Rundowns on some of Deb + Stephen's previous Tango offerings in the area:
Tango Lab: Adornments + Follower's Technique Nevada City, June 2019
Tango Lab: Behind & Beyond Back Ochos Nevada City, December 2018
Tango Lab: Strategies for More Effective Leading Nevada City, November 2018
Tango Lab: Hooking Deeper into Ganchos Nevada City, May 2018
Tango Lab: Turns + Rebounds Nevada City, October 2017
Tango Lab: Playing with Time | Cadencia + More Nevada City, August 2017
Tango Lab: Sacadas + Crosses Nevada City, April 2017
Tango Lab: Arcs + Turns Giros, Ochos + Boleos Nevada City, June 2016
Tango Lab: Milonga Symposium | Rhythm, Elements, Options Nevada City, April 2016
Tango Lab: Explorations in Follower's Technique Nevada City, February 2016
Tango Lab: Key Issues in Follower's Technique Nevada City, December 2015
Three-Way Wind of Vals (Deeper into Tango's Triangle) Nevada City, September 2015
Around the Floor in 80 Turns (Cycles, Circles + Syntax) Nevada City, April 2015
"Tango Chef" (Kinetic Concoctions for Tastier Tango) Nevada City, February 2015
The House That Milonga Built (Foundations + Innovations) Nevada City, March 2013
A Mid-Winter's Tango Lab Nevada City, December 2012
Introduction to Milonga Nevada City, September 2012
Exploding Patterns - Your Tango Beyond the Numbers Nevada City, July 2012
A Mid-Winter's Tango Lab Nevada City, December 2011
Around the World in 180° - Tango's Media Vuelta Nevada City, November 2011
Turning on a Dime - Compact Rotations in Vals Reno, Nevada, November 2011
Ochofinity + Turnado #759 (A Dynamic Turn to the Right) Nevada City, July 2011
Zero to Tango in 30 Minutes + Supervised Práctica Nevada City, March 2011
Zero to Tango in 30 Minutes + Supervised Práctica Nevada City, December 2010
Tango Exploratorium - Workshops & SYRCL Fundraiser Nevada City, Sept. 2009
Tango Exploratorium - Workshops Grass Valley/Nevada City, July 2009
For more on Learning + Dancing Tango in Nevada City + Grass Valley:
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More on the sensibility and practice of Argentine Tango, insights into its improvisation and creativity, and links to online resources for additional background and perspective ...
Debbie Edwards + Stephen Bauer
Debbie + Stephen have been dancing + improvising together on Tango's social dance floor for more than 20 years, making their partnership one of the longest + most enduring on the West Coast.
Based in Ojai, California, Deb + Stephen have also been hosting and teaching locally since 2003, sharing Tango by way of their one-of-a-kind "All Levels" Workshops on 1st + 3rd Monday Nights offering more than 300 sessions over the past 15 years and in the unique "X" Session, an interactive exchange which is part of their weekly Tuesday Night Tango gathering in Ventura.
Unlike most learning opportunities, these forums present + explore the dance from a Principle Based perspective, with the aim of helping dancers find, discover, consider + engage Tango's many possibilities for themselves, on their own terms.
Over the years, Stephen + Deb have found that an approach like this allows and encourages each individual dancer + couple alike to create a more personal and potent Tango one that is not only flexible, creative and technically rich, but also one that is built on a solid foundation of our essential shared humanity, leavened with mindful helping of awareness, attention, presence and non-judgment.
Fluent in many modes, methods, "styles" and aspects of Tango, Deb + Stephen are both skilled at both roles leading + following. They are more likely to be found studying in class as students than operating in front of a class as "teachers." And in any given month, together, they typically spend a combined 60-plus hours on the social dance floor more than 300 tandas a month improvising Tango with each other and with a wide variety of partners, of all experience levels, in both roles, to all kinds of music, in all kinds of embraces, situations, venues + floor conditions.
In addition to their activities centered in Southern California, since 2009, Deb + Stephen have also helped nurture + mentor an emerging Tango community in Nevada City / Grass Valley.
For more on Debbie + Stephen as dancers, organizers + teachers, please follow this link ...