Fundamentals for Social Tango: A weekly group class
Tuesdays, 7 - 8:15 pm
This is a fun, relaxed on-going class focusing on all the fundamentals of close-embrace Argentine tango. In these classes you will learn the social form of tango danced in the traditional dance halls of Buenos Aires, otherwise known as Milonguero Style tango. It is characterized by a deep, warm, comfortable embrace and the ability to navigate easily on social dance floors. This is a non-flash style based on a natural walk, focused on improvisation, mutual creativity, and a comfortable connection with your partner. This style is accessible for regular folks of all ages as it has been throughout, and since, the Golden age of tango.
We welcome brand new dancers as well as more experienced students wanting to work with the fundamental technique of close embrace tango: How we develop movement and communicate clearly with our partners; how to best find balance and stability; and, how to create a consistent connection with our partners that allows us to share the joy of the dance. In addition, you will learn figures to use improvisationally that navigate well on the social dance floor. This class will prepare you for dancing in the Milongas (social dance events). Partners not necessary. This is a drop-in class. $25. This class is taught by Liz Haight who has been studying and teaching Milonguero style tango for 23 years. If you are coming for the first time and/or would like more info call or text Liz at 505-699-0106.
Beginning Close Embrace Tango Sunday Workshop
February 4th, 1-4 pm
This workshop includes 2 - 1 1/4 hr. workshop classes with a tea break in between. This workshop is open to anyone wanting to build fundamental skills in close embrace social tango. We are a core group from our Tuesday class happily welcoming anyone who would like to join us. We will be focusing on the quality of connection with our partners, the embrace, developing clear communication between leaders and followers. We plan to work on simple turns and double-timed figures. Bob Bern will be assisting Liz in this workshop. $65. Please RSVP Liz if you plan to come at 505-699-0106!
The Inside and Outside of Milonguero Style Tango: A Workshop with Liz Haight and Daniel Arias
Sunday, February 18th, 1-4 pm
Liz and Dani will each be offering teachings on their personal passions of this dance. Liz will be teaching the internal aspects of Milonguero Style Tango, working on the ideas of centeredness, internal space and the use of energy to create ease, clarity, balance and connection with our partners. Dani will be teaching a class in Vals. He is a wonderful dancer and teacher. He will be teaching musicality and the figures he loves. So, this afternoon will focus on both the inside and outside aspects on Milonguero Style Tango! This workshop includes 2 - 1 1/4 hour classes with a tea break in between. $65. Please RSVP Liz as soon as possible if you plan to come at 505-699-0106. We need to role-balance this workshop and will limit attendance accordingly.
Dani will be in residence at Two Moon Tango between February 16 - 19th. He will be DJing our Two Moon Milonga on February 17th and will be teaching a pre-milonga class from 6-7 pm! $20. He is available for a limited number of private classes over the weekend. Contact Liz if you would like to book time with him while he is here - 505-699-0106!
Private and Semi-private Classes
Liz also teaches private classes. One-on-one work is a nice way to focus in depth on a particular issue or simply a way of accelerating your learning. Liz works with both leaders and followers and couples of all levels. She also works with semi-private groups wanting to work together. Classes are scheduled at flexible times. Feel free to call Liz with any questions or to book time at 505-699-0106.
Please note: All Covid protocol is lifted. However, we ask if you feel unwell, please stay home and if you've been sick or exposed to Covid, to please test prior to coming to ensure the safety of our community.