Advanced Beginner Series:
Close Embrace Argentine Tango Fundamentals


Instructors: Ramu Pyreddy & Melida Chin

Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:30pm
November 2, 2005 - December 14, 2005
Room: G115 Angell Hall

Pre-requisite: Beginner Series
No partner required!

Cost for entire 7 lesson series: $10 student / $20 non-student
[see membership details]

In this 7 week series, our instructors will build on the vocabulary taught in the beginner series and more challenging elements/concepts of tango will be introduced. All the new pieces of tango vocabulary will be taught with an emphasis on proper technique and how to reassemble them into new combinations using vocabulary learned; for example, turn into ochos, ochos into cross, and others. As always, connection, rhythm, musicality, and navigation will be emphasized.

Upon completion of Advanced Beginner, you can choose to:
  • repeat the Advanced Beginner class series to strengthen your foundations,

  • continue learning close embrace in the intermediate close embrace class on Wednesdays (next level)

  • continue learning close embrace at our Monday class at the Grange

Students are encouraged to stay after the lesson and dance with the intermediate and advanced dancers during the practica (typically from 9:30-11:30pm). Practica has a more informal and less intimidating atmosphere than the milonga. This is a good opportunity to work on your dance skills and get/give help from/to others. Dancing with more people will help improve your dancing much faster than dancing with the same person.

It is expected that the students of this class attend the milongas periodically or on regular basis to apply what has been learned in the class in the milonga setting.

Special requirement: comfortable leather-soled shoes (they don't have to be tango shoes).

Please see the schedule for the latest information on lessons and other events. If you have questions or comments, please send email to umtango@umich.edu.