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Beginner Series: Argentine Tango Fundamentals

This class is now full. No more walk-ins are allowed.
The next Beginner Series will start in May.

Instructors: Ramu Pyreddy & Yelena Sinelnikova

Wednesdays, 6:45pm-8:00pm
March 5, 2003 - April 9, 2003
Room G115 Angell Hall (directions)

Membership required!

In this 6 week series, Ramu and Yelena will be teaching the fundamentals of tango with an emphasis on rhythm, musicality and especially the connection between the leader and the follower.

Beginners 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.

At the end of the series of 6 lessons there will be a field trip to one of the local milongas (tango dance parties) - kind of a graduation party! Details will be provided in the class.

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.

Practice CD Song List
Track Title Orchestra
01 9 de Julio (Tuba Tango) Los Muchachos de Antes
02 Arrabalera Quinteto Pirincho
03 Chique Color Tango
04 Corazon de Oro (Vals) Francisco Canaro
05 Desde el Alma (Vals) Osvaldo Pugliese
06 El Aeroplano (Vals) Roberto Firpo
07 El Choclo Carlos DiSarli
08 El Flete Juan D'Arienzo
09 Evaristo Carriego Color Tango
10 Felicia Alfredo de Angelis
11 Hotel Victoria Quinteto Pirincho
12 La Cumparsita Alfredo De Angelis
13 La Gran Muneca Carlos DiSarli
14 La Melodia de Nuestro Adios Francisco Canaro
15 La Naranja Nacio Verde (Milonga) Orquesta Reliquias Portenas
16 La Payanca Juan D'Arienzo
17 La Yumba Osvaldo Pugliese
18 Mala Junta Color Tango
19 Media Luz Alfredo Gobbi
20 Milonga Brava (Milonga) Francisco Canaro
21 Milonga Vieja Milonga (Milonga) Juan D'Arienzo
22 Pobre Flor (Vals) Alfredo de Angeles
23 Quejas de Bandoneon Anibal Troilo
24 Siluetta Portena (Milonga) Francisco Canaro
25 De Pura Cepa (Milonga) Juan D'Arienzo
26 Vibraciones del Alma (Vals) Quinteto Pirincho
27 Vida Mia Osvaldo Fresedo