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Workshop + Práctica in Nevada City:  November 2011



Around the World in 180°

— Several Angles on the Half Turn —

Tango's "Media Vuelta"


November 29, 2011 — 8:30 - 9:30 pm

— immediately following the regular Tuesday night
"Foundations Class" at:

The Haven — 228 Broad Street, Nevada City


All Levels Welcome — $10 / dancer

After the workshop please stay for:

Supervised Práctica — 9:30 - 10:30 pm

More on Media Vueltas + the Workshop

A classic of the social dance floor, the media vuelta ("half turn") lets the couple curve, coil and roll through an elegant 180° — in response to their feelings, the flow of the music, or changing conditions on the dance floor.

Like many of tango's turning ideas, media vueltas gain their power and grace by tapping into essential geometry and body mechanics, and they help highlight one of tango's most signature aesthetics: The ability of two partners to blend their highly contrasting individual movements into a larger seamless whole.

But the special appeal of media vueltas lies in the idea that they are "incomplete" — only "half full" — so they inevitably invite and inspire a wide range of creative connections. Media vueltas not only link readily to turning walks, turning resolutions and other ideas that rotate 180°, they can readily flip sides, flip roles, rewind, rebound, daisy chain, and integrate any number of other layers and possibilities — including sacadas, cambios, enrosques, planeos and more.

In this 60-minute workshop, we will begin with an exploration of the basic principles underlying all media vueltas, move on to a closer look at how to get into and out of some classic examples, then use our discoveries to point the way toward ever greater freedom and expression on the dance floor.



After this Tuesday Workshop, please stay for the Practica - 9:30 - 10:30 ...

Deb + Stephen will be on hand to answer your questions about anything Tango



For more Information about Learning + Dancing Tango in Nevada City:

Table Top Tango

And more on a Workshop with Stephen in Reno, Nevada, on 11/28:

"Turning on a Dime" - Compact Rotations in Vals Time


More About ...

Argentine Tango

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

More on Debbie + Stephen as dancers + teachers ...


Past Workshops + Events in Nevada City

Rundowns on some of Debbie + Stephen's previous Tango offerings in the area:


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