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Intermediate Series: Open Embrace Argentine Tango Fundamentals


This class is now full and closed for new enrollment.

The next series will start on October 29, 2003.
You may reserve a spot in the October series by registering online.


Pre-requisite: Advanced Beginner II Series

Instructors: Chris DiCicco & Jennifer Baltimore

Wednesdays, 8:00pm-9:30pm
September 17, 2003 - October 22, 2003
Room: G115 Angell Hall

Cost for entire 6 lesson series: $10 student / $20 non-student
[see membership details]

No partner required!

In this 6 week series, our instructors will emphasize posture, frame, lead/follow, cruzada, parallel and cross system walking, ochos, pivoting, and smoothness--all of which will form the foundation for sequences like the club basic, ocho cortado, parada, rock step, promenade, and floor navigation. Also, if time permits, musicality will be demonstrated while using this subject matter.

This class will try to build on the material taught in the Beginner and Advanced Beginner classes. To take this course, you must have taken both the Beginner and Advanced Beginner Series or danced tango for at least 4 months.

You are encouraged to stay after the lesson and dance with others during the practica (typically from 9:30pm-11:30pm), since that is what you will be doing in a social dance setting anyway. 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. Also dancing with more people will help improve your dancing much faster than dancing with the same person.

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.