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February 10, 2019

Valentine Dance and Tango Part Two Lesson

4 to 4:45 pm: Lesson by instructor Jay Aland
4:45 to 7 pm: Dancing to a wide variety of music
$8 per person (cash or check)

Bring one of your favorite finger foods and join us at Waltzplay this Sunday, February 10th, for our Valentine Dance and instructor Jay Aland’s part two Social Tango class. If you didn’t make it to the January 13th class, no problem, instructor Jay will start with a review of Tango Part 1. The January 13th class resulted in class participants being able to dance tango with Musicality and Improvisation, which are the hallmarks of Argentine Tango. On February 10 we will expand the vocabulary of figures to offer more improvisational possibilities, and we will introduce more tango music, with different rhythms, to open the door to more and different Musicality. In this class we will become able to dance to more different tangos, with more variety; during the day the music program will include a variety of tangos for immediate practice.

This new approach to learning Argentine Tango goes right to the heart of tango, which is Musicality and Connection, and bypasses the fluff of fancy steps and DWTS performance styles. It is the fluff which is so hard to learn, so we will find it easier to learn tango without the fluff. The surprise is that the people of Buenos Aires, who dance tango every night and have been dancing for 50 years, dance the basics, and not the fluff. See: https://youtu.be/9OZNZv7VqJk for an example of “Social” tango at a club in Buenos Aires (as simple as the other Social dances we do at WaltzPlay).

After the lesson we will dance to a fun playlist created by our DJ Raymond Tovo. In addition to various styles of Waltz, we also do many other types of dances: Swing, Two-Step, Rumba, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha-Cha, Hustle, Blues, Cajun, Zydeco, etc.

• You can dress for the occasion, or wear jeans
• Bring a partner, or find one there
• Learn to dance if you don’t already know how
• Improve your technique
• Visit waltzplay.org for more details