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April 14, 2019

Social Tango Part 3 by instructor Jay Aland

2:00 to 2:45 pm: Lesson
2:45 to 5:00 pm: Dancing to a wide variety of music
$8 per person (cash or check)

We have been learning Argentine Tango as a social dance; this is the third class in the series.  At WaltzPlay we focus on Socialdancing, which is improvisational and where we use the music to connect to our partners; this is the kind of tango that the Argentine people do every evening when they go out to the milongas (as I saw last month when I was in Buenos Aires).  No fancy figures.  No complicated rules. This is a tango which anyone can learn.  Social Tango.

This class will start with a review of the first and second classes, where we focused on the rhythms of the tango music and used a few simple moves to be able to dance a rhythmic tango.  In this third class, we will add some smooth moves, which we might use with music which is more lyrical and less rhythmic. These smooth steps will give us more variety in our dance, and another way to interpret the music we hear.

As usual in social dancing, this will not be studied figures or postures; it will be improvisations based on our individual interpretations of the music.  Musicality. And it will look at how we can connect to our partners, to make them feel good and look good. Connection.

With the moves we learn here, we will be able to dance to any tango or alternative music.

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
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