The next series of classes
will begin June 5, 2013.
Classes will be at the Great Hall at the
Emmanuel Episcopal Church 811 Cathedral Street, Baltimore,
MD 21201 (Mt. Vernon area).
can preregister here.
for current information!
Fundamentals of Tango class will be from 7 - 8 PM and an Advanced
Fundamentals series (see below) will be from 8 - 9 PM. Both
classes are progressive six week series.
I would like to take the series but I will have to miss X
classes for Y reasons. What should I do?
are offered in a series for a several reasons. Leaders especially
need a progressive exposure to the fundamentals to incorporate
them as quickly as possible.
the series is progressive in nature, you must take at least
one of the two first classes of the Fundamentals series before
taking any of the subsequent classes. Registrations and
drop-ins will not be accepted in the Fundamentals series
after the second class.
If you cannot make either of the first two classes, you have
two options. First, you can take a private
lesson to makeup for the missed classes. Secondly, you
can wait. The series will be repeated every six weeks.
can miss or drop-in to any of the Fundamentals classes as
long as you have taken at least one of the first two classes
of that series. You won't want to miss though. Each week of
the Fundamentals series begins a completely new element of
are welcome in the Advanced Fundamentals series as long our
Fundamentals series has been completed.
classes will be rooted in the lead-response principles of Argentine
tango. Previous experience with other dance or the tango is
not required for the Fundamentals series. You do not need to
bring a partner for either type of class. In fact, at any level
of the tango you will learn both faster and better by changing
partners.. and we will encourage doing so regularly during the
size may be limited on a first come first served basis and roughly
role balanced. Roles are leader (traditionally male) and responder
(traditionally female). If you are registering to learn a non-traditional
role, no problem, simply include the role in the optional note
available at registration.
casually for class but wear shoes with leather bottoms.
Here's why. Pivoting is common in the tango. You need a slight
amount of traction to help you push off the floor when you
dance. However, if you have too much traction it is more difficult
to pivot. The torque it takes to make you pivot gets communicated
to your joints (especially your knees). Tangueros wear a variety
of different types of shoes.. but they all have leather bottoms
of some sort. For more information about shoes, go here
on the FAQs page.
schedule for the Fundamentals Series will be:
1: Principles of the tango and Walking Together I
2: Walking Together II: Introduction to Cross System
3: More Cross System Movements Walking Together III
5: The Molinete: Responders turn to Drive
6: La Crusada (the cross) and how to tango worldwide!
Fundamentals Series June 5: Turns in Open and Close Embrace
turns. Sometimes there's just not enough space for a molinete.
You can use turns to dance on a dime
when that's about
all the space you have. You can even use them to make space!
Some of the movements we've done in the past couple series work
well from the molinete
but with turns you can really get
things humming! We'll start with turns in open embrace, then
move them to close embrace. We'll do a couple different types.
Why? Because one good turn deserves
can preregister here.