|Monday 31 August
14261 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
("Dance with Me" Studio)
7:45pm Warm-up & Welcome
8-9pm Beginners Tango Class
9:30pm-10:30pm Structure & Technique Class for Social Dancing (Rooted in System of Turns)
with Fardad Michael Serry & Lucia Ma
Having a partner is recommended (and costs less).
You may find a partner at the class, but we cannot guarantee it.
Space is limited. Pre-registration strongly recommended.
Each Class and Practica $10 per person.
$15 Partner Couple Pre-Paid Beginners Class & Practica
$15 Partner Couple Pre-paid Structure & Technique for Social Dancing & Practica
$25 Partner Couple Pre-paid Two classes & Practicas
10:30pm Practica Only $5 Drop-in
Payments for this event count fully as credit towards registration for workshops at our September Festival. Click here for Festival.
Space is limited. Singles please fill out the form.
Classes are dense of information and accessible to everyone, guaranteed to engage the mind as actively as the body. They challenge some popular technique and lead-response concepts, and offer clearly-reasoned alternatives. All material taught is immediately useful for dancing at a Milonga.
Since 2003 we have taught hundreds of social dancers by emphasizing the tangible things we can articulate unambiguously and teach effectively, leaving out vague and subjective concepts like passion and romance and love. This approach avoids disillusionment, hastens progress, and, we have found, enhances the enjoyment of the dance.
We dance for the love of music and the joy of it!
The music does not (have to) love you back, but dancing well to music does demand attention to fundamental technique and structure, leaving no other option. This structure and technique are NOT associated with a style, and this point is very important to emphasize.
|Sunday 6 September
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
Structure & Combinations
Combinations & Musicality
10% Discount applies with Continuity Package.
|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.
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
Parking available adjacent to studio.
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: