Advanced Beginner Series:
Close Embrace Argentine Tango Fundamentals
Instructors: Ramji Venkataramanan & Melida Chin
May 3, 2006 - June 21, 2006
Room: G115 Angell Hall
Pre-requisite: Beginner Series
No partner required!
Cost for entire 8 lesson series: $10 student / $20 non-student
In this 8 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.
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Upon completion of Advanced Beginner, you can choose to:
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.
- repeat the Advanced Beginner class series to strengthen your
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.