La Pista, 3450 Third Street, Unit 5-H, San Francisco.
MONDAY – Classes with Mila and Casey
7pm – 8: Performance Team Class with Mila & Casey (email Mila for info)
8pm – 9: Tango Fundamentals with Mila – Mixed Levell
9pm – 11: Practica
$15 Fundamentals & Practica. $5 practica only
The Tango Performance Team class is geared towards dancers with previous tango experience. No partner necessary. This will be a “rolling” group; you don’t have to make a commitment to make all of the rehearsals to participate. (But we will ask for a commitment to various performance dates; you can choose the dates that work for you.) We will be performing at several events including Tango in the Square, various milongas and the Tango USA championships, and more. We will also be working one-on-one with couples for solo choreography. Join us to perform for 1 event or to be a regular part of the team. Come check it out; class is conducted as a drop-in as everyone begins to learn the choreographies; there will be some commitment dates so that everyone is present to run as group. Please contact me if you are interested in the group, or with any questions, and I’m so very much looking forward to seeing you!
Tango Fundamentals is a mixed beginning and intermediate level Tango class focusing on basic connection, musicality, technique and getting you moving around the floor. This is an inviting & friendly class! Great for the newest and kind of new beginners as well as those who want to work on integration of the patterns into comprehensive movement. Come join us! No partner or experience necessary. Besos! For more information: www.firetigerdance.com
TUESDAY – Classes with Christy Cote
7:00 pm – 8:00: Beg/Int level
8:00 pm – 8:30: Practica
8:30 pm – 9:30: Int/Adv level
9:30 pm – 10:00: Practica
WEDNESDAY – Classes with Marcelo Solis
Drop in classes and occasionally a milonga!
7:00 mp – 8:00 + 8:00 pm – 9:00 – Beginner/Intermediate Class
OCCASIONAL WEDNESDAYS – Milonga Florida! Each class begins with brushing the fundamentals: walking to the rhythm of tango, proper posture and body alignment, comfortable embrace. Every time we investigate a series of concepts using the movements of the dance, from very basics to more sophisticated. We will work on technical details through exercises and drills. I will demonstrate how the elements function in connection with the music, the floor, the partner, and other couples on the line of dance. The students learn to gracefully navigate the milonga floor as well as the whole cultural context of social tango. At Milonga Florida we play an exquisite selection of Tango, Milonga and Vals tandas; you will find a friendly and inviting atmosphere, where dancers adhere to the Milonga codes. Experience the connection of dancing Tango, join us. $15 one class and/or milonga. PURCHASE ONLINE.
THURSDAY – Milonga Traspie w/ Guillermo Garcia
8:00 pm – 9:30 – Milonga Traspié
The fast-paced milonga rhythm can be a lot of fun to dance to, especially when mastering the rhythmic steps usually called “traspié”. But it can also feel like a senseless workout if not done with the correct technique and musicality. Guillermo’s goal is to make you a big fan of this dance. In this class we work on technique, steps and milonga musicality, complemented with the cultural background of the genre. You can bring a partner or come alone. Class assistant: Keiko Kikuta. $15 class fee. Guillermo García is originally from Argentina. He is the co-founder and guitarist of Trio Garufa. More information at www.tangoguitar.com. Contact Guillermo.
SATURDAY – Occasionally we offered a guided “Sundown Practica” — Check on TangoMango.org for updated scheduling for our Saturday Sundown Practicas!