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Atlanta: Monday Beginner 8pm to 9:30pm

Passion, Connection, and Technique

The next 6 week series begins on January 7th, 2019, but check back here closer to that date! This is a firm date! Please RSVP to clint@tangology101.com

Our Monday Absolute Beginner’s series is a comprehensive introduction to the art of Argentine Tango. We focus on the basics of Argentine tango including:

  • Posture and Creating a Comfortable Embrace
  • The 6 Essential Steps of Argentine Tango
  • Improvisation, Flow, and Musicality
  • The Art and Responsibilities of Leading and Following
  • How to Dance at the Milongas (Tango Dance Parties)
  • History and Culture of the Dance and Music.


The primary focus, of our classes, is preparing our students to dance at the milongas. Milongas are tango dance parties, where tango dancers gather in order to dance socially with one another. There are usually two or three each week, in Atlanta. This is where you use what we teach you in our classes.

What to Expect and What to Wear
You do not need a partner to take the Beginner classes. We switch partners during the class and make sure that everyone gets plenty of dance time. We recommend that you wear shoes that fit comfortably and snugly, preferably with leather bottoms that allow you to eaisly pivot on a hardwood floor. No flip-flops or platform shoes.

Intermediate and Advanced dancers are always welcome to attend these classes, in order to, clean up your fundamentals.

COST
$60 for the six-week series (includes 6 contiguous classes)
after you have taken 1 six-week series or are an int/Adv dancer you can drop into any class for $12 (or purchase a non-contiguous 6 week class card for $60)

WHEN 
8pm to 9pm - Beginner Class
9pm to 9:30pm - Practice

WHERE
Daza Dance Buckhead
3230 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

TEACHERS

Clint Rauscher has been dancing Argentine Tango since 2003. He is a founding member of Tango Evolution and loves sharing his knowledge of Argentine tango dance and music.

He teaches simple, elegant, musical and playful ideas to be used on the social dance floor from Atlanta to Buenos Aires.

He has studied with master teachers both in the US and Buenos Aires including Sebastian Arce y Mariana Montes, Gustavo Naveira y Giselle Anne, Mariano “Chicho” Frumboli y Juana Sepulveda, Alejandra Mantiñan y Aoniken Quiroga, Norberto “El Pulpo” Esbrez, Facundo Posadas, Oscar Casas y Ana Miguel, Osvaldo Zotto y Lorena Ermocida,  Osvaldo y Coca Cartery, Cristina Cortes and Gabriel Glagovsky.

You can contact Clint at: clint@tangoevolution.com

Shelley Brooks

 

Shelley Brooks has been dancing Tango since late 2004, and enjoys all styles of the embrace. She is a committed and active member of Tango Evolution, and believes that you dance with your community as well. She brings with her years of classical ballet training, as well as jazz, modern,tap, African, hip-hop, and Salsa, and studies in choreography, kinesiology, music, dance history, and has taught various dance/exercise programs over the years.With the understanding that technique and body mechanics are of utmost importance, you must never forget the dance, the energy, and how you move through space to the music.

Shelley has studied with masters from the States and Buenos Aires, most notably: Guillermina Quiroga, Gustavo Naveira and Giselle Anne, Fabian Salas and Carolina del Rivero, Miguel Zotto , Osvaldo Zotto and Lorena Ermocida, Nancy Louzan and Damian Essel, Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo, Silvina Valz and Oliver Kolker, Adrian and Amanda Costa, and Roberto Reyes. It has been a privilege to be around, and a joy to share.

You can ontact Shelley at: shelley@tangoevolution.com