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Tango MoonlightOctober 2015

Saturday Tango, October 03, 2015 -- Blocking and Exits

The success to failure ratio with planned or choreographed involved tango sequences is almost always unrewarding due to the constant changes in the environment (other dancers moving around the floor), limiting everything from our direction to our expression - that is, unless we have the whole floor to ourselves.  To overcome these perceived restrictions we need to acquire the skills that will allow us to change midstream.  Starting with a reasonably complicated sequence we will look at multiple ways to adapt, alter and "Improvise" solutions.

Time:  3:00 - 4:30pm

Fees:  $20 per person

Location:  BDS, 4850 Harwood Road, San Jose

Student Feedback

Appreciative words from students wishing to share their experience:

Please know .. In your heart .. That who you are and what you teach is incredibly special!!! You don't teach Tango for the masses to go woo woo.. That's a side effect of just how beautifully you move.. What you teach your students is _expression_ !! DV

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate and enjoy your classes. I felt a connection to the dance from the first lesson… Through growing with each lesson, I have gained a new confidence, not only in myself, but have grown to appreciate, respect and love the dance. AMZ

I loved your class.  I think you are one of the best teachers I have had.  VP 

That was a great class yesterday, especially the intermediate one.  Thanks for inviting [us] to join.  I know we have a long way to go still but it is now beginning to feel like the dance I loved at first sight :).  NM 

Tango really is another way of communicating on many different levels.  SL 

That was such an awesome class Saturday, I had to let you know, it was amazing to have a chance to dance with the intermediate students, felt like some key pieces that I really needed were met connecting, flowing, listening and feeling the partner; much more able to integrate your teachings when dancing with the experienced partners!!  JN 

Your strength is your ability to describe in detail what is happening/should happen, how it feels etc.  EM 

I think you are an excellent teacher and consider myself fortunate to be working with you.  SP

The difference between your classes and others is apparent and striking - for those who think about what they see and how they learn.  IA

I enjoy so much your teaching style and very much the joking - it creates a relaxed atmosphere which I appreciate greatly!!  I love that!  JN

Special thanks for the encouragement, I need it!  EP

You are the only instructor in the South Bay offering intensive classes, and, as the word gets out, I expect that the dancers that want to hone their technique will continue to sign up for them.  EM

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.