BBQ/Outdoor Milonga Photos | Performance by Cara and Yanick

A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers of the 4th of July Workshop Weekend with Kara and Yannick. Thanks to you we had four wonderful days of dancing, learning, and laughing. Thank you Kelly, Nydia, Elizabeth, Jacob, Kim, Chandan, Julia, Gloria, Tracy, Patrick, Aleric, Sukanya, Audra, Mark, Cristina, Marjorie, John, Bo, Andrew, Abby, Scott, Hirak, Sachiko, Rawan, Xia, Denzil, Amy, Justin, Ciro, Jane, Roman and Mira!

- Solveig and Emine (Event Organizers)

About the Instructor | Schedule | Prices and Registration Information | Questions?

About the Instructors

Kara Wenham and Yanick Wyler

Modern Tango Salon (Buenos Aires)

Recognized as an excellent dancer and teacher in Buenos Aires and abroad, Kara's dancing and classes are founded on a modern tango salon that incorporates the techniques and dynamics of a contemporary tango whilst maintaining a strong connection to the roots of the dance.

Kara has developed a pedagogy that is designed to empower students by giving them tools that focus on a solid technique, a clear idea of the structure of the dance, connection, lead and follow, musicality, improvisation, and the development of a personal style.

Whether the embrace is open or closed, Kara's emphasis is on how to maintain a connection that is sensitive, communicative and sensual between both leader and follower.

She currently lives in Buenos Aires, teaching well-attended classes at Tango Brujo. She also gives workshops and participates in festivals throughout Argentina, Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Forming part of the new generation of tango dancers investigating in Buenos Aires, Yanick is expanding the vocabulary of the contemporary tango movement.He has developed great creativity and a playful musicality which now stand out as key elements in his dance. Yanick's teaching is based on his profound knowledge of the technique, the structure of the dance, and the connection and communication of the couple. His precise explanations are focused on facilitating an energetic yet sensitive and smooth dialogue between leader and follower.

When not travelling the U.S. or Europe, he lives in Buenos Aires where he works as a staff teacher at Tango Brujo. Apart from his dedication to tango, he investigates the movements of the human body as a certified trainer of the Gyrotonic Expansion System ®.

Watch Kara and Yanick on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DklbFjRWZEc


Friday, July 3rd, 2009 @ Kerrytown Concert House
415 N 4th Ave. Ann Arbor, MI (View Map)


9:00pm - 1:00am


Milonga Bienvenida

DJ: Patrick

Kerrytown Concert House


Saturday, July 4th, 2009 all events @ The Mind Body Spirit Academe

12:00pm - 1:30 pm

Turning with Ease (All Levels): Get good solid fundamentals on leading/following giros and pivots with fluidity and ease.

1:30pm - 1:45pm


1:45pm - 3:15pm

Milonga Traspie and Milonga Lisa (Adv.Beg): A non-scary milonga introduction with special focus on body control and musicality.

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Mini Practica

DJ: Bo

4:15pm - 5:45pm

Sacadas (Int): Of the Woman to the Man. Examining our structure, timing and technique, and playing with variety.

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner Break

9:00pm - 1:30am


Milonga Picante!


DJ: Aleric


Sunday, July 5th, 2009

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Boleos (Int/Adv): Finding more creativity with our Boleos. Generating Boleos in unexpected places.

The Academe

2:30pm - 3:00pm


4:00pm - 9:30pm

BBQ (4:00 - 6:00pm) Gallup Park

Outdoor Milonga (6:00-9:30pm)
DJ: Hirak



Monday, July 6th, 2009 all events @ Pittsfield Grange

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Connection and Sensuality (Int): Slower Movements to connect the dance- Sustained movements, Paradas, Low Boleos.

7:30pm - 7:45pm


7:45pm - 9:15pm

Musicality (Int): Get Rhythm: The small stuff that makes you dance. Combinations with complex rhythmic variations.

9:15pm - 11:30pm


Adios Practilonga (Guided Practica)


DJ: Denzil

Prices and Registration Information

Workshop Passes


Early Registration

Late Registration





Full Pass





Milonga Pass*





One Day Pass





1 Workshop

Not available



1 Milonga



*Milonga Pass includes Practicas and BBQ; BBQ is $5, the Outdoor Milonga is $5

Early Registration Deadline is July 2nd, 2009.

Two ways to secure Early Registration Prices:

1. Pay in-person at any of the club events on or before July 2, 2009
2. Mail a check (to the order of Michigan Argentine Tango Club), post-marked on or before July 2 to:

John Baker
1723 Broadview Ln.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48105


If you have any questions, contact Event Organizers Solveig (solveigheinz@gmail.com) or Emine (eminecagin@gmail.com).