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Saturday Workshop:

Tango ArgentinaMay 30, 2015  Exchange of Energy

One element that the observer of authentic Argentine Tango may not be able to put into words is the exchange of energy.  The way it is achieved is through the independent core and axis control of the individual dancer.  Initiated by the leaders intention the follower receives the “volley”.  Sometimes she keeps the “ball” until the energy subsides (settling) while other times the leader takes it back.  Longer sequences could be considered a “rally”, or continuous exchange of energy.

Time:  3:00 - 4:30pm

Fee:  $20.00 per person

Location:  Ballroom Dance Supply, 4850 Harwood Road,San Jose, CA 95124


May 16, 2015  Re Connect

Focus will be on creating a level of communication that is intimate and clear. The music will inspire our movements but we must work as a single unit through connection....the giving and receiving of information to determine direction, speed, intensity, and unity.

May 23, 2015  New Steps or New Skills?

We often think that what we want from a class is a new figure, pattern or sequence but this approach only serves to remove us one step further from the true essence of Tango.  Learning skills presents opportunities -- and in more ways than you may realize.  This week we will look at how the improved execution of any movement creates an opportunity to explore the terrain rather than follow a beaten path.

Coming Next Month

June 6, 2015 Beginners Workshop - Depending on the general level of attending students Tango knowledge the class will move forward quickly:  From fundamentals of posture, frame, intention, moving in linear and circular fashion to simple pivots and rotation.


Tango - Captivating & Inspirational

Tango in Silouhettesilhouette6 The principal objective of Tango Fantástico is to promote the art and culture of Argentine Tango through instruction and demonstration.

Often described as the seductive dance of one body with four legs, Argentine Tango is an expressive dance that follows artistic lines which are both improvised and led.  The dancers become the music and the music is the dance.

The tango embrace is close, soft and warm. Complicated improvised patterns are executed with precision and elegance; the tangling and unraveling of intertwined legs, deliberate and poised.  The fluid movement of the dancers is captivating and unique - an improvised dance is never repeated.