TangoTurns Festival
18-20 September 2015
Santa Barbara, CA USA
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Saturday Happy 4th of July!

Today's Program is Cancelled.
Please join us next week or tomorrow in Westlake Village.

Short program (CANCELLED):

Santa Barbara
222 W. Carrillo St. Downtown, SB, CA 93101

5:30pm Class 1: Technique
6:30pm-7:45 Class 2: Combinations


Drop-in
Class 1: $15. Class 2: $20 includes practica.
2 Classes $30

Continuity Package Discount
$27 full program

Punctuality is appreciated.


Sunday 5 July
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park". Drive up the slope; after the second speed bump, turn into parking lot on the right.)


Tango for the Thinking Man and Woman

6-6:30pm
Technique
$5

6:30-7:10pm
Structure & Combinations
$10

7:10-8pm
Combinations & Musicality
$15

10% Discount applies with Continuity Package.

 

Saturday 11 July

Join the 1st Santa Barbara Argentine Festival all day before our Special Evening Program Below.

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222 W. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101


6pm
Beginner's Tango Class
PARTNER NOT REQUIRED. We rotate partners.
$10

 We teach tango very differently from everyone else in Southern California.

We know this because we see our students progress differently and dance differently from other dancers.

  If you want to learn tango well and soon,
by an unambiguous method engaging your mind as much as your body,
our classes are for you.
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7pm sharp-8:30pm
7pm sharp-8:30pm
7pm sharp-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Pre-Milonga Class
"Turns Beyond Fundamentals"
Partner IS required for this class only.
Closed to beginners.
$25


La Milonga De Santa Barbara
8:30-midnight(+)

$15

7pm Class & Milonga $30




Since 2003 we have trained in our group classes many tango dancers to dance socially very well in a short time. They are some of the most satisfied social dancers in tango anywhere, and they are ALWAYS in demand as partners.

Subjective concepts like passion and romance (implied in pictorial and articulated in text advertising) can neither be taught nor learned in a tango class; but a clear, coherent approach to learning tango can be, and we offer it: an objective and unambiguous language, method, and evaluation guideline for making and enjoying progress in dancing tango well.

We are looking for men and women who enjoy thinking about the dance as an art form accessible to the common person at least as much as they do talking about it.

We look forward to meeting you!



Sunday 12 July
Westlake Village
31320 Via Colinas, #107 (California Music Academy), Westlake Village, CA 91362
(Off Via Colinas, turn into "Westlake Village Industrial Park". Drive up the slope; after the second speed bump, turn into parking lot on the right.)


Tango for the Thinking Man and Woman

6-6:30pm
Technique
$5

6:30-7:10pm
Structure & Combinations
$10

7:10-8pm
Combinations & Musicality
$15

10% Discount applies with Continuity Package.

Saturday 18 July
Santa Barbara
222 W. Carrillo St. Downtown, SB, CA 93101

5:30pm Class 1: Technique
6:30pm Class 2: Combinations
8pm-9:30pm Practica for class participants

Drop-in
Class 1: $15. Class 2: $30 includes practica.
2 Classes & Practica $30

Continuity Package Discount
$27 full program

Punctuality is appreciated.




Customized continuity package discounts are available. Just ask and we'll most likely find a way to teach you tango at your budget.








OUR MUSIC

The Music at Our Milonga          

Musical fads come and go.

We seek, find, and play the best of the finest living composers, bands, and orchestras of today, too; the age of the music is irrelevant.

But we are not alone in noticing that today you will hardly ever hear most of the once-popular new tunes that played at milongas just 5 years ago. On the other hand, almost everywhere, you will always hear some of the music that played at milongas as far back as 70 years ago.

Why is that?

Some art is timeless, and some art has a limited life time.

We play timeless pieces of music, old or new, but not music that's hip today yet sure to disappear in a few years. How can we tell the future? We don't have to; the music speaks for itself!

Troilo, Di Sarli, Pugliese, D'Arienzo, Fresedo, De Caro, Piazzolla, Biagi, De Angelis, Tanturi, Lomuto, Donato, D'Agostino, and tens of other orchestras and their revered singers have lasted because their music is timeless. Add to this the modern gems like Color Tango and you have literally thousands of pieces from which to choose for a balanced repertoire of a memorable milonga.

Of course having a seasoned DJ with a solid musical education and with knowledge of the orchestras, singers, and history of the tango music also helps.

We select each set carefully from our treasure trove of about 5000 (and growing) total tangos, milongas, and valses, and we repeatedly receive compliments form the most discriminating of tango listeners and dancers visiting us from all over the globe: musicians, tango professionals, seasoned milonga organizers, and equally important, from among our own tango dancers.


Come dance with us; we're waiting for you.




Who is a "Brave" Tango Dancer?

We borrowed this definition of "Brave" tango dancer from Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, the preeminent tango dancers of the world today.
They say the "Brave" tango dancer is the one who is ready to stand up to the tango in its entirety.

We like to add this: The brave tango dancer is the dancer whose desire to learn more of the dance is always superior to his or her ego. The one who knows, beyond giving lip-service to the fact, that the tango is infinite and that the dancer will never be. The moment a dancer's ego becomes stronger than his or her desire to learn more of the tango, the tango itself starts reciprocating this change in attitude, and progress becomes hampered if not reversed.

"Brave" Beginners:
ALWAYS some of the material in a "Tango for the Brave" class is readily accessible to "Brave" beginners. Much of it is challenging for beginners, but it is never inaccessible to the "Brave" beginner! Those beginners who are not afraid even of making a fool out of themselves once a while, we'll take their hands and walk them into the tango world as far as they like to go, as fast as they can keep up.

"Brave" Non-beginners:
ALWAYS every experienced tango dancer will be challenged by some of the material in a "Tango for the Brave" class. We take the dance seriously in this type of class, but not ourselves so much.



Are you the "Brave" tango dancer?
Come dance with us; we're waiting for You!





LOCATIONS


 

Location #1

The beautiful, year-round air-conditioned studio where we tango in Santa Barbara.
222 West Carrillo Street, Upstairs from CVS Pharmacy, (Arthur Murray Studio)

Downtown Santa Barbara, CA, USA

If coming from 101, take Exit 98A (CARRILLO STREET)

Enter through gate on Carrillo St. If gate closed, enter through door in Rusty's Pizza parking lot, up the stairs above CVS pharmacy.

Parking available adjacent to studio.





 
Location #2

31320 Via Colinas, #107, Westlake Village, CA 91362
This studio has an excellent suspended dace floor and full mirrors on two sides and a very nice lobby!
If this is your first time, you can all us to help with directions:

805-637-8584

 

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