients of tango
               and developing the dialogue with your partner.
               Reach the next level by getting real
               improvisation.

Class 6: Boleo Mix
              (Int, Trailhead)
              Exercise your technique to lead and follow front
              and back boleos. Suitable combinations for the
              dance floor. Getting the right timing and the
              energy.

Class 7: Out of Axis
              (Adv, Trailhead)
              A class to play with the axis. Small colgadas and
              volcadas for the social dance.

Jay and Rachel

Time 
  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM:
  9:00 PM - 2:00 AM:
Time 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM:
  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM:
  3:30 PM - 6:30 PM:
  9:00 PM - 1:30 AM:
  1:30 AM - 5:00 AM:
Class 1: N/A

Class 2: Tango's Blue Flame
               
(All, Ochos)
                In this class we explore connection, technique, &
               musicality by cultivating a quiet intensity which
               we like to call “blue flame.”  We’ll listen and
               dance to tango music that calls for that “blue
               flame" feeling and allow the music to feed the
               flame within our own body and within the
               partnership.

               After learning to ignite that yummy,
               soulful feeling that everyone seeks in tango, we’ll
               practice techniques to create quiet yet powerful
               movement. 


Class 3: Cortado Boleo
               
(Adv, Ochos)
               In this class, leaders will learn how to lead a fun
              and surprising twist on the cortado. Followers will
              learn to feel the subtle difference between the
              traditional cortado and the cortado boleo, and
              will also learn how to adapt the movement of the
              cortado boleo to create an embellishment. 
              
              Successfully executing this move requires a deep
              understanding of technique and connection, and
              you may be surprised what you discover through
              the process!


Class 4: Musical Phrasing and Dynamic Pausing
               
(Int, Ochos)
              Unlock the power of musical phrasing, one of the
              most important & overlooked skills in tango
              musicality. Phrasing gives a sense of structure,
              predictability, and meaning to the music, and
              when we reflect the music's phrasing in our
              movement, our dance becomes more meaningful
              and aligned to the music.

              In this class, you’ll develop an ear for different
              types of musical phrases, learn how to predict
              when the music will climax to a pause, and
              practice creating dynamic pauses in various
              positions.


Class 5: Mega-Musicality with Alex and Patricia           
               (All, Ochos)

              Musicality Beyond the Basics (featuring live music
              demonstration of concepts with Alex
              (bandoneon) and Jay (piano)) - incorporating
              more rhythmic variation, and understanding how                to dance more lyrically.

Class 6: Turns of the Jedi: Use the Force
               
(Int, Ochos)
               Learn the Jedi secrets to creating dynamic, yet
               effortless turns on the dance floor. We’ll also
               share secrets on how to change the timing of
               your turns to express changes in the music.
               
              Tired, you will not be. More powerful and
              musical, you will become.


Class 7: N/A
Time 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM:
  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM:
  3:30 PM - 6:30 PM:
  9:00 PM - 1:00 AM:

Alex and Patricia

Class 1: Grounding, Connection, and the Embrace
               (All, Ochos)
               Exercises to help you find strength, relaxation,
               and ease of movement in your dance in order to
               connect better and have better quality of
               movement


Class 2: Circular Movements
               (Int, JUMP)
               Freeing up rotation in your body and working on
               circular movements to help better navigate tight
               spaces

Class 3: N/A

Class 4: N/A

Class 5: Mega-Musicality with Jay and Rachel
              (Int, Ochos)
              Musicality Beyond the Basics (featuring live music
              demonstration of concepts with Alex
              (bandoneon) and Jay (piano)) - incorporating
              more rhythmic variation, and understanding how
              to dance more lyrically.

Class 6: N/A

Class 7: Lecture/Class Hybrid on Musicality
              (All, Ochos)
              The Elements of Expressivity in Tango - What
              musical elements allow tango to convey such rich
              emotion and feeling, and what can we do as
              dancers to make our dance more expressive?  

              This class will be part lecture, part dancing.  Alex,
              demonstrating live with the bandoneon, will
              teach the main tools musicians use to create
              expression, and how we can use similar elements
              in the dance to enhance our dance
              expressiveness.