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Workshops + Práctica in Nevada City:  July 2011


  Workshop on Sunday, July 24:



— An Investigation into Ochos—


Among the oldest and most enduring ideas in all of tango, Ochos appear everywhere when we dance, and they come in a wide variety of flavors -- ranging from "plain vanilla" to mouth-wateringly inventive and complex.

In this 90-minute-plus workshop, we will start with some more familiar and common examples ... then begin to unfold the potential of Ochos from the inside -- identifying the Core Principles involved, and considering new ways to express and explore the "Ocho Engine" as we light the fuse on our rocket and head toward the horizon.

— 10:00 am - 12 noon — $20/dancer —

The Haven - 228 Broad Street, Nevada City



  Workshops on Tuesday, July 26:


"Zero to Tango in 30 Minutes"

— An Introductory Lesson for New Dancers —

— 7:00 - 7:30 — Free to All —


Catching Some Clock-wise with Turnado #759

— Exploring a Dynamic Turn to the Right—


In the 1940s, a group of cutting edge dancers, led by the legendary Petróleo and Lavandina, got together at Club Nelson in Buenos Aires and revolutionized the idea of turns in Tango — changing the couple's shared center, adding the notion of "spin," and transforming the elegant and sedate vuelta into the dynamic and explosive giro.

This innovation unlocked ever more possibilities, allowing the Club Nelson crew to invent and describe a whole range of Tango movements, ideas and situations that are now considered essential "classics" of the form -- including sacadas, ganchos and boleos.

In this one-hour workshop, we will take a closer look at one example of a dynamic turn inspired by their ground-breaking discoveries, a tight clock-wise rotation (to the "hard" side) that is exceptionally useful on the dance floor, applying with equal ease to all three rhythmic genres -- tango, milonga and vals.

— 7:30 - 8:30 — Suggested Donation: $10/dancer —

The Haven - 228 Broad Street, Nevada City


After the Tuesday Workshops, please stay for the Practica - 8:30 - 10:00 ...

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



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